For What It's Worth

Friday, February 10, 2012

Better Know A Blogger: Sarah - Smitten Over Books

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: Sarah
Blog: Smitten over Books
Blogging since: November 2011

How did you choose the name for your blog?
Oh, I love this question! Having a blog was far from my mind. I was fairly happy to read, have a Goodreads account for an occasional review of some of the books I really liked and visit the blogs I love. But then out of the blue, the "smitten" word just jumped into my head. Then the rest is history. I've never made a better decision in my life, I think.

How have your reading habits changed since you started blogging?
My reading habits have changed a lot not only because of blogging but also because of college. I read lesser books now than before. We have a hectic schedule and the blogging stint was right on top of it. Not that I'm complaining, blogging changed everything for me as a reader and I'm happy to say it's for the better.

What are the books you are most looking forward to reading in 2012?
Every time I am asked this question I can't help but gush and squeal. I think 2012 is a really great year for books. I am most looking forward to Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore, Blackout by Mira Grant, Of Poseidon by Anna Banks among many others.

How do you choose which book from the enormous TBR pile to read next?
I am a mood reader so I picked the next book to read according to my preference of the moment. But I tend to shuffle the genres a bit so the comparison will somehow not be a problem when the reviewing time comes.

What has been the best thing about blogging and reviewing books?
Meeting fellow bookworms and discovering books I would never have known by myself! The blogging community was incredibly welcoming and supportive. I longed to be surrounded with people who'd understand my obsession with books so it's like a heavenly place for someone like me. I felt like I really belong here.

Thank you Karen, for this opportunity! Happy Reading everyone!

You can find Sarah on Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

** Join Smitten Over Books & Breathing Books for The Hunger Games Read-A-Thon starting February 23rd - March 23rd when the movie releases!

Karen: Thanks so much for joining us today Sarah!


  1. SO looking forward to Blackout too. Great interview, so nice to know more about the bloggers behind the names!

    Wendy @ at The Midnight Garden

  2. Nice meeting you Sarah :)
    I's sure like to read Bitterblue too

  3. nice knowing another fellow blogger’s story! :)

  4. Thank you for this interview Karen! Next time again? Heh heh. And nice meeting all of you guys! Have a nice weekend! :D

  5. Great post! I love getting to know a little bit more about other bloggers.

  6. Kitt: I am a mood reader too and find I enjoy each book more when I choose the right time to read it vs reading it because I have to.

    It was nice to 'meet' you!