Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Ask the Bloggers - Kelly from 52 Book Minimum

Today's guest is Kelly from 52 Book Minimum.

What made you want to be a book blogger?
It was a means to an end. About four times a year I was finding myself about 100 pages into a book I had already read and didn’t really like that well the first go-round. Blogging was a way to save me from my own brain and its frequent failures.

What have been your best book blogging experiences?
Having people who aren’t related to me actually visit my blog at all.

What has been your worst book blogging experience?
Being trolled on by authors and their minions for having the nerve to say I didn’t like the product they put out.

How many books do you own?
Not enough. NEVER ENOUGH!!!!!

Who is your favorite author?
Now THAT is a question you don’t ask a bibliophile. It changes all the time. Right now I’m kind of in a “dick lit” (copyright 2014 – The Book Boar) phase and loving on Jonathan Tropper, Nick Hornby, Carl Hiassen and Elmore Leonard.

What is your favorite book of all time?
East of Eden (‘cause I’m a classy mothafucka). But seriously, it actually is East of Eden. I read it back in high school and have re-read it a dozen times since.

What are your thoughts on ebooks?
I prefer paper, but I do own a Kindle. (It’s harder for people to figure out you are reading porn at your kids’ school functions when you’re using an eReader.)

What are your thoughts on self-publishing?
WARNING: UNPOPULAR OPINION TIME. I’m not a fan. I think if you have the talent to write a book (that people will actually want to pay for and read), then a publishing house will pick it up.

Any literary aspirations?
God no. I already use gifs to fill in my lack of talent when I review books. The world really doesn’t need to see any more of my writing inability.

What's your favorite joke of all time? 
The Aristrocrats. I’ll let you Google and choose your favorite delivery (mine is Gilbert Gottfried at the Friars Club Roast of Hugh Heffner).

1 comment:

  1. "Blogging was a way to save me from my own brain and its frequent failures." I hadn't thought of it that way, but you're right - I still make the mistake of rebuying old books, but blogging has certainly helped keep those purchases under control.