Friday, June 14, 2013

Around The World: Jude @ In Between

Welcome to Around The World! On Friday I feature a Blogger, Author or Publisher and ask questions about the country or state they are from and what it is like to be a member of the book world there! If you are interested in being featured please sign up here.

This week I have Jude from In Between on the blog!

Interview Questions:

Where are you from?
Mexico :D! I live a couple of hours away from the border with the United States :)

What is the best and worst thing about living in Mexico?
The best: The people and the food. I’ve traveled quite a few places around the globe and honestly, I think my people’s one of the nicest and most welcoming. You can drop by our houses anytime and you’re guaranteed a good meal, long conversation and a good laugh. The worst: The current insecurity. While the majority of the people is really nice, last year it got pretty rough. Gunfire breaking in the middle of streets, kidnappings, robberies- at least where I live. It sort of died down now, and things are better, but a sense of fear still lingers, which is pretty sad :/

What is the biggest challenge of being a book blogger in Mexico?
Thankfully, as I mentioned, I live near the border, so I can visit the States regularly (around once or twice a week), and I can buy books right at their bookstores and I also have a residence in the States, so I can buy books online and I don’t have to pay for extra shipping :D Though I do have to wait until I visit to retrieve them and it’s a 3-4 hour drive to get to the States. 
Are you able to go to book signings, launches, or industry events?
Sadly, no :( I can only go to the States on certain days – weekends or when I have no school, and so far my free days haven’t been able to coincide with any author/industry events :/

Are Publishers willing to work with you were you live?
Yes! Since I have an address in the States it really isn’t a problem :)

Emily: That is really cool it's kind of like you get the best of both worlds!

Do you have any favorite books set in Mexico or written by authors who are from Mexico?
It’s funny ‘cause before I knew how to read in English, the few books I read where mostly translated versions; but I did stumble upon one or two titles written by Mexican authors. One of my favorites is Daniela Rivera Zacarias

A Few Of My Favorite Things Section:

Favorite Book (overall): I must pick three! Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma, Wake by Abria Mattina and Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen :D

Favorite Book Recent Release: The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston

Emily: I was on the blog tour for this book and I also really enjoyed it! Can't wait to see how the second book shapes up =)

Author: Sarah Ockler – Sarah Dessen – Carolle Dean – David Levithan ( I cannot pick just one o.o )

Social Media: Goodreads :D!

International Food: Good Ol’ Mexican Enchiladas

Emily: Thanks so much for stopping by Jude it was great having you!

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  1. Thank you so much for having me Emily :D!

  2. Love Mexican food! I still need to read something by Sarah Ockler and Sarah Dessen!