SOMETHING NEW! Book Blogger Judy Lynn of Judy’s Jumbles Blog
Every year I try to continue the focus on Strong Women & their Brave Stories on this blog. But each year I also try to come up with something a bit different so that this blog doesn’t become stale. This year I decided to interview other bloggers, especially those who focus on books. So this month I’m featuring Judy Lynn who has become an online friend. Here’s her interview and I hope you’ll visit her blog because it offers so much! (PS-Read to the bottom to see about the giveaway AND PARTY!!)
1-Who are your favorite authors?
With over 100 author book lists on my blog of the books I’ve read, I just cannot choose one.
What kind of book is the one you look for most often in bookstores and online?
I read every genre in the romances. If I’ve read a more serious, real life issues type book, I prefer the next one to be lighter. Perhaps a paranormal, something that takes me away from the real world.
What prompted you to start a book blogging site?
In July of 2011, I discovered NetGalley. To review books for them you needed a blog. I also enjoy reading series books and found it disappointing to read a book and realize there was a previous one. To help others avoid this, I made my blog into an author book list. I do my best to have the books in order so if any are connected, the reader won’t miss out. Right now I have a celebration party going on at Facebook as my blog hits 100,000 page views in the two and half years it has existed.
I’m not sure how good this is, but at 2 1/2 years old my blog is about to hit 100,000 page views. I have been having a party on Facebook and it looks as if the party will continue to go into February. Many of the authors on my blog have answered interview questions and offered giveaways. I feel so blessed by the outpouring I have received from them to help celebrate.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I never read much until November of 2008. After watching a movie that left me hanging, I found there were books out for the rest of the series. I read them and enjoyed the books more than the movie. From there I turned into a reading machine. I could put away 2-3 Heartsong books a day or 2 Love Inspired books. From that I learned that errors would jump out and punch me in the nose. The way my mind works I read as a movie, errors would screech the movie to a halt. I now own Judicious Revisions LLC, Â a proofreading business for Indie authors.
I also like to email each author after reading their book. It’s amazing what a simple email can do to make their day…no matter how famous they may seem. I try to encourage others to do the same and to leave a reviews.
What book did you enjoy most in the past year?
This book is from a previous year and I have read it several times. Loving Eliza by Ruth Ann Nordin. The main hero is a mute and is treated like he is mentally disabled because of it. John is just one of those characters that grabs your heart and does not let go. It is also a free book.
Thanks for doing the interview, Judy. So glad you became a reading machine! I hope all of you will click her blog below and see what a great site she has. The lists of books in series are especially helpful. Also drop by her Facebook page and join in the celebration. Many authors including me are offering giveaways! Thanks, Judy, for all you do to connect authors and readers!–Lyn
ALSO DON’T MISS JUDY’S FB PARTY celebrating 100,000 page views. Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/605389599527523/
I’m giving away an ebook of my latest, Two Seasons of Romance, a short story collection. So drop in and drop by and leave a comment to be entered into the drawing.