Interview: Staybookish

I have been thinking of putting up my first ever feature here in my blog, I came up with other ideas too, but I really wanted to do this interview with the person who inspired me to put up this book blog. So for my first ever interview, I’m featuring Hazel Ureta of staybookish!


To start off, for those who doesn’t know about your awesome skills in writing a book review, tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m Hazel and I love books. I love them to infinity. That’s all you really need to know about me.

Where did you get the idea of putting up a book blog?
I started out as a photoblogger (Yeah, I’m a photo enthusiast when I’m not pouring through books) on tumblr ( and I often posted about books there. I also posted book reviews on goodreads. Eventually, I realized I really wanted to keep this up, my love for books, and I asked myself, why not start a book blog? So that was it for me.

When did you start getting interested in books?
I don’t know when or how it started. It was a hobby ever since I was a kid. I grew up reading A Series of Unfortunate Events and Madison Finn books. I also got to reading Harry Potter, eventually Percy Jackson and the Olympians. But I started falling in love with books when Summer before Junior Year. That was when I was introduced to Suzanne Collins, Sarah Dessen, Megan McCafferty and Cassandra Clare.

What are your top 5 favorite books? 
Just 5? Whyyyyyy! =(( Anyway, here you go: 1) The Fault In Our Stars 2) Hopeless 3) Divergent 4) The Truth About Forever 5) Unravel Me

Can we have a sneak peek of where you put your books?


Do you have a certain way of shelving your books (Like by color, by author etc)? 
I kinda shelve them by genre. I put all dystopians in one shelf, summer and romance books in another, classics and adult fix go together, etc. But I’m not really particular. Sometimes, I mix them up because I’m too lazy to put them back after rereading.

How come you seem to have lots of time reading books?
Lots of people ask me this question. And the answer is, when I don’t have anything to do, I read. If a teacher is late for class, I use that time to read. During my breaks, I read. On the way home from school, I read. Even when I have things I should do, I read because if I were honest, I’d rather read than do whatever it is I had to do at the time. Also, I’m a pretty fast reader so that allows me to cover more books in a short time.

If you are given a chance to meet a fictional character, who would it be?
I would love to meet Augustus Waters. *sighs dreamily*

 How would you react if someone tells you that reading is boring? 

Quick questions:
Favorite author?
Right now, I would say it’s Colleen Hoover. Cannot. Stop. Swooning. Over. Her. Books.

 Favorite book genre?
YA Contemporary.


Thank you, Hazel, for being my first ever interviewee even if we only did it online, I hope to meet you in person soon! And to all the bookworms out there, visit staybookish for amazing book reviews and other bookish stuff! :)