Saturday, September 19, 2009

BBAW Interview - Meet Luanne!

It never ceases to amaze me just how many book bloggers are out there that I don't even know. And that somehow, even out in cyber-space, people seem to "know" the same people, and then you can meet someone else who has a completely different group of friends! This is exactly what happened for me in the BBAW Interview Swap- I met Luanne of A Bookworm's World and got the chance to interview her. Here are her responses to my questions below. You can find my responses to the questions here.

This is really the only part of BBAW that I took part in, though I had these big, ambitious plans. I use the excuse that I was out of the country for the first part of the week and was playing catch-up. So here's hoping I do better next year :-) I do think it's been fabulous visiting everyone's blogs and reading their responses to the prompts- what a great force of people participated this year! I'm so proud of all my friends who were nominated and short-listed and won. Congratulations to all, and good work on a good week :-)

1. What author would you most likely to meet, and what would you
spend your time doing with him/her?
I am fascinated with Victorian England and think it would be great to meet the writers of that time - Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens and explore the corners of London at that time.
2. What story that you've read would you most like to "visit," i.e.,live along with the characters in it? And why?
When I was young, I fell in love with Laura Ingalls Wilder and wanted to live in The Little House on the Prairie with her and her family. I ended up working in a living history museum later in life and got to dress up and play 'pioneer' every day!
3. Do you finish every book you start?
If I accepted it for review, I do try to finish it. If I picked it up on my own, and it's not grabbing me, then no - there are too many books I want to read to waste time on one I don't.
4. What is your favorite book? Why?
It's a toss up between Rush Home Road and The Wife's Tale by Lori Lansens. She is a Canadian author. Her female protagonists are filled with incredible strength despite much adversary. I become so invested in her characters.

5. You know the standard questions! Why did you start blogging. Why do you keep blogging? How much time do you spend on your blog - reviewing, upkeep , commenting etc? What is the best part of blogging for you? Hmm definitely more than one question there!
I've been blogging for about 18 months now. It started out as just a fun way to record what I was reading and has grown from there. Since starting a full time job, I have less time than I would like to spend on my own blog and visiting and commenting on others. The best thing has been discovering all the amazing people who love books as much as I do!

6. I'm always curious as to how others write their review. Do you take notes as you read? Do you dive right in and start to write as you turn the last page or do you let it sit an percolate for a bit?
I do make notes if something strikes me and I do take notes of the quotes I would like to use.

7. How do you see bloggers fitting into the publishing world?
Social media and the Web 2.0 are quickly taking the place of traditional methods used to promote and review books. Bloggers fill an important role.

8. What book do you think everyone should read?
Oh, do you know I can't even pin it down to one...

9. When you're not reading, what else do you like to do?
I love to quilt and garden!

10. Have you ever met up with any of the bloggers you've met online?
I'm pretty excited. I am going to get to meet a blogger next month. I am going to a Reader's Advisory conference and will get to meet Melanie of The Indextrious Reader

11. Pets? Husband? Children? Vices?( just kidding!)
Husband, daughter, son and two dogs, no vices ( unless you count books!)

12. Do you have a home library? Do you buy books? Keep them, lend them, donate them?

I am lucky enough to have a dedicated 'library'. I think my family just got tired of stacks of books everywhere else in the house. It is my sanctuary. I do buy books. The ones I buy I do keep. I do lend and I do donated to my library as well.
Thanks so much for your time, Luanne! It was great meeting you and I look forward to browsing your blog in the future :-)


  1. I've been reading Luanne's blog for a while, so it was nice to read her answers and get to know her a bit more. I'd love to see some pictures of her quilts (hint hint).

    Diary of an Eccentric

  2. Thanks Aarti - It was great to meet you and discover your blog!

    Anna - I am off to a quilt show in the States at the end of October and hope to pick up tons of fabric. I'm itching to get sewing again.

  3. Wilkie Collins and Charles Dickens! Luanne sounds like a girl after my own heart. Great interview, I am going be checking out her blog.


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