Friday Blog Hops!

July 13, 2012

It’s time for Friday book blog hops! I’m answering the questionsfrom two top hops: Book Blogger Hop hosted by Crazy- for- Books, & Featureand Follow hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read.

At Crazy-for-Books:

Q: How long does it take you to read a book?

A: It all depends on the book! Some books are such easy reads, but some books are very thought-provoking and have a difficult subject matter. For example, I recently read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and I read it slowly and carefully because it was a long, incredibly detailed book with many different themes. I made the mistake of reading it in bed at night, and kept falling asleep because it was late and I was sleepy! Then I vowed to sit in a chair and read it properly and give the book a fair chance, and I’m so glad that I did, because it’s a great book.


Q:What drove you to start book blogging in the first place?

A: I needed a creative outlet! I love to write, and I waslooking for a way to do so on a regular basis. I kept seeing ads from Blogger to start a blog, and one night I just did it! I had no idea what I was getting into and really didn’t know what I was doing. I chose a subject that I wasn’t really interested in, and I didn’t realize that blogging was so much work. My first couple of blogs were just terrible, but I learned a lot.

My third blog,New Jersey Memories, was originally going to be a blog about happenings about New Jersey, but it eventually morphed into a blog of photographs I took around New Jersey and writing about them. I was always interested in photography, but my first photos were terrible because my camera was crappy and I didn’t know how to take pictures. My photography has vastly improved, however, and that blog is still going strong. I love taking pictures.
I started writing about New Jersey books on that blog, and then decided to create a different blog just for books, and that is how The Literary Lioness started. I actually thought of the name before I started the blog.

Doing two blogs is a lot of work, however, but I do loveblogging. I’m still a writer, and send stuff to magazines in hopes of being published. I love that blogging lets me be published immediately!

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Happy Friday and have a great weekend!


  1. I agree that it definitely depends on the book!.. some books are easy to breeze through.

    1. Some books you can read in one sitting, but some are more complicated.

  2. when it comes to books that i do not like it feels like torture trying to get through it!
    New follower from the Blog Hop
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    1. If I really dislike a book I will not finish it.

  3. I agree, It really does depend on the book- and the pacing. I know, for me, I also have to be in the mood for a particular type of book for me to read it faster.

    I have Henrietta Lacks on my to-read list (and it was on my bookshelf collecting dust until my cousin had to read it for her college class and borrowed it/ saved it from a life of boredom).


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