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  1. When did you start your blog and why? Give us a little info about your blog too.
  2. I started my blog at the beginning of June 2009. I’ve been obsessed with for a long time and met some people on there that had their own book blogs. Emma in particular from Booking Through 365 was one of the first blogs I looked at. Ever since then, I’ve gotten more and more involved in the blogging community and my blog has become a part-time hobby for me. I really never thought I’d be this into it, but it’s really grown into it’s own type of monster. My blog mainly reviews middle grade and young adult fiction novels, but every once in a while I dive into an adult or even kids book. I have a ton of great ideas for my blog that keep popping up – like Link-a-Contest Thursday where people can link up their contests each week and other can sign up for them! I’m also going to be hosting my first Read-a-thon over New Years weekend. I try to read 2 or more books a week and get reviews up within a few days (of course life sometimes gets in the way and I forget to review them!). I’m pretty sure I won’t give up blogging for a very long time.

  3. Tell us a little about yourself outside of your interest in books.
    I just landed my first career job as a Library Media Specialist in an elementary school this past September. I got married on October 24th to my wonderful husband and moved closer to my job a few weeks later. I’m absolutely obsessed with reading and my blog and I’m glad my hubby is into video games so that we both can have a bit of apart time without me feeling guilty. When we go out, we enjoy watching action flicks and drinking expensive coffee while browsing the local bookstores (and usually buying too much!).
  4. Your favorite book from your youth and the story behind it.
    paperbagprincesshisdarkmaterialsWell, when I was really little, I devoured all of the Little Critter books and outside of those I was mostly in love with The Paperbag Princess. In middle school, I encountered my first fantasy series – The Golden Compass – which made me obsessed with any and all things fantasy, but I still read a wide range of books. I recently listened to The Golden Compass on audio and loved the full casting they did and found myself still in love with the adventure-ful Lyra and the world she lives in.


“I’m so glad to have Kristen on for our feature today. To be honest I have been completely amazed by how much she does with her site, it’s astounding! Currently she’s celebrating her birthday by giving away books for every year she has been alive, 25 in total. I can barely begin to imagine the effort that went into putting this together and let’s not forget that it’s her birthday! I’ve found that Kristen is one of the most kind and generous people I’ve met out in the internet world. She’s always willing to talk or help when she can. Make sure your head over to her site and make sure to say congrats on her recent marriage and birthday! You won’t regret it.”
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7 Responses to When I Was Young – Bookworming in the 21st Century

  1. Gina says:

    Congratulations on both counts, Kristen! Oh, and yes, I agree…your site is really great!

    Love this feature! You get to know so much about everyone and with the book blogging community being so friendly already…you get to make even more connections! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Jenn says:

    Kristine is an amazing person I love her blog and visit there often! 🙂

  3. Carrie K. says:

    She sounds like my lost twin – I also have a husband who games while I read. And our favorite place to go is Barnes & Noble, where we shop and then drink expensive coffee. 🙂

  4. […] buddies when I started out book blogging. In fact, Kristen was my first interview for the “When I Was Young” feature I used to do. They’ve recently joined forces (though they didn’t like […]

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