An Interview… with Me! // A Blogging Extravaganza

So there’s this thing. It’s called the Get Up Offa That Slump: A Blogging Extravaganza and it’s a project started up by Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf. I heard this idea from another blogger: Wren @ The Bookmato Chronicles and I thought it was a perfect idea to keep the blog posts flowing during my busy time in university, work and life in general.

What is this blogging extravaganza all about, you ask?

“Basically it’s a project that is meant to help those having trouble coming up with blog posts or struggling to find the motivation to post. Here’s what Rachel says about it:

Get Up Offa That Slump: A Blogging Extravaganza is a blogging “challenge” of sorts. There’s really only one goal: to just post something. And the idea isn’t for this to be some outline and pattern of memes and reviews and that’s it. It’s to show you all the things (just a few of the things) you can post on your blog and still keep it bookish. (Because we’re all here for books, right?) And, in short, the focus is on having fun, because if we’re not having fun blogging feels like a job or homework and, well, that’s no fun, right?

This explosion of blogging will last three weeks (more on the actual scheduling is below). Each day (aside from two) will two posting options, and I’ll also be posting each day, along with a Linky so we can all share and roll around in the fun. Feel free to use the banner, but please also link back to this post so people can see what this is all about and join in if they want to. Also: #bloggerextravaganza, if you fancy hashtags.”

If you want to read more about this or want to join for yourself, click here

Now, Rachel set up a schedule for this, and the first post is going up today, Wednesday the 9th of March. Today, we’ll be doing an interview with ourselves! Woo! How exciting! Let’s jump right on into it, shall we?

Good day to you! Introduce yourself and your latest obsession.

Good day indeed! My name is Josephine Knight, but you can call me Josie for short. My latest obsession is playing piano. It’s a hobby of mine that I love, but lately I’ve been obsessed with learning new songs and playing in general.

Let’s start off with more easy stuff… What are you currently reading and what do you think of it so far?

I’m currently reading The Ask and the Answer, which is the second book in the Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness.

I am absolutely loving it so far. Patrick Ness is an incredible writer. It’s so tense and heavy right now but I’m stuck in constant anticipation for what is going to happen next. I LOVE IT.

All right! Another bookish question… What genre of books do you tend to gravitate towards?

I’m a total fantasy lover. Fantasy is my jam, now and forever. I will read fantasy books and I promise you, I would never, ever get sick of them. Other genres I enjoy are historical fiction, YA romance, sci-fi, time travel, things such as those. I’m much more of an adventure time of setting and reading preference.

Do you have any pets?

Are you kidding? I am the biggest cat lover. I could cry looking at some of the adorable cats I see on Instagram (it’s happened before). I have a fluffy grey cat that goes by the name of Lucky. I KNOW. SO UNORIGINAL. But I tell you, he’s the most adorable little thing you have EVER seen.

What do you do besides reading and blogging?

I like to do a lot of things. For one, I love to play piano and sing, as another one of my hobbies. Lesser than writing or blogging, but the weird thing is that it was always the other way around. Music used to come before things like music practice.

I also am a leader of a Youth Group within my church and I love organizing and being a part of it. Leading praise and worship is possibly the best way to get them to calm down – even if it is the turn them up later.

Food that you hate?

I hate bananas and pies with all my heart. THEY’RE DISGUSTING AND I’M SORRY IF I OFFENDED ANYONE.

What fictional fan-base are you on the most

LORD OF THE RINGS. I will forever be a hard core fan of the entire Lord of the Rings franchise. The books are fabulous. The movies? Phenomenal. I watch the movies every single year, more than once a year. You could say I’m a little bit obsessed.

Do you like playing video games?

I love playing video games! My favourite game EVER has to be Skyrim. Oh, I adore that game. It’s like my fantasy books and my dreams COME TO LIFE. Elves, dragons, conflicting kingdoms, wars and magic. Bandits and all that crazy stuff all within an elaborate world.

It’s been so long since I played Skyrim! I miss it now, agh.

I heard that you’re pretty obsessed with organisation

Gurl, don’t even get me started. I’ll say it. I’m quite obsessed. I follow organisation Tumblr blogs. I follow studyblrs on Tumblr. I can spend hours scrolling through images of bullet journals. I read countless articles on the subject of organisation.

