Tuesday, September 14, 2010

BBAW: Day 2 - Interview Swap

It's another day of Book Blogger Appreciation Week, and this is one of my favorite activities. This is my first time doing the BBAW Interview Swap, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Please welcome Brooke from Cupcake Queen Book Reviews!

If you haven't been to Brooke's blog, I have to tell you, it's a feast for the eyes and the readerly mojo. She has one of the prettiest blog aesthetics I've seen in a good while, and my mouth waters every time I visit. Cake is one of my favorite things ever in life, and to visit Brooke's blog is to be tempted by cupcakes. Yum! Brooke blogs about YA titles, and there's plenty to tempt there, too.

Here are the questions I asked of her:

Andi: How do you find time to read with all you have going on in your life? I know your bio says you have a one-year-old daughter, and you're a teen mom. I'm almost 30 with a 5-month-old, and I'm still searching for balance. Any advice you have would be great!

Brooke: Well, the best advice I can give you is to read anytime you have some downtime. I usually read when my daughter is sleeping and at night time. I also read when she's playing by herself. I know it's much different with a 5 month old. Take some time before going to bed to read a couple pages :)

Andi: You're the cupcake queen! I love cupcakes and anything to do with baked goods. Do you have any favorite books about food or do you have any favorite cupcake books/sites you could recommend?

Brooke: I know! I love cupcakes of course too. I haven't actually gotten any books on cupcakes yet. It's on my to-do list though. My favorite cupcake websites are:


Check them out!

Andi: What's your favorite YA novel you've read in the last year? I've fallen off the YA wagon a little bit lately, so I could use any recommendations.

Brooke: My favorite would have to be Impossible by Nancy Werlin. After I read it, it offically became my new favorite book. I love the adventure,romance, and the part about being a teen mom. I also love the Perfect Chemistry series and Wings series. So many great YA novels have been released this year.

Andi: What made you decide to participate in Book Blogger Appreciation Week? What are you most looking forward to?

Brooke: I thought it would be awesome to get to know more book bloggers and meet new people. I am most looking forward to reading everyone's interviews. It's nice to know more about people outside the book blogosphere.

Thanks so much to Brooke for answering my questions. You'll be able to read my answers to her questions at The Cupcake Queen Book Reviews!


  1. Mmmm cupcakes! Brooke's blog is absolutely gorgeous.

  2. She had me at cupcake. And I love bakerella's blog too.

  3. You had me there. Gonna visit her!

    Here is my BBAW: Interview post!

  4. I really liked this and the interview over at her blog. You're right her blog is very pretty.

  5. thanks everyone! :)

    ANDI: Congrats! You've won the Life is Good Award from me :) Come pick it up at http://cupcakequeenbookreviews.blogspot.com/2010/09/life-is-good-award.html

  6. Brooke is a girl after my own heart! Can't get enough of cupcakes.

  7. I love the interview swap today. I am getting so many new blogs in my Reader! I'm off to check out Brooke's blog although I fear I will have a serious cupcake craving after I do!

  8. yeah, cupcakes...I gave away cupcake bandages on my blog this summer. We all know cupcakes make anything better!

  9. Yum. It's hard to go wrong with cupcakes, whether they're food or a blog design!

  10. Wow, I can't imagine reading, blogging and taking care of a one year old when I was that age!

  11. You are right. The Cupcake Queen does leave you craving for cupcakes. Nice interview.

  12. I can't imagine taking care of an one year old, reading, blogging, all that at *any* age. My reading time was cut back drastically after having a baby. It does come back (as many other things do) when they get older.

    Nice to meet you, cupcake queen!

  13. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on the interview, everyone! It's been my fave part of BBAW so far!


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