Bloggers Who Are Made Of AWESOME: Kristin @ Always With a Book

This week’s Made of AWESOME blogger is Kristin @ Always With a Book. Kristin and I are both members of She Reads, read cozy mysteries and are fans of Twitter book-ish talk! Read on for more of what makes Kristin made of AWESOME.

Bloggers Made Of AWESOME: Kristin @ Always With a Book

Kristin- when did you begin blogging?

I started my blog back in February of 2010.

How did you come up with the name Always With a Book?

I always have a book with me wherever I go and so I thought that would be the perfect name for my blog.

What are your thoughts on blogging today in an ever-changing book-ish world? Are blogs helping other readers connect with good books?

I definitely think book blogs are helping readers find out about good books – I know even for myself, I’ve heard about many good books from my fellow bloggers.

When you are not blogging (or reading!)- what do you like to do?

I work part-time for Literacy Volunteers where I am a trainer and data manager. I also enjoy crocheting. I’ve been making tons of baby blankets lately for all my new nieces (3 this year alone!) and am actually toying with starting my own little side business for this.

Do you have any #literaryconfessions? 

I’m a huge James Patterson fan. I buy most of his books in hardcover so they can go on my JP shelf. I read his Alex Cross series; his Michael Bennett series; his Women’s Murder Club series; his Private series and most of his stand-alone books.

Do you have a #literarycrush? 

I guess it would be Joe Morelli from Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series.

What books are you looking forward to reading in 2013?

 A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams; The Promise of Stardust by Priscille Sibley; Beautiful Day by Elin Hilderbrand; All the Summer Girls by Meg Donohue; Hunting Eve by Iris Johansen; Silencing Eve by Iris Johansen; and The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan

In your opinion, what book has been the best book you have read (so far!) in 2013?

This is a tough one…I’d say it’s a toss up between The House Girl by Tara Conklin and The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak.

You have a beach vacation planned. What are the 3 books that you must bring?

If I was leaving this week – the books would be A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams; All the Summer Girls by Meg Donohue; and Second Honeymoon by James Patterson

Are you an e-book or tree book lover? Or does it not matter?

I do the physical book, but I read both, print and e-versions.

You are given a 50 dollar gift certificate to a book store. Do you take time looking through the store or do you know exactly what books you want?

I take the time looking through the store. One of the things I love to do is walk into different book stores to see what books they have spotlighted – I find it’s different in each store and love seeing what everyone thinks is “the book” to read.

 

*If you liked Kristin’s interview- check her blog out- Always With a Book!

11 thoughts on “Bloggers Who Are Made Of AWESOME: Kristin @ Always With a Book

  1. I struggled with the literary crush, but Joe Morelli would definitely have made the cut. I’ve only read the first two in the series, but man is he dreamy! (I also saw the movie, so the actor is pretty dreamy, too)

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