Book Blogger Q&A: Another Look Book Reviews

Michelle from Another Look Book Reviews kindly agreed to answer some questions for The Book Base. In doing so she became the 15th contributor to our Book Blogger Q&A series.

Here are her responses:

How long have you been a book blogger?

April 12th, 2011 was my first blog post but I have been reading and commenting on them for about a year.

Approximately, how many books do you read every year?

I would say about 150. I am always reading. So far this year, I’ve read 84.

What were your favourite books as a child?

I was addicted to Nancy Drew MysteriesLittle House on the Prairie and all things Judy Blume when I really started reading. Before that I loved Richard Scary picture books and stories.

What are you reading at the moment?

I just finished Raeliksen by Renee Vincent and now I am reading a couple of erotic short stories by author Asher MacDonald for reviews (requested by author).

If you had to pick one, what’s the best book you’ve read this year?

Ransom by Julie Garwood. It is not a new release as it has been out for years.

Who are your three favourite authors?

Diana Gabaldon, Julie Garwood and Janet Evanovich

Which book has had the greatest impact on your life?

Probably Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Whenever I pick up that book to re-read it, I get a familiar comforting feeling and totally whisks me away to Scotland.

Which books are you most eagerly anticipating?

I can’t wait for Contentment by Margaret Ethridge. It is being released June 27th! I am going to pimp the hell out of that book when it comes. I’ve lined up an interview with author and I totally recommend the book for any women that have been married for a few years and they are in a marriage lull.

If you had to invite some book characters round for dinner, who would you choose and why?

Jamie and Claire Fraser from Outlander. First I’d want to stare at Jamie and possibly run my fingers through his ginger hair, lol, and then I’d have to apologise to his wife Claire. I can’t wait for book 8 to come out in 2012. I’d want to talk all about Scotland and I’d want to show them all of our technology advancements. I’d want to take Claire to a local hospital and show her the medical advancements of the day.

What advice would you give to new bloggers?

Don’t follow a blog just to get a follower on your blog. Numbers mean nothing if you have no visitors to your blog. Don’t be so focused on numbers. Also, when you do follow a blog, go back and check your Blogger Dashboard often so that you can go and re-visit those blogs you decided to follow. After all, since you decided to “click to follow”, there must be something of interest to you. On my site, I review gay lit as well as erotica so it’s not a good idea for me to follow someone who has religious undertones or a teen who reviews YA books. Be real and genuine.

Which other book blogs do you recommend?

I love to visit author blogs who update regular. I love to go to blogs where I can be entertained or there is great information. I love to visit where I can win prizes.
http://lushbookreviewss.blogspot.com/ – won prizes
http://www.sizzlinghotbooks.net – won prizes
http://can-duu.blogspot.com/ – laughs at the Guilty Pleasures posts
http://blog.nathanbransford.com/ – great information

Many thanks to Michelle for taking the time to answer our questions.

As she has already made clear, alongside romance novels, Michelle’s blog, Another Look Book Reviews, also features erotic and gay literature. If this isn’t your cup of tea, or it’s likely to offend you, don’t click the link!

You can also follow Michelle on Twitter.

5 Replies to “Book Blogger Q&A: Another Look Book Reviews”

  1. Awesome interview! I frequently visit Michelle’s blog. If you want an honest opinion with a healthy dose of humor, be sure to check it out!

  2. Great interview! I love that you’re so excited for Contentment. I am too! Thanks for your support. You’re doing a fantastic job with your reviews. Keep up the great work!

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