Interview With Book Blogger Nicole Kaderabek

Nicole Kaderbek is an avid book reader and book blogger. Her journey into book reviewing began in 2014 when she started SnoopyDoo’s Book Reviews.

Nicole participates in all things bookish: blog tours, giveaways, book hauls, and monthly round-ups. She lives in South Dakota with her family.

Now that I’ve introduced you to Nicole, let’s get to know her a little better.

Hello, Nicole, welcome to Angel Kiss Publications.

Thank you so, so much for having me.

What inspired you to be a blogger?

Oddly enough, a book. I read a series with a book blogger/vlogger and started to look into it more. I discovered a whole new world.

Courtesy of: Nicole Kaderabek

Can you tell us a little about SnoopyDoo’s Book Reviews?

Not much to tell. Hopefully a fun place to discover new reads, meet some new people.

Is blogging your full-time profession?

Oh. No, no. Just a hobby that I do in my spare time.

How long have you been blogging?

I actually had to look that up. And wow, it’s been 5 years now. I started over on Booklikes, in April 2014 and made my own site in October that same year. I took some time off from my site last year; I started to miss it and came back to it just more relaxed this time around.

How many books have you reviewed?

According to Goodreads, 437 books, that would be all the books in the last five years. I never really reviewed before I started this adventure.

Which genres do you review? 

I give anything a try, though there are a few that I will skip. I try to stay away from anything religious, political, real crime and any and all nonfiction.

Also Novellas and Anthologies are not really my thing. Other than that, I most likely will give it a try.

What do you find most challenging reviewing for these genres?

Reviewing in general can be challenging for me sometimes. I want to make sure I do the book and author justice, get my honest opinion out there.

Also reviewing can be tiring if you have too many review books in a row or at the same time. Making sure not to burn out fast is a challenge. You must learn when to take a break. That’s a really important lesson I learned over the years.

What are you reviewing now?

I always review all books, whether they are “review” books from authors or publishers, or my own books from my never ending TBR ( To Be Read)pile. Spring and Fall are always busy with review copies and I tend to read 2-3 books at once.

Right now on Audio I’m listening to Summer Knight (The Dresden Files, #4) by Jim Butcher. As a “fun” read I’m working on Ruin and Rising (The Grisha, #3) by Leigh Bardugo and as a review copy from an author I’m reading Council of Souls (Fated Eternals #2) by Jen Print.y

What has been your most rewarding experience since you started blogging? 

Oh, all the wonderful people I’ve met along the way; readers and authors alike. Some even became very close friends of mine. But also the books I discovered through it, some of them I would have never read otherwise and missed out on.

What advice would you give to bloggers just starting out?

Hmmm, not really sure. Most important, do it because it’s fun and you love books and reading. Be open to new genres, some might surprise you.

Be friendly to your readers, authors and other reviewers and remember not everyone has the same taste, you might love something, others don’t and vice versawhich is totally fine.

Don’t be afraid to write a negative review or give a low rating, as long you make sure you’re respectful about it. Don’t trash the author or book because you didn’t like it.

Be direct but respectful, regardless if you like it or not the author worked hard on that book. Or just post a rating in and leave it at that.

If they asked you for a review, give them a heads up that it wasn’t for you and you’ll just rate it. Whatever works best for you as long you all treat others with respect.

Is there anything else you’d like your readers to know about you?

No. Not really….I’m pretty boring, when it comes down to it (laughs).

What message are you sharing in your blog?

*laughs* I don’t know. Maybe read more and buy and win more books?!

What do you think makes a good story?

I think that is different for everyone, but I honestly think if it is written well and engaging than anything can make a good story.

What is your rating scale and what does each score mean?

I normally go from 0.5 all the way to 5 using the half points. How I rate each book depends on a few factors I guess. But of course the higher the rating the better the book (for me) is. 

What criteria do you follow for a review?

Oohh that is a tough one and more complicated but mostly whether or not I enjoyed the book. Also if something in the story seems natural or too forced to fit into the overall story arc. The same with characters. But in the end it depends on the overall book and writing.

What are your favorite books/authors?

Oh man another hard question, I have many favorite authors.

Ilona Andrews, Cindi Madsen, Darynda Jones, Cassandra Clare, to name a few, but the list is endless.

What are your favorite movies, TV shows?

Any of the Marvels movies are on my top list for movies, and no I haven’t watched Endagme yet, but hoping to see it soon so I can avoid spoilers.

TV Shows…. Also have many of them, but number one is Supernatural. Shadowhunters is on the list too but sadly the series finale will be next week.


My guilty pleasure show most likely would be Vampire Diaries which is one show I can watch over and over. Also any DC or Arrow-verse show on the CW, but I always wait until they hit Netflix and then binge them throughout the summer. 

When you’re not blogging where can we find you?

