Last week I was nominated for a Liebster Award!
There are a whole bunch of rules that go along with the award, and as I’ve already mentioned before how I don’t like memes that require you to tag people (and awards are right along the same lines), I can’t technically accept this. But, I appreciate the thought, and I’ll still answer the questions… because why not, right?
So, my questions, as asked by Jann Lee:
Why do you blog?
I blog because I love writing, and I have too many thoughts in my head to leave them up there.
What is one goal that you have for your blog this year?
Just to keep doing what I’m doing, I guess. After I’ve been doing this a little longer I might have more ambitious goals, but I’ll really just be happy if I can make it to the one-year mark still going strong.
How long do you see yourself blogging for?
Well, even though I don’t know how long this blog will stick around (hopefully a long time!) I don’t see myself ever giving up on blogging completely. I’ve had various blogs over the years, sometimes I updated more often, others hardly ever… but I do love having my own little space on the internet, and I don’t think that will ever change.
What experience has your blog given you that you’re thankful for?
I’m thankful for this blog in particular because having a book blog has made it much easier to connect with other book bloggers. Having a personal blog but commenting on primarily book blogs was a strange experience because I never really felt like I was connecting with anyone (whether or not it was actually true).
What do you think makes a blog noteworthy?
The blogger has to be real. It’s hard to connect to words that have no personality behind them. Content is important too, but it’s hearing a real voice behind the words that will make a blog stand out from others.
What’s one surprising fact about yourself that you would like to share with your readers?
I don’t know, I think I’m pretty straightforward. I’m sure there are things about me that might surprise you, but I’m not a great judge of which things those would be.
What is your all-time favorite book and why?
There are 22 books listed on my 5-star shelf on Goodreads. Beyond that… I guess if forced to choose just one I’d say Dante’s Equation, because it’s the kind of high-stakes thriller that I love, but with a twist. Other close contenders are That Hideous Strength, The Thirteenth Tale, and Dance of Death… and pretty much everything else on that list. Seriously, how do you narrow it down to one all-time favorite?
Which book were you excited to read, only to find that it didn’t meet your expectations?
There’ve been many of these, unfortunately, some of which I’ve mentioned here before (The Silent Wife, most recently Bellman & Black). Jumping back to my pre-blogging reading, Deliver Us From Evil, by David Baldacci. It’s a sequel to The Whole Truth, a novel I consider one of his best, so I had high hopes… but though it wasn’t terrible, it was a disappointing follow-up.
Which publication would you love to do a review or article for?
I don’t really have any ambitions of being published… probably the most I’d strive for is writing a guest post for a fellow blogger.
Which author or famous person would you love to interview?
I’d probably be too nervous to interview anyone, but if I could set that aside… James Rollins, one of my favorite thriller authors. He always has such interesting things to say in interviews that I’ve seen and read, and he also just seems like a genuinely nice guy. (All the Twitter pictures of his dogs probably help.)