Hello and welcome to this month’s blogger spotlight! I’m excited to share with you about this month’s blogger because she is super sweet and has become a good friend that I’ve enjoyed getting to know.
Are you ready to meet her?
This month’s spotlight is:
Megan from Faery Tales Are Real
About Faery Tales Are Real:
I love reading and sharing that love with others! I do book reviews of clean reads (PG-13 or less). I always try to provide the content of a book in my review to help others trying to decide what to read. I love Christian historical fiction the most and my favorite eras to read about are the Middle Ages, the Regency Era, and the Victorian Era. I love anything to do with Scotland and castles. I LOVE fairy tale retellings and retellings in general! The name for my blog comes from this quote: “Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” ― G.K. Chesterton.
Hi, my name is Megan Scott! I am a Jesus lover. I also love my husband, my cat, tea and coffee, flowers, fashion and of course books! I have a heart for missions. I love reading and blogging about books!
Becky: Hello Megan! Welcome and thank you for joining me on the blog today.
How long have you been reviewing and how did you decide on your theme for the blog?
Megan: I started reviewing back in early 2012 and reviewed for about six months. After the first six months, I had a major medical emergency, which caused me to have to stop reviewing for a while to recover. After my recovery, there were lots of general life events that kept me away from my blog, but I really missed reviewing. I finally started up again in April 2017. I was always looking for clean reads and paying close attention to the content in books, so that is part of what made me start blogging and reviewing. I also love retellings and fairy tales. This quote is what inspired the name for my blog: “Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” – G.K. Chesterton. But I decided to spell it “faery” instead of “fairy” because “faery” to me is reminiscent of more of the whimsical, original fairy tales, instead of the Disney versions (which I still enjoy, just not as much as the originals). I am also a lover of Story and THE STORY (of Christianity).
Becky: I agree with you about the word “faery”. It is more whimsical and magical and it helps your blog stand out from others. 🙂
What’s your favorite part about being a reviewer?
Megan: I love being a part of the bookish community. It’s been great to get to know so many awesome new people who share the same interests as me. I love being able to talk about the books I read with others and help encourage other bloggers and authors. Plus, free books are always a perk 😉
Becky: I agree. The bookish community is pretty awesome and it’s a great way to interact with others with common interests and discovering more books that you’d enjoy.
What keeps you busy and entertained when you’re not reviewing?
Megan: I love reading and taking pictures for Bookstagram. I’m also a wife and a cat mom to our tuxedo cat, Anabelle. I love drinking tea and visiting bookstores. I exercise. I love watching period dramas. I am part of a women’s prayer group. I love hanging out with friends and my husband.
Becky: What book are you reading right now?
Megan: I am currently reading many books, haha! Some of the books I am reading now are: The One Year Experiencing God’s Love Devotional by Sandra Byrd for my quiet times; First Impressions by Debra White Smith and Ain’t Misbehaving by Jennifer Lamont Leo for my fiction reads; and Kind is the New Classy by Candace Cameron Bure on audiobook.
Becky: Those are all delightful reads. I can’t wait to begin “First Impressions” myself soon.
Who would you say your favorite fictional character is? If you could spend the day with him/her, what would you do?
Megan: O man, it’s so hard to choose one. As of today, I would pick Anne Shirley. I would love to visit Avonlea with her and visit some of her favorite haunts, such as the Lake of Shining Waters, Lover’s Lane and the Haunted Wood. We would tell stories and instantly be bosom friends/kindred spirits.
Becky: Anne Shirley is one of my favorites too. I’ve always wanted a best friend like her.
What is your favorite fictional genre?
Megan: Historical, Young Adult, Fairytale retellings.
Becky: What kind of advice would you offer to new reviewers?
Megan: I would advise new reviewers to read a lot of other reviews and blogs to get a feel for reviewing. I would say to not measure your success against others and to be yourself. You should reach out to other bloggers, make friends and get to know people in the blogging community. I would most of all tell them to have fun!
Becky: I agree with that advice. The bookish community makes blogging more fun and most of us are more than happy to answer any questions new reviewers have.
Thank you, Megan, for chatting with me today. I had a ton of fun and hope you did too!