About the blog:
Book reviews and giveaways and new friends, oh my! At Vampires and Tofu, you'll find a lot of vampires, werewolves, zombies, ghosts and other things that go bump in the night. I read a lot of YA paranormal, but I'm also a fan of horror and grown-up books too. You may even find some chick lit thrown in the mix every now and then. Basically, if it sounds like a good story, I wanna read it and share it with you! I try to make my giveaways fun, entries usually involve answering a question or taking a quiz so I can get to know everyone better...I enjoy hearing what everyone has to say and making new friends!
About the Blogger:
First and foremost, I'm mom to two amazing daughters, 17 and 23. I work full time in a casino (my teenage dream of becoming a Solid Gold dancer didn't quite work out) but am hoping to hit the lottery soon so I can have more reading time! I've loved books as long as I can remember and yes, vampires have been a part of my life from the beginning...my mom named me Angelique after one of the characters on Dark Shadows! I love comic conventions, my living room has a wall full of shelves displaying horror movie action figures, and oh yeah, I'm a vegetarian (hence the tofu =) I'm addicted to reality competition shows like Top Chef, Project Runway and America's Next Top Model as well The Vampire Diaries...as a matter of fact, I'm planning on marrying Ian Somerhalder next spring, however I'm fairly certain he's not exactly aware of this yet....
How long have you been blogging?
I started my blog back in March of this year.
Why did you decide to blog?
My youngest daughter bought Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl for me for Christmas and I fell in love with it. After reading it, I started looking up other YA books on the internet and discovered all these awesome blogs where people talked about books and I decided I wanted to do that too!
What books do you blog about and why?
I've always been drawn to books with supernatural elements, so those are the ones I tend to blog about the most. But I don't limit myself to any one genre. I also read horror, women's fiction, graphic novels and anything else that sounds good...I'm planning on diving into Jane Austen for the first time soon!
What memes can be found on your blog?
I don't really do memes. If I get a book I haven't seen a lot of buzz for, I'll do a "This Just In" post, and every once in awhile I'll do an "In My Mailbox" post, but I prefer to stick to reviews, giveaways and event postings...things like read-a-thons, zombies vs. unicorns, and random book/supernatural things I think readers might be interested in.
What is your review style like?
I like to keep my reviews informal, like I'm talking to a friend and I try to inject some humor whenever I can...
If you can describe your blog in one word, what would it be and why?
Friendly!! I've "met" some incredibly nice people since I've been blogging!
What advice can you give other bloggers about blogging?
Don't worry about what your blog "should" be like...let it be an expression of you and what you love!
Niceness counts. Respond to comments and emails...you never know when you'll make a new friend =)
The technical stuff takes awhile to learn...Google is your friend when you have a question (But lots of bloggers are more than willing to help you out if you ask nicely!)
What kind of promotion techniques do you use to get followers?
Taking part in blogging events, Twitter, Facebook, giveaways...I've found all these to be good ways to get the word out about your blog and get people reading. Plus, they're fun =)
If there was something you’d want your readers to take away from reading your blog, what would it be?
My hope is that people who read my blog will have fun and find something they're interested in reading! I think there's a book out there for everybody!
What can readers look forward to from your blog in the future?
I've got some great YA horror stuff lined up for next month that I'm really excited about as well as some other fun Halloween happenings.
The moment I visited Angie's blog, I fell in love with it. So, I would like to take this time to thank Angie for taking the time to answer a few questions for this Blogger Interview series. Dear reader, you should visit her blog ASAP by clicking on her blog button below: