BFF Blog Hop + Giveaways: Favorite Newbie Blogger

Hi everyone! I'm super stoked today to bring you my stop on the Blog Friends Forever Tour hosted by Fiction Fare & Swoony Boys Podcast!

The idea behind this amazing blog event is to bring together book bloggers to share their love and appreciation of other bloggers and bookish community in general during the first two weeks of October. Some bloggers are featuring their favorite book blogs, bookstagrammers, and some are even sharing why they love being part of this wonderful community. Lots of love is being spread!  ♥

So for my stop, I'm talking about my favorite newbie blogger! Even though I've been blogging for almost two years, I can still remember how daunting it was to enter the bookish community when others have been at it for more time (and I bet you can all relate to that feeling!). So that's why I want to introduce you to a newbie blogger who is a fantastic person and so much fun to talk with about books. 

Emma Dirach from Raining Shadow Rose of Books!

Seriously, she's amazing.
And sweet.
And the best blog bestie you could ever find!

Here's a short interview I had with her so you could all get to know her better. Enjoy! 

.Interview with Emma Dirach.

Hi Emma! I want to introduce you to the book blogging world! So first of all, why don’t you tell us a few things about yourself?
Hi my name is Emma and I just turned 20! And I’m a happy person! :D I live in Denmark btw..

So this summer I just graduated from high school! (Yay!). I’m now taking a year off to figure out what I want to do with my life. In my spare time I either sleep or play with my cat ;). And of course I READ! Sometimes I bake cakes too.

Awesome! So Emma, when did you decide to start book blogging and why did you call your blog Raining Shadow Rose of Book? I love the name btw!
I did it in my last year of high school in December I believe. I've always been fascinated with others bloggers out there especially one. So I just decided to actually try it out for good myself. And one of the main reasons (THE reason)  was because I didn’t get along with my classmate back then I had one tho but if she got sick it was pain in the a*** so instead of feeling bad and make myself along/miserable I wanted to make myself busy! So yeah that is the reason and one of my very good friend (she’s actually one of my best friend) she helped me out how this book blogger worked out. I’m really grateful so thank you!.

SO the name:

I had another one before this to be honest. It was just a replacement. Raining Shadow rose has a meaning behind.

1. I love rain! My very first book I read was on a rainy day and the same day it got me into the world of books

2. I like the word itself but I always been living like a shadow most of my life. I’m adopted and have a brother who is too and all of my parents friend would always talk and be with my brother even when we were kids. But don’t worry it is not a bad thing tho because I like being with myself and the books. I like living in my own world and just think which made me the person am now ;).
3. I like to draw and my very first and mean the really good ones was of a rose. I didn’t know I could draw like that and from that day on I've been drawing whatever I think was pretty or wanted to try out drawing.
So yeah that’s why. Ohhh and because I love books!  

Well, I'm glad you decided to try out book blogging! You rock. Now, could you please share with us your top 5 favorite books of all times? I'm curious!
Indeed I can!

1. The Cat's Eye Chronicles series!! By T. L. Shreffler
2. Stolen songbird series by Danielle L. Jensen
3. The mortal instruments series by Cassandra Clare
4. Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa
5. Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling

I high five you with your awesome book choices! What are you currently reading?
The Manifesto on how to be interesting by Holly Bourne
Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Which are your favorite genres?
YA, Contemporary, Romance, Paranormal, Fantasy.
Best book-to-movie adaptation?

The Duff by Kody Keplinger

Which author would you LOVE to meet in person?

J. K. Rowling, Danielle l. Jensen, T. L. Shreffler, Sarah Guillory, Julie Kagawa, Colleen Hoover,  Cassandra Clare and Stephanie Perkins!

Who’s your favorite book boyfriend?
I have a lot! But I have to say Crash from the Cat Eye Chronicles.
Aang or Zuko?

ZUKO!!! <3

Hot Chocolate or Coffee?

In general? … Hot Chocolate.
Thank you so much Emma for the interview! Loved all your answers, you have great taste in books. Readers, she's like my bookish twin. ;)

You can find Emma on Raining Shadow Rose of Books and on Twitter as @di_emse!

But WAIT, before you go, I have TWO giveaways to share with you. And both are international!

My Giveaway!
Enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win a $10 book from the Book Depository!
This giveaway ends a week from now and I am wholly responsible for it. :) Good luck!

BFF Blog Hop Giveaway!

There will be 3 winners. We are giving away $75, $50, and $25 gift cards to the winner's choice of book retailer.

And now don't forget to visit today Snowflakes & Spider Silk , The Novel Orange  and Don’t Fold the Page to check out their  fabulous stops on the BFF Blog Hop!


  1. Hi Emma! You'll have a lot of fun in the blogging world.

  2. Nice to meet you Emma! I'm a newbie, myself. And I am having so much fun in the blogging world so far. :D

    1. Hi Erika! Nice to meet you too! ;D
      OMG really :O! Yay!
      I really hope I will too! :D even tho am super nervous/scared meeting new people but hopefully they don't bite xD

  3. I should have been apart of this. It's so fun. I followed Emma, looking forward to her posts, and she loves rain so yes!