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I WAS RECENTLY INTERVIEWED BY ANOTHER BLOGGER. CHECK IT OUT!!

Recently I was asked to be interviewed by another blogger by the name of Freya of   http://www.freado.com/     for her ‘Life as a Book Blogger’ where she  shares stories from Book Reviewers. She thought it would be great to interview bloggers and get their take on book blogging

Here is the link for the interview.http://www.freado.com/blog/life-as-a-book-blogger-with-jennifer-of-bookjunkiez

Check it out and let me know what you think.

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I WAS NOMINATED FOR THE SISTERHOOD OF THE WORLD BLOGGERS AWARD.

sisterhood world bloggers award

 

 

I would like to thank my fellow blogger from Christian Living 2014/Carrie LeBlanc. I urge you to check out her site,for she has some great stuff over there.

Here are the rules for this award:
1. Provide a link and thank the blogger who nominated you for this award.
2. Answer a few questions about yourself.
3. Nominate 10-12 blogs that you find a joy to read.
4. Provide links to these nominated blogs and let the recipients know that they have been nominated.
5. Include the award logo within your blog post.

 

Ten Questions and  My Answers

  1. What are your goals for 2015?

To try to do more writing on the children’s book that I am working on with my sister.

  1. What is your ideal Career?

Being a writer.

  1. What are your favorite things to blog about?

I really love doing book reviews, but I also like to do posts of my dog (Charlie). I call it Charlie’s world. A look at the world through a dogs perspective.

  1. How do you handle online bullying?

I don’t like bullying of any form. This is something that is close to my heart, for I have a nephew who was bullied into doing something that almost had hip put in jail. He only got probation. I would report the threat to authorities, save any and all evidence, and block any communication from them.

  1. How did you get started blogging?

I started blogging last year when I was on a leave of absence from work, and I always wanted to do book reviews . I started my blog and started posting.

  1. If you had all of the money in the world, what would you do with it?

I would help my family, and start a foundation to help others.

  1. What is your idea of a perfect world?

A world with no prejudice.

  1. What are your favorite hobbies?

I love to read, writing, fishing, and playing with my dog Charlie.

  1. What makes you happiest in life?

Knowing that my family is healthy and happy.

  1. What kinds of things do you want most for your life?

To finish writing one of my books, and try to get it published.

 

MY NOMINEES:

1. Leiah / So I read this book today

2.  Sumaira / Hyper About Books

3. SERIESous Book Reviews

4. Jenny Likes Books

5. Confessions Of A Readaholic

6. Fill Your Bookshelf

7. The Book Spa

8. Ton of Worms

9. Book & Coffee Addict

10. The Angry Cat Reads

 

Questions for my nominees.

  1.  Where is your favorite place to read?
  2. If you could meet any author, who would that be?

  3. If you were stranded on a deserted island, what 2 books would you like to have with you?

  4. Where is your favorite place to take a vacation?

  5. Why did you start blogging?

  6. What is your favorite thing about blogging?

7 . Who influenced you the most growing up?

  1. What was your favorite book as a child?
  • Do you have a preferred genre that you like to read?

  • If you could be any character from a book, who would you be?

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    I HAVE BEEN NOMINATED FOR THE LIEBSTER AWARD

     

    LIEBSTER AWARD

     

     

    I want to thank Sumaira at http://hyperaboutbooks.wordpress.com/ for nominating me for the Liebster Award. This is a great honor and would like to thank everyone who read my blog. You are the reason I am here.

    A Liebster Award is a blog award presented to bloggers, by other bloggers. It is just a nice way to give your fellow blogger a pat on the back, and hopefully increase their site traffic too!

    So here are the rules I was given:

    1. Each nominee must link back the person who nominated them.
    2. Answer the 11 questions which are given to you by the nominator.
    3. Nominate 11 other bloggers for this award who have less than 200 followers.
    4. Create 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
    5. Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.

    My questions from hyperaboutbooks:

    1. What book do you wish you never read?

    Johnny Tremain in 8th grade english class. To me that book was so boring, that I had to force myself to finish reading it.

    1. Do you read one book or multiple books at a time?

    One book at a time. This is a hard one to choose

    1. Your favourite underrated book?

    The Nightlife series by Rob Thurman.

