Playing 20 Question with… Katrina


Katrina of Bookish Things & More

Bookish Things and More


I am super excited to be able to torture interview Katrina of Bookish Things & More for this week’s “Playing 20 Questions with….” I can’t remember exactly when we “met” on Twitter but it was definitely awhile ago.

I love her blog – and not just because it is a Parajunkee Design – because she has an interesting mix of reviews as well as a variety of other things to check out when visiting. And I’m thrilled to be able to learn a little bit more about her with this interview and to be able to share her answers here on the blog.

Anyway… if you haven’t a clue about what this feature is about it’s pretty simple…

Instead of being a traditional Q&A or Interview with in-depth questions and wordy answers, the goal of “Playing 20 Questions with…” is the opposite. They will all be quickie – and hopefully fun – questions, and I’m limiting answers to 15 words or less.

As this post is about learning a little bit more about Katrina and not about me or what I think, I’ll just stop now.


The 20 Questions

1. Favorite blogging moment?

I think my favorite blogging moment happened this past weekend at Austin Book Fest. I finally got to meet Chelsea Fine, and was so happy she loved the card holder I made her. 😀

2. Favorite type of blog post to read?

I don’t really have a favorite. I love reading all the meme posts because I find new books. I also like to read the reviews of books I’ve read so that I can see if they felt the same as me.

3. Favorite read of 2014 (must be a 2014 release)?

This is such a hard decision. I’m going to have to say UNINVITED by Sophie Jordan for YA, and for adult SHREDDED by Tracy Wolff.

4. Favorite 2014 post on your blog?

The what I’ve been watching post. Only because I’m able to let the readers know what I’ve been up to besides reading.

5. Favorite place to read?

My bed.  It’s so comfy, and I can just relax without interruptions.

6. Favorite book cover (must be a 2014 release)?

UNHINGED by A.G. Howard. It’s so purple, and just gorgeous!


7. Favorite book you received for review (mail/eGalley) in 2014?

SING SWEET NIGHTINGALE by Erica Cameron. I loved this concept, and want to read more.

8. Favorite post comment (2014)?

From Jessica @ Rabid Reads about BEST KIND OF BROKEN by Chelsea Fine: This is the third NA that I’ve put on my wishlist in two days. It looks like my straight-up romance dry spell is ending 🙂

9. Most unexpected read of 2014 (good or bad) and why?

SIDE EFFECTS MAY VARY by Julie Murphy. I’m not big into books about cancer, and wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about it. But I actual liked it. I couldn’t stand the main character, she’s a heinous B, but I loved that I couldn’t stand her. I’m not sure if that makes sense. lol

10. Favorite book quote/short passage of 2014 (must be a 2014 read & release) – may exceed the 15 words or less requirement, but must be short?

“Because love isn’t something that needs to be said out loud!” Her face flushes with passion. “It’s something you just know. It’s an unspoken thing. It’s humble and quiet and constant…” ~ BEST KIND OF BROKEN by Chelsea Fine

11. Strangest review request you received in 2014?

Haven’t gotten any.

12. Name one new blog/blogger you met/discovered in 2014?

Vilma’s Book Blog

13. Favorite non-blogging, but book-related moment of 2014?

My dad buying the materials for a bookshelf for me for my birthday. Love this guy! <3

14. Favorite genre of book to read?

I don’t really have a favorite genre. I typically just read whatever catches my eye.

15. Favorite format of book (print, audio, eBook)?

All of the above??? If I had to choose, eBook. It’s just so much easier when I’m out and about.

16. Favorite author?

Tracy Wolff and A.G. Howard

17. Favorite 2014 review you’ve written?

My review of Shredded. I’ve never done a reaction type of review before, and I loved posting my thoughts as I read the book.

18. Favorite bookish event you’ve attended (signing, convention, conference)?

Young Adult Keller Book Fest. I was able to meet a ton of my favorite authors this year.

19. Blogger BFF?

Isalys from BookSoulmates. I absolutely love her, and her obsession with Brendon Urie. 😛

20. Ask and answer a question you’d have liked to have been asked in this interview?

There aren’t any. I love this idea though. It’s definitely fun!


Thank you so much, Katrina, for answering all 20 questions! Most of your answers were well within the 15 words or less limit. 🙂 And this was so much fun to read!

From all that I’ve heard about bookish events in Texas, I really have to attend at least one of them one of these years. So glad to hear that meeting Chelsea Fine was awesome.

I am definitely going to have to check out SHREDDED. Like you, I loved Sophie Jordan’s UNINVITED… sooo good. And that’s so awesome that your Dad bought you materials to make a bookshelf. It sounds like the perfect gift!

Reaction reviews are so much fun to write and to read, I will definitely be checking that out, too. And lol about Isalys of Book Soulmates and her obsession.


For those of you who haven’t had the chance to “meet” Katrina before today, I hope you get the chance to check out her blog and say “hi!” to her on Twitter or Facebook. She is super nice!

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