Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Jen of Devourer of Books

Please welcome Jen, aka DevourerofBooks, to the blog!  Jen is responsible for a great deal of books in my (Becca) TBR pile.  Today Jen answers some questions about her blog and her reading habits.


NAME OF MY BOOK BLOG(S):
Devourer of Books (www.devourerofbooks.com), as well as Bloggers Recommend (www.bloggers-recommend.com

 I HAVE BEEN BLOGGING SINCE:
I started blogging at Devourer of Books in February of 2008; Bloggers Recommend was founded in the spring of 2013

GENRES COVERED MOST ON MY BLOG:
On Devourer of Books I primarily review upmarket commercial fiction, historical fiction, and women's fiction 

 MY EARLIEST MEMORY OF READING:
I remember being 4 or 5 and marching into where all the adults were sitting at a table. I had a book in my hand and proudly announced that I had just read it on my own. I just wish I still knew what that book was.

THE BOOK I HAVE RE-READ THE MOST TIMES:
Probably John Steinbeck's East of Eden, I used to read that yearly at most.  It may be about time for a re-read. 


 MY BOOKSHELVES ARE:
Overflowing! 

MY TBR LIST/PILE IS:
It is more of a mountain, really. Sadly by the time I have had a book for 6 months or so and not gotten to it, the chances of it ever being read begins to approach zero as it gets buried by all sorts of new stuff.

A BOOK THAT INTIMIDATES ME:
Infinite Jest, both the length and just David Foster Wallace intimidates me. 

 MY BOOK BLOG STANDS OUT FROM THE CROWD BECAUSE:
I do LOTS of projects. I have Audiobook Week every summer during June is Audiobook Month, I have a podcast that is currently on hiatus, I do an online book club periodically, and of course the newly launched Bloggers Recommend (www.bloggers-recommend.com), which aggregates blogger recommendations to create a monthly best-of list.  

MY MUST-READ BLOGS (PLEASE LIMIT TO 3):
Linus's Blanket (linussblanket.com) (Nicole is my partner in crime),  My Books. My Life (mybooksmylife.com), and That's What She Read (thatswhatsheread.net)

MY READING PERSONALITY (http://www.bookbrowse.com/quiz/) IS: 
I'm not sure that this quiz is valid because there was a question that assumed it was possible for me to finish "last" book. The last one on that particular shelf, maybe, but last unread book in the house? That's a whole zombie apocalypse away.

Anyway, I'm an "All-Rounder," I fit equally into all four categories: involved, exacting, serial, eclectic.  



Thank you for joining us today, Jen! Remember to check out Jen's blogs, Devourer of Books, and Book Bloggers Recommend, and to leave a comment or question below!

4 comments :

  1. Welcome Jen! I follow you on Twitter, but I just realized that I am not following your blog too. I need to fix that!

    Love Bloggers Recommend, by the way! And, I'm a fan of That's What She Read as well!! :)

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  2. Jen is one of my favorite bloggers. I think we can all relate to the overflowing bookshelves. I bought a Billy bookcase from IKEA a few months ago, and amazingly, didn't have enough books to fill the top shelf. I was shocked. A library book sale took care of that. Now I need to go back to IKEA!

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  3. So glad to know about the Billy Bookcases, Ruth. I am quite sure I can fill one, I'm buying two. They are such a deal and that you can add to them is so cool.

    I enjoyed getting to know about Jen's blog. I checked it out. We don't have much in commong, I review a different genre entirely, but you have some interesting features. I find it hard to keep up with them on my blog. You've degintely been blogging a lot longer than me. It shows in your accomplishments!
    Thanks for sharing with us!
    Heather

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  4. Fun to learn more about you!

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