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BBAW Interview Swap: Jenn of The Picky Girl

It’s interview day of BBAW 2011 and Jenn of The Picky Girl and I were paired. We decided to do a bit of a twist on the normal interview format and instead answer questions with book titles (explanation allowed) – just for a little creativity. I had of course seen Jenn and visited her blog before, but for some reason never really connected with her until now. Of course, I’ve now added her blog to my Google Reader and fully intend to keep up with her posts.

Her answers to my questions are below!

1. If you could choose one book title to sum up how you feel right now, what would it be?

I feel like one of the Scribbling Women (Marthe Jocelyn) as I have lots of blog writing, grading, and editing to do this afternoon.

2. How would you like to be remembered?

Among the Mad (Jacqueline Winspear), as in the Austen quote: “Run mad as often as you choose, but do not faint.”

3. What’s your favourite kind of place (for reading or in general)?

I like to be surrounded by An Object of Beauty (Steven Martin), and I try to cultivate beautiful, meaningful pieces in my home. This can be old maps, a snapshot of my brother, sister, and I or a vintage chest.

4. I think it’s appropriate for this week – how would you describe the book blogging community?

This is a toss up because the book blogging community has given me Attachments (Rainbow Rowell), people I would never have met otherwise, but bloggers themselves have given me Stories for the Nighttime and Some for the Day (Ben Loory), introducing me to books I may never have seen, and for both of those aspects of blogging, I am truly grateful.

5. What are your goals for the year ahead?

In general, it’s to do focus on doing Whatever You Love (Louise Doughty) because …why not?

6. How would you describe your relationship with books? Have you always been a reader?

I have always been a reader, since I was very young, so I’d have to say my life after reading is best described as Everything Beautiful Began After (Van Booy) because reading and books and talking about reading and books makes me incredibly happy and mindful of the beauty around me.


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