It's day two of BBAW and I've been busy, investigating new blogs, although mostly I've added blogs to my feeds and people to my Twitter. (BookwormJules, in case you want to know). Today's event for BBAW is to have an interview swap, and I interviewed Jordan of Inside the Mind. This was the first time I came across her blog, so I got to explore her blog and get to know her at the same time. Here's what she had to say in the interview;
1) What made you want to start blogging? How long have you done it? What is your favourite/least favourite part of blogging?
Well the way that I started is actually kind of ironic. I was looking around the web for a book, when I came across all these book bloggers. I wasn't sure at first, but eventually people started reading it and I got more interested. I have always loved to read but never thought about writing my thoughts about the books. I have only been blogging since March of this year. I would have done it sooner but like I said I never realized that it was even out there. My favorite part about blogging would probably meeting and discussing this with all the other bloggers, and my least favorite thing would be, well sometimes writing the reviews. I dont like to sound like I am rambling and sometimes that is how it comes off as. I am trying to do better about writing my reviews though.
2) What are some of your favourite genres and what are some of your least favourite?
My favorite genre... well that would probably be almost anything Young Adult. I read some adult books too but most of the time just YA. My least favorite... hmm thats a hard one. There aren't many that I don't like. I am not a harlequin person :) I won two harlequin novels at my family reunion this last year, and I will probably never get around to reading them, they just sound too cheesy.
3) Who is your favourite author?
My favorite author, again this is kinda hard. Right now I dont have one in particular but some of the ones I like most include Anna Godbersen, Kelley Armstrong, P.C. & Kristin Cast, Stephenie Meyer, and Natasha Friend.
4) Has blogging, visiting others blogs, and/or other review sites changed your reading comfort zones, outlooks on a particular genre, or author?
Not really, I still like to the same kinds of books that I always have, but blogging has shown me many books that I never thought I would have picked up. I would have just skimmed over them on a shelf.
5) Do you participate in any reading challenges? Do you have a favourite your are currently participated in, or participated in the past? Are there challenges you wish to participate in, but don’t have time to?
Right now I am participating in the YA Challenge and the 1st in a Series Challenge. I don't think either one of them is my favorite, though. The only other challenge that I can think of that I don't have time to participate in is the 100+ Challenge. I would love to read 100 books or more in a year but I dont think that I could do it. I could read about three books a week if I really tried but I usually average one a week. I am trying to boost that up to at least two though.
6) Do you use other social networking book related sites such as LibraryThing or Twitter to keep in touch with blogger friends, blogging groups or book groups?
Yes, I have a Goodreads, Shelfari, Myspace, and Twitter account to keep up with other bloggers. You can find the link to most of them in my sidebar.
7) Have you ever though of joining a book club, either online or within your community why or why not. Or if you are in one, what’s your favourite part?
I dont think I have ever really thought about it. There is one at my local library but it is only for little kids, and where I live, there isn't much of anything. I like to be able to read whatever whenever and I guess I just thought I wouldn't be able to do that. I might later on in the future but right now I don't have much interest in joining one.
8) What is your favourite part about book blogging?
My favorite part about blogging is meeting other bloggers and putting my opinions about books out there and seeing how some agree and others have the complete opposite opinion.
Thanks for the interview, and good look with your blog and your reviews. Keep on reading!