Saturday, February 21, 2015

2015 Book Blogger Love-A-Thon! - Introduction and About Me

Happy 2015 Book Blogger Love-A-Thon!
*throws confetti in the air*
Seriously, you guys, I've been waiting since the end of last year's Book Blogger Love-A-Thon for this. Alright, so, if you're not a part of the Book Blogger Love-A-Thon, let me just share a little bit about this event. 
The 2015 Book Blogger Love-A-Thon is hosted by Alexa of Alexa Loves Books, and this event is an opportunity to interact with other book bloggers, authors, and bookish people alike, share our love of book blogging, participate in fun posts and Twitter chats, and just have an incredible two days celebrating blogging and reading. It's seriously an amazing experience, and sharing my thoughts here isn't doing the event enough justice. This is one of my favorite things I've participated in so far throughout my blogging, and I am so, so excited to be participating again this year! 
So, we're starting off the Love-A-Thon with a "Get to Know You" questionnaire. Here are the questions, and my answers:

no. 1 - What's your name?
I'm Violet of Paper Worlds and Swirls of Ink! For more about me, check out my About Me page!

no. 2 - Where in the world are you blogging from?
My room. In the past. I'm actually writing this earlier on in February. Time travel! (Except not because I don't have a Time Turner.)

no. 3 - How did you get into blogging in the first place?
I followed several blogs for years, always loving reading the posts and such, but never starting one of my own, even though I had a Goodreads. But I would always give my friends recommendations and talk books nonstop, and then one day in late 2013 I was asked by an author if I would review a novella, and I realized that I wanted to share my thoughts about books with everyone. And talk about how much I loved books with everyone. Thus, Paper Worlds and Swirls of Ink.

no. 4 - How did you come up with your blog name?
Paper Worlds and Swirls of Ink is a line out of a poem I wrote for a class a long time ago. Basically, we were asked to write a love poem, and of course mine was to books and bookstores and everything bookish. So, I wrote an Ode to Paper Worlds and Swirls of Ink, and the line stayed with me and it felt like the right fit for the blog.

no. 5 - What genre do you read and review the most on your blog?
For me, I read mainly YA literature of a variety of categories, although previously it was typically paranormal or supernatural type stories. That has been changing this past year and into the current one, as I've been talking about in my Reading in 2015 post. I've been reading more Adult Fiction, and in YA more historical fiction, sci fi, etc. But YA has always been the main focus of this blog.

no. 6 - What other types of posts do you do on your blog, aside from reviews?
I participate in some blogging events (like this one, of course!), some weekly features such as Top Ten Tuesday which is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. I post discussion posts, I share what books I'm excited for that are coming out soon, and I also do several other types of series, some of which I'm hoping to change up a bit and continue on with in the new year.

no. 7 - Best blogging experience so far?
Book Blogger Love-A-Thon 2014. I am so excited for this year's Book Blogger Love-A-Thon!

no. 8 - Favorite thing about the blogging community?
I love talking with everyone, whether it's through comments on posts about our thoughts on a particular book or discussion, or if it's over Twitter, I really enjoy interacting with bloggers and talking about books!

no. 9 - Name the 5 books you're most excited for in 2015!
5? Ok. I can do this. I'm going to say books that are coming out and haven't already been released in 2015 to narrow it down a bit since I have about 30-ish books (My Can't Wait Books of 2015 post has all 30 of those). I picked two honorable mentions.
Top 5:

Honorable Mentions:

no. 10 - What's an underrated book or series you think everyone should read?
Hmm... I have plenty of recommendations so I should probably do a post on this. But some of my favorites are the Poison Study seriesSplintered series, and His Fair Assassin series.

no. 11 - Which book boy or book girl would be your book BFF?
book boy BFF - Morpheus of The Splintered series by A.G. Howard
book girl BFF - Cress from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

no. 12 - Apart from reading, what are your other hobbies or interests?
I love to travel, to sing, watch Disney movies, watch Downton Abbey, spend some time with my family, friends, and wonderful pet cat. And sleep.

