The Sunshine Blogger Award
What blog post from 2018 so far do you wish had gotten more love?
Any of my reviews. Poor book reviews. They take so many hours to write, and then nobody clicks on them.
How did you come up with your blog name?
It’s inspired by the “All The Things” meme. I also refer to my mountain of unread books as “All The Things.” As in, “There are all the things I still have to read.”
What is your favorite type of blog post to read (reviews, discussions, etc.)?
Definitely discussions. I love how creative and opinionated people get with them. I really like Top Ten Tuesday, too. Bloggers give the best book recommendations, and TTTs tend to make my To-Read list explode.
What are your favorite genres?
Dystopian, horror, history, contemporary, literary, magical realism. Basically, anything that’s well-written and a little stabby.
What item do you use for a bookmark most frequently (actual bookmarks, sticky notes, receipts, etc.)?
Actual bookmarks. I don’t have any fancy ones, though. My bookmarks are the advertisement type of bookmarks that the checkout person stuffs into your book while you’re buying it.
Where is your favorite reading spot?
My bed. It’s the only place where everybody leaves me alone.
What are your biggest turn-offs about a book?
I have so many! The biggest is probably lazy/amateurish writing. If I’ve seen better writing from an unpublished writer in a writing workshop, I’ll probably end up flinging the book into my donation box instead of finishing it.
What was the last five-star book you read?
A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin. My Game of Thrones obsession is intense, guys. I’m trying to finish the books before the next season of the show starts.
What was the last book you DNFed (or gave a one star rating if you don't DNF)?
My last one-star book was . . . And Now Miguel by Joseph Krumgold. Miguel finds sheep a lot more interesting than I do. It’s good to be passionate, but damn, Miguel, get a friend or something. There’s more to life than sheep.
Are you a member of any bookish clubs/groups?
Do Goodreads groups count? I joined several of them, but I never look at them, and I get mildly annoyed when they send me email notifications. I’m really terrible at social media. I don’t know how other bloggers keep up with it all. Some of you must be wizards.
What are some really inspiring books that you have read?
Inspiring books aren’t my thing. I’ve never been able to get into philosophy, or self-help, or any of that. The last book that really impressed me is The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock. I don’t know how the author packed so much stuff into such a small book and made it work so well.
What’s your biggest turn-off in a book?