February 23, 2012

Blogger Interview: Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer

I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
Today I'm pleased to welcome the lovely blogger, Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer! Let's get right to it!
Hi Kathy, Welcome to The Non Reluctant Reader! 
Could you start by introducing yourself?
Thanks for having me.  First I must say I'm impressed by your tenacity and dedication to your blog.  You are one of just a handful of young book bloggers I know of who are running successful book blogs. 

I'm a stay at home mom who if I'm not mistaken is more than three times your age!  Yeah, it's true I'm getting old but I still feel young at heart. 

I love to read.  I read way too much.  When I'm not reading you can usually find me listening to an audiobook or blogging.  If that's not an option I'm running errands, getting kids to do their homework or chores, helping my husband with his business... basically just being the mom.

You host a ton of giveaways and giveaway hops, what do you enjoy about them?
I love getting books to new readers.  I love helping new authors.  I love connecting bloggers, authors & readers. I love sharing books I've enjoyed. Hosting giveaways & giveaway hops helps me do these things.

You're one of the biggest book blogs out there, does this surprise you? Were you expecting to be this big?
Totally surprises me and it is not at all what I was expecting.  I'm just a stay at home mom with a passion for reading. 

Do you ever find blogging a pain, or too time consuming?
Yeah... it can be very time consuming.  It's only really a "pain" when I'm behind and have deadlines to meet.  I hate having a book scheduled for review and not having time to get it read.  Ultimately that usually means sleep gets sacrificed.  I also hate drama.  I steer clear of it.  Can't we all just get along? When there is drama in the book blogging world you'll find me opening the pages of a book and getting lost in it instead.

Who are some of your favorite bloggers?
There are just too many of them!  I have a blog roll on my blog that I check everyday, but honestly it's quite outdated and I need to update it. There are many fabulous new blogs that I need to add to that list.

If someone made a movie about your life, what would the title be?
Seriously Sidetracked

What's your guilty pleasure?
Reading a book I can't put down when I should be sleeping (bonus if there is chocolate involved).

No fair asking favorites - I'm horrible at narrowing things down!

All Time Favorite Read: Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen 
Favorite Actor: (We'll pretend you said actors) Harrison Ford, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Matthew McConaughey, Ryan Reynolds, Christian Bale, Aaron Eckhart, Dermot Mulroney, Luke Mably...
Favorite New Release: Divergent & Die for Me
Favorite Food: Italian & Mexican - Pizza, Pasta, Cafe Rio
Favorite Sports Team: BYU Cougars
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate Fudge Brownie


  1. Great interview Benji and Kathy. I love both your blogs. As an aspiring author and blogger, I really appreciate all of the work you book review bloggers put into your blogs.

    Kathy, I love all your giveaway hops. If I had more money to give away books (I give away a lot with author interviews on Mondays already), I'd join them all. I can't wait for the Holiday Hop one again. I got 200 new followers. Thanks for all you both do.

  2. I love me some chocolate! Thanks for the giveaway! I visit kathy's blog are a regular basis but this interview gave me insight to the woman behind the blog :)

  3. I've always been amazed at how dedicated Kathy is to her blog and frankly I am sometimes jealous of how she seems to always be on top of things LOL. Keep up the great work you do and I wanted to thank you so much for hosting all those wonderful hops.

  4. I love the interview!! Thank you for making it! I'm visiting both blogs regularly and love them! It's really excited to know some amazing bloggers a little bit, so this interview was a great idea.

  5. I luved the Interview with Kathy from I'm a reader not a writer =]
    Thinking of doing something like that with some bloggers here in Brazil as well =]
    It's good to have guest posts and interviews with bloggers, and even posts from the pod of readers =]

  6. I read when I should be sleeping too :) Love your blog Kathy :)

  7. Very beautiful interview!!! We have almost the same favorites. I love the title of your movie!

  8. I'm so glad to get to know more about Kathy, I love her blog. She does have some amazing giveaways and sponsors a lot of great blog hops.

  9. It's nice to know more about Kathy since I've been following her for a while. Thanks for the interview!

  10. Ooh! Choc Fudge Brownie! Kathy, you're an inspiration to me and I consider you to be something of a celebrity in the blogging world. I'm amazed at how dedicated you are to your blog and readers and I know that even I were to stay at home, I would not be able to blog as much as you do and come up with such interesting content. I think you must be incredibly organised and very dedicated to what you do:) Thank you for everything you do for us readers!

    Sarah Bibi Setar


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