Today I have with me a duo of awesome bloggers from Girls in the Stacks. Their blog is super cool, so you should definitely check their site out and learn more about them below!
Name: Stacy & Shannan
Nickname and/or blog name: Girls in the Stacks
Blog URL: http://girlsinthestacks.com
Tell me a bit about yourselves.
You know how there is love at first sight? Well, for us it was friends at first sight. It happened in the hallway at our kid’s school. There was no corny music playing at the time like in a movie, but when our eyes locked we knew we had found kindred spirits. True story. As for who we are, Stacy (that is me) is the organized one. She likes graphs, charts, timelines and lists and Shannan is the fun, free spirit. We balance each other.
When and why did you start your blog?
We both fell in love with the Twilight Saga and mourned heavily after we read them all. Seriously, we didn’t eat for two days. We needed a book fix. So, we started reading like crazy, and one thing lead to another and a few months later here we are with our blog.
What is your blog all about? Any cool features you want to share?
We are just thirty something girls we love to read and have turned our obsession for books into book reviews that are passionate, opinionated and often quite humorous. In addition to traditional book reviews of adult and YA fiction, we also have lively book discussions via podcasts (which can be listened to on our site or on iTunes) and fun, fresh and juicy author interviews, be they written, podcast or video.
What are some of your favorite genres and/or books currently?
We both *heart* YA fantasy. Though we love good adult reads too! We are big fans of Becca Fitzpatrick, Suzanne Collins and Charlaine Harris. We typically frown on depressing books, but will occasionally read them if prodded. We are busy wives/moms, and when we read in our free time we want to be uplifted not feeling the weight of the world on our shoulders. Stacy (me again) read The Kite Runner last year and it still haunts her.
How do you find out about the books you read?
Hmmmm, lets see...we buys lots from our local Borders and Target and there is this great Half-Price Books about 30 minutes from us that is awesome and recently we have gotten a few free review copies from publishers.
Any tips or advice for those starting or thinking about starting a blog?
Our advice would be:
·realize there is a learning curve, things don’t happen overnight
·read and blog with your heart, people want honesty not perfection
·don’t be afraid to try new things, it was Shannan who wanted to do the video interviews much to my chagrin
·visit, read and comment on other blogs!
Thank you Stacy & Shannon for stopping by and sharing more about your blog! I will have a sample review by them up in a bit so you can see what kind of books they're reading.
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