Hi! Introduce yourself – what’s your name? Where are you from?
Hi! My name is Ruby, as you can probably tell from my blog name. I was born and still live in the Midlands in England! I’m currently doing my A levels at college and I study English Literature, Classical Civilisation and Psychology.
Give us one fun fact about you!
This year, I start at a university in America! This is probably the most exciting thing I’ve ever done and I’m very nervous but also so excited. I’ll miss my bookshelves, but I’ll also have a Barnes and Noble on campus, which is pretty great!
When did you become a reader?
I’ve been a reader all my life. Before I could read myself, my parents read to me often as they’re also into reading. At primary school I used to look forward to reading time at school. It was at high school when I developed an even deeper love of reading when I started reading a lot of YA.
What made you decide to start a blog and stick with it?
I’ve had a bookstagram (@ruby.books) since 2015 which I loved running. However, I really wanted a place to post full reviews of everything I read without having to search on Goodreads. I also really liked the idea of book tags and just having somewhere to talk about whatever I wanted!
How would you describe your blog in 4 words?
Fantasy, Reviews, Books, LGBT.
Which of your posts are you most proud of or one that you wish had gotten a little more love?
I really loved making my Mythological Books Recommendations post! It’s a genre of books I love to read but I don’t see much about so I had lots of fun thinking about what would be best to include.
What tips would you give to someone looking to start a book blog?
I would just say to go for it! It might take you a little while to figure out what sort of posts you like to do, so just experiment. I started out primarily reviews, and I realised I enjoy writing TBRs and wrap ups but that isn’t for everyone.
What’s your favourite book/series?
This is such a difficult question! But I’d have to go classic and say The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. I love all of the Shadowhunters books, but TID is so nostalgic for me, I love the characters and it’s set in Victorian London!
Give us a book recommendation based on what you’ve read recently.
I recently read Radio Silence by Alice Oseman, which I loved! It follows Frances at the time in her life when she is thinking about university and figuring out what she wants to do in life. It was a really quick read and I related to it so much!
Outside of reading and blogging, what do you do in your spare time?
I love to write! I’m currently writing my second novel, and one day I hope to be a published author. I also enjoying watching Netflix and listening to music.
Are there any blogs that you’d recommend?
How can I choose? I would say Kate @ readingthroughinfinity.com, Connie @ conniereadsblog.wordpress.com and Judith @ chaininteraction.wordpress.com