Organisation is a part of me.

Your favourite sweet food?

Cheesecake all the way, baby. CHEESECAKE IS LIFE.

That’s the end of the first post in this Blogging Extravaganza! The schedule for this project is every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I’m excited to see where the rest of this goes and I’m even more excited for people to give feedback. Never be afraid to get involved and pop a comment or two in there! I love seeing all your messages. 

30 responses to “An Interview… with Me! // A Blogging Extravaganza”

  1. This is so cute! And I HATE BANANAS TOO. Crescent-moon shaped, sickly-sweet yellow things of mush, am I right?

    Also I just stumbled upon your blog and I fell in love. All your posts make me smile hardcore. Looking forward to your upcoming content!


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    1. Eep! Thank you!
      Ugh yes, what even are those gross yellow things?! Yuck. Yuck. Yuck.
      That’s so sweet of you! I’m so glad! I haven’t been able to post for a while now due to university and a huge workload, but I promise to get back as soon as possible!


  2. Awwww super cute that your cat is called Lucky! My fiancee’s family has one and they call him Ming which is tagalog for cat. Hahah super original! It sounds like you’ve got heaps of wondreful hobbies as well! Yesss skyrim was such an immersive game! CHEESECAKE IS DELICIOUS. Fun interview Josie!

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    1. And he is a super cute little cat!
      Aw, that’s sweet. Totally original. 😉
      I miss Skyrim so much, to be completely honest! It has been so long since I last played.


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  4. This is such a great idea! I always just go with a meme, tag or blitz to fill in the gaps when I am busy. I love how this is bookish and keeps your readers engaged! I could cry at some of those cats on Instagram as well. 🙂

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    1. I know right? It’s so awesome that there’s actually so much more we can do that a simple tag or meme! 😀 And yes, oh, those cats are irresistibly adorable!


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  6. YES! I loved this interview! It’s freaky how much I can relate to this. A cat love, LOTR fanatic, Orginization appreciation, Fantasy is the best! great post!

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    1. I’m so glad you liked it! It was a fun thing for me to do, very different.
      Thank you!

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  7. Awww! Your cats must be adorable! OMG! I’m a huge Cheesecake lover too!! I loved reading your answers! PS: You have officially gotten me addicted to study BLRs- the addiction is real!

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    1. My cat is so adorable! He’s so fluffy that it makes him look really fat! (But he’s not fat)
      YAY for being cheesecake lovers!
      YAAS! Mission accomplished! Studyblrs are awesome 😍


    I’m so busy right now with ballet and improv and ALL THE PERFORMANCES. PLUS SCHOOL. So this sounds perfect.
    I’m going to send you pie every day until you taste one you like. Every day. Sorry. It’s what I do.

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      Ooh ballet! I hope you’re enjoying that, I’ve always liked the idea of ballet but I don’t think I can commit.
      Bah, school. The biggest time consumer!

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    1. IM SORRY… But not really, because bananas are disgusting. 😉

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      1. Your taste buds are whack 😛

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  10. Josie!!! How can you hate pies???!!!! o_O Pies are awesome! (also, bananas are pretty awesome too :D)

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    1. I don’t know, I’ve just always hated them! They look disgusting. I love the pastry though, just not everything else 😜

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      1. LOL. not even apple pie?

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    Nisha @ BookaliciousBlogs

    This post was great!!! I’m so glad you shared this event I might even join in with it too if it isn’t too late! I looove Cheesecake too for some reason most people I know don’t really like it…

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    1. Thank you Nisha! Oh yes please do join, it’s never too late!
      What?! You’re surrounded by anti-cheesecake people? *hugs* it’s okay, that just means more for you!

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  13. Loved reading your answers, Josie, and thank you for sharing, this event sounds fantastic, maybe I’ll join, if it’s not too late 🙂
    I love Cheesecake too, but I don’t eat it very often…that needs to change! 😀

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    1. Marie! Yes please join, it’s definitely not too late. 😊
      Yes, eat cheesecake more often! Cheesecake is awesome!

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      1. I did join, even if I posted a bit late, thank you for sharing this once again! 😀 Cheesecake is awesome, I wish I could eat tons of this. I wish I knew how to cook some, too!

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