Home hanging with the family, reading, watching TV or gaming. Like I said, pretty boring. 

How can an author have their book reviewed by you?

Go through my site, or email me (snoopydoo77@yahoo.com)  I should get back to you soon (given I’m not busy) and we can discuss the review and when and where and even if it is something I review.

Do you have a website/Facebook page, etc?

Yes. I have a website, and twitter, Facebook as well Bookbub and other social media sites.

You can also find me on Goodreads if you’re only interested in reviews.

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Here are all my links

Website *** Facebook *** Twitter *** BookBub *** Goodreads *** Booklikes*** Pinterest

Thank you, Nicole, for spending time with us and sharing your story. We wish you and SnoopyDoo’s Book Reviews continued success and lots of luck!

Interview With Blogger Anie

Book blogger, Anie took time out of her busy schedule to talk with me about her blog Diary of a Wannabe Writer.

As a writer and a book reviewer, Anie believes it’s all about the books. Some of her favorite genres are urban fantasy and high fantasy.


It’s thanks to people like Anie that authors have a credible venue where they can receive authentic reviews on their work. Thanks, Anie!

Now that I’ve introduced you to Anie, let’s get to know her a little better.

Hello, Anie, welcome to Angel Kiss Publications. Thank you for agreeing to do this interview.

Thank you for having me.

What inspired you to be a blogger?

One day, when I was in a really bad place I was browsing YouTube and accidentally stumbled onto a BookTube video. This lead me down the rabbit hole that is the internet of books.


Soon after I discovered bookstagram and blogs that were dedicated to books (my favorite). I was blown away, by how many people read and love books as much (or more) than I do and like the same stuff.


Those people who work so hard on sharing booklove pulled me out of the funk and helped me rediscover my love for books. Before that I hadn’t picked up a book in months. I’ve been reading ever since.

After a few months of just observing, I opened my own blog. I wanted to be part of that world, even if only in a small way, and Diary of a Wannabe Writer was born. 🙂

Can you tell us a little about Diary of A Wannabe Writer?

Diary of a Wannabe Writer is my little piece of the internet where it’s all about books. I talk about books I’ve read, books I want to read, make random lists of my favorites and write about my writing journey.

Is blogging your full-time profession?

I wish.:)

How long have you been blogging?

I’ve been blogging for a little over 3 years.

How many books have you reviewed?

Before blogging, I posted reviews on Goodreads, so I don’t know the exact number, but it’s well over 400.

Which genres do you review?


I review anything that sparks my interest, mostly urban fantasy, high fantasy, sci-fi, sometimes romance and anything with a paranormal element to it.

What do you find most challenging reviewing for these genres?

For me, it’s very hard to review a book I love, that is special to me because it’s hard to put those feelings into words.

What are you reviewing now?

I’m currently reviewing The Connely Curse by Velez, A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab & Angelbound (special edition) by Christina Bauer.

What has been your most rewarding experience since you started blogging?

The whole blogging experience is very rewarding, but a few things stand out: like meeting people all over the world who like the same things as me, finding new books and genres that I would otherwise never pick up and read, and seeing people love the books I’ve recommended (that’s the best feeling :)).

What advice would you give to bloggers just starting out?


Have fun with it, don’t take it too seriously.

Is there anything else you’d like your readers to know about you?

That I love to talk about anything bookish with fellow book lovers, so just message me anywhere if you like to geek out over books.

What message are you sharing in your blog?

Hopefully, book love.

What do you think makes a good story?

I don’t think there is just one thing that makes a good story.

It has to be like some kind of magical blend of great characters, cool setting, amazing storyline & something else – but it’s one of those things, you know when you see it.:)

What is your rating scale and what does each score mean?


I rate similarly to Goodreads, from 1 to 5 💚.
💚Hated it
💚💚 don’t like it
💚💚💚It was just OK, something missing
💚💚💚💚I liked
💚💚💚💚💚LOVE IT, a new favorite

What criteria do you follow for a review?

I focus on how the book makes me feel as to opposed to the characteristics of it. I can explain that better with an example, let’s take Twilight.


When reviewing it I could write about the dysfunctional relationship between Bella and Edward, the faults with Edward’s nature and the borderline parental neglect with regard to Bella, but to be perfectly honest, when I read the book I didn’t think about any of that.

I was so into the story that the world just melted away. And it’s been years since I’ve read it, but the story is still with me—that is a good book for me.

So when I’m reviewing a book I try to keep that in mind, how the book made me feel, if it pulled me into its world, if the story/ characters jumped out of the page and if the story stayed with me.

Other elements like story development and characters are important too, but those are not the things that stay with you, that affect you. And when I review the story, those are the things I’m looking for.

What are your favorite books/authors?

Wow, that’s a hard question. Harry Potter of course, after countless re-reads its still one of my favorites.

