For What It's Worth

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Better Know A Blogger: Becky - Bibliognome

Today I'm happy to welcome Becky. She always posts really well written & thoughtful reviews that I have come to rely on for my book picks. 

Introduce yourself!
Hi, my name's Becky B. I'm a Library Assistant from Nebraska who loves to read.

What is the name of your blog? How did you pick your blog’s name?
By blog's name is Bibliognome. I picked my blog's name because I like gnomes and I like books and I've always been obsessed with the prefix biblio. Also I wanted something unique and memorable that didn't have the word book in the title. Another inspiration was the picture I had of my dog Meg dressed as Shrek, even though she's gone now I still keep the picture up.

How long have you been blogging?
Since August 16, 2010, so almost a year. :)

How do you measure blogging success? Is it strictly number of followers or something more?
I measure blogging success by if I'm happy with what I've written and if my stats say at least one person looked at what I wrote. It's nice to have followers but my favorite thing is when people comment on reviews or anything else that I post.

Karen: A lot of people mention comments. We really do put a lot of effort into writing the reviews so is nice when people have something to say even if they disagree.

What genres/subgenres do you review, and what do you like best about those genres?
My favorite genres are YA, Urban and Paranormal Fantasy, Science Fiction and Fantasy. I kind of review whatever intrigues me though, if it sounds interesting I'll read/review it. The genre I review the most is YA, probably because there are just so many different kinds of stories that this genre has and trends change so fast that there is always something new.

What are you reading right now?
Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey (really good so far :) )

Do you use social media to promote your blog or discuss reading/blogging?
Twitter is what I mostly use to discuss books and promote the blog. I post reviews to Goodreads and LibraryThing but don't do much there besides that. Probably should start a Facebook page but I haven't got around to it yet.

Where is your favorite place to read?
My bed or at work when we're not busy.

Becky's reading buddy Midnite

What are your ideal reading conditions?
Being somewhere quiet where I can't be interrupted oh and of course it's always nice to have a snack near by as long as it's not something that could mess up the book.

What are the top 5 books in your TBR (To Be read) pile?

Aftertime by Sophie Littlefield
Wereworld: Rise of the Wolf by Curtis Jobling
Down the Mysterly River by Bill Willingham
Hammered by Kevin Hearne
Kindling the Moon by Jenn Bennett

Karen: I've heard a lot of great things about both Hammered and Kindling the Moon.

Obligatory controversial question: Love triangles! Love ‘em or hate ‘em, and why? J
Well, I love them when they feel necessary and not contrived. I love a good triangle where the main character has valid reasons for choosing who they do. Nothing annoys me more then feeling like I know all along who the main character will end up with.

What has been the best thing about blogging and reviewing books?
There have been a lot of great things. One of the best has been becoming more aware of a wide range of authors that I might not have ever discovered on my own. Also discovering that book blogs exist was pretty eye opening and has introduced me to a lot of awesome bloggers, authors, and books.

Thanks for participating in The Better Know a Blogger feature Becky! It was great having you.
So everyone else - go check out her blog!

Blogger's - don't forget to link up those August reviews to be eligible to win one of the three YA prize packs for participating in The Ultimate Reviewer's Challenge


  1. :) Love Bibliognome! Thanks for featuring one of my favorite bloggers Karen.

  2. @Rhianna Thanks so much :) Very happy to be one of your favorite bloggers.

  3. I had to go see this 'dog dressed as shrek' oh my god! Ha! :D Best thing ever!

    I love the gnomes too :)

    Once Upon A Time

  4. @Hannah, Thanks, yeah I love buying costumes for my dogs. :) Glad you like the gnomes too.