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
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
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.
What is your ideal Career?
Being a writer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What is your idea of a perfect world?
A world with no prejudice.
What are your favorite hobbies?
I love to read, writing, fishing, and playing with my dog Charlie.
What makes you happiest in life?
Knowing that my family is healthy and happy.
What kinds of things do you want most for your life?
To finish writing one of my books, and try to get it published.
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:
Each nominee must link back the person who nominated them.
Answer the 11 questions which are given to you by the nominator.
Nominate 11 other bloggers for this award who have less than 200 followers.
Create 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.
My questions from hyperaboutbooks:
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.
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.
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.