Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Tour: Interview: The Pointless Book 2 by Alfie Deyes (+giveaway)

Hey everyone! Today is a really exciting day because I got the chance to ask Alfie Deyes of YouTube fame (PointlessBlog) some questions, and I'm also giving away a signed copy of The Pointless Book 2 to a lucky winner in the US (sorry international peeps!). I'm really honored to have gotten this opportunity, but without further ado, here's some info on Alfie's books, my short thoughts on them, and then the interview and giveaway.

The Pointless Book 
Release Date: September 4th, 2014
The Pointless Book 2
Release Date: April 7th, 2015
Publisher: Running Press

I follow Alfie and watch his videos every once in a while, and his book was one of the first YouTuber books released. The two books are very similar to Keri Smith's Wreck This Journal and similar books. But there are also little hints of Alfie's individual personality in there, which is a really great touch for fans. I also liked how there was an interactive aspect of it where you could view exclusive content showing Alfie doing some of the challenges and such. It's great for fans of Alfie, but if you're not a fan, I would just go with buying something more along the lines of Wreck This Journal.


Fly to Fiction (Me): I guess I'll start by tackling the biggest question. Many Youtubers have had books and/or book deals recently, and there's been a mix of good and bad reactions. As a Youtuber with now two books out, do you feel like the trend makes getting a book deal seem less special, or do you look at each person's success separately?

Alfie Deyes: I’m so proud and happy that so many of my friends are being offered the opportunity to create something they’ve always wished to do. It’s just amazing!

FtF: When you put a book out there, it often feels like you're putting yourself out there. You're probably pretty used that feeling already anyway, but I can imagine having a book out does feel different. Every author and every book gets a mix of good and bad reviews. What's your take on negative reviews?

AD: I haven’t actually seen any negative reviews. I’m not one to search for stuff like that, I prefer to spend my time interacting with those who support what I do.

FtF: We book bloggers love to book push our favorite books and authors. I usually hate getting asked what my favorite book is--I give the cop out answer of the Harry Potter series--but I love hearing what others choose, so what are some of your favorite books/books that have shaped or influenced you?

AD: I get influenced by so many different things! Books, people, films, quotes & my family and friends.

FtF: And I'll end with a short one: who's your favorite female character of all time?

AD: Hermione Granger!
~Must be 13 or older or have parent permission
~US only
~Winner must respond in 72 hours or a new winner will be chosen
~I am not responsible for lost packages. The book will be sent by the publisher.
~I don't accept entries made from giveaway accounts. Sorry!

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  1. This is such a cool! I loved you interview questions and Alfie did a great job answering them! (Still can't handle the fact you were able to feature Alfie on this blog... ;)) Great interview.

    ~Kaitlin @ Next Page Please!

  2. You are so lucky that you met the Alfie Deyes! I'm so excited for this giveaway! Thanks for it :)

    1. I didn't meet him, but I was able to ask him some questions via email. And no problem! Good luck :)

  3. I'm excited to share this book in my library :)!

  4. Hey, I was just wondering if you go my email with my shipping address? I sent it to you the first I found out I own and I was just making sure if the email got to you! :)


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