Saturday, August 13, 2011
Better Know A Blogger : Tamara from Tamara's Book Ramblings
Better Know A Blogger is where we feature a blogger we think you should know. Y'all, please welcome Tamara from Tamara's Book Ramblings!
1. What is your name/blogger name?
My name is Tamara
2. What is the name of your blog? (include blog link) How did you pick your blog’s name?
My blog's name is Tamara's Book Ramblings http://tamarasbookramblings.blogspot.com/ . I'm not quite sure, the decision to make a blog was sudden for me, and I just wanted to get it through so I chose something simple, not too long, but somehow unique. This came out! :)
3. How long have you been blogging? How do you measure blogging success?
My blog is a really young and new one, I'm not certain, but I'd say one and a half months now. I measure it not by the number of followers, though even that, of course, is important, but how much the people who read it love it. I mean, you can have only one follower, but he/she might love it more than anything else in the world. That, to me, is success. If you have 3000 followers who followed just because of one giveaway but don't look at the blog ever again, that to me is kinda wrong.
4. What genres/subgenres do you review, and what do you like best about those genres?
For now, since I am a teen, I only read YA books. I love the paranormal stories about vampires, werewolves and fairies and all. Recently, though, I've discovered steapmunk and dystopia and some other genres and hey, they are awesome too!!
What I like the most about this genre is that I can put myself into the main character's shoes, and that's what I really like. Also, you can't ignore the cute boys! ;) I also like that, even though it's all fiction, there are messages behind these novels, so it's not just something for fun and it's not a funny, light read. It helps us deal with things.
5. What are you reading right now?
Right now I'm reading Ember by Carol Oates. I'm participating in a blog tour for this book, so to get myself ready... :) But except this one, I have 5 more books that I read when I find the time.
6. Do you use social media? (include links to Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, etc) What book-related things do you choose to tweet/facebook post about?
Yes, I use social media. You can find me on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002414984749 , Twitter - http://twitter.com/#!/tammyb_28 and Goodreads - http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/5004496-tamara . I use twitter the most of these, I'm there every day for hours. I post giveaways, talk to friends about books, give recommendations, spread word about events and all.
7.What's your favorite place to read?
I love to read in my bed. I prefer to be alone when I'm reading, I put my earphones in and blast music and read. It relaxes me and helps me get into the story better.
8. What are the top 5 books in your TBR (To Be read) pile?
Top 5. Hees! Hard to choose! The rest of The Mortal Instruments, Inferno Devices Series, Forever by Maggie Stiefvater, Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick, Nightshade and Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer.
9. Obligatory controversial question: Love triangles! Love ‘em or hate ‘em, and why?
Love them! Most of the time actually lol. The reason is, a) more hot guys, b) I like the suspense and guessing which one will she choose. It is soo much fun!
10. What's the best thing about blogging and reviewing books?
Best thing is meeting new readers and being able to spread the words about new awesome books. Wouldn't want someone to miss out on a great book! :)
Tamara, thank you so much for dropping by and answering a few questions for us. Everyone, be sure to check out her blog and show her your blogger love!