Blogger Interview: Elodie from Once Upon a Quote

I recently came across a new young adult book blog titled Once Upon A Quote. I immediately fell in love with Elodie's reviews and quirky personality. Elodie lives in France and is studying English in college. How awesome?! I just had to contact her and ask if she would have time to give Call Me Crazy Reviews an interview. Luckily she said yes!

1)
What made you decide to start a young adult book blog?
Actually, I had always wanted to have a place that belongs completely to me and where I could express my thoughts the way I wanted them to be expressed. And since I read a lot of them (YA BOOKS), a young adult book blog seemed perfect to me...
But, I have to say that I've created this blog mostly thanks to a friend of mine whose name is Marie over at If Mary Books, I love her blog and I wanted to do my reviews, my IMM ... just like her!! Marie and I only met in October but it feels like we've known each other longer than that!! We have a lot in common and I think that's what enables us to be this close even though we've only known each other two months. So thank you Marie ;) I owe you!! (By the way, do not under any circumstances quote what I've written here in front of me.)



2) Can you give us 3 words that describe you/ your personality?
Well, I would say that I am very clumsy: I think it's one of the first thing you notice when you see me (I fall ... a lot, I break glasses all the time, I'm stumble on words quite a bit.

Then, I am someone who is very enthusiastic and I like being this way! It's great being always excited by anything, well it's way better than sulking all the time.
To finish, I have an addicted personality : I'm addicted to coffee, books, English, my boyfriend, my elf bookmark, my friends. If someone told me that I would be deprived of one of these things forever, I think my life would lose it's meaning (Yeah, I may be overacting for my bookmark and the coffee, but otherwise it's true.)
(Elf bookmark?! Awesome!)

3) How about 3 words that describe your blog?
Hmm, my blog is banal (I mean, you can find thousands like it), but it's also unique (because everybody is unique and special in their own way, you'll never find 2 blogs that are exactly alike). And what can I say? I could say, my blog is awesome, go take a look but it wouldn't be true... my blog is MINE and that's what matter !!

4)
Are there any upcoming reviews, memes, or events that we can look forward to at Once Upon a Quote?
Well, I'll be participating to the 2011 Debut Author Challenge (organized by the Story Siren), then I'd like to join the YA Historical Fiction challenge.I'm looking forward to beginning these challenges, it's going to be great!! And I can't wait to have my first giveaway, which I would like to do when I hit 50 followers: it will be an international giveaway with one or two books to win ! =)
(woot!)

5)
Other than reading and blogging, what other hobbies do you have?
Woah, tough question!! I'm kidding! I'm like every girl of my age, I guess... I like to hang out with my friends and my boyfriend, go to movies (the last one that I've seen was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and it was GREAT), I go to parties (but I'm not a great dancer, I'm clumsy, remember?) I love watching American soap operas ( hat would I do without you guys ? French TV shows suck...)
(Yay to Harry Potter!)

6) What literary character do you feel is most like you?
I'm going to compare myself to YA characters because I can't see another way to answer to your question. Okay I've been watching my bookshelf for almost 20 minutes and I'm ready. The literary character who, I think, is most like me is Nora Grey (from Becca Fitzpatrick's novels).
She's not an outstanding character: she's just this normal girl who copes with her situation as she can and she's "human" (she feels anger, sadness, jealousy ... ). I may feel very related to her because I am reading Crescendo but I don't know, there's something about this girl, it's very easy for me to identify myself to Nora.
(ohh I LOVE that answer!)

7)
Your blog name is Once Upon a Quote (which I LOVE that title!) So what is your all time favorite quote?
I don't have A favorite quote and I think I never will. So I'm going to give you a quote of John Keats that I loved (it's a very famous one) "A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness."
And then, I'm going to give you a sentence I can't stop to think about, I think that will be my quote of the week, it's a quote from Last Sacrifice (the last book of the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead) that I've read this morning in a teaser for the book!! I'm so excited about this one: "It's okay if you marry my brother." It will make no sense if you haven't read the series, but when I've read this I was so excited, I still am!!! (I hope it's not a spoiler for you, I haven't read Last Sacrifice yet, I've just seen this quote in a teaser as I just said).
(I adore that John Keats quote!)

