Naida the Bookworm Interview

In my opinion one of the best parts of BBAW is getting to read all the interviews of the different bloggers and finding new blogs. This year I got to interview Naida The Bookworm, and it was fun. Her blog is now bookmarked and one that I check out daily. So sit back and meet Naida

1. Tell us a little about yourself.

I’m a married mom of two great kids, and I have a furbaby named Diego. I read every day and I like to blog about books 😉 I also crochet.
2. How long have you been blogging? What got you started blogging?

I started my book blog in May of 2007. I love to read and discuss books and blogging was the perfect way to combine the two. I’ve met so many great book bloggers out there, it’s really an amazing thing.
3. Who are your top 5 go to authors?

Alice Hoffman, Philippa Gregory, Dean Koontz, Stephen King and Jane Austen.
4. What was the book that got you started on your love of reading?

Well, i’ve always enjoyed reading and can’t remember a time when I wasn’t reading something or other. In my early twenties, I fell in love with Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind then after that I began to read the classics. That’s when I discovered Jane Austen and my obession with Pride & Prejudice took off from there.
5. What 5 books are in your 72 hour kit? (if there was an emergency and you had to evacuate taking only what you had out aside for an emergency)

Oh my gosh, I’d run and grab Pride & Prejudice, Twilight, The Shining, Gone With the Wind and my copy of Emily Dickinson’s poems.
6. In your opinion who are the 10 most influential writers of all time.
Great question! I’d have to say William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, JRR Tolkien, Stephen King, Poe, Kate Chopin, Charles Dickens, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson and Emily Bronte to name a few.
7. What is your favorite genre? Why?

I read just about anything but I tend to gravitate more towards romance, historical fiction or mystery. It really depends on my mood. I also love the classics.
8. Your least favorite genre? Why?

I don’t read too much non-fiction. No reason really, but I have to be very interested in the topic to pick up a non-fiction book.
9. If you could read anywhere where would it be?

On a sandy beach somewhere tropical, laying down underneath a palm tree.
10. Where are your favorite places to find out about new books?

Online, fellow bloggers, friends and magazines.

Naida sent me a cute picture of her baby Diego….

So head on over to Naida’s blog and check her out, but before you do leave a post here telling me about a new blog that you have discovered that I might like, or that you just want to share and be entered in the daily contest for 1 of 4 $20 gift certificates to Borders.

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34 Comments

  1. throuthehaze

    I like The Epic Rat
    http://epicrat.blogspot.com/

    They have great reviews and contests!
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  2. Jennifer

    I've just discovered The Thrillionth Page (http://thethrillionthpage.blogspot.com/) this week. Carolyn Crane's sense of humor had me laughing out loud (especially her scam email snarks).

    Thanks for the giveaway, btw!

    saihitei AT gmail DOT com

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  3. YA Vampire Books

    Great interview! I'll definitely will head over to her blog now!

    Well, I give you a tip about my own blog, I started it just a week ago, or something like that! http://yavampirebooks.blogspot.com

    sara
    sosarora_11(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

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  4. Amy

    A fun, interesting blog I enjoy is http://missysbooknook.blogspot.com/

    In addition to posting about books and reviews, Missy blogs about things like "Flashback to the 80's" which are hilarious!

    Loved the interview! It's another great blog for me to visit!

    Thanks for your generous giveaway!

    Aimala127@gmail.com

    Reply
  5. Pam

    I just discovered The Literate Housewife and am really enjoying it.

    http://literatehousewife.com/

    melacan at hotmail dot com

    Reply
  6. Rylie

    I like bookshelves of doom.

    http://bookshelvesofdoom.blogs.com/

    -Rylie
    bcanyon at hotmail dot com

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  7. Shawntele

    What's a furbaby, I am guessing a pet that you totally love on like a child?!!?
    I enjoy 5 Minutes for Books (http://www.5minutesforbooks.com) and my email is: savedbygrace7215(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. RachieG

    Closetwriter is an AMAZING blog 🙂

    rachie2004 @ yahoo (d0t) com

    Reply
  9. Marie

    What a cute puppy!

