Today I am catching up with Imali who is a sixteen year old blogger, College student and Virtual Assistant from the UK. Imali likes to blog about all things teen, studies, beauty and lifestyle. She love all things science!
I asked Imali a couple of questions, to try and find out what style she reads in:
“What is your favourite children’s book of all time?”
Great question! I’d probably have to say ‘The magic of the faraway tree’ by Enid Blyton. This book is definitely an oldie but a goodie! I used to love reading about the main characters, Jo, Bessie and Frank and the exciting adventures they’d get up to at the top of the Faraway tree! I think my favourite land was ‘the-land-of-take-what-you-want’! ‘The land of toys’ was a close second though!
“Who is your favourite childhood author?”
My favourite childhood author was Enid Blyton. From the ages of around 8-12 years old I read and re-read her books constantly. Some of my favourites from this author were ‘The naughtiest girl series’ and ‘The famous five’. I loved the way she wrote and how she really made you feel as if you were going on adventures with the children. Reading her stories really set me up with my love of books. I’ve come a long way with reading since then, but her work is still among some of my favourites to date. She also really encouraged my love of ‘ginger pop’!!
“What is your favourite genre of book?”
These days my favourite genre of book is “Dystopian romance”. I know that’s a whole lot different from the days of Enid Blyton – but I like to be different!
“Who is your favourite author?”
Hmm… I think John Green is my favourite author. My bookshelf is full of his work, my favourite being ‘The fault in our stars’. I love how he writes to teach you something, one thing you can always be assured of with his books is that you’ll come away at the end with not only a love of the characters he introduced you to, but a real sense of what they were going through and the emotions they felt. You’ll also pick up some great quotes!
“Have you ever met a Author? If so what did you think of them?
I have, but not intentionally! I was on holiday this summer and I decided to pop into a bookshop near where I was staying. When I walked in a lady asked me to come over to here… She explained she was a dutch author and that she was visiting this bookshop to talk about her new book. I feel really bad by saying I don’t actually what her name was ! She was a lovely lady though and her book looked good!
“If you could be a fictional character from a book, who would you be and why?”
Oh! This is a hard question… I think I’d be ‘Tris’ From the Divergent series. I like how Tris is very relatable and quite down to earth in the books. I also admire her courage and like how she was prepared to join Dauntless and do whatever it took to pass initiation, even though the odds were against her! Although I don’t think the books were as good as others I’ve read, I think her character (and Fours!) really stood out to me and I enjoyed reading about them all the way through.
“How do you find time to read?”
Well, I’m a very busy person – juggling college, work, my blog, family life, seeing my friends. Finding time to read can be struggle and I admit that sometimes I don’t read for days at a time. However, my aim to read a chapter a day, usually in the evening with a cup of tea! I always enjoy reading and find it relaxing, so there really isn’t an excuse for me not to!
“Do you think Reading has an influence on your life?”
Yes, I think reading first of all does wonders for your English literature skills! Growing up I’ve always been a reader and when you are, you take in small details like punctuation and spelling, by doing so, it helps you in class! I think reading has also taught me remember to take time to chill out. I know its good for my brain just to stop sometimes and do something quiet!
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