Friday Blog Hops!

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!

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  1. 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).