    1. If you were trapped on a desert island and could only take 2 books with you what would they be and why?

    This is a hard one to choose. It would probably be an Anthology with my favorite authors in it and Patricia Briggs  FROST BURNED.

    1. Do you buy books based on beautiful covers?

    No, by what the story is about.

    1. What do you think about E-readers and Ebooks?

    I love them. I can find many free e-books online, and I have more room for books on my shelves.

    1. Is there a book/books you have multiple copies of?

    Flame and the Flower by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, and Dead Witch Walking By Kim Harrison. I own the paperback and hardback copy.

    1. Favourite place to read?

    In my favorite chair in the living room.

    1. Do you use bookmarks or fold over the pages?

    I use a bookmark, or card, or piece of paper.

    1. Do you write in or highlight quotes/sections in book, or do you use post sticks or nothing at all?

    Nothing at all.

    1. What inspired you to blog? And why?

    I always loved to write, combined with giving friends and family my opinion about a book was a match made in heaven.

    I’m interested to see everyone’s answers!

    BLOGS THAT I NOMINATED

    1. Romance Bookaholic Traveler
    2. A well Read Woman
    3. Book Bound
    4. Breezy Reads
    5. Ton of Worms
    6. Fill Your Bookshelf
    7. The Book Spa
    8. The Angry Cat Reads
    9. SERIESous Book Reviews
    10. Mich’s Book Reviews
    11. Book & Coffee Addict

    Here are the questions for my nominees:

    1. What is your least favorite aspect of blogging?
    2. What was your favorite book as a child?
    3. What was the last book that you bought?
    4. If you were on a deserted island, what fictional character would you like to be stuck with?
    5. What is your favorite T.V. show?
    6. Who is your favorite author?
    7. Who is your favorite fictional character?
    8. What is your favorite genre to read?
    9. Where is your favorite place to read?
    10. If you could have lunch with your favorite author, who would it be?
    11. What is your favorite book series?

     

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    Today is my 1 year Anniversary of this blog.

    I can’t believe it has already been a year. Time sure does fly when you are having fun. I am so blessed with everyone who has been following and making BOOK JUNKIEZ a success.  The next year will have more great book reviews and things to come.
    I want to tell everyone THANK YOU for everything.

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    Jennifer Reed

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    BOOK REVIEW: THE NAME OF THE WIND BY PATRICK ROTHFUSS

    They say, writers should write what they love and Patrick Rothfuss seems to do so. He love stories. Telling them is one thing but to live and tell them is astonishing. And how a writer can live in the stories?… By his imagination. Imagination is infinite. You certainly don’t have to pay for it. It is legal to use. And it’s the best thing a human has got, I believe.  The Name of the Wind . At first, I never wanted to read it. But then, when strongly recommended by one of my friend, I borrowed his copy and read it. Now I can say, I can’t wait to read the second.  The Name of the Wind  introduce us to Kvothe, a figure which is hard to ignore not because he has red hair but because the mysterious intelligence the character has.

    At the start level, the book is slow for a few pages, and it took me sometime to adjust. May be I was reading after a long time. But after reading the book, I read the starting few pages again. And I must say the style used by Patrick keeps things as simple as possible and he tries to create an enclosure by his words such that if a reader is immerse in his words, he will find hard to emerge out back to reality. The book, I must say, after reading 50-70 pages is very hard to put down. Though they say, the start and the end defines a book, I must correct them, ‘their’ saying might work for a story or a novella for they are short in length but for 600 plus page novel like The Name of the Wind you need to give it some time and at least 50-70 pages might be sufficient to start being judgmental about the book. Most of the times  this will work for fantasies as they happen to be a bit bulky in the length.

    As I said the story will bind you from it roots and you will be immersed in the world of Kvothe. The culture, the geography ,the background of the story and especially my favorite part, the characters, which are developed at such a level that they won’t disappoint the reader. According to one interview, Rothfuss spent 14 years in developing this trilogy and I don’t know the truth, nor am I being judgmental here.

    So I would recommend this book, but then you might end up reading the trilogy.

    3.5 out of 5 from me.

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