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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Better Know A Blogger: Jen - What's On The Bookshelf

I first got to know Jen through Twitter due to our mutual admiration of all things Jeri Smith-Ready. I'm glad she finally caved and started her own blog - "What's On The Bookshelf " so I can read her thoughts on other books too. We seem to have very similar tastes so it's fun to discuss and get reading recommendations from her! She's a newbie but has already developed a style of her own and has written really great reviews. And my gold standard.....she's honest! 
Your Name: Jen

Name of your blog: What's on the Bookshelf?

When did you start ? July (Yep I'm a newbie!!)

Number of followers? 21 and growing

What do you review? Everything! I prefer YA, but I will read just about anything that comes my way.

How did you get the name for your blog? I was sitting at my desk at work trying to come up with a clever name when a student walked in and asked me what one of the books on my shelf was. I figured that worked as a good name for my blog as well.

How would you describe your blog? Evolving...I'm still new at all of this, so I'm still trying new things and seeing what works and doesn't work.

What kind of blogger are you? Very organized or fly by the seat of your pants? by the seat of my pants. I've always got a thousand things going on in life, so if I'm planning something it's usually for my daughter rather than myself. So far it's worked to fly by, I'm sure that will change eventually.

What is your favorite review or post for your own blog? (provide link) My favorite review so far is Happyface. I read it as a challenge and ended up really liking the book.

Your favorite blog? I don't think I can narrow my favorite to just one. I can narrow it down to a favorite type though, I like blogs that are versatile and have honest reviews. I've found new music, new movies, and new books from blogs. I love that!

What are you currently reading? I've slowed down on my reading lately, so I'm only reading Immortal by Gillian Shields

Thanks for stopping by Jen!!

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  1. Thanks for your very kind words!! The Better Know A Blogger has been a great feature. :)

  2. Can't wait to see what you think of Immortal! It's medium-high on my TBR list. :-)

  3. Welcome to blogging. I'm a newbie, too. I enjoyed checking out your blog.