Book Expo America and the Book Blogger Convention is currently underway in New York. For many of us who would love to attend, it’s simple impossible. Until finding this:
It’s a brilliant way for bloggers, publishers and authors to connect and discuss favorite books, sponsor giveaways and discuss literary topics. But, I didn’t just find it on my own. I happen to be following another amazing blogger with a passion for all things books and so the cycle continues. Thanks Lizzy at My Little Book Blog. Her link can be found here:
So, I had to answer five questions of my choice upon joining:
Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?
Hi, I am a part time teacher and obsessed book/music lover. I recently started The Daily Dosage a few months ago looking to share my love for all things literature and music. They are interchangeable, both telling stories, carry a tempo, have a rise and fall, seep into your soul, leave a mark. Both have been a huge part of my life at an early age and nothing aside from my children can evoke such strong emotional responses.
What are you currently reading?
I am currently reading The Last Letter From Your Lover by Jojo Moyes. It spans between 1960 England to 2003. The story revolves around a found love letter and the mystery of what happened to the couple involved…all I can say right now is IT IS EPIC! I recently read Me Before You and completely fell in love with her writing style. Now I want to read all of her books….ah, the pile grows.
Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.
I am a huge hockey fan, namely, The Chicago Blackhawks! It began in middle school while watching my classmates play on the weekends. I don’t wear the face paint or dress up, but I understand those who do. I get the love. My kids get embarrassed when I yell at the T.V. and I warn friends who want to watch a game with me that I get extremely passionate and maybe a bit vulgar. 😉
What literary location would you most like to visit? Why?
So many to choose from but will have to go with Chawton ~ Jane Austen’s home. She fascinates me with her work. Her social commentary, realism and biting irony carry over to many current novels today. I took an amazing English Literature class in High School and the teacher, Mr. Frawley, was so passionate and engaging that I just fell in love with English Lit. Having a British mother helps, I guess. Wait, she would make me emphasize that she is Scottish. (It’s a big deal…to her)
What is your favorite part about the book blogging community?
Meeting such a wide range of book bloggers with varied tastes has been an education. There are so many undiscovered books and authors out there waiting to be read and heard. I enjoy popular new releases but get most excited when I find a review about a book and author I’ve never heard about and get swept away by the writing and story. I can’t believe the author has been around for years and I am just discovering them now. It’s like getting an unexpected gift. My music and literature tastes are really eclectic and I am excited that the blogging community allows me to express those preferences.