Introducing....Brittany @ Book Bumblings
Why did you start blogging?
I've always loved writing and blogging just as much reading, and have been blogging for as long as I can remember. I'd been toying with the idea of a book blog since I graduated in 2012. Previously, I only read for pleasure over school breaks. Now that I was reading constantly, I wanted to talk about the books, but didn't know many people who read the same books as me. Since I had no one to talk to about *all the feels*, as I like to say, I took to the interwebz.
Do people in your personal life know about your blog or is it your private spot?
Most people in my life know I have a book blog, only a few know the URL. Although if they really wanted to find it, I'm sure they could. I don't think any of them read it though. My mom's the only one of them on my mailing list, and that's because I added her when I first started the blog. For some reason, a mailing list consisting of myself and my mom seemed a tad less sad that one with just me. :P (awww, I'm sure mom loves it :) )
Do you have other blogs? If so, what are they?
I do. My "professional" blog is BrittanyBerger.com. I also manage the company blog at my day job, and guest post on blogs about marketing, public relations, and social media.
What are some blogs (bookish or not) people should check out that you enjoy?
I probably read at least 50 blog posts a day, so I'm going to come up with a theme here to keep from rambling. These are all book bloggers that will help you become a better book blogger.
I love Ashley at Nose Graze. Before finding her blog, I never would have considered trying to turn my blog into a resource for other book bloggers. It just didn't occur to me to write blogging tips there...that was all over on my other blog. I also love The Book Vixen and all the Bloggiesta bloggers who host mini-challenges. (all great blogs! I read them too.)
Anything you would like to share about yourself, family, etc?
Another reason my mom is on my mailing list: she's my biggest fan ever. There's probably a downside; I'm positive my ego is overinflated at times because of it. (that's what moms are for)
What do you do for a living? Anything book related that the rest of us can be jealous about?
Haha, nope. I'm a content marketing strategist. If you like blogging though, be jealous, because that's basically professional blogging. I manage my company's blog, email marketing, and social media. (very cool job!)
What are your childhood reading memories?
I remember reading on family vacations to Bethany Beach, DE. I read so much that my grandpa, Poppy, would have to take me back to the bookstore on Main Street pretty much every day. I also remember staying up late reading in the bathroom at the beach house we rented, because it was the middle of the night and my sister was asleep (looking back, I don't know why I didn't use a reading light and just stay in bed, haha).
What do you think of forcing students to read certain books especially the classics? Yes or No? Harmful or helpful to their reading life?
I'm for it. I was always a big reader but hated most classics. But then in 10th grade American Lit, my eyes were opened. A lot of my all-time favorite books (Gatsby, Catcher, The Sun Also Rises) were assigned reading
What suggestions or advice do you have for new bloggers?
Figure out what makes you different. Too many reviews are way too generic. Inject your personality, get personal, and be real. Talk about the memories that a book or scene reminds you of, tell stories, etc. Readers become loyal much more quickly when they feel like they really know the boy/girl behind the blog. (check out one of her reviews here)
What is your guilty secret pleasure?
This is a hard one, because I have like no shame. I feel like a popular guilty pleasure would be something like singing showtunes loudly in the car, but I will own up to that in a hot second. I will also fully admit to dancing in the mirror. I feel like everyone already knows these things about me.
Favorite Author: Oh, you're mean, making me pick a favorite! Penny Reid is definitely my favorite author, but she also stands out from my other favorites in that I feel like I know her through talking to her in her fan group on Facebook (Sharks of Awesome). So I can also say she's one of my favorite people in general.
Book: This changes weekly, but it's usually on a rotation between 20 or so books. It's currently Alice Clayton's Wallbanger's turn in the rotation since I just finished listening to the audiobook. I kept having to rewind back to parts I laughed through.
Food: Popcorn! Especially from my WhirleyPop popcorn maker. Omg, I'm addicted
Drink: Diet Coke :)
Tea or Coffee Drinker: Neither...I feed my caffeine addiction with Diet Coke and hot chocolate.
Dream vacation spot: Any European beach. They look so pretty in pictures! (oh yeah!)
TV show: I'm a huge TV junkie, particularly sitcoms. My all-time favorites are Friends and Will & Grace, and Parks & Rec more recently. (I'm a TV junkie too)
Brad Pitt or Channing Tatum: I used to be a dancer, so obviously Channing Tatum. You have to love a man that can move, especially when a guy is classically trained as a dancer. (oh yeah, Magic Mike yummyness)Summer or winter:Summer! Especially right now, as I stare out the window at 8 or so inches of snow. :(
I'm totally stealing her email signature line created through WiseStamp. Isn't it cool?!
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