no. 13 - Apart from book shopping, what else do you like shopping for?
Not much, really. I've never been much of a shopper, but if I see something I like or know I need to get, I can go and find it pretty quickly and efficiently.

no. 14 - At a party, the DJ suddenly changes the song- and it's your song. What song would be playing?
I'm assuming a Disney song wouldn't work very well here. (It would totally be Belle from Beauty and the Beast if it could, though.) Classical music doesn't work either, probably. I love Sam Smith, Marina & the Diamonds, and The Hush Sound.

no. 15 - Pick out either a book you want turned into a film/tv show, or a film/tv show you want turned into a book.
Normally, I'm not a fan of the film/tv to book adaptations I've read, so if I could pick a book to be made into a movie, I'd want to see The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. That would be amazing. The Lunar Chronicles would also be an awesome film adaptation.

So, there's a little bit about me! If you're visiting, hi and welcome to the blog! I'm so excited to be a part of the Book Blogger Love-A-Thon, and thank you so much for stopping by!

From the paper world,


  1. It's been so great getting to know you and chatting with you here, on Twitter, and doing readalongs!

    I'm excited about Winter and The Vanishing Throne, especially the way The Falconer ending! Did we ever chat about that ending? So brilliant but so mean!

    I'm excited to see the rest of your Love-a-Thon posts!
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

    1. I don't think we ever did talk about The Falconer? I'll email you! And it's definitely been great to talk about books during our readalongs, or on Twitter, or email! Those are two of my most anticipated sequels, I absolutely love both The Falconer and The Lunar Chronicles.

  2. I love your answer to number 2! Also I love that your blog name came from a poem you wrote. It would cool if you still had it and shared it with us.

    1. Thanks! I will definitely have to try and find the poem sometime to share it!

  3. So glad you enjoyed last year's event, and that you've joined in this year too! I also have grabby hands for Winter, because I want to get to know Winter and Jacin a bit better, and because I need to see how it all ends for these guys.

    Thanks for joining the Love-a-Thon!

    1. It's a wonderful event, thank you so much for hosting! The Lunar Chronicles is amazing I'm so excited for the next book! I just picked up Fairest.

  4. You listen to classical music? Are you a musician? I don't often find people who willingly listen to it unless they're classical musicians themselves, so I tend to automatically assume that about people haha! If you aren't that's even more awesome because well...we need audiences! And The Night Circus would be a GORGEOUS movie!

    1. I've always loved classical music, and although I briefly played the violin when I was younger, I'm not a musician. I do love to sing though. Always wonderful to talk to someone who enjoys classical music! And The Night Circus is amazing I would love to see the Circus in a movie.

  5. I love listening to classical music while I'm writing or cleaning. And I love that you love Disney movies as much as I do!

    1. I am definitely a Disney movie fan, I love them! Classical music as well.


    I'm SO EXCITED [and also so not ready] for Winter. I know it's going to be 800 pages but still *sobs*

    I actually can't agree with #11 because there is NO WAY I could be JUST friends with Morpheus *swoons*

    1. The Lunar Chronicles are absolutely amazing! I'm so excited for Winter. I didn't know it was going to be 800 pages- that's awesome! And yeah, Morpheus is amazing- I love that series!

  7. Nice to meet you Violet! I'm Stefani from Macedonia :)
    I love your blog name. So unique!

    this is my first time participating in the #LoveAThon and I'm having so much fun :D

    1. I'm so glad you're enjoying the event! Alexa has done a wonderful job hosting. Thank you so much for stopping by!

  8. I love your blog!! It's so purple and pretty. And the title is gorgeous.☺

    I'm really excited for Winter and The Vanishing Throne too. I love the Lunar Chronicles series. I haven't read the Splintered series, but I have the first two books on my TBR shelf!

  9. Can I just say that your blog name is my favorite ever??

    Also I'm so glad we've gotten to know each other since we met last loveathon. I love this event!


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