Book Blogger Appreciation Week 2016 is hosted by Ana, Andi, Heather, and Jenny at The Estella Society. It’s a week dedicated to celebrating the hard work, dedication, and love we put into book blogging, and to nurturing the connections and sense of community we’ve been so lucky to find through it. Each day of the week has a dedicated theme/blogging topic.
Day 1: Introduce yourself
by telling us about five books that represent you as a person or your interests/lifestyle.
I’m going to tweak my BBAW introduction just a bit by combining it with my response to the “Beautiful Blogger Award” I recently received from Helen at Helen’s Book Blog. It’s been ages since I had one of these, and it seems fitting that it coincides with BBAW’s triumphant return! Here’s how it works:
- Say who nominated you for the award and link back to their blog (done)
Give 7 random facts about yourself (see below)
Nominate 7 bloggers
As for the last item: If you’d like to play along and share 7 random facts, please consider yourself nominated!
- I have lived in California for almost 14 years, which is the longest I’ve lived anywhere. I’ve also lived in New York (twice, City and Upstate), Connecticut, Florida, and Tennessee.
- I was living in Connecticut when I became a reader. My reading obsession during my elementary-school years was anything by, or about, or related to Louisa May Alcott.
- Young-adult fiction emerged as a distinct category during my middle- and high-school years in Florida, and I gobbled up topical, contemporary novels by authors like Norma Klein, Judy Blume, and M.E. Kerr.
- My son was born while I was a full-time college student. My reading during those years alternated between business textbooks, Dr. Seuss, and borderline-trashy novels that could be stuffed into my backpack.
- During the 1990s, I was living in Tennessee and an unofficial member of Oprah’s Book Club.
- My reading preferences have shifted more and more toward nonfiction since the turn of the 21st century.
- That said, The Book I Think Everyone Should Read is a novel: The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell. Let me tell you why I think so.
Happy Book Blogger Appreciation Week, everyone!