Sunday, May 13, 2012

Blogger Interview: Nina From Nina Reads!

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.

Favorites:

-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

You guys can find Nina at Nina Reads or on Twitter!

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7 Comments

  1. Christina

    What is chocolove? I’m rather blown away by the fact that there’s a chocolatey thing that’s awesome that I have missed!

    Blogging is so fun, even if sometimes there are crazy drama llamas. 🙂

    It’s fascinating how your site evolved over time. I’d been wanting to blog books for years, but never managed to make myself do it until I was in the post-library school job hunt period and wanted to feel like I was accomplishing SOMETHING.

  2. Badass Bookie

    What’s up with our enthusiasm? It’s the food, I don’t know what they put in our food but you know how they put stuff to make the Amnesty people calm? They put stuff in to make us hyper cats 😉

    Your mention of orange juice has me cravingggggg but it’s such a long way down the stair to the kitchen – hahaha so lazy!

    Nanny. That’s so sophisticated sounding word. 🙂

  3. Christina Kit.

    I agree with Nina, Rachel at Fiktshun is amazing! She puts so much of herself in her blogs and she writes amazing review 🙂

    Lovely interview with Nina! She sounds wonderful 🙂

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