Please welcome Evangeline from Sugarpeach
Boof: I love the blog name Sugarpeach – how and why did you come up with that name?
Evangeline: Thank you. I had a hard time getting the blog name I wanted. Every name I filled in was taken. After 9 or 10 tries, I finally decided to use a fruit name. Peaches is my favorite fruit and since I did not want to use peach.wordpress.com since my blog is not a fruit blog, I decided to put in a “sugar”. I have a sweet tooth and love eating peaches in sugar water.
Boof: You live in Malaysia – can you tell us a little bit about where you live and work?
Evangeline: I live in Malacca, which is one of the southern states in Peninsular Malaysia. Malacca is a historical state and besides being known for our historical buildings, we are also known for our food. I’m living with my family in a house 20 minutes from the city center. I am not working.
Boof: You say that you like books with humour and intrigue. Which are your favourite books and authors?
Evangeline: That’s a tough question. I have so many favorite books! For humor, I’m going to pick In Between by Jenny B. Jones. It’s a light-read young adult fiction. There are plenty of laugh out loud scenes in it. For intrigue, I’ll pick The DMZ by Jeanette Windle and False Witness by Randy Singer. They are both suspense/thriller novels. The suspense/thriller genre is my favorite book genre. I especially like it when they have a little dash of romance in them.
Boof: You review for several publishing houses – how did you get involved with this?
Evangeline: I was browsing through a friend’s blog and noticed the Thomas Nelson and Tyndale House Publishers blog buttons offering free books. Of course, I just had to sign up for these programs. I’m reviewing for a couple other publishing houses as well. I got into their mailing lists by emailing their publicists.
Boof: If there was one book that you wanted to shout about and tell everyone they should read, what would it be and why?
Evangeline: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. The story is beautiful. For a debut novel, this is a smash hit. In the UK, it was the subject of a 9-publisher auction and publishing rights for it were sold in 31 countries. Don’t you think this sounds pretty amazing?
Boof: What’s your favourite thing about blogging?
Evangeline: To be honest, the free books. But I also love the way book blogging has allowed me to blog my thoughts of a book. In a way, it also “forces” me to think about why I like or don’t like a book.
Boof: I’m going to pinch one of your questions now and ask you to tell us a little known fact about yourself?
Evangeline: This is my favorite question. I love watching live soccer on the TV although I don’t play soccer.
Boof: Finally, the quickfire round:
Favourite holiday destination: Singapore
Favourite food: My mom’s spaghetti
Favourite animal: Dog
Favourite song: Can I have two favorite songs? I Love You This Big by Scotty McCreery and Rolling In The Deep by Adele
Last film you saw at the cinema: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. I rarely go to the cinema.
Which author would you most like to meet (dead or alive)? Vanessa Diffenbaugh. I would love to find out her secret to writing such a wonderful novel.
I love your glasses – where did you get them? 😉 Thank you! I got it from the optician. I’m not sure about the US, but old-fashioned glasses are in fashion here in Malaysia.
If you enjoyed this interview then make sure you pop over and meet Evangeline on her own deliciously named blog. You can also check out my interview with her 🙂