For the first Teentopia, we have two incredibly intelligent sisters answering our questions and indulging in our curiosity!
I’m 15, in 10th grade, and homeschooled. I am a Christian; I walk with Christ. Art, of many different forms in general, is a huge interest of mine. I’m also looking into going into the field of medicine, but still debating.
And introducing Taylor:
I’m a high school senior with various interests and passions. I tend to love anything relating to the arts or the human mind. My purpose is to live like Christ, glorifying God and serving others.
What are some of your favorite recently-read books?
How do you find out about and choose books that aren't assigned in school?
On a related note, do you read reviews before you decide to read a book? Where?
Amanda: No, I actually don’t really end up reading any reviews until after I read a book, ironically. When I do read reviews though, I usually read them through school related websites.
Do you read author's blogs/facebooks/twitters? If yes: before you read their book or after - and what kind of content do you like to see?
What kind of covers draw your attention?
Do you feel like YA books accurately represent teen culture? How so? Is there anything (themes, character types, genres, time periods, etc) you'd like to see more of in YA books?
Anything you want to see less of?
How do you read books? (paper, e-reader, phone, audio, etc)
What do you think about all the YA books that have recently been made into movies?
What book have you read that you think deserves more attention?
What novel are you most looking forward to in 2012?
Do you use any book-specific sites to keep track of what you've read?
What's the most important element to you: characters, plot, writing style?
Don't forget: Come back on January 25th to pitch EIGHT editors from Entangled Publishing. Young Adult or Adult; Novels and novellas! Details here.