Saturday, February 20, 2016

2016 Book Blogger Love-a-Thon

Here's to spreading love and positivity! The 2016 Love-a-Thon is hosted by Alexa, Cee, Hazel and Mel.


1. What’s your name? 
Jaz, short for Jasmine. Jasmine is too long to type so yeah. Why so serious?

2. Where in the world are you blogging from? 
Sydney, Straya!

3. How did you get into blogging in the first place? 
I got back into reading when I went back to full-time uni (no internship) so I had all this time to also write my thoughts after reading. My friend Mariam introduced me to the blogosphere.

4, How did you come up with your blog name? 
Ok my URL 'pixelski' I thought it sounded cool because I like gaming so 'pixels' and I tapped on 'ki' onto the end because it had a nice ring. It's pronounced pixel-ski (skiing).

Then my blog name 'Fiction in Fiction in Fiction' comes from my favourite Korean song Fiction by B2ST. The song is a wonderful story about someone who can't get over their love. They keep re-writing their story because they can't understand how it could've ended. It is so bittersweet.

5. What genre do you read and review the most on your blog? 
My blog is young adult but I occasionally have the adult review. Within YA I review a lot of fantasy, dystopian and contemporary.

6. What other types of posts do you do on your blog, apart from reviews?  
I try to do weekly and monthly wrap-ups, blog tours with guest posts/author interviews, the rare discussion post.

7. Best blogging experience so far?
Having Sarah J. Maas on the blog in an interview for the ACOTAR blog tour AND THEN MEETING HER IRL LAST YEAR.

8. Favorite thing about the blogging community? 
How friendly and welcoming/accepting everybody is

9. Name the 5 books you’re most excited for this 2016!
Throne of Glass 5 and A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas; A Gathering of Shadows by VE Schwab; Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff; The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon

10. Name the 5 books you want to read this 2016 that you didn’t get to in previous years! 
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (actually just finished it!); The Martian by Andy Weir; The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson; A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller; All Fall Down by Ally Carter

11. What’s an underrated book or series that you think everyone should read? 
Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman - how does this book only have 2.2k ratings on Goodreads? It's such a great Western and vengeance is real!

12. Which book boy or girl would be your book BFF? 
Celaena Sardothien (Throne of Glass). I want a kick-ass assassin as my bestie!

13. Which book boy or girl would be your book boyfriend/girlfriend?
Ok in a fantasy world Jem Carstairs from The Infernal Devices (I know you all thought Chaol Westfall but he's for Celaena I SHIP IT FOREVER) he is the biggest sweetheart and so constant.

However, in reality guys like that don't exist (crrryyy) so CONNOR COBALT from the Calloway Sisters by KB Ritchie.

Hands down James Carstairs though <3 THIS BOY OMG.

14. Who would you recruit for your apocalypse squad (5 characters max) 
Celaena Sardothien (Throne of Glass) because I need a sassy assassin princess on my side.
Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy) for her sass and quick thinking.
Hermione Granger (Harry Potter) to keep everybody level headed with her logic and brains.
Aiden St. Delphi (Covenant) for the eye candy. Oh yeh and his fire power.

15. Apart from reading, what are your other hobbies or interests? 
Gaming! I love Final Fantasy (X and X-2) and Kingdom Hearts.
Listening to music - K-pop is my love and I go to as many concerts as I can.
I like to watch anime, read manga/graphic novels and going to see ballets.
Also food. Exploring new cafes for brunch. I'm also on a mission to try as many of the hatted restaurants in Sydney as I can. Especially the 3 hat ones.
Why are all my hobbies so expensive?

16. Apart from book shopping, what else do you like shopping for? 
Clothes/handbags (omg the monies), makeup, home decor (cushions and bed sheets), stationery and mugs.

17. At a party, the DJ suddenly changes the song – and it’s your song. What song would be playing? 
Something to dance to aye? YeY by B2ST :D 
Oh no K-pop you say? One Last Time by Ariana Grande.

18. Pick out either a book you want turned into a film/TV show, or a film/TV show you want turned into a book. 
I would love to see Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn trilogy in movie form. And done properly like Lord of the Rings style!

19. What would your dream library look like?
Beast's library from Beauty and the Beast


20. Author you want to meet and sit down to tea with?
JK Rowling


  1. You're sooo lucky to have had Sarah on your blog and meeting her IRL!!! There's a good chance I'll meet her this March but def crossing my fingers for that one.

