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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

BBAW Interview Swap with Keira from Love Romance Passion...

All across book blogger land interviews are being shared with readers about their favorite book bloggers and maybe even introducing new bloggers to them. This is because we just started Book Blogger Appreciation Week! Today I have the pleasure of chatting with Keira from Loves Romance and Passion. She’s been reading romance since she was a teenager and began blogging about romance so she could share her passion for her favorite genre. She loves reading paranormal, Regency, historical America, and highlander most of all, and completely adores blind and wounded heroes. She has a very comprehensive blog. She's put a tremendous amount of work into it and for those of you who enjoy a good Romance Keira's Blog is the stop for you. Check it out. Please welcome her today to my blog, it's an honor to have this opporunity. Enjoy!

Susie: What is your favorite part about blogging? Why did you start?

Keira: When I first started blogging I was doing it for myself – getting my thoughts down on digital paper. It was a way to keep track of books that I read, but also it was my own space to mold into what I thought others would like to play on. My readers and fellow bloggers are my favorite part about blogging and a reason why I continue to pursue it so passionately. I never thought I’d make friends when I started, but I have and it’s more amazing than I can put into words.

Susie: What book are you currently reading and why are you reading it?

Keira: You caught me between books. I just finished Simple Jess by Pamela Morsi, a recommendation by A.M. Hartnett over Twitter. So we’ll skip down one question.

Susie: Which book do you plan to read next?

Keira: I plan to read Sorcery & Cecelia: The Enchanted Chocolate Pot due to the recommendation of the vlogbrothers (time 2:02). Hank Green said it was a cross between Harry Potter and Pride and Prejudice. How could I go wrong with that?!

Susie: How big is your TBR pile?

A good 30-70 books. I haven’t done an exact count, but I’ve been collecting recommendations from other bloggers and getting to them when I can find the time. Because they’re all recommendations its hard to decide which one to start next!

Susie: Which do you like more: finishing a book or starting a new one?

Keira: Starting a new one 90% of the time. New worlds, new characters, new stories!

Susie: What makes you pick up a book and buy it without question?

The cover; if it’s pretty and the back blurb reads like something I’d enjoy, I’d buy it without questioning the decision.

Susie: Who is your favorite author?

Some of my favorite romance authors include but are not limited to: Lisa Kleypas, LaVryle Spencer, and.

Susie: What are three books you’d recommend to new readers of your genre?

Keira: Romance is such a huge genre. All recommendations would have to be tailored to the individual. Do they like paranormal or historical? Are they a fan of blind heroes or into cowboys? Are they more comfortable/interested in chaste inspirational romances or erotica? I set my blog up to be very organized to help aid in the search of books readers love most to read.

Susie: Which reading format do you like best: print, audio, digital?

Print and audio. I have yet to jump on the digital bandwagon. I have read some digital books but I really love holding a physical book. Audio is great for driving, walking, exercising, cleaning house, etc. It gives your mind something interesting to focus on while keeping your hands/body free to do work.

Susie: For fun share two truths and one false fact about yourself.

Keira: I hate foreign films and Bollywood movies. All those subtitles and the dancing! Too much!
I’m listening to Artemis Fowl every chance I get. I have book 5 and 6 waiting for me but am waiting on book 4 from the library.
I’ve traveled to 18 countries across five continents and took at least a dozen books with me each time I packed.

Susie: What was the last book you bought, borrowed, donated/gave away, and traded?

Bought: 4 Harlequin novels in the reader service Historical line.
Borrowed: Artemis Fowl- The Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer.
Lent: Courting Miss Hattie by Pamela Morsi.
Donated/Gave away: 18 books of awesome to my friends Susan and Isabel.
Traded: Always a Scoundrel by Suzanne Enoch.
Susie: What advice would you give to brand new book bloggers?

: I would tell new bloggers to check out the other blogs in their genre to see what’s happening. I would also advise them to write several blog posts before posting one article or review. You don’t want to start and then suddenly feel like you’re behind!

Susie: What tips would you give to readers who want to read more books?

I have a whole blog post on that! Check it: 16 Ways to Read More Books!

Susie: Anything you want to add?

Keira: Thank you so much for having me today Susie! Come visit me on my blog or twitter. In the meantime, happy readings everyone!
You are so welcome Keira~it has been a pleasure.
If my followers would like to read my interview on Keira's blog go to:


  1. Hi Susie:) What a terrific interview! I will definitely go check out Keira's site- and I'm curious to read her 16 ways to read more books. Thanks.

  2. As a fellow romance reader, we share some favourite authors! I already read your blog so it was nice to read a bit more about you!

  3. What a great set of interview questions. I will have to go check out Keira's blog - as I am new to the romance genre.

  4. Hi Lucy, Marg, and Dolley!

    Lucy -- Were the 16 ways to read more books helpful?

    Marg -- Feel free to ask me anything I'd be happy to answer!

    Dolleygurl -- Hi and welcome to the genre! lol :D

  5. I liked the 16 Ways to Read More!! And you know, I always wondered if it was "bad" that I would read several books at one time - I guess not!

  6. Like dolleygurl said your questions are very good..I'm going to check the blog asap. :)

  7. I'm so glad you liked the article Mary! It's not a bad thing at all!

    Thanks Nina!


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