Novel Newcomers: Interviews with Ari and Debbie

Posted October 22, 2016 by Sophia

Hello everyone, and welcome to another week of Novel Newcomers!

On a side note, this is becoming a bad habit of mine to forget about scheduling Mondays every two weeks. In my defense… I’m pulling a ten hour shift at work what seems to be a weekly occurrence every Sunday now. (I mean… I’ll admit I do need to pay the bills and rent and college and whatnot… which is kind of why I’m not really complaining aside from using it as my excuse here and there. Sorry, guys.)

Anyways, if I forget again, it is primarily because of work. Bear with me. This week on Novel Newcomers, I have the fabulous Ari and Debbie (they’re both fabulous, but I might be biased because bloggers in general are?) going through the spooky questionnaire. Ari is currently blogging at The Romance Corner (formerly The Daydreaming Bookworm) and Debbie is currently blogging at Silk Serif.

Outside of blogging and reading, what other interests do you have?
Ari: If I’m not blogging or reading, I’m probably listening to music. I love discovering new songs, artists and bands and I pretty much listen to a little bit of everything.

Debbie: I love to run. It’s a huge stress reliever. I also love tasting craft beers and testing new ciders. I am not a huge drinker, but its amazing to try different drinks and exploring new tastes. Outside of blogging and reading I listen to music and binge watch Netflix on the rare down-weekend. I enjoy comedy, action and adventure movies and television shows.

What is your most unusual accomplishment?
Ari: I’m not sure how weird this actually is, but last year I read over a 100 books in six months. I know that’s not much for some, but I hadn’t read a book for six years so the mere fact that I read over 100 in 6 months makes me feel pretty darn accomplished!

Debbie: I have taken nearly every course offered at my university in the sociology department?

What is your favorite food?
Ari: Chocolate is life. I will never get tired of chocolate.

Debbie: Chinese! I can’t get enough!

Halloween is just a few weeks away! With that said, we’ve got some spooky questions to ask! What are some of your favorite horror books, movies, TV shows, or games?
Ari: I love watching the TV show Paranormal Witness. It’s a show about people who have lived through paranormal experiences and it always manages to give me a scare.

Debbie: I loved the Jasper Dent series by Barry Lyga and Jackaby by William Ritter. I am a huge fan of adult horror like Nick Cutter and The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone. I like the weird stuff generally.

If you could be any creature of the night, who or what would you be and why? (Bloody Mary does count…)
Ari: I would love to be a Banshee! The constant screeching may ruin my vocal cords, but being able to sense death is a pretty cool ability to have.

Debbie: Vampire. Eternal youth, long life. I already work night shift so I am 50% of the way there!

If you had to befriend three kinds of monsters that would normally kill you (but let’s just assume you successfully befriend them), what would they be?
Ari: A werewolf, a siren, and a kitsune. I’ve always loved reading tales that involve these three monsters so befriending them could be fun, that is if they don’t eat me first…

Debbie: Werewolf because I am a total animal lover, Mummy because they would have a ton of wisdom about the past and Banshee because those things are just scary!

Let’s assume the zombie apocalypse has arrived. Name three bloggers you would hate to see being turned into zombies and three characters you wouldn’t mind being turned into zombies.
Ari: Three bloggers I would hate to see being turned into zombies would be Tika (@astoldbyfANGIRL), Bea (@beamasalunga) and Blessie (@iBlessThee13th) because they are my fave and I don’t want to have to kill them for trying to eat me, LOL. Three characters I wouldn’t mind being turned into zombies would be Queen Levana (Lunar Chronicles), Maeve (Throne of Glass) and Professor Umbridge (HP) so I could behead them for their evil ways!

Debbie: I would hate to see Kelsey @ A Cluttered Bookshelf, Brittany @ Book Addict’s Guide and Kelly @ Live, Love, Read YA. They are all wonderful people and I would be very sad to have to run away from them!

Three characters to turn into Zombies? Six of Crow Kaz (ultimate cunning zombie), Rose from The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet and Bella Swan from Twilight.

What are some of your favorite spins in the media of spooky legends? Any that you would love to see in the future? (This one isn’t the generic retellings questions, so by spins, I mean books, movies, TV shows, games, etc.)
Ari: American Horror and Supernatural are two of my favorite shows that put their own spins on popular legends. Plus, Sam and Dean are my faves!

Debbie: I loved the Sleepy Hollow movie that featured Johnny Depp. I am not usually a huge fan of spins or retelling of fairy tales or legends. It’s horrible but the originals are ALWAYS better. 🙂

You can find Ari over on her blog, The Romance Corner and Debbi at Silk Serif.

Sophia is a socially awkward Communications major who has a GIF for nearly everything and is frequently in a Hogwarts House Crisis. More of her bookish reviews can be found at The Arts STL.

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