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Sunday, November 29, 2009

SPREAD THE LOVE SUNDAY!





It's Sunday and it's time for another edition of Spread the Love Sunday! Every Sunday I interview a fellow book blogger who I have found along the way of my endless book blog searching! Today's guest is one of my early followers who has been a great inspiration to me!

NAME: Michelle
BLOG: red headed book child

1. Tell us a little about your blog.

My blog is best described as a General
Reviewer Blog, meaning that I don't stick to one genre at ALL. I like to read just about anything so that is reflected. It also has a bit about my family, cute pics of my kiddo, not so cute pics of me, my snarky yet fabulous writing style/humor (wink) and my overall obsession with books and therefore, fabulous taste in.

2. Why did you start your blog and what is your favorite thing about having a blog?

Well, I knew nothing of the blogosphere when I started but friends told me I needed an outlet after being laid off or else I was going to start talking to corners, if you know what I mean! My passion for books had to go somewhere new. I had been working in books for ten years and it was very sudden and life changing to have that end. Aside from the blog, I really discovered that I didn't need that career to continue connecting with people in the book world. Turns out I already had a following of people who respected my opinion when it came to books. That helped boost my confidence when starting this blog and it went on from there!

3. If you could be any character from any book, who would you be and why?

It will change, of course, because i am such a crush crazy (yes, married) girl. I would love to be Claire from The Time Traveler's Wife only because the love she had with Henry was so special. Or I would be Alyss from The Looking Glass Wars because I have all sorts of fancy visions of her and Dodge (hunky protector) running away all romantic like!

4. Who is your favorite author(s)?

This also changes. Right now it is Frank Beddor (The Looking Glass Wars). Ongoing I always love Meg Rosoff, Laurie Notaro, Kate Morton, Jodi Picoult, Sarah Waters, Dennis Lehane, John Connolly, and Beth Gutcheon.

5. What is your favorite genre to read?

M
eaty novels I call them or Literary novels. Mysteries, Young Adult, Humor and Memoirs round out my favs.

6. What book are you reading right now?

One? I am currently reading These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer and Mistletoe Murder by Leslie Meier.

7. Name some of your favorite blogs.

You, of course!
Jenny at TakeMeAway,

Ryan at Wordsmithonia,
Mel at He Followed me home,
Lisa at Lit and Life,
Michelle at The True Book Addict,
Melissa at My World,
Amo at When a woman shakes her tablecloth,
Julie at My 5 Monkeys,
Karen at Novels during Naptime
and Christine at Happily Ever After...
to name a few. Um, I guess I like quite a bit. There are more....so many more...!

8. Any tips for new bloggers?

What's helped me best is to remind myself why I am doing this, which is to have fun, read lots and meet a great book loving community. It's important to me to not feel obligated to have my blog be a certain way or do so much that it's not fun anymore. it's easy to get swept away in all of the stuff to do! Be honest, be sincere and respect your fellow bloggers. Oh and discover Book Blogs.ning. That helps!

Be sure to check back next week for a new edition of Spread The Love and be sure to check out Michelle's blog! You won't be disappointed!

*If you would like to be featured, just send me an email*

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6 Comments:

Blogger Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Thanks Amy!!! How sweet to know I inspire!
This is a really cool idea. I'm so happy to be a part of it.

November 29, 2009 at 10:32 AM  
Blogger Blanche said...

How neat! Great interview with Michelle! I'm off to check out her blog! :)

November 29, 2009 at 1:56 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Aw, thanks for the shout out!!

November 29, 2009 at 5:04 PM  
Blogger Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

That is a great review! I like her author choices - a lot of my favs are in there too. :)

November 29, 2009 at 8:58 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

What a nice idea. Thank you for letting us know about Michelle's blog. I am now a follower of hers too.

November 30, 2009 at 5:22 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

What a great idea for a column. I love Michelle and her blog. It's actually through her that I discovered your blog, Amy! :)

November 30, 2009 at 9:59 AM  

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