Please welcome Kelly, who blogs at The Well-Read Redhead. Today Kelly is answering 15 questions about her blog and her reading habits. Welcome, Kelly!
NAME OF MY BOOK BLOG: The Well-Read Redhead
A LITTLE ABOUT ME (I added this question, hope that's OK!): I'm a 20...(okay, almost 30)-something voracious reader, living and working in upstate New York. I'm a part-time employee at a university, a part-time stay-at-home mom, and a full time book lover. When I'm not reading or blogging, I'm usually keeping my toddler out of the toilet, watching reruns of Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives with my husband, and trying to get my dog to stop chasing the neighborhood cats. Which all sounds rather hectic, but I love every second.
I HAVE BEEN BLOGGING SINCE: August 2012
GENRES COVERED MOST ON MY BLOG: I love contemporary fiction in general, but I do pay particular attention to women's fiction. I also dabble in YA, historical fiction, nonfiction (especially bios and food-related memoirs), mystery/thriller, and literary fiction.
FIRST BOOK I READ OVER AND OVER: Probably lots of kid books (Goodnight Moon, anyone?) but the first chapter book was definitelyMatilda by Roald Dahl. What 10-year-old girl DOESN'T want to push people around with her eyes?
MY FAVORITE PLACE TO READ: Number one is the beach. Number two is the pedicurist's chair. But I don't get to go to either of those places as often as I'd like, so more realistically, it's my big ol' comfy brown couch in our living room while wearing my Snuggie and drinking wine. YES.
MY BOOKSHELVES ARE: FULL. I am always trying to give books away and make room for new ones, because I hate clutter and I'm determined not to have more books than I can fit on the shelves. (I know, not normal for a voracious reader...but organized-me and reader-me had to find a middle ground.) It doesn't help that my 1-year-old son's book collection is growing quickly, so he's taking over some of my shelf space! The things we do for our kids.
MY TBR LIST/PILE IS: Total insanity. I have 784 books on my Goodreads TBR list. And I swear I would read all of them, if given the ten lifetimes it would require.
A BOOK I LIKE THAT NO ONE ELSE SEEMS TO: I don't think people necessarily dislike it, but What Dreams May Come by Richard Matheson is on my favorites list, and I don't think many others rate it that high. It's a very emotional book for me, and I'm stingy with my tears, so anything that makes me cry gets considered for the favorites list.
A BOOK I DON'T LIKE THAT EVERYONE ELSE SEEMS TO LOVE: 50 Shades of Grey. Don't even get me started. A close second:Twilight.
IF I COULD GO TO ANY LITERARY DESTINATION I WOULD CHOOSE: Does the destination have to be fictional? If so, Hogwarts. DUH. But if we're considering real places too, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo books made me want to go to Sweden SO BAD.
MY FAVORITE NON-BOOKISH ACTIVITY: Primarily, spending time with my son and husband. Mommy and Wifey are my favorite job titles. Beyond that, I love traveling, running, scrapbooking, hiking, and snowboarding.
MY FAVORITE BOOK TO MOVIE ADAPTATION: There are so many good ones, but I think Martin Scorcese totally nailed Dennis Lehane'sShutter Island. Especially the ending. SO AWESOME.
MY BOOK BLOG STANDS OUT FROM THE CROWD BECAUSE: I spend a crazy amount of time perfecting my book reviews. I've heard some other bloggers say that they don't do loads of review posts because they get the lowest number of page views, but I haven't found that to be true. And even if it was, the whole reason I started this blog was so I could share my reviews...other bookish musings are fun (and I love reading some of the blogs that specialize in that), but they are secondary for me. So I really try to craft my reviews well. I always want them to be a combination of informative, critical, and funny...with maybe some ridiculous Mean Girls gifs thrown in for good measure.
Kelly can also be found on Twitter @TheWRRedhead, and Goodreads.
Thank you for joining us today, Kelly! Remember to check out Kelly's blog, The Well-Read Redhead, and leave a comment or question below!