Name: Patty If you're interested in being a spotlighted blogger, please fill out this form.
Nickname and/or blog name: Books and Thoughts and Adventures...Oh My...
Blog URL: http://patty-adaywithme.blogspot.com/
Tell me a bit about yourself.
Hmmm...I sort of just stopped teaching second grade a few years ago...suddenly...and now I just sort of write and read and blog and review. Young Adult Fantasy is a new genre for me...my dad died a year ago and right after that I began reading Allyson Noel's Immortal series...and from that point on I was hooked...I had to read Morganville Vampires straight through...I cannot not read every book in a series. I love to cook and collect cookbooks. I love to garden and bike and walk. I love to travel with my husband. I pretty much love just being happy. I was devastated when my dad died...he died two months after my mom...so I felt tragically orphaned for a while...but now I am sort of used to it. It helps me appreciate everything in life...especially life itself.
When and why did you start your blog?
I think I started it about 4 or 5 months ago. I was reading other blogs and just thought I might like doing it. And I really do. I think I have blogging figured out...people are reading and commenting...not enough, though and I am getting books from publishers that I love reading and I am getting letters from authors. I find all of this to be perfectly exciting and fulfilling. Next year I want to go to BEA and ALA...now that I know what they are.
What is your blog all about? Any cool features you want to share?
It is about treasures that I find...clothes, bags, etc with lots of reviews and travel spots and thoughts thrown in...it is a hodge podge but it is comfy and I like it.
What are some of your favorite genres and/or books currently?
I love dysfunction especially in women's fiction...I love YA Fantasy and mysteries...I love odd quirky books.
How do you find out about the books you read?
I have always read blogs and mags and sites about books. I always keep track of what is upcoming. I keep journals of books that I want to read. Now that I follow so many blogs it is even easier to know what is coming out soon.
Any tips or advice for those starting or thinking about starting a blog?
Just do it...it is fun and you learn as you grow into it. Other bloggers are so helpful and sharing and I am not afraid to ask questions. The one thing I have yet to do is have a contest...I am a little afraid of them...but I am going to get brave about them soon!!!
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