Thursday, June 27, 2013

Jennifer from The Relentless Reader

Jennifer from the relentless reader


Please welcome Jennifer, who blogs at The Relentless Reader.

Questionnaire

1.      NAME OF MY BOOK BLOG(S): The Relentless Reader http://therelentlessreader.blogspot.com/

2.      I HAVE BEEN BLOGGING SINCE: June 2012. My one-year blogoversary is tomorrow, the 28th. I can’t believe how quickly this year has gone by.

3.      MY EARLIEST MEMORY OF READING: I remember reading Green Eggs and Ham for show-and-tell in 1st grade. I thought I was such hot stuff.

4.      FIRST BOOK I READ OVER AND OVER: Alice in Wonderland, it blew my young mind.

5.      MY FAVORITE PLACE TO READ: On my tummy in bed. My elbows are a wreck. Reading injuries, who knew?

6.      MY BOOKSHELVES ARE: My dad recently built me some shelves and I’m working on staining them. I’m hoping to have a well-organized system once I’m able to shelve all of my books. Hoping.

7.   MY TBR LIST/PILE IS: Bonkers. I’m sure we all have a similar tale to tell. I’m currently on a self-imposed library ban until I get my tbr pile under control.

8.   A BOOK I DON’T LIKE THAT EVERYONE ELSE SEEMS TO LOVE: This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz wasn’t my cup of tea.

9.   A BOOK THAT INTIMIDATES ME: Les Miseralbes by Victor Hugo. It’s neither the length nor the subject matter that scares me. I’ve wanted to read it forever. I don’t know what the deal is but I’m nervous to begin.

10.   MY FAVORITE NON-BOOKISH ACTIVITY: Wait, what? Is there such a thing?

11.   MY BOOK BLOG STANDS OUT FROM THE CROWD BECAUSE:  Is this where I get to toot my own horn? I review an eclectic mix of literary fiction, classics, and a lot of nonfiction. I feature a wide variety of books and I hope that I do it in a way that is accessible and fun! Toot toot!

12.   MY READING PERSONALITY (http://www.bookbrowse.com/quiz/) IS: Exacting Eclectic

Your responses showed you fitting into two different groups - the exacting reader and the eclectic reader.

The expression 'so many books, so little time!' sums up your life. You love books but you rarely have as much time to read as you'd like - so you're very particular about the books you choose.

You read for entertainment but also to expand your mind. You're open to new ideas and new writers, and are not wedded to a particular genre or limited range of authors.

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  1. Jennifer,
    Fun getting to know you a bit better. Exacting Eclectic does sounds a bit like your book posts. :)

    My phys therapist says I should read lying on my stomach as good for stretching out the back. So hopefully you are getting that benefit!

    Sarah @WordHits

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    1. Sweet! I'm keeping my back in great shape then ;)

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  2. Thanks for the quiz link, looks like I have a multiple personality. . .

    Your responses showed you fitting into three different personalities:

    Involved Reader: You don't just love to read books, you love to read about books. For you, half the fun of reading is the thrill of the chase - discovering new books and authors, and discussing your finds with others.

    Serial Reader: Once you discover a favorite writer you tend to stick with him/her through thick and thin.

    Eclectic Reader: You read for entertainment but also to expand your mind. You're open to new ideas and new writers, and are not wedded to a particular genre or limited range of authors.

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  3. Hugs to you, Jennifer! Love ya! Love your blog! Virtual hugs!

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  4. And I'm pre-coffee. Two virtual hugs might be a little creepy.

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    1. Bwahahaha! I'm a hugger, I'll take all I can get! Thanks darlin'!

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  5. 'So many books, so little time'...ah, life. Love your blog, Jennifer :)

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  6. Les Mis intimidates me too! But I refuse to see the movie until I read it, and I REALLY want to see the movie...so I might need to get over that soon.

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    1. That is my exact issue Kelly! I want to see the flick but I will NOT until I've read the book!

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  7. What a fun interview! I enjoyed getting to know you a little better. (And psst! Les Miserables intimidates me, too.)

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    1. We might need a Les Mis readalong! Hmmm.... ;) The wheels in my head are turning.

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  8. Your blogoversary is my wedding anniversary! I can't believe how fantastic your one-year old baby is :)

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    1. Thanks Shannon :) Happy anniversary to you and yours!

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  9. Yay Jennifer! I love your blog! Read Les Mis last November - you can do it! Can't wait to see it featured on your blog at some point :) And yay for one year old blogs! Mine will be a year in fifteen days.

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    1. Oh and I took the quiz! Very cool. It says I fit into all four categories equally! Does that make me the ultimate reader? I may have to post this quiz on my blog if you don't mind me using it :)

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    2. Jennine G. ... I got the same results, so I will go with the ultimate reader! BTW, since you took the quiz, maybe you also want to consider being one of our future featured bloggers?!? If so, just click on "How to Be Featured" in the menu above!

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    3. I will, that sounds cool! Thanks!

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    4. Jennine G. ... You're welcome! :)

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    5. The Ultimate Reader! I love that, lol.

      Thanks so much Jennine :D I hope to tackle Les Mis VERY soon!

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  10. You really DO review books in a fun way. I always love your GIFs hahaha :) So glad to see ya featured today!

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    1. Thanks Mon! Ya'll are making me blush, lol.

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  11. I love your blog! Congrats on being featured today on Book Bloggers International!

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  12. Fantastic interview! I wish I could read on my stomach, whenever I try that, I can't get back up...lol.

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    1. LOL, oh no! It doesn't hurt my back but it really does a number on my elbows I swear :)

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  13. You are hot stuff for reading a book during show and tell!!!

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    1. I sure thought so! I was strutting around like you wouldn't believe, lol.

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  14. Jennifer, this was such fun, and congratulations! I enjoyed getting to know a little more about who you are and your likes/dislikes. Fun questionnaire.

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    1. Thank you Sherrey! It was fun answering the questions :)

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  15. Yayyyy Jen!!!

    I took that quiz, I was the "Exacting Reader" :)

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    1. Yayyyy me! LOL!

      Exacting = Picky? ;) You and me both girlfriend

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  16. Congrats again on your blogoversary! That's so exciting. And I love you book blog because I get a ton of recs from you :)

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  17. Woo hoo!!!! You're amazing and now many more people can see that!

    -Rebecca @ Love at First Book

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  18. What a great interview! I'm following your blog Rebecca. You seem like a really awesome person. :)

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  19. That was a fun interview, Jennifer. Now I know what an Exacting Reader is!

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