Welcome to my first discussion post for 2017! I have been wanting to add discussion posts to my blog so to keep me motivated I joined the Discussion Challenge hosted by Feed Your Fiction Addiction and It Starts at Midnight. For my first post I thought it would be a good idea to introduce myself.
Hi everyone! My name is Kathy and I started this blog for fun. My husband and I have been married for 21 years and we have two teenage daughters and a spoiled dachshund named Koko. I work full-time so I read to escape the stress from the day.
When did my passion for reading start?
I’m a late bloomer for reading. When I was younger I read books for school assignments and occasionally read for fun. What really ignited my passion was Twilight. My oldest daughter wanted to read the book before the movie came out but I wanted to make sure it was appropriate. I finished the book in a day and then went out to buy the entire series. After reading the series I bought my first Nook. I discovered the book blogging community and I decided to create my own blog to share my thoughts on books and other topics.
What genres do I read?
I read middle grade, young adult and adult books. My favorite genres are romance, paranormal and fantasy. I am trying to read more mysteries and science fiction books.
What book formats do I read?
I read eBooks, paperbacks and audiobooks. I prefer eBooks because I don’t have space for paperbacks (the paperbacks I have are in clear storage bins so I can easily find a book). I also like being able to take my Nook anywhere and have a huge selection of books to choose from. I love being able to highlight quotes without ruining the book. I often read in bed while my husband is asleep so I like that ereaders are backlit and the brightness can be adjusted (my husband usually doesn’t mind me reading in bed but I make sure the light doesn’t shine on him lol). I’m on my 3rd Nook and I feel like I’m the only one using a Nook lol. I know Kindle is popular but I love my Nook HD and I have the Kindle app so I can enjoy books from either store.
How many books do I have?
I have 1,590 eBooks on my Nook, 629 eBooks on my Kindle (but some of these are ARCs), 80 audiobooks and 200 paperbacks (which are in clear storage bins since I don’t have room for shelves). I had no idea I had this many books lol! Most of the eBooks were freebies but now I’m being more selective (or at least I try to be lol). A lot of the paperbacks are free from giveaways, publishers or conventions. (This explanation is primarily for my husband, just in case he reads this post lol).
What is my review style?
I change my review style often. I write full reviews, mini reviews and quick reviews in a list/bullet format. It all depends on my mood or if I have a lot to say about a book. But I always write spoiler free reviews. I really hate it when reviews tell you the entire story!
What are my favorite posts on my blog?
I have a lot of fun creating my Book Looks, Bookish Mood Boards and Get 2 Know posts. These posts depict the book with images and fashion. I discovered Book Looks and Mood Boards from Nereyda at Nick & Nereyda’s Infinite Booklist and fell in love with her creations. Get 2 Know is a post I put together with my oldest daughter Marie and we bring a character to life with a look at their Instagram and fashion style. I fell behind on these posts last year because of work and laptop problems but my goal for 2017 is to have these regularly on the blog. Here are some of my favorite posts:
Bookish Mood Boards
Get 2 Know
That’s a little bit about who I am. Let me know something about you – do you prefer a eBooks, paperbacks or audiobooks?