I'm so happy to be interviewing DW of Toothy Books as part of Armchair BEA! DW is totally new to me which is one of the fun aspects of Armchair BEA...networking to meet other bloggers! Be sure to visit her blog!
What inspired you to start book blogging?
While I was in college I didn't have a lot of friends that read. Ask them what the last book they read was and they'll probably tell you it was Harry Potter. I started off just lurking around the book blogging community to see what everyone was reading and for book recommendations. But after I graduated from college, I had a free summer so I decided to start my own book blog just to record the books I've been reading and my thoughts about them. I had no idea where that small blog would take me, but I'm glad to be a part of the book blogging community and I've met so many wonderful people and received a ton of great book recommendations from the whole experience.
Has a book ever changed your life?
Oh wow, what a tough question! I really have to put on my thinking cap for this one, not to mention I need a quick glance over my bookshelf. I think every time I read a memoir, it changes my life as well as my perspective on life. I find it fascinating to read about other people's lives and I normally always walk away learning something new from the experiences they share. Off the top of my head, I really enjoyed The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore. It was interesting to see how their lives can be so similar yet have such dramatically different outcomes.
Have you ever met internet friends in real life and if so what was that like?
I haven't met any internet friends in real life yet, though I would imagine it would be awesome to meet some book bloggers in real life. Hopefully I'll have the chance to attend BEA and the BBC sometime in the future. If you're ever in Houston though, give me a call!
What are some of the books you're really looking forward to reading this year?
Wow, there's so many I don't know which ones to choose. I'm really looking forward to reading The First Husband by Laura Dave, Shelter by Harlan Coben (huge fan of his), Long Gone by Alafair Burke, Bossypants by Tina Fey, Love Story by Jennifer Echols (there's the ya reader in me), and so many more!
What's one of the best experiences you've had book blogging?
I'm a really shy person in real life and when I first started blogging, I was more of a lurker than anything. I was afraid to comment on other people's blogs, but after a while I realized how sweet and kind the book blogging community is. Everyone I've "met" was so nice and wonderful and I love being a part of it and being able to discuss books and share book recommendations. I've read so many amazing books that I probably would of passed up and not read at all thanks to the book blogging world.
What do you enjoy besides reading and blogging?
I'm a sports fanatic! Besides reading and blogging, which I really wished I had more time to do, I love watching games on tv and attending them live. I can't get enough of sports and as long as Houston has a sports team for it, I'm down to watching it. The ice hockey season is slowly coming to a close right now and that's where my eyes are on now. Normally, I'm a huge basketball fan too, but I don't really care for the teams that are left in the playoffs so I'm boycotting them! Ha!
Thanks so much for your time DW!
You can also read the interview Laura of I'm Booking It did with me!
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Armchair BEA Blogger Interview with DW of Toothy Books!