Book Blogger Q&A: Let’s Book It

Dana from Let’s Book It kindly agreed to answer some questions for The Book Base about her reading habits and favourite books. She is the 52nd blogger to take part in our Book Blogger Q&A series.

Here are her responses:

How long have you been a blogger?

In 2007, my family moved to Belize in Central America for a year and while we were there I blogged about our experiences. When we returned in 2008, I quit blogging all together but I found I missed it. So in February of this year (2011) I started Let’s Book It and I’m loving it!

Approximately, how many books do you read every year?

I read about three books a week. So that adds up to about 150 or so a year.

What were your favourite books as a child?

As a young child, I loved Dr. Seuss’ One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. I think I can almost still quote the whole thing. As a teen, The Outsiders by S E Hinton became my best friend.

What are you reading at the moment?

Right now I am reading My God, What Have We Done by Susan V. Weiss. I should be reviewing it on Monday.

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

Now this is a very hard question. I’ve read so many good books over the past year. I guess my personal favorite would have to be Still Alice by Lisa Genova. Getting Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementia has been a fear of mine for a long time. This book managed to quiet those fears for me.

Who are your three favourite authors?

I love Louisa May Alcott. She always paints a great picture and her characters are so lovable. I’ve also recently discovered that Tatiana de Rosnay really speaks to me. And I’m a big fan of Lisa Jackson.

Which book has had the greatest impact on your life?

I think all of the books I read impact my life. They shape the way I see and evaluate my world. Two books I have read recently that really touched me and made me think about my basic beliefs are The Cross Gardener by Jason F. Wright and Peace at the Edge of Uncertainty by Neil Hanson.

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

Parties are meant to be fun so I think I’d pick some eccentric and fun characters. How about: Anna and Finn (Mr God, This is Anna by Finn); must have the Queen (The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett); Mary Anning (Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevlier; Enzo the dog (Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein)  – to provide commentary; and Mrs Who, Mrs Which and Mrs Whatsit (A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle) just to shake things up.

What advice would you give to new bloggers?

Be yourself. Don’t worry about doing it ‘right’ or pleasing other people just blog who and what you are

Which other book blogs do you recommend?

Thanks to Dana for taking the time to contribute to the Book Blogger Q&A series. If you haven’t already done so, check out her blog and follow her on Twitter.

7 Replies to “Book Blogger Q&A: Let’s Book It”

  1. Wow – three books a week. That is truly impressive. I am looking forward to visiting your blog! You have always been a great thinker – your answers to the interview reminded me of this.

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