Another AWESOME blogger feature! Ya’ll that normally read my blog know how I love giveaways. How I love spreading the news during my mash-up posts. During a looking for giveaways to feature, I found Gina’s blog. I started reading and checking her blog out more frequently. Then I decided it was time to feature Gina here!
I hope you enjoy learning more about Gina @ Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers!
Bloggers Made Of AWESOME: Gina @ Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
Gina- when did you begin blogging?
May 18th, 2009 – so many moons ago!
How did you come up with the name Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers?
It was actually a play on words when I was just goofing around, bouncing ideas around…and it stuck. 😉
What are your thoughts on blogging today in an ever-changing book-ish world? Are blogs helping other readers connect with good books?
I think the bloggy world of it all is here to stay but I will admit that it takes a certain dedication to stick it out in the long run. You’ll run into highs and lows of readers passing through, comments being made, conversations sparking, even the dreaded writer’s block or reading rut but if you keep it about what you like, keep it personal, it won’t become a chore as opposed to the fun filled hobby it began as.
The “good” or “bad” of a book is really determined by the individual reader so my answer to the connections question is this…it IS connecting the readers of the world with bookish possibilities. Sometimes I’ll run across something highlighted on a site I never would have looked twice at on the shelf…yet I find myself drawn to it.
When you are not blogging (or reading!)- what do you like to do?
Umm…that’s a hard one! Let’s see, working…spending time with family, including my fur-babies (pups, gotta love ‘em!)…indulging my love of music/movies…and of course, buying more books. I’ve a serious weakness for our local stores, and the library’s bookstore. 😉
Do you have any #literaryconfessions?
I have not read, much to the chagrin of my coworkers/friends, and still only have tentative plans to read….THE HUNGER GAMES. Yep. *ducks objects thrown*
Do you have a #literarycrush?
Hmm, not in the sense of one guy above all others, but I usually find one in each read that I prefer in some fashion. I mean there’s Julian from The Forbidden Game series, Edward from Twilight (and no, not the vampire aspect of him either), then almost any of the Sullivan brothers from Bella Andre’s series, most recently Gabe….and the list continues. Guess I’m just a sucker for the idea of a great guy….
What books are you looking forward to reading in 2013?
Too many to name! One of the many….THE GIRL WHO SOARED OVER FAIRYLAND AND CUT THE MOON IN TWO by Catherynne M. Valente. This series, aside from the uber fabulous titles themselves, is FANTASTIC! It’s rated for the Kids Fiction genre, but totally works on a higher level as well and helps build vocabulary strength in all!
In your opinion, what book has been the best book you have read (so far!) in 2013?
No fair! I don’t usually pick favorites. If I was hard pressed, my list would include at the very least…anything by Steven Manchester (most recently THE ROCKIN’ CHAIR), LOOKING FOR ME by Beth Hoffman, STORMING THE CASTLE by Christopher Healy, SAND CASTLE BAY by Sherryl Woods, THE SILENCE OF BONAVENTURE ARROW by Rita Leganski….you said this year so far, right? 😉
You have a beach vacation planned. What are the 3 books that you must bring?
Now see, I’m an equal opportunity reader…my only requirement would be that they be different types of books, different genres if at all possible. Variety IS the spice of life after all.
Are you an e-book or tree book lover? Or does it not matter?
Tree book tree book tree book all the way! It’s true, I read SOME ebooks, but they are on a limited basis. I much prefer the experience of reading with an actual physical book. The chance to unplug and unwind with my favorite past time is just heavenly.
What has been your most liked (or shared) blog post? Why do you think it was so popular?
Well of course the MOST popular are always the ones with contests…let’s face it, almost every reader is out to get more books to feed their habit. 😉 Aside from the contests, it really depends on the day of the week. Guest Posts go over well to some degree as do the book spotlights because they are a quick hit and go, but I gotta say, the classic review posts garner some attention too. My site is not one that garners a lot of comments (*sniff sniff*) but the page counts, time spent and interactions with other readers via other social media outlets make it worth my while.
If you could have dinner with any author (dead or alive) who would you pick? And why?
Seeing as how I wouldn’t have any clue what to serve a dead author (not to mention, how awkward would that be?!), I suppose I’d most like to sit down and chat in person with some of my current author acquaintances. Whom specifically? Again with the favorites! (Jk!) No, seriously, I’d want a dinner PARTY with Beth Hoffman, Marilyn Brant, Dorothy Dreyer, Melissa Marr…hey, was there a fire code limit on the number of attendees?