Happy Friday everyone! I’m happy to share the first post for Bookish Bloggers Unite. Bookish Bloggers Unite was formed when a group of like-minded writers decided they wanted to talk about books together. We hope you’ll join us!
Our first post will be about introducing ourselves. Feel free to do any or all of these questions on your own blogs. We’d also love to get to know you so if you want to join, don’t forget to click the button on the bottom of this post to add the link to your site. We’re planning to talk about our TBR stacks, our favorite genre books, bookish topics we’re passionate about and much more! I’m doing all the question options so it might be a little long, but let’s get to it.
Who/What got you into reading?
From my earliest memories, I had a shelf full of books in my room. I was read to every single night by both of my parents and have gotten books for Christmas, birthdays, random Saturdays, etc. I suppose if I had to guess, my parents are why I love books. My middle name comes from a book so it was meant to be!
What are your favorite genres?
Mystery and thrillers; I’ve always really enjoyed them because there’s usually some sort of resolution in the end. I’ve also been reading a lot of literary fiction family dramas which can be equal parts fun and horrifying for me. I’m fairly new to fantasy/science fiction, but been really enjoying what’s been recommended to me. Lastly, a good nonfiction book about a president is probably going to get on my TBR pile at some point.
What are your least favorite genres?
The more I think about this question, the more I realize that my answer is none. I know that’s odd to say, but there’s specific things I dislike in books, but not a specific genre. I’ll give anything a try.
If you had to choose between bringing a mediocre book series or one great standalone book to a deserted island, which would you pick?
Mediocre book series. Some mystery series have dozens of books so it would keep me entertained for a while. Or give me enough paper to set a fire so I can get off said island.
How do you organize your bookshelves? Do you even have any organizational system?
I do have an organizational system. One bookcase is for my TBR and one bookcase is for my read books.
What’s the next book on your TBR that you’re excited about?
A Treacherous Curse by Deanna Raybourn.
Have you ever gone to any book signings? Which was your favorite?
Seeing Roxane Gay was like going to a spiritual revival. She was very patient with her time, she took some really tough questions, and gave some great advice from her experiences. I have been to a handful of signings, but that one felt like a unique experience and I’m glad I got to be a part of it.
Hardcovers or Paperbacks or eBooks or Audiobooks?
Yes to all of them! Lately, I’ve been using audiobooks from my library a lot more than previous years, but I’ll read a book in any format.
What if your favorite book to recommend that isn’t a common recommendation to new readers?
Susanna Kearsley. I know that she’s a popular historical romance writer, but I don’t ever see her recommended as much as other authors.
What is the ideal reading day for you look like?
My ideal reading day would be a stack a books, plenty of snack, likely cuddles from my cat, a blanket, and my couch. I got it specifically because it looks comfortable for reading.
What makes you DNF a book?
It would have to be fairly extreme for me to DNF. I typically will soldier through a book. I believe the last one I DNF-ed was Anno Dracula by Kim Newman because it was so poorly done. It used a lot of popular classic book characters, but they were thrown in for no reason other than a poorly timed name drop. I know a lot of people love this book, but I was done with it after a few chapters.
What book are you most excited about in 2018?
A lot of my favorite authors are publishing this year so it’ll be very difficult for me to buy them all. Really excited about the next books in the Veronica Speedwell series, the Rose Gardner Investigations series, and Maggie Hope series. I’ve been stubborn about getting the last one in the Maggie Hope series because I have only paperbacks so I haven’t read the latest book in that series.
Which series/book to you revisit for self-care/nostalgia?
I usually revisit romance books I liked when I’m going for self-care. Primarily the Three Girls series by Rachel Schurig.
Do you have a bookish pet?
Yep. His name is Sonny. He’s featured from time-to-time on my Instagram page interfering with my reading.
Do you enjoy readathons? If so, which ones can people find you participating in?
I do enjoy a good challenge. I’ve participated in 24in48 and Dewey’s 24 Readathon. I’m always looking for more to join so let me know if you’ve enjoyed other readathons.
What is one part of bookish life you enjoy that isn’t reading?
Is there a genre you wished you read more of?
Fantasy. Mainly I’m focused on getting books off my TBR shelves so I can add more books to them.
What is your favorite book cover of all time?
I’m not sure about all time, but I’ve really enjoyed photographing City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty.
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