7 Questions with Lucy Powrie

We asked Lucy Powrie seven questions about being a blogger and her favourite books! Lucy is a book blogger, BookTuber and creator of #ukyachat 

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1) What was your inspiration for writing your blog?
"I’ve loved reading since I was a toddler, so creating my blog was a way to share all of the thoughts I had on the amazing books I’d been reading. I’d also read a few book blogs by other teenagers and thought, “I could do this too!”"

2) What were the main challenges that you faced when starting your blog and what are the challenges that you continue to face?
"It’s always been hard to juggle school work and my blog (inadvisably, I usually leave school work until last), but eventually I’ve managed to find ways to balance both.  At first, I found it hard to tell the people I know in real life, but now I’m so much more comfortable with it and I think all of my friends find it pretty normal that I have a blog and YouTube channel."

3) As a child or young teenager did you want to be a book blogger and if so, is it as you expected?
"I never really knew about blogs until I started one myself. I certainly never knew about the amazing community! That being said, I’ve been creating websites since I was around 8 years old, so I’ve always been attracted to that side of the Internet. It’s so much more than I ever expected – I love it!"

4) Who are the bloggers and writers that have influenced you?
"Currently, some of the writers that inspire and influence me are: Lauren James, author of The Next Together (out in September 2015), because she’s a young writer, but also because she’s such a lovely person; Sarah Crossan because her books are so GORGEOUS; and finally Malorie Blackman because her term as Children’s Laureate was brilliant."

5) What are your favourite blogs / who are your favourite book bloggers?
"My favourites at the moment are mostly on Tumblr (I spend way too much time on it)! I love the-book-ferret and tilly-and-her-books most of all."

6) What's in your reading pile currently?
"Way too many books for my liking! At the top of my pile are Air by Lisa Glass (I loved the first book, Blue!), Did I Mention I Love You? by Estelle Maskame, and I’m currently reading The Dark Light by Julia Bell, but I haven’t got very far yet."

7) What is your all time favourite book?
"Magus of Stonewylde by Kit Berry. It’s set in a self-sufficient, closed off community in the south west of England and it’s pretty much my idea of paradise. I also love The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger."