Today please welcome Katie, who blogs at Words for Worms.
What's the meaning behind the name of your book blog?
I'm a big fan of alliteration. It's a little ridiculous. Words for Worms means that I'm writing blogs or "words" aimed toward readers or book"worms." I'm not going to claim it's brilliant, but it's silly and so am I. It works.
How long have you been blogging?
My one year blogoversary was August 12th. Time flies when you're blogging about books, I guess!
Tell us a bit about your book blog. What makes it unique?
I try to embrace my inner weirdo on Words for Worms. I try to present the books I read in a fun, irreverent way. I don't think that people who try to be funny are supposed to admit they're trying to be funny, but that's about the size of it. Laugh with me (or at me, I won't know the difference)!
What genres do you write about most, and why?
I did a little tally the other day and realized that I read and review books written by women over books written by men by a pretty large margin. It's not something I do intentionally, I just pick up what interests me. I try for an eclectic mix of classics, contemporary fiction, historical fiction, young adult, and time travel. (Is time travel its own genre? It should be!)
What's your favorite place to read?
I do most of my reading in bed. There was a meme floating around a while back that said people who read in bed are called "librocubicularists." I'm going to pretend that term was made up just for me. I'm self centered that way.
Do you have any reading accessories you can't do without?
I know that embracing the e-reader can be controversial, but I ADORE my Kindle Paperwhite. The built in glow light makes my nighttime reading a joy and I never get paperback hand cramps. It's a beautiful thing.
Finish the sentence: My bookshelves are...
So full that I switched to an e-reader to save storage space.
My TBR pile is...
Growing faster than I can keep up with.
What's one book that intimidates you?
I've got a pretty big list of books that intimidate me, but I'm going to go ahead and say that War and Peace is the epitome of literary intimidation. That sucker is HUGE and FULL of Russian politics!
If you could go to any literary destination, where would you go?
Is Hogwarts an option?
How about non-book related hobbies? What do you do when you don't feel like reading?
I love flowers! I plant a big display of annuals every year. I may or may not be known in my neighborhood as "that crazy flower lady." I also dig trivia. I took the online Jeopardy test. Still waiting for my closeup, Alex!
What are 3 of your must-read blogs?
Sarah Says Read
The Well Read Redhead
The Relentless Reader
What is your reading personality? (via quiz at http://www.bookbrowse.com/quiz/)
Eclectic Reader! Just as I suspected. I have difficulty committing to a single genre. Variety is the spice of life and all that, right?
Thank you for joining us today, Katie! Remember to check out Katie's blog, Words for Worms, and leave a comment or question.