Tell us a little bit about you.My name is Sara and I’m a 21-year-old book blogger from Sweden. Besides reading, I love traveling, summer and ice cream (or best of all, all four things together!). I’m obsessed with skylines, bridges and graffiti.
Tell us a little bit about your blog.
Back in September last year I was a bit bored and had nothing to do. Since I had been reading book blogs for years I thought ‘why not start my own blog’? So I did. But I knew that there were hundreds of regular book blogs out there, so I wanted to do something special. So I started blogging about vampire books along with vampire TV series and movies. :)
I at one of Halmstad's many beaches.
Have you ever lived anywhere else in the world?
Yes, I have lived in the US for six months. Best time of my life! I lived in Virginia, just outside Washington D.C.
What countries have you visited?
Denmark, Norway, Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Slovenia, Croatia, USA, Great Britain, Thailand and the airport in Sharjah (part of the United Arab Emirates)!
In Washington D.C.
What countries would you like to visit?Soo many! Australia, Canada, Russia, New Zealand, the Caribbean and South America…to name a few.
According to you, what are the positive and negative aspects of being a book blogger in Sweden?
Well, the positive aspect, I guess, is that you’re able to read books in two languages. Since English isn’t my native language I'm hoping that blogging will help me maintain, and maybe even increase, my knowledge of English.
The negative aspect is that lots of books that I want to read aren't available in Sweden. Some bestsellers are translated into Swedish, but that usually takes months. My library has ordered some young adult books in English lately, though. Which I appreciate!
What Swedish authors and books would you recommend?
Yes, it is kind of tricky! The supply of books in English in book stores is small, and the books are usually expensive! A lot of books are being translated into Swedish though, but they are mostly for the adult market.
The newly-built main library in Halmstad
Every country has its clichés. What cliché about Sweden do you consider disproportionate?Polar bears do not in fact walk on city streets (they stay in the forest).
Oh, and all Swedish girls are not (1) blond (2) blue-eyed and (3) stupid. (Just look at me – brown hair, green eyes, and ahem, not that stupid)
Could you tell us about your interest in vampires in Swedish (and translate it in English afterwards...!) ?Haha of course!
Anledningen att jag gillar vampyrer är för att de är mystiska, fascinerande och såklart otroligt snygga varelser! ;) Det finns så många bra TV-serier och böcker om vampyrer, och jag hittar alltid nya favoriter. Och den största anledningen till att vampyrer är så fascinerande? Man kan aldrig vara 100 % säker på att de inte finns i verkligheten!
The reason why I like vampires is because they are such mysterious, fascinating and of course incredibly handsome creatures! ;) There are so many great TV series and books about vampires, and I’m constantly finding new favourites! And the main reason why vampires are so fascinating? You can never be 100 % sure that they don’t exist!
Quick Q&A :
Favorite thing about Sweden : Social security.
Least favorite thing about Sweden : Weather
Favorite typically Swedish food : Meatballs! And I have to mention the Swedish candy supply – amazing! Walk into any Swedish food store, and you’ll find shelves looking like this:
Just grab a bag and pick what you want, pay by weight. No wonder Swedes eat most candy in the world! ;)
Favorite place in Sweden : Beach
Favorite bookshop: Library :P (free books!)
Favorite Swedish author: Katarina von Bredow
Favorite Swedish singer/band: The Ark
Favorite book to read while travelling: Vampire Academy
Plane or train: Both
Boat or bus: : Boat
Bike or feet: Bike
Seasons are : Overrated
If I were a vampire, I would suck your blood!
Thank you Sara! It was a pleasure having you up on the hill!
Next week we'll be traveling to China!
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