Today please welcome Monika, who blogs at A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall.
What's the meaning behind the name of your book blog?
It's from "Television" by Roald Dahl:
So please, oh please, we beg, we pray,Go throw your TV set away,And in its place you can installA lovely bookshelf on the wall.(http://allpoetry.com/poem/8503169-Television-by-Roald_Dahl)
How long have you been blogging?
I just started book blogging in January of this year. I've been blogging off and on in some form or fashion for quite a while (since the early days of Xanga so, almost 13 years!).
Tell us a bit about your book blog. What makes it unique?
I think my blog is unique because I don't shy away from including titles specific to my career (music). I figure a musician/music teacher somewhere out there may come across the review and find it helpful.
What's your earliest memory of reading?
My earliest memory of reading is snuggling up on the couch with my mom, as she read to me (often from "Little Visits with God"). I can hear how funny her voice sounded as I listened to it with my ear against her collarbone. I remember how cozy and loved I felt, and I can still see the soft, yellow glow from the lamp beside us.
Writing in books: Yes or hell to the no?
Hell to the no! That's something I love about my Nook - I can "write" in books guilt-free!
Finish the sentence: My bookshelves are...
now filled with children's books, but otherwise fairly sparse now that I've moved almost exclusively to e-books. My music room, however... the bookshelves in there are scary!
To DNF or not to DNF?
I will definitely DNF a book after giving it a fair shot. I always give it my best try first, though, sometimes even putting it aside and coming back in hopes that it was simply bad timing.
What's one book that intimidates you?
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. It's definitely on my bucket list!
If you could go to any literary destination, where would you go?
Here in the US: Walnut Grove, Minnesota (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
Overseas: Amsterdam (Anne Frank)
What is your reading personality? (via quiz at http://www.bookbrowse.com/quiz/)
Eclectic Reader: You read for entertainment but also to expand your mind. You're open to new ideas and new writers, and are not wedded to a particular genre or limited range of authors.
Thank you for joining us today, Monika! Remember to check out 's blog, A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall, and leave a comment or question.