Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?
My name is Laura or - online - I like to go by the Booksmartie. I live in Germany, have just finished our equivalent to highschool and will probably go to university in the fall. I have been blogging for a bit longer than a year now (which, by the way) is still unbelievable to me. I am obsessed with the Internet and the possibillities it offers us all - especially sites like tumblr and Pinterest just amaze me. My way into blogging went from my obsession over Youtube Beauty Gurus over Youtube book tubers to the discovery of book blogs. I considered starting one on my own for about four months and then just went with it :)
Where in the world are you blogging from? Tell a random fact or something special about your current location. Feel free to share pictures.
I am blogging from Germany. And right now, Germany deserves a serious slap in the face. Because it just won't get warmer. We had no spring (just snow. masses of snow) and now that it's supposed to be hot and sunny out, we get rain (it hasn't stopped for ONCE) the whole entire day, every day. So, no pictures. It's just depressing.
Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.
I have mentioned it a few times, but one of my passions besides reading is running. I started doing it the summer I turned fourteen. I haven't stopped in four years. I run every day if I can. I ran when it was wayyy below freezing outside, in snow storms and in the pouring rain. The only thing I need to have on my runs is music and my Ipod. Another fact that goes along with that? I have the worst taste in music - and movies. I didn't watch or listen to anything but Highschool Musical and Hannah Montana for years and though I do listen to some artists besides that now, I have never really moved on from my tween years :D
Name your favorite blog(s) and explain why they are your favorite(s).
Such a difficult question, but I chose it anyway since I there are so many blogs I should mention way more often in my posts!
This is it, guys. I have no idea how they come up with all their post and feature ideas, but CB is probably the most diverse book blog I've ever stumbled upon. I don't always (almost never, actually) fully agree with their reviews, but then again they are so eloquent and fantastically written that I read them for the joy of it!
My Not So Real Life and Singing and Reading in the Rain
Aneequah and Eileen are both super funny and I like reading their reviews and book recommendations. They are not too short, not too long and although I find it awesome that so many adults blog about YA books, sometimes I like hearing the opinion of someone my age :)
I just "met" her during Bout of Books 7.0 and she's a really fun blogger! We tried pulling an all-nighter to get even more reading done. I failed miserably, but she succeeded! And she's participating in Armchair BEA, too :)
What literary location would you most like to visit? Why?
Hogwarts....Is that literary or fictional? If that doesn't count as literary, I will go with BEA because visiting that would also mean travelling to the USA and that would be...all my dreams come true!