This is the very last New Blogs on the Block here on Book Chick City. However, you will be able to find NBOTB at Larissa’s blog starting 6th Feb. If you want to know more go HERE. But today I welcome the lovely…


1. When and why did you start blogging?

I started blogging at the end of August. I’ve always loved to read, and I had started keeping a journal where I wrote down my opinions of the books I’d read. I was on the Internet one day browsing through random sites when I started coming across book blogs and was like I could do this! I started writing more in-depth reviews and posting them online, found a few blogger buddies and the rest is history!

2. Tell us a little about your blog?

Mindful Musings is a YA centered blog, though I do review the occasional classic or adult novel. The whole idea behind my blog is to give teen readers my honest opinions on the latest and greatest young adult books, along with news on upcoming releases and author spotlights. 

3. Are there any features on your blog you would like to highlight?

I’ve recently started a weekly Follower Feature. Many of my followers have their own book blogs, and a few were having trouble getting traffic when they first started out. I started posting now and then about their blogs, then decided to make it a weekly feature. Every week I highlight a blog or two that one of my followers runs. It’s been working great so far!

4. What’s been the high point of blogging so far?
The people, hands down. I never thought I could grow to love an online community so much! Everyone I’ve met so far has been wonderful, and everybody always seems so willing to help each other out! I love hearing everyone’s opinions on my posts, and I enjoy doing the same for other people!

Natalie’s TBR Pile

5. Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I’m a college sophomore majoring in Global Studies and English with a minor in Spanish. Music and books are my first loves, and I’m always spending my free time trying to discover great new artists or authors. I love to meet new people and hear about their opinions and life experiences, especially if they’re willing to discuss books with me! 

6. What’s your favourite book of all time?

Tough question. As of now, it would have to be City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare. But that could change tomorrow, next week, or even by dinner! 

Natalie’s Favourite Book

7. Who are your favourite authors?

Hmmm….I’ll try to keep this list somewhat limited. Cassandra Clare, Lisa Klein, Claudia Gray, Richelle Mead, Libba Bray, Maggie Stiefvater, Michael Grant, Becca Fitzpatrick, J.K. Rowling, Jane Austen, Emily Bronte, Shakespeare, and Wilkie Collins.

8. How many books are on your tbr list right now?

According to Goodreads? 403. It seems to grow exponentially every day. 

9. Where do you see your blog in a year from now?

I’m crossing my fingers and hoping I’ll have 500 followers by my one-year blogoversary. I’d like to do more author interviews and giveaways, since I’ve only done two so far. Some day I’d love to be as established as Kristi at The Story Siren, but I think that’ll take more than a year :). 

Thanks so much for featuring me!

You’re welcome & thanks Natalie!


Carolyn created Book Chick City in July 2009 due to her love of books. A Brit chick obsessed with zombies, kick-arse chicks and sexy heroes. She's also seriously addicted to chocolate, shopping, and coffee. Her favourite genres are Urban Fantasy, Romance and Zombie Lit... Brrraaaaiiinnnnsss!


Michelle @ The True Book Addict January 30, 2010 at 7:44 am

Well done Natalie! It's nice to get to know you a little better. I wish you luck on your pursuit of 500 followers. I'm already a follower so I guess you can count me in as helping you toward your goal. =O)


Book Monster January 30, 2010 at 8:44 am

Yay Natalie :) Awesome interview!


Nikki @ Bookizzle January 30, 2010 at 8:53 am

I love Natalie's blog! She was one of the first I ever followed. And she can check that 500 followers goal off the list. I'm sure she'll be reaching the next milestone in no time. :)


Natalie (Mindful Musings) January 30, 2010 at 11:47 pm

Thanks for hosting me! And thanks for all the comments guys! :)


Beth F January 31, 2010 at 4:19 pm

This is always a fun feature.


Leave a Comment





NEW VIDEO *spoilers*



Carolyn (Editor)
YouTuber. Animal Lover. Coffee Addict. Zombie Fan. Reader of all the books.

Laura (Reviewer)
Bookworm. Handbag addict. Mother. Lover of lovely things.

Rebecca (Reviewer)
English graduate. Avid reader. Movie Fan.

Louise (Reviewer)
Romance Junkie. TV Addict. Lover of All Things Robert Downey JNR.




Our REVIEW will be up soon, in the meantime, check it out on GOODREADS


Currently Reading









Top 10 2015



All content and illustrations Ⓒ Book Chick City unless otherwise stated. This means you shouldn't copy or distribute without our permission!