One of the best parts about running this blog is having the ability to meet some really cool people, and some of the coolest people that I have met have led me to really cool blogs. I’ve said it before, 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 and would love to feature you! Plus I just like learning about new blogs!
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Today’s blogger is Tatiana Santana from City of Shadowhunters
Her Facebook page
I went to my grandma’s 80th birthday party wearing The Sorting Hat AND my MockinJay pin! Fandom Pride!
Sara: Tell me a Little Bit About Yourself:
Tatiana: I really LOVE reading, writing, singing, dancing, acting and being creative. BIG fan of the arts! Harry Potter, and Disneyland are probably my two favorite things in the world (but I’m not really sure, I mean, I haven’t really traveled the world yet, but for now, we can go with that)! My hobbies include reading TONS of books & attending book signings. I also like going to movie premieres/red carpet events (especially for book based films). I enjoy making new friends pretty much anywhere I go! <3
Sara: Tell me about your blog:
Tatiana: City of Shadowhunters is a Mortal Instruments fan site that I launched early this year. It follows the latest news and updates on The City of Bones film along with all of Cassandra Clare’s latest projects, including TMI, TID,TDA, TLH and The Bane Chronicles! From the moment I picked up Cassie’s books, I just really fell in love with the world of Shadowhunters and Downworlders. I mean, the stories really had such an impact on my life and the way that I viewed the world. The stories really filled my heart with something that might have been missing before I ever read them; and I really wanted to share that and pay it forward, so I started up a fan site! :D
Posing at WonderCon, showing my Shadowhunter pride. ;)
Sara: What inspired you to start your blog?
Tatiana: I’ve been attending book signings and movie premieres/ fan camps for quite some time and I really felt like sharing the experiences with my closest friends. When I noticed that my friends weren’t listening, I decided to get online and share these awesome personal experiences with any fangirls that would listen (hehe). The idea for a fan site really just came from me wanting to share my experiences with friends; it just grew from there. I have some really awesome memories that I didn’t just want to keep to myself. The Mortal Instruments IS my favorite book series (since Harry Potter) so I wanted to start up a fan site dedicated to that. I fell in love with this series, and its very close to my heart.
Sara: What is your favorite nerd memory?
At fan camp for The Hunger Games movie premiere, just met the tributes!
Tatiana: Being a TOTAL geek, I’m not in short supply of nerdy moments, but my favorite has to be when I went to The Hunger Games movie premiere. I had spent the entire weekend I at fan camp, and we were running low on sleep and energy. The absolute BEST moment was when I was in the fan section on the red carpet and a news channel came to interview me asking why I decided to camp out. She had interviewed me, and then asked where I was from. Here’s how that went:
Newscaster- “So, where are you from?”
Me- “I’m from District 7! We harvest wood!”
Newscaster- “No, where in the United States?’
Me- “There is NO United States! We live in a dystopian world– We have Districts! …I am from District 7… “
It wasn’t until after she’d wrapped up our interview that my friends let me know she was talking about my actual hometown. I was so embarrassed when I’d realize what I’d actually said. It was definitely a laugh that my THG fans and I still talk about. hehe.
Sara: What are you most looking forward to, as far as new books/movies/etc?
Tatiana: I am MOST looking forward to release of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones movie! I really cannot wait to see it. I predict that it is going to be AMAZING! As far as movies go, I’m also look forward to Catching Fire and Divergent! For books, I’m looking forward to Allegiant (Divergent 3), and The Mortal Instruments: City of Heavenly Fire. I’m being as patient as I can until CoHF comes out, but I really cannot wait to read it! In the meantime, I’m having a lot of fun predicting all possible outcomes with the rest of the fandom. <3
Sara: As my blog is mostly about books and reading, what are some of your favorite books or authors to read?
Tatiana: I’m SO excited about this question because I really really enjoy reading! I LOVE reading classics, anything written by Jane Austen or the Bronte sisters. Harry Potter is my ABSOLUTE favorite series, ever (JK Rowling is a GENIUS)! The Mortal Instruments (anything by Cassandra Clare, really). I find that I am a big fan of a lot of the YA series’ out there like: The Divergent series, The Hunger Games, Delirium and Chaos Walking (to name a few). :)
Here I am at the Twilight Fan Camp, feeling a little Twilight Wasted after meeting some of the film’s stars. :)
Sara: What are some of your favorite blogs to follow?
Tatiana: “WhatANerdGirlSays” of course!
I really love following my friends’ blogs: “IAmDivergent” and “FangirlFeeels“. I also keep up with Page to Premiere for a good mix of all the fandoms and the latest movie/casting news. “MockingJayNet” & “Down With The Capitol (DWTC)” are my favorite Hunger Games fansites (I’m a HUGE THG fan). And, of course, “TMI Source” for The Mortal Instruments news! <3
Sara: Who is your fictional crush (what, we’re nerd girls, we all have one!)
Tatiana: The Herondales (William and Jace)! I just cannot get enough of them. It’s hard to pick, but I can honestly say that Will Herondale is my ALL TIME favorite character! I just LOVE him! <3
One Last Word From Tatiana:
Special THANK YOU to my Fangirl Twin Sara for featuring me! You’re a DOLL! ILY! <3
Just being silly in a Google hang out with my friends…and some runes… and my sorting hat. NBD.
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Hope you enjoyed this Spotlight on Tatiana, and come back soon for more Blogger Spotlights!
And check out last week’s Spotlight on Paulina from I Am Divergent!