So it’s another book blogger interview and I’m super happy to see that we’ve gotten this far guys! Thank you so much so everyone that is scheduled there is plenty more to come. This next feature is with Jordan from Read With Wine. I hope that you enjoy her interview and don’t forget to check out her links at the bottom of this post so that you can follow her on all the things!
1. What made you decide on this as a New Year’s Resolution?
I read every book I could get my hands on growing up but as an adult with work, study, life etc it was a hobby that dwindled.
But for 2019 – I’d just moved to America from Australia, I had a lot of spare time and missed reading. My sister in law introduced to me to Goodreads and I subscribed to book of the month- it felt like a great Resolution!
2. Where did your love of reading stem from?
Being the first child I think my parents were very hands on with teaching me very early and I was just obsessed with reading. Reading was always an escape as I grew up- my parents had a divorce, we moved a lot and I lived in a little country town. Reading can take you anywhere and you can learn so much.
3. Do you have any other hobbies?
I’ve reignited my love/hate relationship with running this year as well! Right now I’m addicted to the Zombies, Run! app which is co-written by Naomi Alderman who wrote “The Power”. It’s like listening to a ‘read your own adventure’ while running.
4. What is your favorite book?
I hate answering this one because I have so many favorites in different genres… but the book I’ve re-read the most is “My Sister Sif” by Ruth Park. I can’t explain why that one in particular is my favorite but I keep going back to. Also Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass but who doesn’t love those?!
5. You seem to be all over the social medias! Are you going to try YouTube next?
I actually did try YouTube – I tried a blogger challenge for a few months in a row and they pushed for a video because it was “more engaging”. I think I made 4 videos in 4 months and it was not for me.
6. What do you find to be the most interesting part about being a bookblogger?
How many of us there are!!! Outside of the community I think a lot of society has this opinion that reading is a dead hobby beyond a few big hits that take over the movie or TV industry.
7. Do you have any goals for the rest of the year?
I would like to start Author Q&As, and be better at posting consistently. Right now I’m just inspired by other bloggers and will look at making goals for the new year.
8. What is your go to wine for reading?
Pinot Grigio! A dry to semi-sweet, because for some reason my favourite sweet ones tastes TOO sweet when reading. I think without food or conversation the flavour really stands out.
9. Any advice for someone who wants to start a bookblog?
Do it!! I’ve blogged for years on and off but would delete them and restart- I didn’t have an enough interesting content to keep them alive. Reading is so subjective- there is room for so many bloggers, there are a lot of books and opinions to be shared.
Be prepared to have 0 views – not only at the start (and the “start” can last a very long time!), but also on your favorite posts. Be prepared to spend many days or weeks completely changing your style until it feels just right. Do it for personal enjoyment- you won’t be getting hundreds of likes and comments like on other platforms but when you do, it feels so much better because of the effort you put into it. Read and engage on other blogs!
10. Any big projects coming up that you’d like to share?
I’ve started to join in on some blog tours which I’m really excited to be involved with, and have my very first Author Q&A coming up with a successful best-selling author of 20 years!
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Thank you again to Jordan for doing this interview with me! Thank you to all the other book bloggers that I’ve featured on this blog. You all are amazing! Check out my past interview posts and the guest posts from the bloggers featured!