It’s that day of the week of again when I interview another awesome blogger and this week we have Cielo from Bellerose Reads! I’ve been following Cielo over on Twitter for a while now and I loved the look of her account and then went to her blog and enjoyed her detailed reviews, diverse reading tastes and creative book tags. I also love the fact that Cielo is currently working on a Latinx Book Blogger directory! I hope you guys enjoy this interview and learning a bit more about Cielo, her blogging journey and of course, some bookish questions!
- Tell us a bit about yourself!
My name is Cielo, i’m a 19-year-old reader and writer from Latin America. Right now i’m in my second year of college studying Financial Administration, though my dream job would be translating books in a publishing house, or having a little indie coffee shop/bookstore of my own. Besides reading I love watching horror classics, draw (even when I such at it, haha) and cooking.
2. What inspired you to create a blog and share your content?
I’ve been reading book blogs regularly since 2017 or so, and I always admired how bloggers made the most of their reading experience and actually shared their thoughts in a fun and creative way. I also liked having the chance of putting your own personal touch in the design of your blog, making a little custom space for yourself with your own style. I don’t have many friends that enjoy reading so I created my blog to have more people to talk to about the books that I love.
3. What have been some of your favorite authors or books over the past couple of years?
Sarah J. Maas and Cassandra Clare are the authors that have had the biggest impact on me with their books. And some of the books that I’ve loved the most recently are The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Daisy Jones & The Six, The Hating Game, Red White & Royal Blue and Spin the Dawn.
4. What is one book you’ve read, which you wish got more love?
With The Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo. Is a very popular book among the Latinx reader community, but I wish it had more attention like some other contemporary books I’ve seen. It’s such a sweet book with a really good message about fighting for your dreams and supporting your family no matter the circumstances, and the characters stole my heart. Plus it has Latinx and LGBT rep!
5. A book or series you’d love to see adapted for a film or show?
Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. I cannot express how much I want to see this wonderful universe in the big screen. The settings, the magic, the epic battles… I don’t know how it hasn’t been adapted yet.
6. If you were stranded on a remote island and could only take one fictional character with you, who would it be and why?
This is a tough question! I think I would take Katniss Everdeen with me because she’d definitely know how to survive in there. But… maybe Rhysand could take us both out of there flying with its Illyrian wings.
7. Who are some of your favourite bloggers and/or booktubers?
Some of my favourite bloggers are BooksNest, The Brown Eyed Bookworm, mousethatreads and FictionTea (but there’s also many more!). And some of my favorite booktubers include A Book Utopia, A Clockwork Reader, Books With Chloe and Read By Zoe.
8. Something you’d like to see more of in books?
I’d definitely like to see more books addressing hard topics, as long as they do it with the proper respect and delicacy. I think some authors hold back with the themes they include in their books and tend to sugarcoat some things, and that sometimes makes their characters a little less realistic. Maybe that’s why I love Taylor Jenkins Reid’s books so much: she is not afraid to address topics like machism, abortion, different kinds of abuse and even more in her books, and she does it without sending a negative message to the audience. Literature definitely need more of that.
Posts you should check out:
Top 10 intimidating books on my TBR:
5 Reasons to read “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo”:
Top 10: Most anticipated sequels of 2020
Where to find Cielo:
Twitter: Bellerose Reads
Goodreads: Cielo Bellerose
Until next time,