FM&G is a weekly event hosted by me, where each week I introduce one of my all-time favourite authors, an author whose book I’m currently reading or who I think might interest you, who I am currently or was working with and here comes the twist: fellow bloggers from all around the world as well.
My guest for this week is another book blogger! I think she was among the few book bloggers I started following when I made my blog and I have to say, I love her posts! I hope you’ll enjoy our Q&A post. 🙂 So please welcome
Jen from Chocolate Chunky Munkie
Do you know I always find this question the hardest…… Well my name is Jenny and I’m in my early thirties. I’m married and “mummy” to a gorgeous Chunky Chocolate Labrador. I’m an avid reader and I live in rural England. You can normally find me with my head stuck in a book somewhere.
I first started blogging back in June; I really wanted to have a go as I saw some of the most awesome blogs. I love books and I love talking about books. Originally I was going to blog about books and also life with my Chocolate Labrador – Hades – but the book side of it seems to have taken over.
My blog name, Chocolate Chunky Munkie, is the nickname of my dog Hades. Hades is a chunky chocolate Labrador and at times he can be a right cheeky monkey. So this is where I got the inspiration for my blog name.
Some posts just come naturally and others I seem to hit a brick wall with. I find that as long as I write how I would speak then my voice comes through. I’m still learning about different features and extras so through time my posts have become more complex. I can now do a little bit of HTML – I had no clue what this was before blogging…… I think I must live in the dark ages lol.
Oh noooo! Don’t make me choose. Can I choose three… pretty please 😀
I don’t think I will ever grow up and I live in my own little world 😉
1. Charlaine Harris! This is my top author she is brilliant and I’ve never had a “bad” book.
2. Carrie Ryan – I got sucked into her Forest of Hands and Teeth series and I loved it.
3. Michael Cordy – a mix of religion and science, combined with a fast paced story – just perfect.
Jodie @ Books for Company – this was the person who gave me the inspiration to start my own blog.
Dani @ Pen to Paper – I love her blog and because we started blogging nearly the same time she is my “blog buddy” and also a great friend.
Kristi @The Story Siren – so much help and information for new bloggers. Plus loads of news and features like IMM (In My Mailbox)
It takes time and effort to make a good blog, if you are not committed then don’t bother. It is time consuming and at times frustrating. But the more you put in the more you get out of it. I’ve made some new friends and if I have been a little confused on something I have asked their advice. Visit other blogs and comment on their posts. And most of all let your true voice come through; it’s what makes your blog unique.
Just for fun:
I went to Maui for my honeymoon and I thought it was the most beautiful place on earth. So if I had oodles of money I would choose there. Mind you I do love England; the beautiful countryside does make me appreciate where I live. But I have to say as long as I have my dog by my side and a pile of books I’m happy.
Would have to be biscuits, I have such a sweet tooth. I love a nice cup of tea after a hard day at work and a couple of biscuits to dunk. YUM!
Well I’ve worked nights for 12 years now as a taxi driver and this has turned me into a night owl. I sometimes don’t go to bed until 5am in the morning. It can play havoc with my body clock but I get to do things in the day as I’m not at work then. I don’t have to go shopping in town on a Saturday, which is a complete nightmare!
Probably the book buying. I think I would sooner buy a book and starve than go without. I have over 1,300 books waiting to be read but that doesn’t stop me getting more. I am a fully fledged bookaholic and I am happy that way. Now I have my kindle I can get away with the storage space too, no more having to squeeze the new books on to an already overloaded bookcase lol.
I do like to reminisce about the past but I am a firm believer that to go forward in life you have to leave the past behind and look to the future.
Comedy 100% – it’s good to have a laugh. I have a very vivid imagination and if I watch horror I have terrible nightmares! I watched The Ring once and I don’t think I slept for a week!!!
► Jenny: “I have to stack books on a window shelf because I have run out of room!!” (click on the picture to enlarge)
If you’d like to see Jenny’s book collection, make sure to visit her website and watch her bookshelf tour! 🙂 Click here
Thanks for joining us today! I really enjoyed your answers – it’s funny how Jodi seems to have inspired everyone to start a blog, haha! My jaw literally hit the floor when you mentioned that you have more than 1300 books on your TBR list – I mean, 1300?!?! Holy cow! HTML isn’t that hard – I was absolutely clueless when I first signed up on Tumblr but when you’ve been blogging for a while, it gets easier and you figure it out. 🙂 I know you haven’t had much spare time lately so thank you SO much for taking the time to answer my questions! 🙂 And I completely agree with the advice you gave to fellow bloggers!
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