Today please welcome Sherrey, who blogs at Found Between the Covers!
What's the meaning behind the name of your book blog?
That's where my parents could always find me if I had snuck off to read -- between the covers. My mom thought reading was a waste of time so I hid in my bed between the cover with a flashlight. Today I no longer have to hide, but I thought it was a bit catchy and after all it's how I remember reading as a kid.
How long have you been blogging?
Since 2006, when I retired from keeping attorneys happy almost 24/7. I love to write, and blogging was the answer to that initially. Found Between the Covers is only about a year old, but I have had other blogs over time and still do.
Tell us a bit about your book blog. What makes it unique?
I'm not sure I consider Found Between the Covers unique. But if pressed I would say it's the number of memoirs I review. As a memoir writer, I find them interesting as well as educational from the writing perspective.
What genres do you write about most, and why?
Historical fiction, memoir and Christian fiction, because of my links to certain publishers whose interests lay in these areas as well.
What's your earliest memory of reading?
Likely my first memory of reading is linked to my first library visit. Can't remember who took, but most likely my dad because he loved books. That would have placed me in the simple chapter book category because I don't remember having much more at home than the Little Golden Books.
What was the first book you read over and over, or the book you've reread the most?
Definitely Anne of Green Gables! My dad surprised me on my 11th birthday with the first in the series and then thereafter each birthday or Christmas, I would receive the next until the series was complete. I still have all of them tucked away safely. Perhaps I should get the out and read them again.
Writing in books: Yes or hell to the no?
In self-help or instruction, yes. In something I might want to share or donate, no.
What's your favorite place to read?
Curled up in my recliner in the family room next to the fireplace with Maggie, our tuxedo kitty, curled up in my lap. If she beats me to the chair, then I take the overstuffed sofa on the other side of the fireplace. And I'll be found heading off to bed with a book in hand.
Do you have any reading accessories you can't do without?
My Might-Brite book light if we're traveling! And my Kindle unless I'm reading something bound. I always said I'd never have a Kindle, but something changed.
Finish the sentence: My bookshelves are...
My TBR pile is...
on an Excel spreadsheet for sanity's sake but also stacked around the house between my office, bedroom and family room. It isn't really stacked; it's sort of sprawling.
What's a book that's changed your life?
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
One book you like that no one else seems to, or vice versa?
Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
To DNF or not to DNF?
Here I waffle. If I'm really not enjoying a book, it's DNF. I did this recently on a book I agreed to review for an author. I had to email and say it just wasn't working for me. The author was very understanding. I can't see wasting my time on something I can't enjoy when there are so many other books waiting for me.
What's one book that intimidates you?
Anything by Stephen King (I don't like the genre) and I am definitely intimidated by Don Quixote. I've tried -- honestly.
If you could go to any literary destination, where would you go?
I would love to to Paris. I don't know if it is still a literary hub as it was when Ernest Hemingway wrote there, but that was a high and intense time of writing for several well known authors. For me, having read A Moveable Feast by Hemingway, I just like to see the places included in that work.
How about non-book related hobbies? What do you do when you don't feel like reading?
I'm a knitter and a quilter, and I should be a more committed domestic engineer but I'm not.
What's your favorite book to movie adaptation?
Not much of a movie-goer, so I'm going to pass on this one.
What are 3 of your must-read blogs?
What is your reading personality? (via quiz at http://www.bookbrowse.com/quiz/)
My quiz result was "All Rounder," meaning I fit equally into all four categories. Pleasantly surprising result!
Thank you for joining us today, Sherrey! Remember to check out Sherrey's blog, Found Between the Covers, and leave a comment or question.