Book and a Beverage [149] – Heidi from YA Bibliophile

Book and a Beverage

Welcome back to BOOK AND A BEVERAGE!

In case you don’t know the deal about Book and a Beverage, it’s a very simple yet fun feature: We read books, we drink beverages, we take pictures of them and then I share your photos and a little about you to the blogging world!

Give a big welcome to Heidi from YA Bibliophile!

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Name & Blog Name: Heidi from YA Bibliophile
Tell us a little about your blog! I started YA Bibliophile way back in June of 2009! I didn’t begin blogging regularly until about 2011. It’s pretty laid back. Mostly I just post my thoughts about books, interviews, giveaways, and blog tour posts. Sometimes I’ll do a Top Ten Tuesday or participate in some other cross-blog events. I just try to stick with my main purpose: to promote young adult literature!
What’s been your favorite post you’ve written so far? (Link us up!) It’s a really old post but I have one about reviewer/author drama from 2012. What I love about it is that it’s one of the first posts I remember getting feedback and multiple comments on. (If you look at it now you won’t see any comments. They got lost when I moved over to wordpress.) It was the first time I felt like people maybe read my blog!
Got anything special coming up we should know about? Right now I have two giveaways going on. One for the Boldly Bookish blog tour and one for a Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Other than that, I have a couple blog tour posts I’m excited about! I’ll have a review of Defending Taylor from Miranda Kenneally, a post about the making of graphic novels for Compass South by Hope Larson and Rebecca Mock, and a guest post from the hilarious and clever Kiersten White for And I Darken.

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Whatcha reading? And I Darken by Kiersten White
Where did it come from? (Library, purchased, publisher, etc): I got the ARC and the audiobook from the publisher.
Any special reason you chose to feature this book? I’m reading/listening to it right now and it is so, so, so great. Plus, I super adore Kiersten White and want everyone to read her books. I’ve loved every single one!
What’s important that we should know about this book? Would you recommend it? And I Darken is loosely based on the story of Vlad the Impaler… if Vlad had been a girl! We get the story from Lada (our female Vlad) and Radu, her brother. I’m not done with it yet but I am loving it. Ohmystars, it’s so good! Lada is this unapologetically fierce and determined girl. She is not nice and I think she is just the greatest. Radu is so very different from her and I love him just as much. And then there’s Mehemd! Basically you just need to read it. I’m loving the audiobook. Great narration and I don’t have to guess at unfamiliar pronunciations!

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Whatcha drinking? Diet Coke, always.
What’s your favorite thing to drink while reading? I typically am always drinking Diet Coke! However, I am trying to cut down on my soda intake! In summer I also love drinking lemonade and ice tea. Winter finds me curled up with hot cocoa!
Favorite beverage of all time. Go! Diet Coke or homemade lemonade

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What are your top three books you would recommend to other people? This question is making me regret agreeing to do this! Ok… if I have to pick just three: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima, and When We Collided by Emery Lord.
What’s your proudest blogging/reading/writing moment? Basically anytime I get asked to be on a blog tour or a publishing professional/author/blogger I haven’t met has heard of my blog. I seriously never thought anyone would read my blog when I first started posting. I figured it’d just be a few students checking it out now and then. I love that I’ve gotten to meet so many people because of it!
Anything else you’d like to share? June is audiobook month! I am such a fan of audiobook, but I wasn’t always! I had to find the right one to convert me 🙂 There’s a page on my blog dedicated to some audiobook recommendations. You can also check out my tumblr (where I recommended one audiobook a day each day in June!) If you’re looking for recommendations connect with me on twitter and I will talk your ear off about them!!


 Thanks, Heidi! I must read The Demon King now! Your recs are always spot on!! YES audiobooks! I was slowly converted and now I can’t imagine my life without them! I’d get a lot less reading done, that’s for sure. 

I hope you enjoyed getting to know Heidi! Connect with her at the links below!
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1 thought on “Book and a Beverage [149] – Heidi from YA Bibliophile

  1. Morgan @ Gone with the Words

    I really loved And I Darken! The gender twist was awesome and I loved how different the characters were. There’s so much intrigue and so many interesting relationships! Oh I feel you on the soda, I drink way too much Coke. I’m really trying to cut back, it’s my biggest vice! But lemonade (and lemonade mixed with sprite!) is really good too. Anna & TFK and The Demon King are such great recs 🙂

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