  2. OMG YES TO SARAH J MAAS! :D oh and I chose the library from Beauty & the Beast too :D

    1. YESSSS all the Sarah J Maas and the Beast's library! Do you have a link to your post? I can't find your blog *cries*

    2. It's :D

  3. Sounds like you need Crooked Kingdom too! I'm going to melt when the cover reveal for CK happens this coming monday (if I remember correctly).

    Joey via. thoughts and afterthoughts.

  4. Jaaaaaaaaaaaaaz.

    I seriously love your URL because it's just so darn unique! 100% why I always remember you, lol.

    Okay, so Gemina, I really need to know how that covers gonna look. (omg, it's supposed to come out in October.) I'm all excited for it even though I haven't read Illuminae. Oops. ;)

    I almost shouted GET IT DONE when I saw Six of Crows on your "need to read." I stopped myself because I read the rest. HOW DID YOU LIKE IT? TELL ME YOU LOVED IT.

    Oh dude, I contemplated picking a dude purely for eye candy, but I couldn't do it because the one I was thinking of wouldn't provided much to survive. I NEED SOMEBODY TO KEEP ME ALIVE. IT'S IMPERATIVE.

  5. I'm seriously jealous of your apocalypse squad haha I don't know why I didn't think of rose or Hermione or even Aiden! I was just all like badass girl fighters haha but I totally want to switch some out for rose and Hermione ๐Ÿ˜‚ Loved all your answers!

  6. *hi fives* AUSTRALIA?? Glad to hear it hahah, I always think that there are so little book bloggers from Australia! I'm from Brisbane :)
    You blog name is really cool and unique - that 'ki' really does give it a great kick! :)
    Geraldine @ Corralling Books

  7. Hi Jaz!!!
    The story behind your blog name is so beautiful!
    And I love your squad! Especially Aiden! *swoons* Although if it were me, I would've gone with Seth! ;D

  8. Hermione & Calaena are my apocalypse squad too! High five!

  9. I said I'd want Calaena in my apocalypse squad too! She's too badass to pass up. Nice to meet you, Jasmine! :D
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  10. I AM SO JEALOUS THAT YOU MET SARAH J MAAS. That is super cool and I want to meet her so badly.

    I love your blog title and your URL is creative and catchy!!!

    I am in the middle of ADSOM and now I want AGOS SOOOOOO BAD

    I totally put the library from Beauty and the Beast as well!

    I am looking forward to reading more of your blog!!!

    Cody @ Roecker Reviews

  11. Hi Jaaaaaz (although I absolutely LOVE Jasmine, hello real life Disney princess!) Meeting Sarah J. Maas is like a dream! I would love that, although I'd probably make a fool out of myself. Celaena + Hermione are also in my team, they will kick some ass together. And oh yeah, great minds think alike for the Beauty and the beast library! *high five*

    Thanks for joining <3

  12. Wow! That real life replication of Belle's library is to die for!!!

  13. I really want to come to Australia one day! (And I know Macky would be all for it.) Also, I'm SO not surprised that we both put the two upcoming SJM novels on our 2016 most anticipated lists. That's totally a given ;) I'm thrilled for you that you finally got to meet her too!

  14. Hi, Jaz! I also ship Celaena and Chaol! I'm a little late in the series tho but I'm catching up! I only have to read QoS now!

    Kingdom Hearts is one of my favorite games! I wish I can play, but I honestly don't have time anymore so I stopped after KH2 and KH PSP Vita.

  15. Oh my goodness! That library photo is gorgeous!!

    Also, please, please, please, read the Martian and then go see the movie! It's totally out of my usual genre, but it is such an interesting and entertaining read.

    And Kingdom Hearts is such a great game. I'm pathetic at video games but my husband is a gamer and he always tells me when he's playing it because I love watching it.

  16. Oh my goodness! That library photo is gorgeous!!

    Also, please, please, please, read the Martian and then go see the movie! It's totally out of my usual genre, but it is such an interesting and entertaining read.

    And Kingdom Hearts is such a great game. I'm pathetic at video games but my husband is a gamer and he always tells me when he's playing it because I love watching it.

  17. THAT LIBRARY! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! I want one like that too. I initially did ship Celaena and Chaol, but now my ship has shifted its course.

    I'm dying to meet JK Rowling too. And a whole bunch of other authors. Actually, just everybody.

    New Follower.

    Aditi @

  18. JKR was my tea with an author pick, too! I am also excited for Gathering Of Shadows. I listened to The Martian audiobook and loved it. I have not seen the movie yet though. :)

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