Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Book Blogger Appreciation Week: 10 Questions with Blogger Swapna from S. Krishna's Books

Book Blogger Appreciation Week is in full swing and one of the wonderful events this year is a book blogger interview swap. Today, I'm hosting an interview with Swapna from S. Krishna's Books and she is featuring an interview with yours truly.

Swapna was up for two BBAW awards - Best Cultural Review Blog and Best Reviews! Welcome Swapna!

1) If you had to pick just one favorite book, what would it be and why?

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. I got out of the habit of reading while I was in college, but my last year I happened to pick up The Shadow of the Wind and went ahead and read it. It's the book that got me back into reading, and I still think it's an amazing read.
2) What character do you most identify with?

Emily in The Opposite of Love by Julie Buxbaum. I understood her fears and absolutely loved the novel as a whole.

3) If someone wrote a biography of you, what would the title be?

A Life Lived in Books

4) Book covers: illustrated or photo?

Photo, definitely. While I don't mind illustrated covers, I find that the ones that attract me most are photo covers.

5) If you were a book, what genre would you be?

Gothic mystery, with a dash of romance thrown in! I'd love to think that I'd be like a book from Deanna Raybourn's Lady Julia Grey series - mysterious and fun!

6) Hardcover, trade paperback or mass market paperback?

Trade paperback.

7) A book you recommend to anyone and everyone, and they always love it?

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. That's one that I literally force on people. Not every single person has liked it, but the vast majority that I recommend it to do!

8) If you could have dinner with one living author, which author would it be? Why?

Neil deGrasse Tyson - I have a bit of a nerd crush on him.

9) Why did you decide to start your blog?

I read so much that I found I was forgetting what I had read previously. I'd pick up a book at the bookstore or the library, get it home and start reading it and discover that it was very familiar - because I had read it before! I was already reading and loving book blogs at that point, so I decided I'd start my own in order to keep track of the books I read.

10) What book did you read as a kid that stayed with you or made you really love reading?

The Dark Is Rising series by Susan Cooper. I absolutely love these books, I still re-read them now. Even as an adult, every time I read them, I discover something new. Though they are a bit dated, they really are timeless - I can't recommend these highly enough. The mix of fantasy and King Arthur mythology is excellent.

Be sure to visit Swapna's blog!


  1. Awesome interview... now I shall have to check out Swapna's blog :-D

  2. Hi Cheeky Reads & Swapna :) I just love that where ever I go and read a BBAW interview they each have their own quetions! These were some fun filled ones, I mean; If you were a book, what genre would you be? I so eed to keep this one in mind *grin* Off checking out Swapna's blog!

  3. I’m already a subscriber to Swapna’s blog but I loved getting to know her a bit better!

  4. Oh, I love Swapna's choice for what book she'd like to be. That is a great question!

    I just popped over from Swapna's blog and now I've subscribed to yours, too! Beautiful blog and love your choice of genre. ;)

  5. Yay -- Swapna is great! I read her review of The Opposite of Love a little while ago and immediately ordered the book. Julie Buxbaum is an amazing author!

    I really enjoyed your interview over at her blog, too! I'll be back for sure!

  6. Haha! I've purchased books only to realize later that I've already read them too. For me, the reading is the entertainment and once I am done with the book, the details sort of fade a bit. Especially if I go on to another book right away.

  7. I too loved The Shadow of the Wind, it's a good one for putting someone back in the reading mood. Thanks for a great interview of one of my favorite bloggers.

  8. I follow Swapna's blog, good to see S Krishna featured here!

  9. Great interview! I'm a regular reader of Swapna's blog, and I love it. I have The Historian, and I'm thinking I should get off my tush, dig it out, and read it.

    Diary of an Eccentric

  10. I loved The Historian, too...it makes me happy to see it mentioned!



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