Book Blogger Love-A-Thon 2016 | Get to Know Me!


2016 Book Blogger Love-a-Thon
February 20, 12AM EST – February 22, 12AM EST
Hosted by: Alexa (Alexa Loves Books), Cee (The Novel Hermit), Hazel (Stay Bookish) & Mel (The Daily Prophecy)


I am SO excited to be participating in the annual Book Blogger Love-A-Thon again this year! I just love this event and how it brings the community together. I’ve met so many new friends and found some new favorite bloggers/people through the Love-A-Thon and I think it promotes something really great to meet new people and bring us all closer as a community!

The first post in the Love-A-Thon is a little get to know you questionnaire. You can get to know more about me below!


  1. What’s your name? Brittany from The Book Addict’s Guide
  2. Where in the world are you blogging from? The suburbs of Chicago. If you want to pinpoint me, I’m in the Naperville/Aurora area (but closer to the cornfields to the west)
  3. How did you get into blogging in the first place? It was totally on a whim! My friend Lisa found this awesome used bookstore in our neighborhood and we grew obsessed with it! I started reading a ton of books and wanted to do something with my reviews instead of just posting them on Goodreads so I came up with the idea for a blog (totally do not remember how because I didn’t even read blogs at the time)! 
  4. How did you come up with your blog name? That used bookstore started feeding my book-buying habits! I couldn’t stop buying new (well, used) books and I wanted my review blog to be a guide for people who were looking for new books to read. It actually started off as “The Book Addict’s Guide to Reading” but it felt a little condescending that I needed to tell people how to read and it was also long so I just shortened it to The Book Addict’s Guide shortly after starting it. 
  5. What genre do you read and review the most on your blog? Fantasy! Contemporary! And a little bit of sci-fi. Mostly YA but I’m reading more adult fantasy lately. I’ll read just about anything but those are the usuals around here!  
  6. What other types of posts do you do on your blog, apart from reviews? Ooh boy, lots of stuff! You may know me as the host of Book and a Beverage (a blogger and occasional author spotlight feature) that I do every Thursday. I also LOVE infographics/reading guides, discussions, and do occasional features like My Latest Bookish Addiction, If You Liked…, On the Same Page reads, and for Halloween, A Fortnight of Fright
  7. Best blogging experience so far? Probably being able to moderate the Fierce Reads event back in October 2014 with MARISSA MEYER (and other Fierce Reads authors). Just meeting her was so exciting and to moderate the event was a dream come true!!! 
  8. Favorite thing about the blogging community? The people! It sounds cheesy but I’m being 100% genuine. I’ve made BEST friends from this community. (Seriously. They were bridesmaids in my wedding.) 
  9. Name the 5 books you’re most excited for this 2016! Ahhh! Okay. THE RAVEN KING, A COURT OF MIST AND FURY, HEARTLESS, CALAMITY, and CROOKED KINGDOM
  10. Name the 5 books you want to read this 2016 that you didn’t get to in previous years! Ooh, this is hard! The rest of the Legend trilogy, AS YOU WISH, THE QUEEN OF THE TEARLING, THE BURNING SKY, the rest of The Darkest Minds trilogy
  11. What’s an underrated book or series that you think everyone should read? DISSONANCE by Erica O’Rourke! The books are just fab and Erica is lovely! 
  12. Which book boy or girl would be your book BFF? Anna Oliphant, Ron Weasley, Kvothe, Cricket (from NANTUCKET BLUE)  
  13. Which book boy or girl would be your book boyfriend/girlfriend? Captain Carswell Thorne or Etienne St. Clair
  14. Who would you recruit for your apocalypse squad (5 characters max) Omg, LOVE this question! Celaena Sardothien (Throne of Glass), Cassie (The 5th Wave), Hermione Granger (Harry Potter), Vin (Mistborn), Locke Lamora (The Lies of Locke Lamora)
  15. Apart from reading, what are your other hobbies or interests? I make candles for two Etsy shops now! (Eep!) A bookish candle shop called Novelly Yours and a Disney-inspired candle shop called Magical Melts! My husband and I love to homebrew our own beer, travel, and go camping. 
  16. Apart from book shopping, what else do you like shopping for? I don’t really do a lot of shopping! Not usually my thing. I do like seeing what they’ve got at World Market but most of my shopping is done online. I love Etsy! 
  17. At a party, the DJ suddenly changes the song – and it’s your song. What song would be playing? This is so hard! The songs that mean the most to me are not as happy. We’ll call “my” song… “Always Where I Need to Be” by the Kooks
  18. Pick out either a book you want turned into a film/TV show, or a film/TV show you want turned into a book. THE LUNAR CHRONICLES! THE GRISHA TRILOGY!
  19. What would your dream library look like? A darker wood (like mahogany), a fireplace, cozy reading chairs, obviously a ladder for the higher shelves, and a secret passage. 
  20. Author you want to meet and sit down to tea with? Obviously JK Rowling.

That’s it for me! Just about everything you need to know about me book-wise. You can also check out my About Me page for more info! So excited to kick off another year of the Love-A-Thon! Can’t wait to meet everyone!

