"Blogs To Talk About" Q&A
1. What’s the story behind the blog name?
We wanted a name that would convey the thoroughness of our reviews. We like to think Pages Unbound brings to mind images of someone taking apart a book to find its essence, what makes it worth or not worth reading.
2. Where is your favorite place to read?
Briana: I like to read cuddled up in bed with lots of blankets.
Krysta: I like to read curled up in bed with a cat sitting beside me.
3. E-Book or Hardcopy?
Briana: Hardcopy, definitely. I think they’re easier to read, and I like to have something tangible, especially if I bought the book. I like to be able to look at my bookcase and see all the books I’ve read and think about the memories that came with them.
Krysta: I prefer hardcopies, as well, since I think that books are not only the words they contain, but also the covers, typeface, binding, and weight. All the aspects of a book add to the impression it makes on me and there is nothing comparable to a book that simply feels solid. A book with a good binding and some weight to it seems to promise the story will be solid as well.
4. Favorite book and why?
Briana: The Lord of the Rings. It has always been difficult for me to explain why. There’s a lot of adventure and excitement, but it also says a lot about friendship, heroism, duty, and other important things.
Krysta: My favorite book is The Lord of the Rings. I don’t think anyone will ever fully understand just what Tolkien accomplished, or be able to describe it. The closest thing to an explanation that I can offer is that it is beautiful. It reflects a little of God.
5. What are your inspirations?
Briana: I think nature is very inspiring. A lot of books are, as well.
Krysta: Music, books, and nature all inspire me.
6. What do you like to do in your free time?
Briana: When I’m not reading, I like to write, especially fantasy. I also dabble in ballroom and Scottish country dancing.
Krysta: Generally I read, write, and start crafting projects I seldom finish.
7. Name a color, a dessert, and a drink:
Briana: Strawberry shortcake, blue, and smoothies!
Krysta: Chocolate chip cookies, purple, and apple juice.
8. Favorite coffee shop?
Briana: I don’t drink coffee!
Krysta: I don’t, either!
9. If you could be one character, who would you be and why?
Briana: I would love to be Anne Shirley from L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables. There are certainly more exciting characters to pick, but I think there is something to be said for living a content life with good friends and an imagination that helps you see the world as beautiful.
Krysta: I would like to be Lucy Pevensie from the Chronicles of Narnia. I love the way she finds the wonder in everything around her and seems to live life to the fullest. She gets to experience a magical world, have a beautiful relationship with Aslan, and go on a series of adventures that help her mature into a thoughtful young woman. And, of course, she makes it into Aslan’s country where every story is better than the one before.
Here is their link: Pages Unbound
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