Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Featured Blogger: Heather from Based on a True Story

Today please welcome Heather, who blogs at Based on a True Story.

What's the meaning behind the name of your book blog?

I tell stories about my life from my perspective. I'm allowed to embellish though.

How long have you been blogging?

Since 2004 and since 2005 on this site.

Tell us a bit about your book blog. What makes it unique?

I review books but my blog isn't limited to that. I quilt. I write weekly fitness reviews. I also talk my family and pets. Sometimes I go off on rants.

What genres do you write about most, and why?

I read everything. Fiction, nonfiction, all genres. I write most often about urban fantasy, historical fiction, and nonfiction. I'm sure there is some deep reason for that but mostly I wish there was magic and I like history. My brain just wants to be entertained.

Writing in books: Yes or hell to the no?

Nope! I get all my books from the library and they frown on that.

What's your favorite place to read or blog?

In bed.

What have you learned from other bloggers or your readers?

I've learned the joys and challenges of tracking what I read. I've been tracking locations of my books for a few years to increase where I read. This year I'm working on reading translations and authors of color.

Do you judge a book by its cover, or its lover?

I'm a sucker for a good cover.

One book you like that no one else seems to, or vice versa?

I hated Catcher in the Rye and Of Mice and Men and Great Expectations.

To DNF or not to DNF?

I ruthlessly DNF. Life's too short to suffer through boring books.

If you could go to any literary destination, where would you go?

I'm actually going to Bath in 2015 because of all the Regency romances I've read.

How about non-book related hobbies? What do you do when you don't feel like reading?

Quilting, vegetarian cooking, walking

Thank you for joining us today, Heather! Remember to check out Heather's blog, Based on a True Story, and leave a comment or question.

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