Book Blogger Q&A: The Slowest Bookworm

Karen from The Slowest Bookworm kindly agreed to answer some questions about her reading habits and favourite books. She is the 42nd contributor to the Book Blogger Q&A series at The Book Base.

Here are her responses:

The Slowest BookwormHow long have you been a blogger?

10 months now, although it seems like forever … in a good way of course!

Approximately, how many books do you read every year?

I was a lost soul to reading. Until June last year I had hardly picked up a book up in 20 years. The only exceptions to this were the Harry Potter books which were passed on to me by a friend and I did read and enjoy those. Between June and December last year though I read 51 books, although this has slowed down now since I started spending some of my free time blogging instead of reading!

What were your favourite books as a child?

As a child I loved the Enid Blyton books.  I read all the Famous Five, Mallory Towers, The Faraway Tree, The Secret Seven and just about any other Blyton book I could get my hands on. Once I grew out of those, there wasn’t really much around for tweens/teens at that time so I went straight on to adult books for a short while. I don’t really think I was really ready for them though as it put me off reading for about 20 years.

What are you reading at the moment?

I’m currently reading The Eighth Scroll by Laurence B Brown.  It’s an adult book and the first one I’ve read in a while as I usually stick to YA.

If you had to pick one, what’s the best book you’ve read in the last twelve months?

Most definitely The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, closely followed by Jenny Pox by JL Bryan and Numbers by Rachel Ward.  Oh, you said one book … sorry!

Who are your three favourite authors?

JK Rowling, JL Bryan and Rachel Ward

Which book has had the greatest impact on your life?

Glass Houses by Rachel Caine was the book I picked up last June that really grabbed my attention. I read all the series that were currently available in two weeks, and that was it. I was a reader once again. And now a blogger, and things will never be the same again!

Which books are you most eagerly anticipating?

The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab and Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan are two that I’m really excitedly awaiting release dates for.

Which book character is most like you?

Oh my word, that’s a hard one!  I don’t think there is a book character like me. There’s a few I’d like to be like though.

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

I think it would have to be Claire, Eve, Shane and Michael from The Morganville Vampires and they’d have to bring Myrnin with them. Since they met each other their lives have been very interesting and I’m sure the conversation over dinner would be exciting and fun, and with Myrnin there too I would imagine it’d be like no other dinner party ever. And anyway, I want to steal his pink fluffy slippers.

What advice would you give to new bloggers?

My advice would be to join in as much as possible in book blogger land. Read and leave meaningful comments on other bloggers posts, do some of the memes like In My Mailbox or one of the hops – but don’t make your whole blog just memes. Make your blog your own. Make it interesting. Make new friends and have fun! If you just update your own blog and never visit anyone else then you’re not going to get noticed.

Which other book blogs do you recommend?

Some of my favourite blogs which I try to visit as often as I can are:

Thanks to Karen for taking the time to complete the Q&A. Check out her blog and follow her on Twitter.

One Response to Book Blogger Q&A: The Slowest Bookworm
  1. Jenny
    July 17, 2011 | 3:19 pm

    Yay Karen! Love your blog:) I would most definitely invite the Morganville vampire crew over for dinner (especially Shane) – I adore them! I still need to get caught up though, I’m a few books behind. And thanks so much for the blog mention!

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