This Monday we got to know a student named Farrah, whose blog Imagine a World is her way of sharing her love of books and reading with all of us online. She's one of the newest contributors to Avon Romance and has already had two of her remarkably personal and very detailed book reviews published. Her review of And Then She Fell by Stephanie Laurens was published a little over a week ago and has already had 40,990 views and 2,090 clicks!
When did you first begin writing "Imagine a World"
I began writing Imagine a World in March of 2012. I started
it because I just loved to talk about books to anyone who would listen. So, I
decided that I might as well blog about it to other book lovers.
Do you write about every book you read or are there some not
worth writing about?
If I receive a free copy from the author or publisher for
publicity purposes, I'll write about the book no matter what.
But, with others that I just purchase, I'll only write about
it if I truly liked it and want others to know about it. If I didn't like it, I
won't write the review because I'm a believer in the saying "if you don't
have something nice to say, don't say anything."
Why did you title your blog "Imagine a World"?
I gave my blog that name because, when I read books, I get
really absorbed in them-to the point that I get lost in the world of that book.
So, when I'm talking about the books that I read, I see it as telling readers
about the world of the book-getting them to "imagine a world."
What are some of your favorite books that you've reviewed so
Oh, that's a tough one. I love so many books that I review!
I suppose my favorites of those would have to be Grave Mercy, Sweet Evil, and
The Devil's Thief. All of those
were quite excellent.
How does what you're learning at school complement what you
do on your blog?
From the English courses in literature and creative writing
that I'm taking, I learn the process that goes into writing books. What I
learn, I take into account when I
review the books-mostly in two ways. I lean the most important components
of a book, and I try to focus on those components in my reviews. I also learn
how much of a labor of love writing a book is, so, because of that, I try to be
as respectful as possible when I'm talking about the authors' work.
What do you love most about blogging?
My favorite part about blogging is getting reader feedback.
It lets me know that what I'm writing about is actually being read and
How did you hear about Avon Romance and what do you hope to
get out of being involved?
I heard about Avon Romance from the romance books that I
read. I realized after a while that I buy a lot of the books that they publish.
I ended up looking up their website and I saw that I could be a contributor, I
though it would be a great idea, so I signed up. I hope that, by getting
involved, I'm able to achieve a greater online presence so that I can let more
people know about books I read.