Tell us a bit about yourself: How long have you been blogging? How did you get into blogging?
Hi! I'm Donna, the founder, owner, reviewer, writer, editor, and formatter of Girl Who Reads. I've been blogging for a little over 4 years and still love it. I started blogging when I was working with an indie publisher and discovered book bloggers. I really liked the community, but it was reading Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian and wanting to tell others that really spurred me to start this blog.
Why do you loving reading and blogging?
I love reading because I get to explore new places and meet new people that I might never know even if I traveled to the ends of the earth. It allows me to consider different view points and cultures. I learn knew things about myself and the world around me.
Blogging gives met the opportunity to discuss some of the ideas, cultures, and people that I encounter when reading. I also get to meet real people that understand my obsession with fiction.
What is one book everyone should read?
Anyone who is writing anything should read Eats, Shoots and Shoots by Lynne Truss. It is a fun read that will also remind you of some of the grammar rules that we all forget from time to time.
What book are you reading right now?
It is rare that I'm only reading one book. I'm currently in the middle of two.
On my Nook, I'm reading In the Blood of the Greeks by Mary D. Brooks.
In print, I'm reading Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart and Mind by David J. Linden. Yeah, I'm a bit of a science nerd.
Take a picture of your bookshelf and share it with us! :)
I built this bookcase last year so I love showing it off.
Today's other topic is Library Love.
I do love libraries. I thought when I went to college that I get a student job in the library. During orientation, the librarian said if we had library experience then we were more likely to get a job there. So I went home that summer and started volunteering at the local library. I did lunch time relief so that there would always be two people in the library. While I didn't get a job in the library at college, I continued to volunteer at my local library when I was home on breaks.
A couple of years ago, the library in the town I now live in got a new librarian so I stopped by to meet her. Lo and behold it was the librarian who "hired" me to be a volunteer.