Daily Archives: September 11, 2012
Today I am thrilled to participate once again in the BBAW Interview Swap. Amy from My Friend Amy has put my name in with a bunch of other book bloggers mixed us all up and drew out someone for me to interview.
Now to start out let me confess that I did not know Benji or his blog until this swap and isn’t that just the beauty of this? I truly was missing out because if you go over and look at this beautiful blog you would never guess that Benji is twelve years old AND has been quoted in several books (see his about me page). Shoot, at twelve, I was still watching MTV and trying to learn the dance moves to Thriller by Michael Jackson.
So with no further jibber jabber…. welcome Benji!!!!
1. When did you start book blogging and how did it all begin?
Benji: I started book blogging back in January of 2011, though it took me a couple months to get into it. The reason I started book blogging? In a nutshell: my friends were bored of me rambling about books to them.
2. What do you enjoy most about Book Blogging?
Benji: Definitely all the awesome people. I’ve had the pleasure to meet a lot of them in person, and those times are the best.
3. Where do you enjoy reading?
Benji: My favorite reading spot is this one chair that is super comfy and within a 10 second walk of the kitchen (for reading food).
4. If you were to make a guess, how many books are in your home right now?
Benji: I live in a family of readers, so all together I’d say at least 3,000.
5. Whoa. Pause for a moment of awe after that last question! Where do you keep your books (or most of them)?
Benji: They’re all so cluttered! We’re remodeling where I keep the bulk of them, so they’re all in boxes right now.
6. If I had a magic wand (and who’s to say I dont?) and you could be any fictional character for a week – who would you be, what would you do, and why?
Benji: That’s a toughie. Maybe Simon from The Mortal Instruments… he’s a pretty cool dude.
7. What one book that you have read in the past 12 months would you recommend for me to read and why?
Benji: I’m going to go with a book that isn’t so well know: Envy by Gregg Olsen is a fantastic read. One of the best mysteries out there.
8. What do you enjoy doing with your time when you are not reading?
Benji: I live in a seaport town, so I love to sail. I also am a huge soccer fan, so every game day I’ll be cheering loud and proud for my boys, Seattle Sounders FC.
9. What advice would you give to a new book blogger?
Benji: Just be unique and don’t get involved in the drama. It’s pathetic and stupid. When the drama queens come out to play stay away!
Thank you Benji for hanging out with me today and sharing your blog story!
Good morning. Mondays are always hard for me to post anything beyond the Monday What Are You Reading meme because I really want that one to hold for the day… however there are occasional exceptions.
My plan was that when I came home yesterday afternoon I was going to write-up my Appreciation post. Instead… I was at the library from 11- 2 building the Banned Book Week display, then I had a few errands to run, picked up my dog from the groomers, started making my dessert for book club that is tonight, whipped up a quick dinner for Al and went to a Friends Of The Library meeting.
I never did get that post done.
This morning, I thought I would touch on it as my post this afternoon will be my interview swap with a new (and impressive!) book blogger to me, Benji from The Non Reluctant Reader (who in turn, is interviewing me and already has the post up!
So Appreciation. It is always so hard to narrow down the blogs and bloggers I really appreciate. For one, there are so many bloggers I love – they crack me up…. (Jill at Fizzy Thoughts, Trish from Love, Laughter, and a touch of Insanity, Jenners from Life With Books,… and those I like to read their thoughts on books ( and inevitably buy books off their recommendations) : Kathy from Bermuda Onion, Alison from Alison’s BookMarks, Ryan from Wordsmithonia, Laurel from many book blogs , Reagan from Miss Remmers Review, Alyce from AT Home With Books…
Of course, inevitably I will be driving into work today and do the hand to the forehead thing and realize someone else I surely should have added to this list and how did I forget and *sigh* Know that you are ALL LOVE and ALL APPRECIATED.
Truly – If you stop by Book Journey and read my nonsense, comment on my reviews, share in my work out woe’s, give advice, play along in the read-a-longs, meme’s, challenges…. I adore you and I thank you – because without you stopping in and making me smile when I open up my laptop and I see your comment…. I dont know if I would do this. Seriously, the readers, make the experience.
Thank you again – and Happy BBAW to everyone. To celebrate – here is my giveaway for today:
I have not read it yet… I know I need too, but I have two copies so one lucky winner will walk away with this baby this week (winner announced on Friday morning. To enter, leave me a comment here telling me either of a blog/blogger you really enjoy OR what you love about either being a book blogger or a book blog reader.
Also – don’t forget I have the all week giveaway going on as well. Click here to see how to win an Amazon Gift Card just be popping in all week-long and chatting with me about…. mmmm…. books and bloggers!