Greetings fellow book dragons!
This isn’t my first rodeo with book blogging, so for those of you that know me, it was simply time for a re-brand, and for those that are finding me for the first time, thank you and welcome!
So without further ado, as my first official post as That’s What She’s Reading, I thought I would take some time to do the Book Blog Newbie Tag, which was created by loveandotherbookishthings.
1. Why did you start this blog?
I originally began book blogging in 2012 as part of library school. I really enjoyed it and decided recently to start over with this blog to reflect a fresher tone.
I wanted a place to talk about books and other bookish delights. In a galaxy far far away, I was an Army officer and a librarian, but now, my bosses are two very energetic little boys (and now a sassy little girl). My days are spent arguing with smaller versions of myself about going to the bathroom, that picking something out of your nose does not constitute an acceptable form of nourishment, and that while it is definitely more relaxing to spend your days without pants on, they must be worn when going out in public. Adult interaction is highly valued these days even if it must come in the form of the internet.
2. What are some fun and unique things you can bring to book blogging?
I’m a librarian, so in order to save time, let’s just assume I’m right! Just kidding! My experience and training encourage me to read things from that perspective, but I’m also very opinionated in my own right. Also with two (now three) kids, I love sharing some of the amazing children’s books that we read together.
3. What are you most excited for about this blog?
Engaging with others about books and reading and hopefully making some friends along the way. But more importantly, perhaps someone out there will enjoy discussing Game of Thrones with me, so my poor husband can get a break!
4. Why do you love reading?
I get to live thousands of lives!
5. What book or series got you into reading?
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
6. What questions would you ask your favorite authors?
Why do you kill the ones I love!?!!?
7. What challenges do you think starting a blog will be the hardest to overcome?
Finding the time to write without compromising my other precious resource…sleep.
8. When did you start reading?
My mom says since I could sit up, I was dragging books off the shelf and “reading” them even if they were upside down. I learned to read at 3 and life was never the same.
9. Where do you read?
I read anywhere.
10. What kinds of books do you like to read?
I like too many genres, which makes it difficult for me to not get distracted by other books, but I primarily enjoy mysteries, thrillers, fantasy, and young adult.
So that’s a little about me. Welcome to my blog! Feel free to answer some of those questions in the comments if you feel like sharing too!