Today I'm featuring Stella from Ex Libris. She's a fairly new blogger but she already has a large and loyal following! Ex Libris is one of my favorite blogs to visit - she has great reviews and has been kicking it up a notch with equally great contests!
Your Name: Stella
Name of your blog: Ex Libris http://www.stella-exlibris.com/
When did you start Ex_Libris? Created the blog on 31 January 2010, and started blogging in February
Number of followers? 538 GFC followers since 4 February 2010
What do you review? I have a very eclectic reading taste, I read almost everything: urban fantasy, paranormal romance, mysteries and thrillers, historical novels, fantasy and even read my first sci-fi recently!
How did you get the name for your blog? I'm quite the linguist: I speak 6 languages, and learned Latin for several years. I enjoyed it very much and Latin means culture, history and books to me (3 of my favourite things besides travelling and cooking ;-p), and somehow Ex Libris just popped into my head when I considered starting my own book blog. I didn't spend that much time searching for a name, this one called out to me. It literally means "from the books" as in "quoted from", but I like to give it another meaning too: that when I read I'm transported in the story and the characters and settings step out "from the books" to surround me.
How would you describe your blog? It is an eclectic journey, a cozy place. I would like you to feel as much at home at browsing it as if you were under a blanket on your sofa in a Sunday afternoon. When I started blogging I wanted to have my book reviews in one place then I discovered what a social activity blogging is and the fantastic community. Now I live for comments and love lively discussions! :-)
What kind of blogger are you? Very organized or fly by the seat of your pants? Oh no, unfortunately I'm not very organized, the only time I was when I took part in Book Extravaganza and Got Books? then I had to prepare all the giveaway posts in advance since I was to be out of town without internet so I had to prepare all the giveaway posts for planned posting. I'm more of the very spontaneous kind. Sometimes posts just keep pouring out of me others times I don't have either the time or the inspiration to write. I should plan more my posting, that is one of my blogging goals :-)
What is your favorite review or post for your own blog? To post or not to post (a discussion post) http://www.stella-exlibris.com/2010/05/armchair-bea-to-post-or-not-to-post.html , and Touched by an Alien by Gini Koch (book review): http://www.stella-exlibris.com/2010/06/book-review-touched-by-alien-by-gini.html This is one of my favourite book reviews because I love this book, just thinking about it makes me all warm and fuzzy :-D
Your favorite blog? I'm very indecisive in everything, so you can't expect me to choose only one ;-) I love Bookalicious Ramblings, All Things Urban Fantasy, Pearls Cast Before a McPig, Reading Without Restraint, Geeky Blogger's Book Blog, Reading with Tequila and SciFiGuy. Ok, happy now? It really took me a lot of effort to limit it to only these! :-)
What are you reading right now? Right now I'm reading My Soul to Save by Rachel Vincent. Read the introductory novella on Sunday and got interested in the series. Gobbled up the 1st book (My Soul to Take) on Sunday and wanted more. It is seriously addictive! :-D
Thanks for stopping by Stella! As you can see she is passionate about her books and that comes through in her all her reviews!! I LOVE Ex Libris & Stella!! If you haven't been to Stella's blog yet, then go right now!!