Virtual Walking Tour: Kristina and Andrea

I’ve been off wandering the countryside again this week, and had a great time visiting with two bloggers:

 

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Kristina from Kristina’s Favourites
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Andrea from So Many Books, So Little Time

 

Kristina

Explain the title of your blog: The title "Kristina's Favorites" explains that I love to do a lot of things but reading, cooking, and my family are my favorites.  And those are what I talk about on my blog.  I could have been a little more original, but I was 7 months pregnant and on bedrest when I started this and mommy brain was already setting in..

How did you get into blogging? I saw that a friend of mine had a blog so, from her Blogger blog, I would just randomly visit other blogs. Bedrest can get very boring!  Anyway, I couldn't believe how many bloggers I saw talking about books!  I originally thought blogging was like a diary online.  I thought "who is going to want to read about my boring everyday life?", until I saw how many people posted book reviews.  That initial book review was one of Dewey's and it had me thinking that I could blog about what books I read, if for nothing else than to keep track of what I was reading.

What do you like best about blogging? I'm sure you get this answer all the time, but I love the community.  Just the sense of comfort I get from the commenters,  knowing someone is reading what I have to say! I have "met" so many new people through the book blogging world! I hope to enjoy many years of "meeting" new people and hopefully getting to meet some of them in person.

What are the five books you would recommend to anyone?
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - I read this in high school and it was probably the most "fun" I can remember having reading a book.  I think it helped to have a teacher who thoroughly enjoyed this novel.  We also watched the movie.  I think this might have been the first time I knew a movie was made from a book.  The characters were what did it for me, you felt like you knew them.


Twilight (the whole series) by Stephenie Meyer- I wouldn't recommend this if you are looking for some serious writing, but I would most definitely recommend this if you are look for a flat out good read.  I think the writing is easily read, and again, the characters are so defined that you feel like you can see every movement in your head.  I love a book that defines a character so completely that you could feel like you are sitting next to them.

Skeleton Creek by Patrick Carman - I am so proud to be a part of a book blogging community that embraces change.  Patrick has implemented a change so profound, people are going "why didn't I think of that?"  At least I was.  He combines the love of reading a book, with the love of media.  This book, and it's sequel, Ghost in the Machine, take you on an adventure through two best friends.  One journals and one films, so read the book then watch a correlating video clip.  It's so amazing...and creepy!

Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill - I never knew this was Stephen King's son while I was reading it, but I should have guessed.  This one had me scared to turn the lights off at night!  I'm a sucker for creepy, scary books.  Especially ones with ghosts.  Who knows why I like to scare myself so much?!?!

The Shack by William P. Young - There have been a lot of mixed reviews about this one, even in my own family.  I gave it to my dad who said he didn't like it because it was too preachy and then I gave it to my father in law who absolutely loved it!  I really liked this book.  I didn't think it was preachy and I had a good time reading it.  It gave me a new perspective.

 

 

Andrea

Explain the title of your blog: The title of my blog is So Many Books, So Little Time.  I came up with it because I have sooo many books in my bookshelves (over 600) and I often look at them and think that I will never have enough time to read them all!

How did you get into blogging? I'm  not really sure how I got into blogging.  I just started in January.  I think maybe I was looking for a book review of a certain book and came across blogs and thought it would be fun to have my own!

What do you like best about blogging? There are several great things about blogging - I love chatting with other bloggers about books.  I have made great friends and I've found even more books to add to my wishlist.  I also love talking to the authors...they are some of the nicest people ever!  And it doesn't hurt to be able to read books before they come out in public!

What are the five books that you would recommend to anyone?
As for the five books, I'm not so sure I'm good at this--Definitely the Twilight series (Does that count as 4?) and recently, My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent

 

 

Thanks for letting me visit with you!

3 comments :

Bryan R. Terry said...

If you really want to experience Heart-Shaped Box check out the audio edition!

Also, have you picked up Hill's short story collection 20th Century Ghosts? That's another not to miss. I review it HERE

Serena said...

I read Andrea's blog, but the other one is new to me.

Love these walking tours.

I've read the whole twilight series and they were good.

Kristina said...

Thank you Rebecca =) This is such a wonderful idea!