LILbooKlovers 1 Year Blogoversary!: Q&A with Kester

Hello! Today is a special day for the blog because it is our 1 year blogoversary!!! Woo hoo!!! I can’t believe it’s already been one year that I’ve started this blog, and it has grown quite considerably! Now, to celebrate this special day, I’ve answered all your questions from last week’s post below! Hope you enjoy!


Misty from mistysbookspace

What was the first book that got you into reading??

Regarding my newfound of reading from 9th grade, I would say Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich made me first go “Reading can actually be super fun!” and I sped through it in a few days.

You can only read one genre for the rest of your life, what genre would you choose?

Historical fiction! I love reading books that are set in different time periods, especially World War II! I can’t get enough of Ruta Sepetys!


Tiana from The Book Raven

What time do you find yourself reading the most?

It usually depends on my schedule for the day. I usually read during breaks in school or the afternoon, or I read at night right before bed. But I don’t have a set time to read.

What are you currently reading and what do you think about it so far?

I’m currently reading That Thing We Call a Heart by Sheba Karim, which I think is pretty good so far. I love learning more about the Muslim and Pakistani culture that is inside the book, and I just love the romance!


Stephanie from TeacherofYA

Is it hard being a male blogger in a female-dominated market?

It provides its benefits and challenges. I think it is hard especially on Twitter because I’m often mistaken as a girl because I use the blog Twitter account under LILbooKlovers rather than my name, even though I use it 100% of the time. I think that it’s harder to find other males in the YA market, especially in the US, but it helps me stick out as a reviewer. You know, you need that male perspective on those romances!

Funny story: Brittany Goodwin and I talked about her secret epilogue for If You’re Gone, and I told her I didn’t like it. She said that males did not like the epilogue, including her husband, but females loved it. So you see how a male perspective is valuable for books!

What do you do when you enjoy a book that’s been labeled “problematic?”

I stand by my opinion that I personally don’t think it’s problematic. I’ve encountered this problem once now, and all I can say is that I will stick by my opinion. I will write what I feel about it in my review, regardless of whether it’s an unpopular opinion or not, but I will avoid debating about it.

What are your future blog goals?

I hope to expand the blog and get noticed by larger authors and publishers! It would be a dream to get ARCs from the Big 5 that are some of the hottest releases!

Who is your all-time favorite author that you’ve met, and that you still have yet to meet?

Shaila Patel’s my favorite author I have met. She’s super nice and sweet, and we’ve been chatting for a while leading up to SE-YA! She’s amazing, and I look forward to Soulmated‘s sequel!

I really want to meet Ruta Sepetys so much! Her books are some of my all-time favorites, and they have definitely changed my outlook on the world! She’s such an amazing historical fiction writer that I just want her to sign my books!

If you could buy a copy of any book or own any book (ARCs included), what would you pick?

A Caraval ARC. I really want one so much. I’m hoping I could trade for one soon! Or a signed Ruta Sepetys book!

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Milestone Sunday! 100 WordPress Followers and 3,000 Views! + Happy Birthday to Cayli!

Hi guys! Happy Sunday! Today marks a special day… well yesterday. We’ve achieved some special milestones this week, and we’d like to share them with you!

But first…

Happy Birthday to Cayli! Her birthday was actually yesterday, but I would like to post it here on LILbooKlovers! I am so glad that you are a part of the team, and I have loved working with you! I’m happy that we share Digital Arts together! Thanks for everything you have done for this blog! You have contributed so much!

Now onto our two milestones…

This week we reached 3,000 views on LILbooKlovers! I’m so happy! These past fe3000-viewsw months have been crazy hectic, but I’m so glad I’ve gotten to meet a ton of new blogger and author friends! We would like to thank each and every one of you who have taken your time to view and read our posts! We couldn’t have reached this point without you!

100-followersAnd our second milestone: Yesterday we reached 100 WordPress followers! *grabs the champagne and opens it* I am so thankful that we’ve gotten to meet so many WordPress bloggers, and that many of you have decided to follow us! Thank you for all your support! We couldn’t have reached 100 WordPress followers without all of you bloggers following us and telling your friends! I’m so thankful for all these blessings!

Thank you to everybody for helping us! I have to give a few thank you’s before I go really quick. To my closest blogger friends, thanks for all the fun conversations in the comments sections, all the support, and all the fun at BBTCs! To my closest author friends, thanks for all the support, encouragement, books, ARCs, and texts that have helped me continue to be a book blogger and reader who wants to help out as many authors and bloggers and readers as I can! To Cayli, Kelsey, and Lilly, this blog wouldn’t have been the same without you guys! To my family, thanks for all the love and supports and jokes about me being a big reader! And to all of you followers and viewers, thanks for taking the time to look at LILbooKlovers! Thanks for everything! Hope you can continue to share and follow us so we can spread our book love to as many people as possible!

Today is the last day to enter the giveaway for J. L. Pattison’s SAVING KENNEDY! Please go enter right now here at this link!

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