I was nominated by Stephen over at Stephen Writes so a huge thank you to him! Stephen writes thoughtful discussion pieces and wonderfully in-depth reviews, so definitely check out his blog.
• Display the award
• Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog
• Answer the questions they have written for you
• Nominate 8-13 other bloggers and give them three questions to answer, all in the name of sharing unity within the blogging community.
1. What is your favourite thing about being a book blogger and why?
Besides the opportunity to connect with other readers I think what I enjoy most about blogging is that it’s a major creative outlet for me. I’ve always enjoyed art in various forms, from drawing both on paper and digitally, and most especially building websites and setting up ambitious projects for myself. Through blogging I have also come to have a deep love of writing, even if it’s a silly book review, as I have always had difficulty expressing myself orally. Writing has also given me a chance to keep my analytical skills sharp, there is nothing I like more than watching analysis videos of literature and popular media and so it’s fun to write about the things that I take away from the books that I read.
2. Is there a book genre that you would read more?
I seem to have made it a habit to relentlessly read a different genre every year. Last year it was thrillers, this year it has been contemporary poetry, I can’t explain how I decide on these things or why these moods strike me. For what I would like to read more of, and I may switch gears later this year to pursue it, is older science fiction and fantasy. Both are genres I’ve always loved but have never read extensively, and there are many prolific writers that I have yet to read like Douglas Adams, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Frank Herbert. It’s difficult enough to keep up with more contemporary authors, so it’s easy to feel inundated with books that I must read because of how loved they are.
3. Which book have you enjoyed the most this year and why?
Oh this is a difficult one as I still have so many books I am excited to read this year. It feels like the year is still just getting started and then I have to slap myself that it’s already May and we’re already almost halfway through the year. Thus far though, if I had to pick one, it would be Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot. I have the review scheduled for later this month, but I will say right now that her writing is magnetic and one of the finest examples of prose poetry I’ve ever read. Heart Berries was brutal and introspective, not simply a linear story about the author’s experiences. It is a book that I’ve already been recommending to several friends and I look forward to reading more books by Mailhot in the future.
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1. What is one 2018 release that you are anticipating reading?
2. If you could choose one book that you want more of your fellow bloggers to read, what would that one book be and why?
3. What author or book first got you into reading and how do you view that author or book today? Have your feelings changed?