I'm so excited to participate in the Book Blogger Love-A-Thon, hosted by Alexa at Alexa Loves Books and and Katelyn at Tales of Books and Bands! It's my first year being a part of this event, and it seems like it will be a lot of fun, as well as a fantastic way to meet more of the blogging community!
1. How did you come up with your blog name?
I had a few blog name ideas before The Page Sage, but they were all taken (one such name was A Novel Idea). Honestly, I was just trying to come up with bookish puns, but as I was playing around with different literary terms, I hit on The Page Sage and it stuck. Over 2 years later, I’m glad it did!
2. What genre/subject matter do you read and review most on your blog?
I review a lot of fantasy and realistic fiction, mainly because those are my favorite genres, though I’ll really read and review most any genres.
3. Name the 3 books you're excited for in 2014!
Well a Mad, Wicked Folly is definitely numero uno. I know it came out last month, but I haven’t had the chance to make a bookstore run yet. I also can’t wait for Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor and The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin.
There are about 15 other books I can’t wait to read (Isla and the Happily Ever After, I’m looking at you), but the question says 3! :)
4. Where in the world are you blogging from?
New Jersey, US which is currently quite cold and covered in snow. At least the shoveling serves as a good workout, right?
5. Tell us -- how did you get into blogging in the first place?
I watched Julie and Julia and thought that blogging looked like fun. No, really. Except I can’t cook, so I wanted to blog about my interests. Since writing and reading are two of my passions, blogging seemed like the natural way to combine the two.
6. Apart from reading, what other hobbies/interests do you have?
I’m really passionate about feminism, as any of my IRL friends can tell you. When I’m not on my soapbox, I’m usually singing show tunes, watching Doctor Who (though I’m kind of reluctant to say that I’m a fan since the Moffat era began), or speaking in French (though as Alicia can tell you, not that well).
And I touched on this above, but I love love love to write. I’m currently working on my 4th manuscript, which is a ton of fun and in first person, a POV the other manuscripts were not in. Other than novels, I’m really into writing slam poetry, too, which often ties into my feminism.
7. If you were stuck on a deserted island, which books would you bring with you?
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray, definitely, not just because it’s my gospel but because it’s the ultimate deserted island book. I’d bring the HP books, too, because I can never get sick of them. Oh, and then I’d probably bring a manual called “How to Survive (and eventually got off of) A Deserted Island”
8. If you were stuck in some dangerous situation (like a fire, a sinking ship, a warzone), which book boy or girl would you want to come and save you?
Hm, I mean, logically, Katniss seems like a good choice since I know she’s up for the job. But if I could choose any book character to swoop in and save the day? I’m leaning towards Po from Graceling.
9. You’re attending a party with your friends. Suddenly, the DJ changes the song and it’s YOUR song – what song would that be?
Well, I believe that’s the song by Elton John (oh sheesh, sorry for the corniness). Hm, ONE song? It would probably be something from a musical or Disney movie- basically, something that really wouldn’t fit a party. Even though my favorite song (at least at the moment) is “Parachute” by Guster (who is also my favorite band).
10. What 3 movies would you love to have your favorite author write into books, or vice versa?
I’d love for John Green to turn Dead Poet’s Society into a book. Also, it would be amazing if Sarah Beth Durst or Kristin Cashore wrote a (culturally accurate) YA version of Mulan. And for my last choice I think a book adaptation of You Got Mail by Rainbow Rowell would be perfect, though she kind of already did that with Attachments.