THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our Meet the Bloggers campaign!
It was very touching to see so many people flock here to get personal with us! I didn’t know we would have so many of our readers respond, and we are truly lucky to have every one of you.
KM: Sushi. Particularly salmon sashimi. But I will eat it all. My favorite thing is going to a sushi restaurant and pigging out. Least favorite food that I’ve actually tried it liver. My mom loved it but I cannot stomach the irony, bloody taste.
KM: Lyn’s art is amazing. She is full of shit. She’s the one that was behind our egg and book cover faces. And now she is posting paintings and the such on Facebook. She’s beyond good. As for me, yeah, singing is about it. Of course I am doing yoga now though I would not say I am talented. Someday I hope to be!
KM: I joined Goodreads in October of 2010. I didn’t even know about book blogging then. But I decided to start blogging to get my voice out there and use it as an emotional outlet. I also did it to help some of my indie author friends like Angeline Kace and Jenn Sommersby. It has morphed into so much more than that, obviously.
KM: Definitely the friends I have made through blogging. Meeting so many of them at BEA and Book Bash, and looking forward to meeting the rest at BEA next year and when they come to visit me. Without these friends, my life would not be as fulfilled as I am now. I finally feel like I am friends with people that GET me.
KM: Dying, I guess. I love living so much and I am afraid I will never accomplish all the things I want to do in my life (like traveling overseas) before I kick the bucket.
KM: Same as Lyn but I even like country. The only thing I can’t stand is death metal and most heavy metal but I m a huge fan of other types of rock. Favorite bands? The White Stripes, Jet, Muse, The Heavy, AWOLNATION, Kings of Leon, The Black Keys, Katy Perry (SHUT IT).
- Reading (that is a given).
- Art – I did some art when I first went to college, and I miss the feeling of creating. I’m not the best, but I have done some things that I like. I have pastels and watercolors, but I really struggle with watercolor. The chalk pastels are my favorite at the moment.
- Walking – I’m not skinny, so this might come as a shock. I love popping in my headphones and walking around, but due to the weather at the moment and a crazy schedule, I’ve been slacking in this department.
- Baking – I love to bake. Prior to my kitchen going to pot at my old apartment, I would always be baking and trying out new things. My favorite was making pineapple upsidedown cupcakes and Alton Brownies (Alton Brown’s brownies are the BEST!!) I have a TON of sweet baking books, and I love finding new things to bake.
KM: She lies again. Lyn’s secret talent is art and creativity. Mine is music. I can sing and I used to play piano and clarinet. So I can read music though I have not done anything with it in a long time. Also something weird I found out about myself recently, I can hold my breath for over a minute. Weird, huh?
KM: I like Lyn’s answer but I would modify mine a little further and say a Herpetologist. I always wanted to work with reptiles and amphibians. My favorite! Also, a race car driver. Weird, I know. But that must be so exhilarating to have so much control like that.
KM: Yes. Pretty much all of my twenties. That would be Memoirs of a Geisha. It also started my Asian fiction obsession that continues until this day. I joined Goodreads right around that time, and started my blog not long after.
I was very shy and very unpopular in middle school (who wasn’t?), so it didn’t take much to embarrass me. My aunt gave me a hand-me-down matching set of clothing from my cousin. My 12 year old self thought it was beautiful. It was a black button up shirt with a pair of shorts with large Hawaiian flowers on the print. It was made from cheap cotton, but I just loved the flowers. I wore it to school the next day, and I noticed a bench of popular girls screaming and waving at some of the high school boys as the buses dropped off the MS kids on the way to the high school. I proudly walked by, thinking that, for once, I looked FABULOUS. The girls stopped and stared at me, all of them in shock. I was so smug and full of myself. When I got to my locker in school, I put my books away, and noticed that I had scraped off the top three buttons on my new shirt, exposing my pink training bra to the entire world. No wonder those girls were staring.
Sometimes, I want to pull out those books and reread them. I also had a brief love for Sweet Valley High, but Jessica got on my nerves a bit.
KM: I read some of TBS and I really liked them. Claudia was my favorite also, and book 2, Claudia and The Phantom Phone Calls was my favorite book. I also didn’t like Mallory, Lyn. Kristy too. 😀 But for me, I have to say Nancy Drew. I had so many of them, all from different series, and read them like crazy. The Secret Garden. Beezus and Ramona. Fear Street. That about covers it.
KM: Not very many. I don’t watch a lot of TV. But…I Love Lucy, The Golden Girls, Big Brother, The Big Bang Theory. Veronica Mars. And that is honestly pretty much it. 🙂
KM: Pretty much any book I have given 4 or more stars. But right now I have to say Night Film by Marisha Pessl. The book is just fucking brilliant.
KM: In the US, Seattle. Worldwide, Kyoto, Japan.
KM: Japanese. I love every little thing about it. Geisha, Samurais, the food, architecture, the language, the way it looks written, the art (Hokusai, Kurosawa, etc.) it just never ends. Pulse is one of my favorite movies of ALL TIME.
KM: The Edo period in Japan. LOL. The 20s over here.
KM: I don’t know. I feel like everything has been asked already! My favorite shampoo? That would be Reincarnate by Lush. Also really like Seanik. Favorite color? It changes frequently between purple, green, cobalt blue, and like cherry red.
KM: My dog, definitely. She’s adopted from a shelter and the best thing that’s ever happened to me. Christina has told me that everyone knows about my dog so it can’t be a secret. But I can’t really think of anything else because if I have pride in something, y’all are gonna know about it!
KM: Yeah. Twilight. Hush, Hush. LOL. My tastes have changed so much after reading as much as I have. I don’t think I reviewed them, but I rated them much higher than I should have. I am embarrassed because I thought they were good at one point. Ayayay.
What is your favorite blogging memory so far?
KM: BEA 2013, most definitely. That was probably the most amazing thing I have ever done. Flying for the first time by myself. Doing NYC with people I had just met. Getting all those books and meeting all the authors. It was exhilarating. I can’t wait to do it again next year. Having Lyn become my co-blogger. Meeting Karina Halle and all the awesome people I met at Book Bash. Doing Disney with Karina, Laura, And Chelsea. Creating my editing business and having my name in so many great books. None of these things would be possible without this blog.
Finally, Kat Kennedy at Cuddlebuggery asks (via Twitter):
LK: I friendzoned you a long time ago.
KM: Oh yes. 😉
Also, the girls at Finding Bliss in Books are hosting their own Q and A session! Hop on over and pay them a visit!