Armchair BEA 2011 – Interview With A Book Blogger

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I had the pleasure of interviewing Meg from A Bookish Affair for Armchair BEA. I had a good time perusing her blog and formulating questions and I hope you enjoy reading them!!

Callista: I see you are a new book blogger. In your first post, you ask for advice for new bloggers. As you approach the end of your second month of blogging, do you feel like you’ve learned anything about starting a book blog? Do you have any advice for those who haven’t started one yet?

Meg: I feel like I’ve picked up a few things along the way. While I’m new to book blogging, I’m not new to blogging. My book blog is a lot more “out in the open” (I started blogging on Xanga, which has more of a community component to it than Blogger or WordPress) so there has still been a learning curve present. I’ve learned that I shouldn’t be afraid to start conversations with other bloggers, publishers and authors.

Callista:  In your About me page you state that as a child you pulled books off the shelves and surrounded yourself with them. I know a baby like that. Do you think that if young children love to chew on and flip through books more than average, it means they will like books when they are older? Or are there other things to consider?

Meg: In my case, I used to pull all of my books off of my shelves and pretend like I was reading them. I would say if a little kid is not so much interested in chewing books or destroying them but is more interested in pretending to read that they will be more excited about reading in general once they develop that skill.

Callista:  You like to read Historical Fiction. What time periods are your favourite to read about? Why?

Meg: I really enjoy reading fictions about World War I and World War II. I also like reading about royalty (but that isn’t really limited to a particular time period). At least with WWI and WWII, I developed an interest through classes I took in school. That time period is so interesting to me since so many of the outcomes from those two wars still affect the international environment today (yes, I was a Poli Sci nerd in college).

Callista: Of the books you’ve reviewed on your blog so far, which do you recommend the most?

Meg: Probably my favorite book so far that I’ve blogged about is Juliet by Anne Fortier. That book had everything: gorgeous setting, mystery, intrigue, history and romance.

Callista: Which do you like to use more? Twitter or Facebook and why?

Meg: As far as book blogging purposes go, I really like Twitter. It’s a great way to start a conversation. I’ve gotten to tweet with other book bloggers that I now read, publishers and even some authors, which I’m a little geeked out about to tell the truth.

Callista: You have been using GoodReads longer than you’ve had a blog. What do you find different between the two when it comes to posting reviews?

Meg: I do much more thorough reviews on my blog than I ever did on GoodReads. I also feel like it’s easier to connect with other readers through my blog. I use GoodReads to mostly keep track of what I’ve read and what I want to read.

Callista: What do you do when you are not reading?

Meg: I live in a city (Washington DC) that I love that always has a lot going on. We have tons of museums and parks to visit. I’ve lived in this area for most of my life and there is still so many things that I haven’t seen. My husband and I have been making a concerted effort to try to get to some of the places that we’ve never been before. It’s been a blast. Exploring is always fun for me!

Thanks for letting me interview you Meg!!

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About Kathleen

I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.