Today please welcome Beth Nolan-Conners, an eclectic reader who blogs at Beth's Book-Nook Blog.
What's the meaning behind the name of your book blog?
I wanted something to show that it was all about the books I enjoy.
How long have you been blogging?
Since 2009. It started because so many family and friends asked me to recommend a good book that I was spending a lot of time sending the same emails. As a New Year's resolution I started a book blog.
Tell us a bit about your book blog. What makes it unique?
I will read just about anything, though I don't usually review erotica. My MO is to read and review, but if I don't like a book, I don't finish it; and if I don't finish it, I don't review it. So, my blog is a pretty positive view on things.
What genres do you write about most, and why?
I love historical fiction, regular fiction, YA, and mysteries. I will do biographies, Christian fiction, and self-help books. I love cookbooks. I try to find books that fit my moods and so I'm often reading 2 or 3 (or 4) books at once.
Every blogger feels pressure at some point. What's something you feel pressured to do or not do on your blog? How do you deal with it?
I feel that I should respond to every single request I get, even if it's just to say "no thank you". I get a lot of requests, but I think that is just common courtesy.
What's one book you think everyone should read?
I noticed that To Kill a Mockingbird is back on the bestseller list. That is probably my favorite book ever. To Set a Watchman is coming out in July, so I am guessing that this has brought a buzz to TKAM. If that makes more people read or reread that book, then great!
Writing in books: Yes or hell to the no?
Wait- writing IN books?? Like notes?? Um - no. Sticky notes if needed but I don't allow pages to get bent or dirtied or covers to get bent. People love to borrow my books because they always looks brand new (and if they return them bent up I "generously" let them keep them).
What's your favorite place to read or blog?
I love to lie on the couch or lie in bed. When my husband travels I sleep with my Kindle in the bed with me. No kidding.
Is Amazon.com the evil empire? Discuss.
While I am all for indies (I have a love affair with The Concord Bookshop), I will say that Amazon has provided a service of making books available to folks that might not have access to a bookstore or couldn't afford a list price for a book. I'm all for that.
Book shelfie time! Take a "shelfie" of your bookshelves and share it with us.
|And I have lots more in other rooms!|
What have you learned from other bloggers or your readers?
How to be more creative with my blog (always a challenge).
Do you judge a book by its cover, or its lover?
One book you like that no one else seems to, or vice versa?
I recently gave kudos to The Goldfinch and several friends said they hated it.
To DNF or not to DNF?
DNF - life is too short for bad books.
What's one book that intimidates you?
The Autobiography of Mark Twain, vol. 1
If you could go to any literary destination, where would you go?
Under the Tuscun sun
How about non-book related hobbies? What do you do when you don't feel like reading?
(which is never)
- TRAVEL esp. to NYC, Napa, and Hawaii
- I do a ton of community theater - act, sing, direct, produce
- I love going to Europe and Disney World
What's your favorite book to movie adaptation?
I thought they did a good job with The Hunger Games.
What are 3 favorite posts or reviews you've read by other book bloggers?
What is your reading personality? (via quiz at http://www.bookbrowse.com/quiz/)
The All-Rounder! :)
Thank you for joining us today, Beth! Remember to check out 's blog, Beth's Book-Nook Blog, and leave a comment or question.