Benjamin Alderson, commonly known by his followers as benjaminoftomes, has been influencing readers for years. His passion for books as well as his genuine reviews have helped boost him to fame. Although our interactions have been scattered, he’s never ceased to surprise me. Despite his 10.5 k followers, he’s maintained a sweet, down-to-earth presence throughout our interactions. Below, he shares some of his insights.
1) What was the first book you read that really made you love reading?
When I was younger I did not read very much at all. I found it hard to read during the school year so the only time I got my hands on a book was during the summer holidays. I first fell in love with reading when I read The Hunger Games during one trip to Greece. Then I got home and my friend recommended me The Soul Keepers series by G.P.Ching. That was the series that sparked my love with indie authors. After I finished that series I was introduced into the Caster Chronicle series by Kami Garcia and Margret Stohl and it was that series that really really took my mind and heart and made me a reader.
2) If you could be any character from any book, who would you be?
This is one of my favourite questions ever. I believe I would love to be a character from the Sweep series by Cate Tiernan, I would love to be a witch and have control of many different powers and magic…….. I think its time to re read this series!
3) A color to describe how you feel when you’re reading
LIGHT GREEN. This is because green is my favourite colour and when I imagine the books in my head the setting always has a green tint. Almost like a filter.
4) What made you start your blog?
The want to connect to readers as in my personal life i only knew of one and I wanted to make friends and have fun which centred around books.
5) Any advice for aspiring book bloggers?
Be yourself. I don’t like the idea of giving ‘rules or guidelines’ to new bloggers. Just be yourself, be kind and respectful to others opinions and have lots of fun.
Stay tuned for his review of “Omega”, and more information on life as a book blogger!