The Friday Key Chain is a feature on our blog where we introduce you to some of our most active Twitter followers. We love people who want to get involved and this is a great way for everyone to get to know each other a bit better!
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Hi! I’m Georgia. I’m a fourteen year old caffeine fuelled reader and blogger, who spends too much time procrastinating on Tumblr. I’ve been blogging since 2011, firstly under the name Books And Writers JNR, but now my blog is called The Bibliomaniac. I’m an aspiring publicist and illustrator. You can tweet me @GeorgiaReads!
What is your favourite bookshop?
I think the Strand bookstore is the best bookshop I’ve ever been to. It’s amazing! I went on holiday in 2012 to New York City and I fell in love with the store- I want to go back there so badly! It’s such a beautiful shop, and also, Strand Bookstore merchandise is the coolest, especially the bags.
What is your favourite book published by Hot Key books?
This is so hard… I love so many Hot Key titles… Can I pick two? MAGGOT MOON was such a stunning novel- it was so clever and unpredictable. LOVE LETTERS TO THE DEAD was also such an amazing book! I grew so attached to all of the characters.
What is your favourite childhood book?
HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE, I think, has to be my favourite. I first read it at five years old and it was the first chapter book I ever read… and it was definitely one of the main books that got me into reading.
Tell us about your favourite bookmark.
I’m usually one of those people who uses random pieces of paper to bookmark things. But I have a really adorable handmade bookmark that I received a a Christmas present years ago with my name on it. It’s so pretty! I wish I had a picture, but I can’t find it. It must be tucked into a book somewhere.
What is one of your bad reading habits?
My worst reading habit is probably reading multiple books at a time. I’m always reading around four… As I’m writing this now I’m in the middle of an essay on comics, three fiction books, and one graphic novel. But last year it was out of hand! There were points where I had gotten a few chapters in to around ten books. It was so confusing!
If you could swap lives with any book character, who would you choose and why?
Karou. She’s the protagonist in DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE by Laini Taylor, which I read last month. I’m so jealous of her. I want her drawing skills and her cool tattoos and her bright blue hair. And also, of course, if I was Karou I’d get to visit Elsewhere and hang out in Prague with Zuzana, which would be the best.
What type of book would you like to read more of in the future?
I used to love manga but over the past year or so I’ve generally stopped reading them. I would love to find some new Manga series to get back into the genre again.
How do you organise your bookshelves?
This is… kind of complicated! There is an order of sorts. My “main” two bookshelves are colour coded into a rainbow (I had too much free time on my hands), but I also have a shelf for graphic novels, and shelves for books in a series that have different coloured spines so I don’t have to separate them. I also have shelf for proof copies- including a little Hot Key arc section. Finally, there’s an extra bookshelf for signed books.
What is one book you would like to recommend to everyone you meet?
MORE THAN THIS by Patrick Ness was a book that completely blew my mind last year. It was such a cleverly written book, and the outcome just leaves you in a daze. I literally sat and just stared into space after I finished, wondering what I was meant to do with life now. It was *that* good. I always bug friends to read it!
Who is your favourite person to follow for book reviews or news?
Lucy’s tweets via @LucyTheReader or @ProjectUKYA always keep me up to date on recent book news! There are so, so many other fantastic bloggers I read posts from, though (: