We’ve made it to day 5 of our Romancing the Blog event and we’re excited to welcome Nat from Reading Romances. I first met Nat when I participating in her Blogoversary celebration a couple months ago and she’s returning the favor by making a stop here. She’s also giving away a gift card to a lucky commenter… so your comment today can be entered in both her contest and our event contest.
Jen: How did you get into blogging?
Nat: I stared blogging an year and 4 months ago. Basically, I wanted to share my thoughts about books and get to know people who like romance books as much as I do! I adore having discussions at the blog and reading comments, I find this virtual connection friendly and extremely generous. No one has to join the events, write a comment or send an email, people do it because they want to participate and feel like they’re not alone, but part of a community.
Jen: What makes your blog unique in a large sea of book blogs?
Nat: I have no idea! As you can notice by reading this interview, I’m not a very talkative person, and I’m the only person behind Reading Romances. My posts are always straight to the point and the reviews I write are very analytical too. When I’m writing them I try not to tell the story from my perspective, but I always ask myself: What worked? What didn’t? How did I feel about it? And the answers are the main points on my reviews. In the end it’s all about what catches my attention, my preferences and if the reader can relate to my opinion.
Jen: What’s the most rewarding aspect of being a part of the blogging community?
Nat: Everyone is just so nice, helpful and supportive! When you least expect, there’s always someone kind to help you. I believe it’s amazing and feels good be part of it all!
Jen: What’s been the highlight of your blogging experience?
Nat: When authors wanted to participate in my events and I started to get to know them. That was magical! I LOVE new friends
Jen: If you had to recommend one book to our readers, what would it be and why?
Nat: Only one? Oh, that’s so cruel. I would have to recommend The Duke and I by Julia Quinn, if you like some comedy in your historicals, I bet you’ll love the Bridgerton series (that’s the first book).
Jen: Do you have any news about your blog that you’d like to share with us?
Nat: I always have something going on at the blog! Go check it out and the images on the sidebar will guide you! Oh, and I have a very special birthday contest that will start this Saturday, July 14.
Jen: Will you tell us a little more about the people behind the blog?
Nat: Pleasure to meet you, I’m Nat! I got an art degree and I currently work as a teacher. I’m also an avid romance reader who started to discover romance novels almost 3 years ago. I love romantic fiction and my favorite sub genres are historical, erotic, sci-fi and fantasy. You can always find me on gtalk and facebook if you’d like to talk to me! And for more information about the Reading Romances blog, you can find at my ABOUT page.
Jen: Is there anything you’d like to ask our readers?
Nat: What do you look for when you read a review?
Nat is generously giving away a gift card to a random commenter. The only mandatory entry is answering her question via comment. And this comment will also qualify you for the event long contest (which can be entered daily). Don’t forget to fill out both Rafflecopter forms!