Today we are pleased to welcome one of our staff reviewers, who happens to have her own blog — Molly! I’ve enjoyed getting to know her through her work at RtB and can’t wait for y’all to meet her and learn about Reviews by Molly.
Jen: How did you get into blogging?
Molly: Well, it started out with a simple Amazon review of a Linda Lael Miller book I read back in 2009. I did a little internet surfing and saw some really interesting blogs out there that were dedicated to book reviews. I hunted a little deeper and found that Blogger.com offered free blogs, so I started my blog out. Back then, however, the name was Book Reviews By Buuklvr81. Crazy name I know. Then after it was established for a year, I changed the name to Book Reviews By Molly. In March 2011 I purchased my own domain and shortened it to Reviews By Molly. 🙂
Jen: What makes your blog unique in a large sea of book blogs?
Molly: Hmmm….that’s difficult because each and every book blog is unique, in that the owner has gives it their own special touch. Mine would have to be that I offer a wide variety of books on one sole book blog, I suppose. Their are folks out there who offer 2, 3 and 4 different book blogs, all dedicated to a single type of book. I could do that, but I would find it very difficult to keep up with, so I have different pages where I list certain books, like I have a page for my Christian Reviews, and one for Young Adult Reviews, and then one for Erotic Romance Reviews. That way, the folks that enjoy just those specific types of books can jump right to them without hunting and running across the books they may not want to see. I do read suspense books and horror as well, so I may get pages dedicated to them in the future, but for now, that’s how I separate them. But, again, there are other book blogs out there that do those types of things, but it’s all about the ownership and whose behind the scenes, that makes the blog unique 🙂
Jen: What’s the most rewarding aspect of being a part of the blogging community?
Molly: Making new friends and learning about all the different types of books out there. Plus, getting a note or email from an author saying they appreciate the help in spreading the word, always makes for a brighter day in the long run. Knowing that you have a hand in helping the author become a success is always gratifying!
Jen: What’s been the highlight of your blogging experience?
Molly: Growing in my friendships with authors and other bloggers, for sure. Someday, I would love to meet them all!
Jen: If you had to recommend one book to our readers, what would it be and why?
Molly: Do I have to pick just one? Well, I would have to say that The James Miracle by Jason F. Wright is my all time favorite. It’s a wonderfully moving book and one that the author wrote for his wife. It was gripping, moving and absolutely breath taking. I had it finished in less than one day. It makes you laugh, cry and want to cry out in turmoil, but in the end, it leaves you feeling whole and loved.
Jen: Do you have any news about your blog that you’d like to share with us?
Molly: No, none at the moment. Though that could change by tomorrow. I’m always doing new things and trying stuff to improve my blog that will appeal to my followers (I’m always open to suggestions!).
Jen: Will you tell us a little more about the people behind the blog?
Molly: I’m just me :). I grew up as a military brat until my dad retired in ’91 when I was 12. We moved a few more times while he was looking for a job, then we finally settled in the Garner area of North Carolina. I’m a divorced, single mom of two amazing boys, Jakob (almost 10) and Jonah (8). They are my life and keep me on my toes, that’s for sure! I love the colors purple and black, though I tend to lean towards pinks and teals a lot, too. Butterflies and wolves are my passion. I totally addicted to Twix candy bars, Sweet Tea and Mountain Dew. Totally addicted to Flashpoint and Psych on ION Television. Dude, those shows are amazing! One is so serious you might cry, while the other can be so hilarious you’ll pee your pants! If you’ve never watched them, you must make it a priority! They rock. Finally, where ever you see me, you can bet your bucks that I’ll have my Kindle or a book in hand or in my purse :).
Jen: Is there anything you’d like to ask our readers?
Molly: What are some of your favorite books? Do you prefer print copies of them or eCopies? If you stop by my blog, is there anything that you love, hate or want to see added to it?
Molly has graciously offered up two prizes for our readers. To enter you must leave a comment answering her question(s) and follow both of our blogs via Linky Followers. Please use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. And after you’ve entered her contest, continue to the second form, because your comment will count again for the event long contest.