First off... HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I have now been married for a week! I'm still alive... hehe.
I love finding bloggers with a similar name to mine.. Kristen.. Kristin.. so similar. But, also, her blog is rockin'! So read on to find out more!
Nickname and/or blog name: Feed Your Imagination
Blog URL: http://feedyourimagination.blogspot.com
Tell me a bit about yourself.
I don't think you all want to read on for pages, so even though I love to chat, I'll try to keep this on the short side. I'm a college student from New England who loves snow and palm trees equally, so I have no idea where I'll end up in a few years. The two things I love most are books and music, though I'll admit I'm one of those people who likes to be involved in as much as possible. I've been writing reviews since middle school (I remember my first ARC - Dancing in my Nuddy Pants by ), and am thrilled that even after all these years have passed, I still do.
When and why did you start your blog?
I started my blog in March 2009, though I admit I didn't really get into blogging until the end of May. I've been reading/following many other book blogs for quite awhile and spent and felt like it was about time I start one and get my thoughts out. Plus, I've always been really disorganized when it comes to keeping track of the reviews I've written, and having a blog makes that so much easier.
What is your blog all about? Any cool features you want to share?
I think reading is a way to live vicariously, so on my blog I like to highlight books that really suck you in. I mainly review YA books on my blog, but sometimes I'll review an adult book that I think is a good crossover (for example, Maria V. Snyder's Storm Glass). I participate in some of the more popular memes: In My Mailbox, Teaser Tuesday, and Waiting . , since I believe music and books go along so well, I have Feed Your Ears posts, where I come up with playlists to go with books. Once a month, I have the Flashback of the Month where I review a book that's not a recent publication and that doesn't receive the attention it should. I've also started hosting contests and did my first author interview in mid August.
Do you have a review system? If you do, would you like to explain it for us?
Well, generally my reviews are two to three paragraphs in length. The first paragraph will include my own summary of the book, and then one to two paragraphs of my opinion. At the end of every review, I give the book a rating between 1 and 10. If I don't like a book, I will give a negative review, but I always try to be fair in my judgments.
Any tips or advice for those starting or thinking about starting a blog?
Simple: do it for yourself. Start a blog because you love reading and want to share that love. This way you'll never (or hopefully never) be disappointed.
What are some of your favorite genres and/or books currently?
Oh boy. I'll stick with favorite genres, because favorite books would be way too long a list. So right now I'm pretty obsessed with fantasy and, as well as anything with some romance and/or a mystery.
Thank you Kristin for sharing your blog with us today! Make sure to stop by and give her a comment or two folks!
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