    One of my favorite blogs is West of Mars because it lists a lot of the book giveaways 🙂

    marielay@gmail.com

    Reply
  10. Alysa

    I just discovered Presenting Lenore. Very cute, very fun.

    everead at gmail

    Reply
  11. Lori L

    I enjoy following Jen at Jen's book thoughts:
    http://jensbookthoughts.blogspot.com/
    Her weekly "You ?Have the Right to Six Words" series has been very enjoyable.

    shetreadssoftly(at)gmail(dot)com

    Reply
  12. Cristina Alves

    Hi ! I have just discovered
    http://tselfoninternets.blogspot.com/

    Cristina Alves
    acrisalves AT gmail DOT com

    Reply
  13. Cherry D

    I like reading Eleni's blog at La Femme Readers (http://lafemmereaders.blogspot.com/)

    Reply
  14. Heather

    Thanks for all the great recommendations guys. I am going to be busy checking them all out.

    Reply
  15. naida

    Hi Heather, its been fun switching interviews 🙂 And great contest!

    http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

    Reply
  16. Alyce

    I have found a lot of blogs, but I will suggest "You've GOTTA Read This."

    Here's the url: http://sandynawrot.blogspot.com/

    akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

    Reply
  17. Mari

    Awww…Diego is so cute!

    I like to crochet too! I have never made a dog sweater though! I have made halloween costumes…yep I'm one of those!

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

    Reply
  18. donnas

    Bitten By Books is pretty good, they have all kinds of reviews and posts.

    http://bittenbybooks.com/

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

    Reply
  19. Paradox

    It's not new, but I love Bites (http://litbites.blogspot.com/) because the writing, reviews, and rants are awesome!

    paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

    Reply
  20. Llehn

    I love Steph Su Reads http://stephsureads.blogspot.com/

    lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Reply
  21. Shooting Stars Mag

    A blog that I really like is http://www.thepageflipper.blogspot.com

    -Lauren
    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

    Reply
  22. Emma

    Thanks for the giveaway.I've just discovered We Be Reading blog.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com

    Reply
  23. Marie Burton

    A New Blog to recommend.. I just discovered "Historical Romance UK" which is a blend of authors and lots of Austen sequels.

    Reply
  24. Jamie

    http://annavivian.blogspot.com/ is a great blog. She has great reviews and all sorts of things.

    Reply
  25. dyockman

    I loved Gone with the Wind when I read it the first time.

    Reply
  26. Tynga

    I really love Kristen's blog, its http://www.bookworminginthe21stcentury.com/

    Reply
  27. babygirlG

    I think The Epic Rat is awesome! http://epicrat.blogspot.com/. Cecilia is very prolific with her reviews and her thoughts are often very spot on!

    tehashley(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Reply
  28. Jenny Girl

    Great interview you two! I already knew Naida and I know her a little better.

    Heather, your blog is very cute! Love the color scheme.

    Reply
  29. Stacie

    I like Literary Escapism.

    http://www.literaryescapism.com/

    simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

    Reply
  30. Penny

    I recently stumbled upon hist-fic Chick, and it looks interesting so far!

    http://histficchick.blogspot.com/

    jamesandpennym(at)gmail(dot)com

    Reply
  31. Alexa

    I really like The Book Nerds (http://booknerds.net)

    lovinfitch(at)aol(dot)com

    Reply
  32. Suko

    Excellent interview with Naida! I enjoyed learning who her favorite authors are.

    Diego looks oh so cute in his sweater!

    Recently I discovered The Zen Leaf as I was paired with Amanda for the BBAW interviews. Check out her great blog when you can!

    Thanks for the giveaway: Suko95 (at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. Book Sp(l)ot

    well now I've disovered her blog, that she included Kate Chopin on her list made me yay a bit so I'm really going to check out her blog now 🙂

    book.splotATgmailDOTcom

    Reply

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