|BermudaOnion & Milou|
The first thing you notice on her blog, when you look at the comments, and the ClustrMap she has on display, is how immensely popular her posts are.
I've discovered she also has an enormous following on Twitter.
Sometimes her reading tastes and mine coincide, when she reads crime fiction/mystery, but she appears to read a lot more widely than I do.
Here are the questions I asked her
How would you describe your tastes in reading?
I like a variety of genres, so I'm not really sure how to describe my taste. I think I tend to read women's fiction, memoirs, chick lit and literary fiction the most, but I might find that I'm totally wrong if I took the time to evaluate my reading list. I do know that I mostly read fiction, but don't object to the occasional non-fiction book thrown in there.
Why do you blog?
Before I started my blog, I read a few personal blogs from time to time. When I would look at them, I would always think, "I can do that." My son was home for summer break and he encouraged me to take the plunge. At the time, I knew I would write posts about books, since I love to read, but I had no idea my whole blog would go in that direction. I didn't even know book blogs existed and that people were actually interested in reading them. Once I discovered book blogs and the book blogging community, I was hooked. I think I continue to blog because I love the people I've met - virtually and in real life - through my blog. It has been such a joy to get to know people - bloggers, authors, and publicists - with such a passion for books. I've finally found people who are like me!
Does your blog have regular features?
I host the meme, Wondrous Words Wednesday and generally participate in one other meme, Mailbox Monday. I also try to link to the Weekend Cooking and Kid Konnection features as often as possible. For the Literary Road Trip, I represent my adopted home state of South Carolina. I host the Reagan Arthur Books Challenge, along with Booking Mama, but we've set up a separate blog for that.
What determines what you read?
Sometimes obligation - an upcoming book tour, book club meeting or author interview - will make the decision for me, otherwise, I just go with whatever book is calling my name the loudest. I wish I had a better organized system for my TBR pile, but I don't.
Where are best places to go to meet up with people who read the same genres as you do?
My first thought was Book Expo America. This year I was lucky enough to share a room with Julie of Booking Mama and our taste in books are remarkably similar. Since BEA is only once a year, though, I'm going to say Twitter - I think it's a great place to find kindred souls when it comes to reading books.
Many thanks BermudaOnion!