Interview with Book Blogger, Jack!

Tuesday, 7 May 2013
Hey all! A couple of days ago I had the great privilege to interview book blogger, Jack from YA Book Stop. He's sufficiently new to the book blogging world but his blog is already doing great and his posts are always interesting and fun to read. I suggest you all go follow him now! ^.^
Hey, Jack! Can you tell us a little about yourself and your blog?

Well, I'm a 14 year old who lives in Dublin. I have a book blog called YA Book Stop. I'm not that great with names, okay! I love to music, art, writing, reading, really anything involving the creative arts. My book blog is basically a place where I write reviews for books in the YA genre, and sometimes moan or rant about other stuff in the world of YA books. I love Ireland, but I'd like it more if it wasn't constantly overcast and we weren't freezing 24/7. Other than that, it's great. I love the way that one second you could be walking through the city, and when you turn a corner you could be in the countryside. Anyway, I only discovered my love of books not too long ago and I'm so happy I did. Now I'm addicted and my bookshelf is overflowing!
What sort-of genres do you read the most? Why - what do you like about them?

As you've probably guessed, I like Young Adult books. I also enjoy Dystopian, Contemporary, Humour, and Mystery. I like Dystopian books because they can be thrilling and spookily realistic at times. It makes me think about our future and how our society will evolve. Who doesn't love a good laugh? That's why I like comedic novels. And I've always loved Mysteries. I like it when there is a sense of mystery in a novel. They're my favourites, but I try to give everything a go. For example, some of my favourite Adult Fiction novels are The Cold Eye of Heaven and The Unbearable Lightness of Being. 
If you could spend any day with any author, who would it be and what would you do?

Well, I would say Michael Grant, but I already have. Sorry, that was me bragging :P. Okay, I would probably choose Veronica Roth. The Divergent series is one of my favourites and I love Veronica's writing style. Divergent and Insurgent have such creative story lines, and I'd love to meet the author behind it. It's a great achievement when a series gets a movie deal and is such a success. So yeah, I'd love to meet Veronica Roth. 
It's the Choosing Ceremony. Which faction are you going to choose: Dauntless, Abnegation, Amity, Candor or Erudite? Why?

This is an easy one for me. I would choose Amity. I'd love to live in a society that's so peaceful. And all the apples you can eat! It would be such a nice place to live, no fights, no arguments no snarky remarks. Just living in peace with each other, surrounded by nature. I guess there's some down sides to it as well. I'm not really that enthusiastic when it comes to being 'environmentally friendly'. Yeah, I'm a bit lazy that way. But I'd still pick that faction over the others. All the others seem to harsh and mean. What can I say, I'm a nice guy!
If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

Oh God, hard one. I think I'd like the power to make money grow on trees. That way I can buy all the books I want to read. I can also buy a huge mansion for my family, a holiday home. Pay the mortgage, you know, all the essentials. I'm serious! But I think I have a better chance of winning the lotto than developing that power!
What fictional character reminds you the most of yourself?

Well, I would say a mixture of two characters. Alex from Flip by Martyn Bedford and, although I'm only currently reading it, Dash from Dash and Lily's Book of Dares. Alex because likes all kinds of music and plays musical instruments. He also likes poetry and is not afraid to be who he is, and has an outgoing personality. Dash because he loves reading and spends a lot of time in the book store! He can also try to be funny, when he's actually not. So yeah, a mixture of Alex and Dash.
The zombie apocalypse is here! You have time to grab one book and one other item. What have you chosen? Why?

I don't know what book I'd choose. Probably one I haven't read before, maybe The Host. It's a long book and would lay me a while, and I've heard great reviews. I'd probably also grab some sheet music or a photo. Whichever's closest!
Our world is under attack! Portals have opened that can transport you into one fictional world! What world would you pick - why?

Ooh, there's so many. I'd probably pick Wonderland from Alice in Wonderland. There's a surprise at every corner you turn. It could be anything you want it to be, since it was Alice's imagination I'm sure you could add aspects from your own imagination. It looks like a fun place, and I was laughing all the way through Alice in Wonderland when I was reading it. I'd never be bored there.
Quick-Fire Questions!
White or dark chocolate? Dark
Dogs or cats? Ahh! Dogs
First or third person? Ahh!! First
Blue or Green? Ahh!!! Depends... Blue
Dystopian or Contemporary? Dystopian
Can I just say that they were some of the hardest quick-fire questions I've ever had to answer.
Thank you Rachel for having me on your wonderful blog! I really enjoyed answering all the questions! :D
Thank you for being on my blog - it has been a pleasure! I would also love to spend the day with Veronica Roth! She's a brilliant author! Having the power to grow money on trees would be pretty awesome... and very useful too! Ooooh and good luck in Amity - just don't go drinking any of that water! *If you've read Insurgent, you'll understand! ;)

Happy Reading,
Rachel xoxo

PS: If anyone ever wants to swap interviews, just get in touch! I love creating and answering questions! You can just shoot me an email. ^.^


  1. Thank you so much for interviewing me Rachel! I had a great time answering the questions :D

  2. Great interview! WOOOH Ireland ;D Jack's blog seems great, I would probably pick Amity too, that or Erudite!

  3. Fabulous email guys!! Great questions Rachel and awesome answers Jack. Your answers were so fun and throughout. I love both of your blogs so I really enjoyed reading this!

  4. Thanks for posting this.This is awesome!!

  5. Thanks for posting this Awesome!! I'm a relatively new book blogger, so if you have the time it would be great if you could have a look at my blog: and possibly follow if you think its any good!!


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