For the interview swap, I got a newbie again this year: Teresa from Teresa’s Reading Corner. From her profile blurb, she writes: “I am a working mom and wife who loves to read in the spare time that life allows. I love discussing books and have gotten so many fantastic book suggestions from the blogs that I’ve read. I decided it was time to take the plunge and share my love of books with others.”
I loved getting to know a new bloggger!
MF: I’ve not been to your blog before — one of the great things about BBAW! Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m looking forward to visiting a lot of new blogs this week! I have been a reader as far back as I can remember. Both of my parents are avid readers so we know how that got started! I live in Colorado with my husband, my son and our dog. I don’t have a favorite genre that I always default to, but read a little bit of everything.
MF: How long have you been blogging? Why did you start?
I have been blogging for almost 7 months. I love chatting about books and thought that the blog would be an excellent avenue to spark conversation with others about books.
MF: Have you interacted with the book blogging community much? If so, what is it about the community that you like? (Any dislikes?)
I love the book blogging community. As I was starting out I asked a lot of questions and got a lot of support from many different bloggers. I think that it is great that so many were willing to reach out and help a newbie.
MF: What keeps you picking up the next book?
Reading is how I unwind. I love escaping into the story. I don’t know what I’d do if I couldn’t read!
MF: Buyer or borrower? Why?
I tend to be more of a buyer. I love being surrounded by books and the experience of wandering around the bookstore looking at all of the covers.
MF: You work and you’re a mother: when do you find time to read?
I read whenever I can. Usually it is after my little monkey goes to bed or during my lunch hour while at work.
MF: And now for the round of five (if you can, five of each please…):
Foods/beverages you can’t live without?
Coffee, pizza, chocolate, steak, green chiles
Places to you’d love to go (fictional or non)?
Australia, England, Italy, New York, San Diego
Jamie and Claire Fraser from the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon are by far my favorite characters.
Books you think everyone should read?
This one is a tough one. I think people should read whatever makes them happy as long as they are reading. I do think that people should try reading an author or genre before they claim that they don’t like it. Far too many people dismiss things based on assumptions that may or may not be true.
Thanks, Teresa! Be sure to pop by her blog to see what questions she asked me.