What better way to end the week than with another awesome blogger interview? I recently “met” Kate through the internet and am so glad I did. Not only because she has fabulous content (like her current Ultimate Guide to Book Blogging), but she’s fabulous to interact with! She also writes for Book Riot, which is way fun!
Hope y’all enjoy meeting Kate!
1. How long have you blogged?
I’ve been blogging for over 5 1/2 years now.
2. What’s your favorite genre (or at least one of them)?
I love nonfiction–not so much creative nonfiction, but the really meaty informational stuff. Those historical biographies that could easily double as a doorstop, obscure theological treatises, and popular medical books are right up my alley.
3. What are you currently reading?
Right now I’m reading The Faith of Christopher Hitchens by Larry Alex Taunton and listening to the audiobook version of I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai.
4. What’s another blog you enjoy? (Doesn’t have to be book related)
I was just writing a post on my favorite bookish Tumblrs today, so I’ll mention this one because it’s on that list and I visit it all the time: English Idylls. It’s like stepping into a Jane Austen novel.
5. What’s something you enjoy outside of reading?
Outside of reading? What does that even mean? Haha. Just kidding ;). I’m a big movie/tv buff and of course blogging takes up a fair amount of my time.
1. What is something about your life right now that you would never imagined 5 years ago?
I couldn’t have imagined that I would be writing for Book Riot or blogging in any sort of a professional capacity at all. It’s been an exciting journey.
2. What is one thing that you would go back and do differently if you could?
I’ve always had extremely high expectations of myself. If I could go back, I’d allow myself a little more leeway.
3. What is one of the happiest moments of your life?
The first thing that pops into my head was when I was six or seven years old and adopted my first dog. We went to a farm to pick a puppy from a recently born litter. All the dogs were milling around, jumping on things and enjoying themselves. I sat by myself in a corner of the barn and Casey marched right over to me and plopped down in my lap. I knew he was the one. He was so small and had never been in a car before, so on the way home he got carsick and threw up all over my lap. I was so smitten I didn’t care!
4. What is one thing you want the next generation to know?
I hope the next generation is much more cognizant of the impact of human industry on the environment than the current generation is. I think they will be, particularly since the consequences of environmental devastation are becoming more and more apparent. The question is whether or not the necessary changes will be made to halt and reverse the damage before it’s too late.
Thank you so so much for taking time to join in Kate! Be sure to check out her blog friends!