Thursday, August 22, 2013

Katie from Words for Worms

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

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.


  1. Eeep! I feel like a celebrity!

  2. You're so cute Katie! Oops, I mean "crazy flower lady." I took the Jeopardy test, too. Alex totally needs to call me.

    Megan M.

    1. Why isn't Alex calling? WHY, ALEX, WHY?!

  3. Hooray for Katie! I love her blog so much, she never fails to make me laugh and/or to think about a book in a different way. Way to go you famous flower lady!

  4. Ohhhhh librocubicularist! Awesome word.
    I love your blog!

    1. Isn't it a wonderful word? I really have no idea how to pronounce it, but I love the look of it!

  5. Yayyyyyy Katie!!! You ARE hilarious and silly and your blog is just always just a TREAT to read!

    And now I need to see about taking that Jeopardy test to see how bad I am ;-)

    1. Ooooh Sarah, stop. (Don't really though.)Book bloggers probably all kick butt at trivia. We should have a giant internet contest of JOY!

  6. YAYYYY! One of my fave blogs.

  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE this blog and probably so does Barnes and Noble cause of all the books that I've bought since following!! YAY for irreverent humor in book blogs!!

  8. Congratulation on your blog birthday! That's awesome :)

  9. I too read in bed and have a copy of that meme of the librocubicularist! Love it. And love your blog...your humor really comes through.

  10. Love Katie and Love her blog! She is a true mix of smart and funny... good thing we're both married or I'd steal her away. =)

  11. I'm jealous of your built-in glow light! I love my Nook but I wish I'd gotten the kind that has a light with it. Sometimes a girl is on a dark bus and needs some lighting.

  12. Katie, I think that there's nothing to be ashamed of when it comes to e-readers. Seriously, they are amazing and great supplements to physical books. They are awesome for classic reads, borrowing from the library, and taking on vacation!

    Aaaaand woo hoo for being featured!

    Rebecca @ Love at First Book

  13. Love Katie's blog- it's one of my favorites!

  14. Great interview!! I love your attitude and humor, and cannot wait to check out your blog!!


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