One of the best parts about running this blog is having the ability to meet some really cool people, sildenafil and some of the coolest people that I have met have led me to really cool blogs. I’ve said it before, more about no one’s blog is 100% original but everyone’s voices are different so there are blogs that I love to read because I love the writer, and I love the passion that they show for what they are writing. They are fun and interesting to read and they inspire me to get better and better in my blog.
So I decided to do a feature (inspired by Megan at the Nerdy Girlie’s Geek Girls Gab), where I profile the bloggers that I love. Not only do I get to find out more about them, but I also get to share them with you guys! Most of the bloggers that I follow are like me, nerd girls, fan girls and they enjoy the same things as me, and you! Every blogger that I profile is one that is super important to me and I urge you to check them out!
If you are interested in being featured on the Blogger Spotlight, feel free to contact me, please! I would love to hear from you, to feature you on the blog and to help spread the word about it!
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This week’s blogger is my very own contributor, Christina Marie and her blog Lulo: Life Lived Creatively
You can find her:
Sara: Tell me a Little Bit About Yourself:
Christina Marie: I’m a blogger in my late 20s. Was born in Alabama, raised in California, but now living in Kansas. I went to UCLA for my undergraduate degree in Ethnic Studies, Music, and International Relations. Go Bruins! I’m an only child. I am a singer, writer, and event planner.
Sara: Tell me about your blog:
Christina Marie: My blog started out as a beauty/fashion site, hence the name Luscious & Lovely. But as time went on, I began to recognize my love for creative arts — which included music, movies, television and my all-time biggest passion, books. So I had to start rebranding. I’m currently still in the rebranding process. But I don’t want to lose what originally brought me to blogging, which is beauty & fashion. My blog is now called LuLo (short for Luscious & Lovely), but I’ve added the tagline “Life Lived Creatively”. That sums up my life goal. To live life as creatively as I can. And hopefully encourage people to do the same. And to give people a place to squeal and fangirl together! The common features on my blog are Music Minute, Movie Bite, Beauty Bite, Photo of the Week, etc. It’s constantly growing.
Sara: What is your favorite nerd memory?
Christina Marie: My favorite nerd memory is definitely the first time I purchased my Slytherin T-shirt. I felt so badass. Draco Malfoy is my favorite Harry Potter character. I always root for the underdog. I always cheer for the scorned and the mocked to claim some sort of personal redemption. That’s what I saw in Draco, so I bought the Slytherin shirt in support of him. Even though it doesn’t fit me anymore – I bought it almost 10 years ago – I still have it.
Sara: What are you most looking forward to, as far as new books/movies/etc?
Christina Marie: I look forward to book releases and more opportunity to engage with my fellow bloggers. I’m aiming to make it out to SD Comic Con in 2014, as well as to BEA in New York, but we’ll see. I will be at RT in New Orleans, so I’m pumped about that. I am really excited to see what happens with the Divergent films, as well as the Vampire Academy films. But I am most looking forward to the release of the final book in the TMI series (which is my all-time favorite book series). Cassandra Clare is EVERYTHING to me! As for TV shows, I am really excited to see where Sleepy Hollow goes. It’s already been renewed for a second season, so I am pumped for the rest of season one!
Sara: As my blog is mostly about books and reading, what are some of your favorite books or authors to read?
Christina Marie: Favorite books are definitely ALL of the books in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan, The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling, The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, and the Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery. My favorite authors are Sarah Rees Brennan, Cassandra Clare, Rick Yancey, and Rick Riordan.
Sara: What are some of your favorite blogs to follow?
Sara: Who is your fictional crush (what, we’re nerd girls, we all have one!)
Christina Marie: Draco Malfoy from HP, Percy Jackson, Poseidon (from Percy Jackson), Jace Wayland (from TMI), Gavriel (from The Coldest Girl in Coldtown), Peregrine (from Under the Never Sky), Four (from Divergent), Liam (from The Darkest Minds), Dimitri (from Vampire Academy)… the list goes on & on & on…
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I hope you enjoyed this edition of the Blogger Spotlight, and I hope you’ll be able to check out Christina Marie’s posts both here on What A Nerd Girl Says and on her own blog as well. I’m glad to have her aboard, and I ADORE her blog, so definitely check it out!
Don’t forget you can check out previous spotlights here!
Happy Monday everyone!