Saturday, February 15, 2014

Book Blogger Love-A-Thon Interview

Saturday, February 15, 2014
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! :)

A Mad, Wicked FollyDreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3)The Retribution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #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


  1. Thanks for joining in on the Loveathon! I love, love, loved reading over your answers! Guster is an absolutely FANTASTIC band so I am glad you picked their song :) Also, I loved Julie and Julia although it made me hungry while watching it!

    1. Psh, thanks for HOSTING!! I unfortunately hadn't had a lot of time to be actively apart of things today, but it's still been a ton of fun!

  2. New Jersey Represent! And even though it is cold and covered in snow (with more snow on the way) it's the perfect day to curl up by a fire and love on other blogs, right? :) GREAT picks for 2014 releases, can't wait to read these either, and YAY for another fantasy lover! Nice to meet you!!

    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

    1. Ugh, as the song goes, the weather outside is frightful! But it's supposed to warm up later this week... hopefully...?

      Haha, anyway, it's always awesome to meet another fantasy fan!!

  3. Are you within commuting distance for New York? Come and visit! We can meet up, hang out and talk books :) I loved getting to know you better through this interview. I actually just heard I won a copy of A Mad Wicked Folly, and I'm REALLY excited to read it!

    1. I am in commuting distance! That would be absolutely *awesome*!

      Congrats on winning a copy of AMWF! I can't wait to read your review :)

  4. I would totally be down for a Sara Beth Durst of Kristin Cashore adaption of Mulan because that would be AWESOME. Also fantastic song choice <3 Guster

    1. I'm so happy to meet other Guster fans! With the exception of my brother, none of my friends know who they are.

  5. Loved your answers! I am SO excited for Dreams of Gods and Monsters!!

  6. I keep seeing A mad wicked folly, I can't wait to read it. Katniss or Po are good picks to save you.


  7. I absolutely LOVE Doctor Who also! I love it as much now in the Moffat era as I did before though. I love your answer about the desert island books! Why didn't I think of bringing a book to help me survive and then get off the island?!

  8. I'm looking forward to all three especially The Retribution of Mara Dyer because The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is one of my favorite books ever.

    Whoa. I love that you found the inspiration to blog because of a movie (that I've yet to watch). That's so cool!

    Even if you know a little bit of French, you're cool because I've always wanted to learn it and I appreciate those who do. Doctor Who, yay! I started watching it last year and I'm still watching the season of the ninth doctor. He's awesome and I don't know why many people don't think so...

    Ha ha How to Survive (and eventually got off of) A Deserted Island is a great choice. I might not want to get off the island if it has WiFi, though. =P

    I just listened to Parachute and I like it!

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