Lights, Camera, Blog Action!

This is a special feature dedicated to spreading the word about the other great blogs that are out there! I have found a lot of great blogs through such features and I want to be able to share some book blog joy too!

If anyone would like to participate email me at pageturnersbooks(at)gmail.com

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Today I am featuring Suzanne from Bibliosue. The great thing about Bibliosue is that she has fabulous taste in books and writes wonderful reviews.  She reviews a real variety of books which makes it all the more an interesting blog to follow. 



 Tell us something about yourself

I’m originally from Winnipeg, Canada, and now live northwest of Chicago.  I’m married with no children, but 4 nieces and nephews that I love to spoil.  In addition to reading I love to travel (though lately it has been more of the armchair variety) and I enjoy watching hockey and baseball.

What was your favourite book as a child or young adult, and why?

I loved Nancy Drew mysteries; they were great adventures and I loved trying to solve the mysteries along with her. When I was 8 or 9 I read Anne Frank:  The Diary of A Young Girl, and that was my first encounter with the Holocaust.  Since then, this period of history has fascinated (I don’t think that’s quite the right word) me and I’ve read many books on this topic.

Why do you love to read?

I love being able to learn about people and places and ultimately to be entertained by a good story.

How do you choose your books?

Randomly!  I don’t really have a method to my madness, I pick up books wherever and whenever I encounter them, though now that I’m blogging and involved in various challenges and readalongs, I do try to make a plan of what I “need” to read in a given month.  I have a quote on my wall by A.J. Jacobs that best explains my situation:  “My reading list grows exponentially.  Every time I read a book, it’ll mention three other books I feel I have to read”.

If you had to narrow it down  - who would be your 3 favourite authors and what would be your 3 favourite books?

At this point in time:
Authors:  Margaret Atwood, Jennifer Weiner, Sophie Kinsella 
Books:  Small Island by Andrea Levy, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, The Help by Kathryn Stockett

When and why did you start your blog?

I started in November 2009.  I had been on Twitter for a few months and was amazed at the number of book bloggers.  As I’ve always loved discussing books I figured I may as well throw my hat into the ring.

 How did you choose your blog's name?

I thought biblio would give a good book sound to it, and sue is just the short form of Suzanne.  Quite simple, really.

What do you love about book blogging?

I like to talk about books and love communicating with others via their blogs as well.

What tips do you have to offer to other book bloggers?

Write about books you want to read, not books that you feel you have to read.  Participate in the blogging community via commenting, memes, challenges, etc.  Don’t make it feel like a chore.  

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I like that when you answer the question about what your favourite books are you said "At this time". My favourites change all the time. It changes because I am constantly reading and finding new books that become favourites or change my opinion of previous reads, and I think it would also depend upon the mood that I am in when you ask me if I were to be honest. 

Having said that, Margaret Atwood would always be in my top 3 list, I love all of her books (with the exception of The Robber Bride). I just purchased her latest book The Year of the Flood which I am very excited about reading soon.

Thanks for participating in Lights, Camera, Blog Action! I hope that everyone takes the time to leave a comment for Suzanne and head on over and check out her blog.

You might have noticed that I haven't been around.....


You might have noticed that I haven't been around lately, here on Page Turners or commenting elsewhere in the book blogosphere.

I am in a bit of a slump at the moment that I think A Suitable Boy has put me in. It is is just so long that I haven stopped reading it, but I haven't been able to pick up another one. On top of that I have been extremely busy at work and expect to continue to be so for the next few weeks at least.

The result is that I haven't been blogging, writing reviews or even reading.

I suppose we all need a break sometimes, and I think it might be my turn at the moment. So please stick with me and I hope to talk to you all soon when I am back!