Hi, I'm Brittany!
Hi, I'm Brittany!

I'm an avid reader, candle-maker, and audiobook lover! Here you'll find book reviews, fun blog posts, and my other loves of photography & craft beer!

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21 thoughts on “Book Blogger Love-A-Thon 2016 | Get to Know Me!

  1. Audrey Greathouse

    The Lunar Chronicles was the CORRECT answer to which book should be made into a movie, hahaha. I can’t believe the rights have been sold to Cinder and nobody is doing ANYTHING with them yet. Thank you for this lovely little look into the woman-behind-the-book 🙂 I think it is funny how so many of the best book bloggers got started “on a whim!”

  2. Andrea

    I need to read Dissonance, and also finish the Grisha trilogy! And I need to order one of your candles! I want one for myself but I’m definitely going to order one for my secret sis sometime soon! Just trying to figure out what her favorite scents are… And yes, J.K. Rowling would be the ultimate author to meet, wouldn’t she? I’d probably pee my pants or something. Note to self: If you ever get a chance to meet J.K. Rowling, bring an extra pair of pants/underwear. 🙂

  3. Erin @ The Hardcover Lover

    I love your book boyfriend choices, Brittany! I would want both of them as my book boyfriends, too!

    I never knew the story of how your blog came to be, but it’s so cute and personal. I love used bookstores, so I can really relate to that aspect of life. I actually spend a lot of time at one of my local used bookstores. 🙂

  4. Anissa @ She Reads Too Much

    ACOTAR AND CROOKED KINGDOM, YAAAAAS! And TOG #5. Come to me, my preciouses. “Who would you recruit for your apocalypse squad?” BEST QUESTION EVER, and your answer was great ahah. It’s so amazing your book blogger friends were your bridesmaids. #LIFEGOALS. Great post, I love knowing more about the person behind the blog! 😀

  5. Geraldine @ Corralling Books

    I’,m the same!! I have yet to get around to reading the rest of the Darkest Minds series haha – and I should also probably get around to rereading the first one – I think I’ve forgotten everything in it! 🙁
    It’s so cool how you’ve made some AWESOME friends in this community, so tight that they became your bridesmaids! That’s blogger friendship goals haha 🙂
    Hope you’re enjoying LoveAThon as much as I am! 🙂
    Geraldine @ Corralling Books

  6. Lauren @ Lose Time Reading

    OMG, yes I would totally love for The Lunar Chronicles & The Grisha Trilogy to be turned into a tv show/movie (despite having not finished the series yet :P).

    Your dream library sounds phenomenal – a secret passage should be a must in all libraries <3

    Happy Love-a-thon 🙂

  7. Alexa S.

    You already know I adore you and your blog, B! I think it’s so amazing how you manage to churn out such a great variety of thoughtful posts, and have these side ventures too. I definitely want to read Crooked Kingdom; I need to know what’s going on with my Crows! <3

  8. Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

    BRITTANY. You are a Sanderson fan too? OMG. I feel like it’s coming at me from all sides! The peer pressure to read Mistborn is ON. Hahah. I definitely want to get to them this year! I need to finish the Burning Sky trilogy as well as start Bracken’s series! That’s so cool you make candles and you and your hubby make your own beers! How fun! Naive will forever be my favorite Kooks song, so it’s awesome you listen to them!

  9. Krystianna

    I also have yet to read the rest of the Legend series. I’ve honestly only read book one. I read it way back when it came out though, and I loved it to bits! I definitely need to work on finishing series. I love Etienne! I can’t believe I forgot about him when choosing my book boyfriend. Nice to meet you! 😀
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  10. Zeee @ I Heart Romance & YA

    Hi, Brittany!! I know you love Thorne so I wasn’t surprised that he is on your list! I love your infographic guides and I think your Lunar Chronicles one was what brought me to your blog!


  11. Sharon @ The Book Barbies

    Court of Mist and Fury is on my Most Anticipated, too! I CANNOT WAIT, OH MY GOSH.

    I’m totally with you on shopping! Dislike it strongly except when it comes to books, but I can spend HOURS on Etsy. And Redbubble/Society6. Mostly just wistfully crying and wishing I had more money, but still, LOL.

  12. Cee

    Hiiiiii Brittany! Have I told you how much I love your infographics/reading guides? They’re always so A+++.

    CAN CROOKED KINGDOMS BE OUT RN? I neeed to know what happens to Inej! It brings so much emotions to my heart seeing her separated from the rest of the crew. THEY NEED EACH OTHER, and I can’t wait to see how they get her back. It’s gonna be amazingggggg.

    I love love loveeeee that you put down Rob Weasley as a book BFF. I’ve mostly saw Hermione, so to see Ron, YAS. He gets such a bad rap. OH MAN, YOU APOCALYPSE SQUAD IS SO BADASS. Just so many characters that knows how to get stuff done. 😀

  13. Laura@125Pages

    Love this! Wish I had heard of the Love-A-Thon during signups. I’m totally calendaring it for next year. I’m excited to see what the rest of the weekend will bring and I may have to stalk some twitters to see everything. 🙂

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