Hi everyone! I’m back again with another amazing BBNYA panellist to spotlight. Today I have Brittany who blogs at Book Ramblings. Brittany posts some brilliant reviews and some truly beautiful book themed photos on her Instagram, including some very cute doggies.
To start off with tell us a little about you
Hi, I’m Brittany! I’m a final year English student at University of Exeter. I live, breathe and eat books. They’re coming out my ears at this point. You can always find me cuddled in any comfy nook with a book in one hand and a bar of chocolate in the other hand (neither last long).
When did you start blogging and what made you decide to start your blog?
I’ve been blogging over at Book Ramblings for nearly a year now. I started the blog in an attempt to read more for fun outside of my course. I was an avid reader before Uni but became overwhelmed with required reading for my first two years. The blog has helped me stay connected to recent publications and other readers of contemporary and fantasy, rather than just classics. Since then, I’ve loved getting involved with readathons, talking to other bloggers, and more recently being a panellist for BBNYA.
Do you have any fun bookish memories?
Loads! Too many to count! Most involve talking about books with other people: friends and strangers. I could talk for ages about the books I read and I’m always open to a good recommendation.
Name a few of your favourites: Books/ Authors/ Characters/ Movies/ TV Shows etc.
I am the worst at picking favourites of anything. I had to name my top 5 books for a job application the other week and it was so painful. Up there is definitely Scythe (Neil Shusterman), any Maas book, Harry Potter, I’ll Give You The Sun (Jandy Nelson), Moonrise (Sarah Crossan) and A Curse So Dark and Lonely.
As for Tv shows, I am a massive binge-watcher. I love a good re-watch of Friends and I always find myself returning to The Vampire Diaries, Nikita and Gossip Girl. Give me a good romance to shop and I’m there.
Where did you first hear about BBNYA and what made you decide to join?
I saw Dave from TheWriteReads tweet about it and I’m all for getting involved in new projects, especially if they involve reading or talking about books with new people.
What are some of your favourite indie/self-published books and why?
I love Suzy Turner and Melissa Wright. I’ve been reading them since I was a young teen, and I even beta-read a few books for them after getting in contact. Would definitely recommend. Others include Lauren Nicolle Taylor and Delsheree Gladden.
Where can we find you?