Thursday, February 6, 2014

Featuring: Wesley of Library Educated

Today please welcome Wesley, who blogs at Library Educated.


What's the meaning behind the name of your book blog?
The blog title comes from a quote by Ray Bradbury. His family was too poor to send him to college, so he went to the library several times a week, often for hours and read everything he could get his hands on. He said that this was a better education than he could have ever received at a school.


How long have you been blogging?
It hasn't been very long! I'd wanted to blog for awhile but had a couple of naysayers convince me that it would be a waste of everyone's time. This year I said "Whatever, I do what I want!" and started it. I'm so glad I did. Should have started sooner!


Tell us a bit about your book blog. What makes it unique?
I think 2 things make the blog unique.

First that a post is basically my review. I've seen book blogs where they copy and paste the amazon.com description and then review it in 2 sentences at the very end. How is that helpful?!

Secondly, that I review a wide range of books not just the most recent trendy books.


Writing in books: Yes or hell to the no?
If it's a library book absolutely not. That book isn't yours! Use post-its!

If it's in my own book I usually am using highlighters for quotes. My copy of "Mere Christianity" is a yellow striped mess!


Do you have any reading accessories you can't do without?
A comfy chair and the set of bookmarks my friend gave me for my birthday a few years ago. No dog eared pages in my apartment!


Finish the sentence: My bookshelves are...
surprisingly slim. I use the library so much that the amount of books that I do own are not overwhelming. If I own a book that means it gets my super stamp of approval, I'm exclusive like that!


My TBR pile is...
considerable. It's quixotic, I know I will never not have a big stack of intriguing books to read.


One book you like that no one else seems to, or vice versa?
I can't get in to Jane Austen. I've tried a few times and just can't get into it. I kind of want to shake the people in the stories and be like "just be honest with each other and you'll avoid most of this mess!".


If you could go to any literary destination, where would you go?
Uh, where wouldn't I go?

Paris, Ireland, Berlin, Japan, Greece, Italy...so many places that provide great settings for stories and wonderful writers.


How about non-book related hobbies? What do you do when you don't feel like reading?
One of my favorite things to do is travel! Unfortunately it's an expensive hobby so it doesn't happen as much as I'd like. Right now I'm planning for celebrating my sister's 30th birthday in Mexico with her in Summer of 2014.

I also am pretty crafty (especially sewing) and I love watching movies and binge watching tv shows.


What are 3 of your must-read blogs?
Neroli Blossoms
101 Books
Travel Fashion Girl


What is your reading personality? (via quiz at http://www.bookbrowse.com/quiz/)
I'm an all-arounder.I guess that's a good thing, right?

Your responses showed you fitting into three different personalities:

Exacting Reader: You love books but you rarely have as much time to read as you'd like - so you're very particular about the books you choose.

Serial Reader: Once you discover a favorite writer you tend to stick with him/her through thick and thin and eagerly await the next in the series.

Eclectic Reader: You read for entertainment but also to expand your mind. You're open to new ideas and new writers, and are not wedded to a particular genre or limited range of authors.



Thank you for joining us today, Wesley! We enjoyed getting to know you and your blog!

Remember to check out Wesley's blog, Library Educated, and leave a comment or question below.

3 comments :

  1. Thanks for stopping by today Wesley! Personally, I have not been able to get into Jane Austen all that much myself, though I have only read one.

    I love the explanation behind your blog name, by the way!

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  2. Hooray Wesley!!! I found her blog a few months ago and already adore her. <3 It cracks me up that she's a book highlighter. I would have never guessed it.

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