Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Suey at It's All About Books

Please welcome Suey, who blogs at It's All About Books. Suey's blog is known for her passion of the author Markus Zusak and the music of Josh Groban.

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I have been blogging about books on It’s All About Books since March of 2007, which means just over six years now. When I started, I also had a personal blog, so this new blog was truly going to be “all about books.” Of course the other blog died and I find it way too hard to not post personal type things so my “all about books” blog is now “all about everything!” 

I read all sorts of genres so don’t try and pin me down! I especially love fantasy, classics and historical fiction. Every time I manage to fit in a non-fiction, I love that too! And I will read anything YA. Oh, and of course anything considered literary fiction. I even will read a western now and then because...cowboys? I love them! I’m learning to even get into the mild horror type books! The one genre I’m not too fond of is mysteries. I just don’t get ‘em. I really don't’ get chick lit either actually. So there’s that too. 

One of my earliest book memories is having a babysitter come over and bring with her a book called Mr. Pine’s Mixed Up Signs. I LOVED that thing! I begged her to bring it every time. Finally, I got a hold of my very own copy. Yes! Sadly, it was after all my kids were past this stage. Grandkids maybe? :) 

My bookshelves are a mess and so is my TBR pile. I got new bookshelves several years ago and made a library corner in my basement. It was awesome! It was organized! But now, I’ve added stacks and stacks piled here and there and the organization I started with is long gone. Sad. I need another library corner. 

There are so many book to movie adaptations that I love. Pride and Prejudice (Colin Firth version) does stand out. But some others I love: Lord of the Rings, Holes, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Forsyte Saga.... 

Probably the book I’ve read the most times now is Pride and Prejudice, I’ve lost count... maybe four or five? But I am starting to work on the third time around now with all the Markus Zusak books. You must know, (and you do if you’ve read my blog and you will if you plan to read it,) that I’m a bit of an MZ fan. Maybe even a bit over the top of a fan? A fanatic fan? A rabid fan? Come hang out for awhile and you'll see... 

When I’m not reading I’m probably trying to keep up on some TV shows, or dragging family members to the movies, or doing all sorts of boring mom stuff, or planning our next big trip, or stalking authors at the many launch parties/ author signing events we have around here, or blasting music in the car, probably Josh Groban, but it could easily be Muse or Silversun Pickups or Gotye too. I love music and would rather play music then listen to an audio book... which is why I have a hard time with audio books. In between all that I spend a lot of time worrying... about kids, about exercising, about just doing whatever needs doing. 

And what makes my blog stand out? Hmmm.... good question. I like to think it stands out because of it’s “down to earthness” and the chatty informal setting I feel I have going there. Maybe it stands out because I have lots of lists there and it’s a good resource for people. Maybe it stands out because of my passion for supporting our lovely local Utah authors, of which we have many. Maybe it stands out because I’ve been around awhile and am really quite consistent with the posting. I don’t know. But hopefully, it stands out somehow because WOW there are a lot of us out there! 

Finally, and this may give you the biggest clue as to the type of blogger and reader I am, I took the little reader personality quiz at bookbrowse.com. Guess what it says? “You fit in all categories!” Yes, I guess I am equal parts involved, exacting, serial and eclectic! I hope you come say hi!

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Thank you for joining us today, Suey! Remember to check out Suey's blog, It's All About Books, and leave a comment or question.  You can also find Suey throughout the web at the following locations:

19 comments :

  1. Hi Suey! Glad to see you featured here. I loved The Book Thief (maybe my favorite book of all time) and look forward to reading more MZ books. We met during Bloggiesta and looking forward to the monthly chat this weekend.

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    1. Tanya: I'm glad you plan on coming to chat! It could be just you and me!

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  2. HA! Love that intro! :) Sheesh, I'm such a fan girl....

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  3. Suey ... LOL!! And, this is a good thing!!! :) Thanks for stopping by today!! Yet another one of my favorite bloggers!! :)

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    1. Tif: Hopefully it's a good thing.

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  4. Great spotlight, Suey! I really enjoyed reading that. I knew most of the things on here, but it was still fun to read and hear your personality in the words. :D

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    1. Jenni: It was fun to write this one!

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  5. hahaha I love that you matched up with all reading categories! Eclectic readers unite!

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  6. Awwww, what's not to love about Suey? She's one of my favorite book bloggers ever!

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    1. Susan: Thank you!! Back at ya!

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  7. Yeah, Suey! I love how eclectic and informal and welcoming your blog is :)

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    1. Melissa: Thanks so much. You are awesome.

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  8. fun write-up! your "chatty informal" style is one of the most wonderful characteristics of your blog, and the eclecticism.

    ~L

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  9. Hi Suey! I loved reading this. Your awesome personality definitely shows!

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