Today I have an interview with fellow Colorado blogger, Nina! Yay for Colorado bloggers!
What are you like outside of blogging?
I work full time as a nanny, but am going back to school this fall to finish up my education. I have a pretty hectic life, with not a lot of time to sit down and relax, but I really like it that way. I of course read a lot, but most of my time off is spent pole dancing (in a studio – not a club), and I’m even training to be an instructor. So yeah, a good mix of work and working out.
What book changed your life?
Pet Sematary by Stephen King. I think I was eleven or twelve when I first read it (way too young), and it gave me nightmares to the point where I slept with the lights on for a month afterward, but it showed me how incredibly thrilling a good book can be, and how it catches your attention and doesn’t let go even after you’ve turned the last page.
What made you decide to start your blog?
I have had a personal blog for four years, and used to post book reviews every now and then. In May 2011 I started co-blogging with Mari at Escape in a Book, and after a while I started playing around with the idea of starting my own book blog. What finally pushed me to do it was meeting you and Jen from Book and a Latte at Laini Taylor’s signing at Boulder Book Store – I could tell how enthusiastic you both were about your blogs, and I wanted that too.
What blogs/bloggers inspire you?
You’re definitely one of them. Fiktshun is another – keeping up one blog is hard enough, but she maintains five awesome blogs, which just blows me away! I also really like Emily’s Reading Room, Sophistikatied Reviews, Makeshift Bookmark, and pretty much all Australian book bloggers – what is up with their enthusiasm??:)
What are your goals for your blog in the future?
I would of course love for my blog to keep growing, but I don’t have any specific goals. As long as I keep having fun, that’s all that matters.
What is your best book blogging moment?
The Colorado Teen Literature Conference in March was pretty awesome, as was the Colorado blogger/author meetup in February. It’s just so much fun hanging out with people who actually care about books, and it’s kinda surreal to discuss books with authors.
-Book of all time – The Dark Tower series by Stephen King. No book will ever beat that series for me.
-New release – The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa was pretty epic.
-Genre – Urban Fantasy (Adult)
-Place to Read – At work while the kids are napping 😉
-TV show – Only one? How I Met Your Mother.
-Candy – Chocolate. I don’t like most American chocolate, but Chocolove is amazing:)
-Drink – Orange juice with pineapple