Saturday, February 5, 2011

Saturday Spotlight - Books and Thoughts and Adventures...Oh My...

Name: Patty
Nickname and/or blog name: Books and Thoughts and Adventures...Oh My...
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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 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 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 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 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 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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  1. I found you on the book blog hop. I love your site's name.

    I think elementary teachers are extremely brave souls! Some might say the same for those of us that teach middle school. Maybe teachers in general are brave souls?

    I read YA literature also. Of course, I started reading it because I needed to have something to give to my students. They don't seem to appreciate the classics like I do. Now it's a secret pleasure of mine.

  2. Wonderful interview! I enjoy Pattys blog and I am always surprised to see how short a person has been blogging when I think they have been around a long time :)


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