How long have you been reviewing books?
This is my sixth year. WAH. That’s terrifying.
Do you get paid for reviews?
If I do, which I haven’t yet (other than in a hard copy of the book), I would put a disclaimer at the top of the blog. I’ve never been paid, but I’m open to it, obviously.
How do you rate books?
I have no star system, guys, I’m sorry. It’s just not that simple for me. Books are complicated. I’m the type of person that wants to give 3.02275 stars to a book. I will review the book honestly and say what I loved and didn’t so much like. Sometimes, I’m full on gushing. It’s kind of one of those, “I work really hard to write this review, so you have to read it to know what I think.”
What’s your favorite book?
So, my clear favorite is Alice in Wonderland, but I have many other books that I’ve fallen for over the years and would not leave in a burning house: Lark and Termite by Jayne Anne Phillips, Sylvia Plath’s diaries, The Gathering by Anne Enright, The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston, Hold Your Own by Kate Tempest, Words and Their Meanings by Kate Bassett, The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan, The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld, and short stories across every genre. As you can see I have no shortage of favorites. And all of the ones mentioned happen to be by women, (except Alice), but that so does not mean that I don’t love some male authors out there.
Do you have Goodreads?
This is a battle I come to every single year. Do I compete against myself in the Goodreads book goals. I do have a Goodreads account, I’m not as good at it as I used to be, but we can totally chat on there. I love reading the lists of book recommendations and stealing a few.
What do you do for a living?
Well isn’t this the cutest little dinner party we’re having here. I am currently a high school English teacher (because I am the stereotype). I’m also looking into editing and recruiting.