Relentless Series by Karen Lynch, Penryn & the End of Days Series by Susan Ee, anything by V.E Schwabb (she is absolutely amazing).

Rick Riordan & Christina Bauer. Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. I love fairytale retellings, Ready Player One and so many more. It’s very hard to just pick a few.:)

What are your favorite movies, TV shows?

I love Marvel movies, I’ve been a fan ever since the first Iron Man. I’ve watched that movie like a million times.


As for TV shows, I have this habit of quitting the show in the middle of the season and never wanting it to watch again.


Regardless of that, I love Friends (watched it so many times I have every episode memorized), The Big Bang Theory, Lucifer (first season), Scorpion (first season), Arrow & Flash (both just the first season—can you see a pattern here ? 🙂

When you’re not blogging where can we find you?


Most of the time I’m reading. 🙂


I also love to write and make up new stories, spend time with my niece, watch Netflix and waste lots of time on social media.

How can an author have their book reviewed by you?

All you have to do is send me an email with info about the book and if the story sounds like something I would enjoy I’m happy to review it.

Do you have a website/Facebook page, etc?

I have a blog [http://diaryofawannabewriter.blogspot.com/], bookstagram [@aniesbooks] & Twitter [@anie_1027].

Thank you, Anie, for spending time with us and sharing your story. We wish you and Diary of a Wannabe Writer continued success and lots of luck!

Thank you so much!

Interview With Blogger Ivana Atanasova

Ivana Atanasova is a bibliophile. She enjoys books so much she’s read hundreds and reviewed them on her blog, Diary Of Difference, with every intention to read and review hundreds more.

You go girl! People like Ivana provide authors with honest reviews and credible feedback. Thank you for that.

A native of Skopje, Macedonia, Ivana now lives in the UK.  Before moving to England, she was a National Karate Champion of Macedonia.

Now that I’ve introduced you to Ivana let’s get to know her a little better.

Hello, Ivana, welcome to Angel Kiss Publications. Thank you for agreeing to do this interview.

Thank you so much for this opportunity. I am so excited to do this!

What inspired you to be a blogger?

I have always wanted to write and share my experiences with people. When I found out I could start a blog, I was really excited to share my thoughts and see how people would react to it.

Photo courtesy of: Ivana Atanasova

Can you tell us a little about Diary of Difference?

Diary of Difference is a blog about books and postcards. I mostly write book reviews, but you can also find my postcard collection there as well, as I receive them.

How many postcards have you collected?

There are now too many to count. I would say around 400 or more.

What is it about postcards that you like so much?

I love the fact that you can see a piece of the world, or someone else’s culture in a glance. Because you only have such a small space to write, people make sure they write meaningful things, and it is always such a joy to read that.

Is blogging your full-time profession?

No, I blog in my free time. During the day, I am an administrator.

How long have you been blogging?

I have been blogging since 2014, but these last two years I have dedicated way more time and effort into it.

How many books have you reviewed?

Over 300 books so far.

Which genres do you review? 

Mostly Young-Adult and Mystery, but I read various genres too. The blurb is more important to me, rather than the genre.

What do you find most challenging reviewing for these genres?

I would have to say sometimes, it is really hard to judge a book, because after you finish it, and something is off, it is not always easy to know exactly what. It’s also important for me to stay true to myself with each review, as there are people that read my reviews and trust my judgements. I couldn’t compromise my reader’s trust for anything.

What are you reviewing now?

My last review was A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, I am currently reading The Guilty Party by Mel McGrath and after that I will be reading To Best the Boys by Mary Weber.

What has been your most rewarding experience since you started blogging? 

Knowing that people read my reviews, and share the love of books with me. With the book community, I have met so many amazing friends.

What advice would you give to bloggers just starting out?

Don’t be afraid to start blogging, and choose a topic/subject you love. Also, don’t worry about the lack of viewers at the beginning. Similar people are hard to find, but you will find them. Don’t stop writing and believe in yourself!

Is there anything else you’d like your readers to know about you?

I used to train in karate and was a national champion of Macedonia for a couple of years.

What message are you sharing in your on your blog?

Love yourself, and stay true to yourself. Be happy and do what you love. Everything else will sort itself out.

When you’re not blogging where can we find you?

Reading, of course. Or in the gym, or playing video games with my boyfriend, or being on the back of his motorcycle, exploring England.

How can an author have their book reviewed by you?

If the author wants me to read and review their book, all they have to do is read the About Me page on my blog, and then complete the form on the Contact Me page. It’s quite simple.

Do you have a website/Facebook page, etc?

www.diaryofdifference.com

 www.facebook.com/diaryofdifference

www.instagram.com/diaryofdifference

Thank you, Ivana, for spending time with us and sharing your story. We wish you continued success and lots of luck!

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