Today please welcome Katie, who blogs at Doing Dewey.
What's the meaning behind the name of your book blog?
I read the Happiness Project about 18 months ago and was really inspired by the author's idea to learn about a bunch of new topics. I wanted to do the same myself, so I decided to try to read a book for every number in the Dewey Decimal system and started a blog to keep track of the process. And voila - Doing Dewey was born!
Tell us a bit about your book blog. What makes it unique?
Well, I'll read nearly anything (the only genres I avoid are the polar opposites, erotica and christian lit) so you'll get great variety at Doing Dewey. I like to pair fiction with relevant non-fiction, so it's easy to find some non-fiction that might be interesting to you if it's not really your thing. And I do a pretty good job letting you know anything that influences my opinion of a book, so you'll know if you share my tastes in books when reading my reviews. And that's Doing Dewey :)
Writing in books: Yes or hell to the no?
Sacrilege! Especially since I started blogging, I've really appreciated books as beautiful objects as well as fun things to read so I try to keep my books looking nice. The one exception is text books which I'll write in if I can learn better that way.
What's your favorite place to read?
Just like I'll read most genres, I'll read pretty much anywhere. I'm an equal opportunity reader :)
Finish the sentence: My bookshelves are...
one of my favorite things! There are few things better than a well-stocked bookshelf.
How about non-book related hobbies? What do you do when you don't feel like reading?
I love online gaming with friends. I've found it a great way to keep in touch with friends from college now that we're scattered all over the country. I also enjoy photography and try to get out to take pictures at least once a week.
What's your favorite book to movie adaptation?
Actually.... (shameless plug alert!) I'm currently hosting a book to movie reading challenge because the one I participated in last year was canceled. The best book to movie adaptation I've seen is the new Anna Karenina. I've seen movies that stuck more closely to the book, but I adored the theatrical style of this movie. It was just so well done!
What is your reading personality? (via quiz at http://www.bookbrowse.com/quiz/)
I'm an 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.". Spot on!
Thank you for joining us today, Katie! Remember to check out Katie's blog, Doing Dewey, and leave a comment or question.