Welcome to Lisa’s World of Books! I am so glad that you stopped by to learn a little bit about me, well us, more on that later! I am very excited about Armchair BEA, the plan was to head out to New York this year but as usual in my life that fell though so here I am. I still have 3 days off work this week so I plan to spend a lot of time visiting blogs and getting to know some new bloggers. Anyway, on to my self interview.
Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?
Well, I am Lisa, but I am sure that you could have guessed that. What you might not know is that my husband, David, also reviews for the blog and you will occasionally, hopefully more this summer, see reviews from my boys who are 10 and 11 years old. I am from Michigan. I have been blogging since November 2010. I kind of feel into the community and have always loved reading and sharing book so I figured that this would a great outlet for me. It gives me creative outlet and a great hobby. Like you all know it is a ton of book but it is so much fun. It has also lead me to a great position as the assistant for Bewitching Book Tours. I am learning a lot more about the book business and enjoying every minute!
If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why?
I could have a thousand answers for this one but since I am listening to the Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon, I think that I would love to have dinner with Claire. I have so many questions about her time travel and how she made the adjustment between the 1940’s and 1740’s. I love history and would love to pick her brain about so many different things. Not to mention the time travel itself. Such an interesting series if you have not read it!
What literary location would you most like to visit? Why?
I would love to visit Inn BoonsBoro. For those of you who do not know this is an inn owned by Nora Roberts and also the location of her newest trilogy. All of the rooms are based on literary couples, Marguerite and Percy, Nick and Nora, Jane and Rochester, Elizabeth and Darcy, Titania and Oberon, Eve and Roarke, Westley and Buttercup. In my early 20’s, Nora Roberts was who kept me reading. That was before I discovered the blogging community and my views expanded. The second reason I would love to visit her is that my dream job would be to run a bed and breakfast, I would love to see this location in full swing. It has to be amazing!
What is your favorite part about the book blogging community? Is there anything that you would like to see change in the coming years?
The people! I have meet some of the most helpful and amazing people! People who get me! Get my obsession with books. I don’t have to try to be someone that I am not in the book blogging community. It is very refreshing.
As far as change, I hope that there will not be the need to talk about plagiarism and the like. Also, I hope that we can all work together and it won’t seem as though there are clicks. Hey. there are in every part of life but I can always hope.
Have your reading tastes changed since you started blogging? How?
Yes, and honestly this really surprised me. I figure that I would probably read more which had held true. But I had no idea that I would enjoy YA as much as I do. If someone had said you are going to love YA , I would have thought them to be crazy. I am so happy I found YA!
Well, that is a little bit about me. If there is something you would like just ask me. Have fun during Armchair BEA!