Things are going to be a bit different on the blog this week. I'm participating in Armchair BEA so in lieu of my usual Monday Writing post (and the other regularly scheduled memes/features), I'm going to be doing a few of their theme days. Today is a virtual meet-and-greet sort of thing, which means I'm answering a few (Armchair BEA-provided) questions about myself and my blog.
1. What is your current read?
I'll probably be reading something else by the time this goes up, but right now I'm in the middle of Beth Kephart's Small Damages. And the writing is so gorgeous it makes me a little sad. (This one's coming out in July.)
2. Tell us one non-book-related thing about you that everyone reading your blog may not know.
I don't know what qualifies as interesting about me, but if I didn't run a book blog I'd want to run a food blog. (I've considered doing both but it would be way too much work.)
3. Where do you see your blog in five years?
I have no idea. I love my blog, but it's definitely just a hobby and when it stops being fun or I stop being able to reasonably make time for it in my life, I'll give it up. Right now I could see myself ending it this year or keeping it going for years and years.
4. What is your favorite post you've written that you want everyone to read?
I don't know what my favorite post is. But this ("On the Topic of Bloggers at ALA") is one I wrote after attending the exhibits at ALA Midwinter last year; with ALA Annual approaching (and yeah, I'll be going again -- yay!), I think it's a very relevant post on bloggers at ALA and what is expected of us. I highly recommend reading the comment section.
5. Have your reading tastes changed since you starting blogging? How?
I wouldn't say my tastes have changed, but being so immersed in the YA market has really helped me finetune what I like. I try to be a pretty selective reader but at the same time I love to read tons of books, so really knowing what's happening in my favorite genre helps me find the books I'll like and better avoid the ones I don't want to read. Aside from this it's also introduced me to plenty of authors and books that I wouldn't have heard of otherwise -- because let's face it, BN's selection isn't that impressive.