Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sunday Spotlight - booktumbling

Today we have a new blogger who started blogging this summer, but her blog already looks like she's been doing this for years! Check her out below:

Name: Christine Zegelis
Nickname and/or blog name: booktumbling
Blog URL:

Tell me a bit about yourself.
I am a single mom of a wonderful 18 year old daughter, 2 dogs and 2 cats. I obviously love books and anything book/writing related (I didn't have to shop for school supplies for my daughter since my closet is basically an office supply warehouse).

When and why did you start your blog?
I started my blog on July 15th. Wow, seems longer than that! Why...well, I recently lost my job. It is a stressful time right now and books have always been a escape. I actually haven't had the time in the last few years to read as often as I would like, so I thought I would use some of my current extra time to fall in love with reading again. I was surfing along on the internet for book suggestions and reviews and was inspired by some of the book blogs I came across. I thought I would give it a go. What a great way to chronicle what you have read, what you thought about it and meet others with the same passion.

What is your blog all about? Any cool features you want to share?
My blog is mainly about books but not just reviews or giveaways. At least that is not my vision. I would like to also share book related news, information, updates...and I am sure a few personal tidbits will get thrown in the mix. I am excited because I see this as a work in progress and hope to develop my own voice in the book blogging world.

What are some of your favorite genres and/or books currently?
I am a horror fan but am pretty open to most genres. I am finding more science fiction and fantasy books that are peaking my interest. I haven't quite caught on to romance books but you never know. Currently I am trying to broaden my scope of authors and genres. Choosing books that seem off my beaten path.

How do you find out about the books you read?
I love to read reviews on other blogs and also the biggies - New York Times, NPR. I also love to just browse the bookstore, pick up a book, read the back cover and if it strikes a chord go home and check it out online. Or I may go all out and just buy it on the spot if it really stands out!

Any tips or advice for those starting or thinking about starting a blog?
I have a personal blog, mostly pictures of daughter, garden, dogs and cats and it is an easy one to update on a somewhat regular basis. Attempting a book blog is so much fun but does require some time I am finding out. Well worth it. Being so new at book blogging, it would be difficult to offer advice other then just go for it. I certainly did not sit a plan out every detail of what I wanted to do, I just started. I figure half the fun will be seeing how it grows!

Thank you Christine for sharing your blog! I really do think wordpress blogs are pretty. *sigh* Okay, leave her some comment love people!

Are you a new blogger too? Or just getting back into the swing of blogging? Do you want to be featured on my blog? Shoot me an email at


  1. I love these interviews! I find so many great blogs this way.

  2. Fabulous interview. Thank you for introducing me to another blogger. :)

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  4. Thanks so much for the spotlight. completely forgot to let you know that my URL has changed. It is now
    pretty much the same just went self-hosted. Sorry about that!

    Thanks again!!!!!

  5. Great interview! I really like Christine's blog :)


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