A few months ago, an event happened called Booktopia. Thanks to Twitter, I was able to start tweeting with one of the people attending the event- she always had interesting comments about books, so I began to read her blog, and really enjoyed that, as well. After meeting @bibliosue in person (in real life, her name is Suzanne); I knew this was a person and a blog that would be defintely worth keeping in touch with. A few weeks ago, I asked if she would mind asnwering some questions for a blog post for me. Suzanne agreed, and so here we are. Thanks so much @bibliosue!
If you enjoy the interview and want to know more about Suzanne, check out her blog. Suzanne also tweets as @bibliosue on Twitter.
Interview with Bibliosue:
Why did you decide to become a book blogger? Was it to discuss books with others? To recommend books? When did your blog debut?
I started my blog in November of 2009. I’ve always searched out people with whom to talk about books and reading, and when I discovered the Books on the Nightstand podcast it led me to so many online connections to do just that – Goodreads,Twitter, and book blogs. I started my blog just to write about what I’ve read, and most of the time if I’ve liked the book it will be a recommendation. It’s just a hobby for me though; I don’t have the desire to spend hours and hours on it, especially when I could be spending that time reading 🙂
Who are some of your favorite authors?
Margaret Atwood, Nick Hornby, Rohinton Mistry,
Do you enjoy going to book signings and meeting authors?
Absolutely! There aren’t many close to where I live, but there’s an indie bookstore about an 1 ½ hour drive away that has great events and I try to make it there when I can.
Is there a book that you think is outstanding, but others dislike?
I recently read and absolutely loved Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks, but a friend of mine with similar tastes didn’t like it at all.
Is there a book that others rave about, but you think is not worth the hype?
I couldn’t get through The Passage by Justin Cronin, but I think it was because it’s just not my type of book. I strongly strongly disliked Emma by Jane Austen, which some people consider her best novel.
Name an author (or authors)that you would like to have dinner with.
In no particular order (and not necessarily at the same time): Margaret Atwood, A.J. Jacobs, Nick Hornby, Bill Bryson, and if he were still alive, Christopher Hitchens
Name your Top 5 favorite books.
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood , A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry (I’m re-reading this now and it’s still amazing), The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, The Help by Kathryn Stockett (this list changes regularly!)
Do you have any #literaryconfessions?
I’m a bit ashamed that I’ve never read Little Women