8) You recently wrote a review for Nightshade by Andrea Cremer for your blog. I just *have* to ask. Team Shay or Team Ren?
It's a hard one, I love them both, not for the same reasons though. Ren is THE bad boy of the book, and I love that kind of character but there are some things about him that bother me: he's too self-assured and he's even a little sexist. But it's a great character : provocative, sexy... However, there's nothing about Shay that I don't like ... so I guess that means I'm TEAM Shay !!!
(Shay's such a cutie pie)

The Who, What When, Where, Why and Hows'

Who: is you literary crush?
It's definitely Dimitri Belikov from the Vampire Academy series! I've fallen in love with this character as soon as I read the first book, he's such "a badass"!! I've even started to take Russian classes thanks to this character... Yeah I know, I'm pathetic =) ! But I strongly advise you to read the VA series if you haven't already, you'll love him, trust me !!
(Russian classes? Sweet! I really need to read this series!)

What: What is your all time favorite book ?

I haven't A favorite book . I'm so sorry not to answer your questions correctly, I'm such a bad guest. (Psh you're truly awesome!)
I'm going to give you my all time favorite series if that's okay : Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead and The Mortal instruments by Cassandra Clare!
(swoon, Jace is amazing!)

When: When did you really start reading young adult books?
I think that was three years ago ... Oh my god, that is going to sound ridiculous! The first YA book that I've read was Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (in French) . It's really after having read that book, that I've began to read a lot! But I read a lot of YA books since I've began to read in English because there's a lot more choices and covers are gorgeous! You're so lucky !
(Twilight brought me into YA too)

Where: Earlier this week you had told me that you're French! How Awesome! So my question is, how has it been meeting fellow book lovers from all over the world?
It's Awesome! We are so lucky to be able to communicate easily, it's one of the reasons why I love the Internet so much! Being able to talk with Americans, Australians, Canadians... is a wonderful thing for me since I'm studying English at College, it enables me to improve my level faster and I love discovering what life is like in your country! The most awesome thing of all is the fact that I can speak about books with you guys!!
(Agreed!)

Why: For me books offer a wonderful escape from reality. Why do you think you love books so much?
I love reading mainly because, like you, it's a way of forgetting everything around me and escape from reality. I love beginning a new book and meeting new characters, discovering a new world and see how the author is going to use all this and create a great story and a bond between you and his characters. You've got a feeling when you first a read a book and you are crazy about it and it's a wonderful feeling (excitement+curiosity+joy ... ), when I read a book, this is what I'm seeking!!
I like your quote so much that I'm going to create one with it : When I'm reading, I don't want to have butterflies in my stomach, I want pterodactyls. LOL, that doesn't sound half as good, that sounded better in my head, sorry!
(Said perfectly! Love your new quote by the way!)

How: How did you come up with that amazing blog title?
Amazing? Thanks! I was very surprised it wasn't already used, so I was very glad!! Actually, I came up with this title one night when I was thinking of how I would like my blog to look like, what could be it's main feature. And I thought that it would be great if I could keep all my favourites quotes of a book and do my reviews with some of them ... (Beside I love fairy tales hence the "Once upon" formula).

I would like to add : Thank you so much Katie for having me participate in your guest post, I had a lot of fun and it was really nice of you!! Merci beaucoup ;)

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Elodie is looking to come to America this summer! How awesome!? If you're looking to go to France and have Elodie come home with you, let her know!

Thank you so very much for doing this blogger interview. I had so much fun thinking of questions and talking with you!

Don't forget to check out Elodie's Young Adult Book Blog! Once Upon a Quote .



Crazy Katie

9 comments

  1. What a great interview. I love the questions you ask.

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  2. Thanks you so much Katie ! I had a great time doing this guest post with you !! =)

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  3. You're so welcome! I had a lot of fun doing this guest post with you too! :)

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  4. AWESOME interview :p !!! I love your answers Elodie !!

    Thank you for mentioning my blog :). And I'm very touched by your words. You know I feel the same way it's like we've been friend more than a year and not just less than two months :p. And all that is because of internet, books, milady evey and my last contest that's crazy :p. College would be less fun without you, so i'm so happy to know you Elodie !


    Aaaaaah Dimitri :D <3


    By the way your questions were great Katie :).

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  5. Great interview! Your questions are really great!

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  6. Sounds good, I like to read your blog, just added to my favorites ;)

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