17 January 2012

Blogger Interview: Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

Today I have Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer joining me for a  blogger interview. Please make sure you drop by and say hello HERE!

Kimba reads and reviews a whole variety of books - Young Adult and Adult alike, and is participating in the 2012 e-book Challenge, which I am also part of. You should definitely check out her latest review of Cinder!

Personal Questions

Firstly – a quick introduction – tell me a little about yourself.

I am a happily married mother of three; I currently reside in the Midwest, drinks lots of coffee, love Dr. Who, Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Dexter and Fringe. I read two to three hours every day. I will gladly sacrifice a good night’s sleep for one more chapter.

Night Owl or Early Bird: 100% Night Owl

Beach or Mountains: Mountains

Sweet or Savory: Right now I am on a salty and spicy kick so savory.

Sun or Snow: Sun, but I love a snow storm where we can all stay home and snuggle by the fire.

Toast or Cereal: Neither, I am not a breakfast person “Just give me coffee and back away slowly”


What is your favorite book/author/series? 

I have a few at the moment. I love Kat Richardson’s Greywalker series, Jayne Anne Krentz’s Arcane Society. Justin Corwin’s trilogy starting with The Passage, Mira Grant’s Newsflash trilogy, Patricia Briggs’ Moon Called series, Kim Harrison’s The Hollow series and a few YA debut authors like Cynthia Hand and Tahereh Mafi . I could keep listing series and authors all day. In truth I am a series addict.

Do you have favorite genres, or is there a genre you would really like to read more of?

I use to read only historical fictions and major authors like King, Roberts etc. Then my hubby brought home a paranormal book and I thought eek gads what is this crap..hahaha. It turns out I loved it, and suddenly realized I was missing out on a lot of great novels. Now I read all genres and I love it.

Where do you typically read? Do you have any particular place/outfit/food or drink requirements for a good reading session?

I like to read in a quiet place, but I can read in the middle of chaos and completely block it out. My kids refer to it as “bookland” and most recently “nookland” *giggles* In the winter I curl up on the sofa by the fire with a cup of coffee. In the summer I love to read on the back deck with a glass of wine or ice tea.

What's the first book you remember reading? 

Hmm..I guess Nancy Drew or Judy Blume

How to do you find your next reads? 

I joined my entire favorite series / author’s websites. Recommendations through fellow bloggers, reviewers and book club members. I also follow major publishers, on-line book forums and I window shop for books.( like some of my friends shop for shoes!)

What are you reading right now? 

I am reading a BOM called Fear the Worst by Linwood Barclay and I will start Cinder on Sunday..wahoo!


When did you start your blog, and why did you start?

I started my blog in August of 2011. Friends and fellow book lovers suggested I start one. My second child had just graduated from high school and my youngest was beginning her junior year of high school. My oldest her third year of college. My nest was starting to empty and I had a lot more free time. I was feeling a little down, unneeded and lonely. I was happy for their independence, but suddenly had time to focus on me..imagine that. I have never been happier.

What is unique about your blog? 

Hmm..my coffee rating system and the mixed genre. I review both adult and YA. I have also reviewed some non-fiction.

What is your favourite, and least favourite, things about book blogging?

The people are my favorite, I love getting to know fellow readers and sharing our love of books. My least favorite is saying no to an author or having to give a bad review.

Do you review every book you read on your blog? 

Pretty much.
Where do you get your books from (not just review books!)? 

netGalley, booksneeze, book rooster, B&N, Amazon. I also get books from the library. Publishers and authors send them to me too.

And Finally

Do you have an e-reader? If yes, what do you like about e-reading? If no, why not? 

Christmas 2010 I received a e-ink Nook and fell in love. This past Christmas I received the Nook Tablet. I love the portability, the built in light and changing the font.

Does cover art / design influence the books you choose? 

Sadly, yes (I am a cover whore) it is almost always what draws me to a new book, and then it’s the synopsis. I will be the first to admit I have read some really fantastic books with awful covers and vice versa.

If you could say one thing to all the authors that you love, what would it be? 

Keep writing but don’t crank them out so fast that they lose what made me love them in the first place.

A huge thank you to Kimba for taking the time to be interviewed!

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  1. Thanks Kat for interviewing me..it was fun :)

  2. Yeah! Love the interview Kimba! :D And love the breakfast, *bringing a cup of coffee to play nice* lol.

    So glad to hear you got a Nook Tablet too! I just got mine for Christmas as well. :D You have to friend me. :D

    Thanks for the interview!

  3. Thanks guys :) You can nook friend me @ pnkcosta@hotmail.com

  4. Hi Kimba, great interview.
    You are now a Rock Star!!!
    And thanks Aussie for letting us know a little more about one of my favorite bloggers.

  5. Lol, how I know about being a cover whore... ;) *sigh* I don't always go after cover if the book sounds good, but first sight I totally do. *hangs head in shame* Lol. I'm also the same about e-readers! They're awesome and practical! And I just read the first book in Moon Called and really loved it! Can't wait to continue. Awesome interview! :)

  6. It was so much fun having you here Kimba! Thanks everyone else for stopping by :-D

  7. Kimba is one of my favorite bloggers! I enjoy stalking her. :D



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