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Friday, February 24, 2012

Better Know A Blogger: Krystal - Live to Read

Better Know A Blogger is a very popular feature during the month of The Ultimate Reviewer's Challenge. It's a great way to meet the blogger behind the blog!

Name: Krystal Larson
Blog: Live to Read
Blogging since:
April 2011

How did you choose the name for your blog? It was suggested to me by my mother...I *sometimes/mostly* take her advice =) It should be noted that Krystal is my blogging name though.

How have your reading habits changed since you started blogging? They really haven't. I still have a long commute that allows me to finish anywhere from 2-4 books per day. I rarely give up on a book and tend to go to the bitter end. I suppose now that I have a blog I am more aware of new authors and more readily order their books.

Karen: I thought I was a fast reader!! I can read 1-2 per day when I'm in the mood but FOUR??? I'm impressed.

What are the books you are most looking forward to reading in 2012? I am dying for Insurgent by Veronica Roth, Until I Die by Amy Plum, Thumped by Megan McCafferty, and Dreamless by Josephine Angelini. I adore those authors and love when the main character is a strong female rather than the "need-to-be-rescued" type.

How do you choose which book from the enormous TBR pile to read next? I just grab a few when I am walking out the door for school, completely random unless I know a review due date is coming up.

What has been the best thing about blogging and reviewing books?? Receiving advanced reader copies is always amazing and has had the positive effect of getting more than a few of my cousins and friends more involved in reading as well-after I finish an ARC I will sometimes pass it on close to the due date if the reader promises to give it a review on Amazon/Barnes and Noble. I've also noticed that I pay more attention to English Electives in school rather than strictly focusing on the math/science major I chose.

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**Enter Kyrstal's giveaway on Live to Read for a SIGNED copy of Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles.

Thanks for stopping by today Krystal. It was great to find out more about you and I've discovered yet another new blog!


  1. Hi Krystal!
    I know you from GoodReads and now I know you evenbetter!
    Wow on the 2-4 books. I can read that many books on vacation at the beach, but in real life, no way!

  2. Wow, 2 - 4 books a day! I remember the days when I was able to do that. :) I feel bad that you have such a long commute, Krystal, but it's awesome that some good comes out of it. :)

    Fun interview, Karen!

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  3. Yay! Thank you for the cool shout-out :)
    Krystal @ Live To Read ~Krystal

  4. Wow..that is a lot in a day! And I think I am fast when I read 1 a day, but only if I am home all day and do nothing else

  5. I am amazed at the 2-4 books in one day! That is awesome!!! It's nice that your mom helped to pick out your blog name.