For What It's Worth

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Better Know A Blogger: Jennifer - Reading With Tequila

If you haven't stopped by Reading With Tequila, you're in for a treat! She has a very interactive blog where your opinion counts and it's with filled with humor and great,well written, honest book reviews/interviews. One of my favorites!

Your Name: Jennifer

Name of your blog: Reading with Tequila

When did you start Reading with Tequila? October 2009

Number of followers? 1058

What do you review? Everything really - MG, YA & Adult. Mystery, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Horror, Chick Lit, Classics, etc. Whatever I read.

How did you get the name for your blog? It's actually a very fitting story. My husband had a friend over and we were all had a little too much to drink. Out of nowhere, I said "I'm going to start a book review blog. Right now. Give me a name." Well, all their ideas were drunken lameness. I honestly can't remember what they came up with, but I do remember them all being terrible. Finally, I looked at my shot glass, looked at my bookshelf and Reading with Tequila was born.

Reading with Tequila

How would you describe your blog? I like to think of it as one big book party. I'm huge on reader participation, so I love having ongoing discussions. I have a year long contest going "How Well Do You Know Your Book Bloggers." I also run the "Book Blogger Recommendation Challenge" where I survey bloggers yearly for the most loved books and use the list for really fun reading challenge. I host lots of authors and always have a giveaway or two going on. I try to keep everything fun and welcoming.

What kind of blogger are you? Very organized or fly by the seat of your pants? I'm obsessively organized. I schedule like crazy and it works for me. With all the different things I have running at once, I have to.

What is your favorit?e review or post for your own blog? Do You Ever Lose the Excitement?  About how thrilling it is to be able to communicate with my favorite authors.

Your favorite blog? Just one? Wow. I read a ton of blogs (not that you'd ever know it since I am a horrible lurker most of the time). The one I read the most (and actually manage to comment on occasionally) is 25 Hour Books. Tara started book blogging around the same time I did and it's kind of like we "grew up" as bloggers together. We read the same kinds of books and seem to agree on them most of the time.

What are you reading right now? I've been reading Blindness by Jose Saramago for weeks. It's that kind of book. I'm also reading Red Hot Fury by Kasey MacKenzie and The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie. Oh, and I'm also reading Magic in the Wind by Christine Feehan as part of the Barnes & Noble Free In-Store Nook promotion.
 Here's a picture of Jennifer's rather impressive book collection!

Thanks Jennifer!!


  1. Wow, I'm impressed by those book shelves, but I don't know why Blindness is taking you weeks, Jennifer! I finished it in a few days - thought it was quite good, but would have liked to know more.

    Judith@leeswammes (

  2. I'm always suprised at how many great stories start with the line "We were drinking and...".


  3. Thanks for having me Karen!

    @leeswammes - I watched the movie, so the book just isn't captivating my attention as much as it would had I not. That and pressing deadlines make me keep putting it down.

    @Man of la Books - LOL! A very large portion of my stories start with "So we were drinking"

  4. ha i've only tried tequila once and it was not a plesant experience ..thankful I'm glad You've changed that for me now everytime I think of tequila I think of books! ;)

  5. I keep on saying I am going to email you about why Blindness was taking so long and I end up getting distracted.

    I followed your blog because of the Title, LOVE IT, lol

    My fav part of your blog is the interaction you have with us.

  6. What beautiful shelves! Interesting to know how your blog got named Reading with Tequila!

  7. Cool interview Jennifer! I love the name of your blog. I think it's very clever plus tequila is my favorite shot...and I LOVE frozen margaritas!

  8. Awwww you just completely made my day!! You know I love your blog too!

    I didn't know that's where you got your name! For some reason I assumed it had to do with your personal blog's name :) Great interview!!

  9. Great interview - I loved learning how the blog got it's name! Such a funny story!