Today it’s my pleasure to welcome Rebecca of Love at First Book to our Bloggers who WIN feature. Rebecca is a voracious reader and photographer, a blogging machine, and she never says No to a little bit of adventure. Let’s see what she has to say about blogging, books, and bookstores!
Tell us a little bit about Love at First Book. How long have you been book blogging? What got you interested in starting?
I started blogging in July 2012, so almost a year! I actually came to a crossroads with my job as a teacher, and was encouraged by some friends and family to start blogging about books. So I took a chance and did! And I love it!
what kinds of books do you most enjoy reading?
I love reading modern literature and classics, like books on Oprah’s Book Club list, the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, etc.
What’s your favorite book you’ve read in the last year?
I get my books from many resources. Used bookstores, Amazon, friends, libraries, and a new habit of mine, the digital library.
We love talking about bookstores here are BSBB, what’s the best experience you’ve had at a bookstore?
I think bookstores are magical. You can uncover such amazing hidden gems there, whether its a new or used store. But my best experience has to be when I was living in Denver, and Allison @ The Book Wheel
and I set out for a “Day of Bookstores” where we visited over 10 bookstores in the area! We took pictures, talked to owners and employees, and just really enjoyed the bookstore atmosphere all day long. We even picked up some signed copies of books from one of the used bookstores we went to!
Beyond the book blog, you also have a Photo-a-Day blog called Scaglione365Project (which cross posts to Love at First Book) and another blog about how your family is working to live greener, more environmentally friendly lives. You are a blogging machine! What inspired you to start these other blogs?
Love at First Book
is my blog for talking about books. But I have other interests, too, like my 365 Project
, where I’m taking one photo a day. Then I have the Going Green
blog, which is posted on rarely, but is really about my journey to be a greener individual. The green initiative and blog is close to my heart, after reading Garbology
by Edward Humes, which totally changed my life and the way I think about using and buying products. I just like to keep these things separate, which means I end up with a bunch of blogs!
When you’re not reading and blogging, what else do you enjoy doing?
I love being outside, walking or at the pool. I enjoy spending time with my family and being crafty. I also have a soft spot for terrible reality TV (Real Housewives is a vice of mine). I’m up for trying new things and exploring, and I’ve actually begun to bake some really simple breads!
Thanks so much for joining us Rebecca! I love your bookstore adventure, I’d love to do something similar. there’s gonna be a big city around here someplace that has more than just a few bookstores.
If you haven’t yet, click on of the links to Rebecca’s book blog, her photo blog, or her green living blog. Trust me, you’ll be kept busy all week with all the great information and discussions she has going.