Saturday, February 26, 2011

BOOK BLOGGER HOP 2/25-2/28: A name change?

I'm late to the blog hop this week. I've had quite a blog silence lately. There is so much going on in the real world, I've been mesmerized. What will historical novelists of the future have to say about us, I wonder. Wouldn't it be interesting to come back and read about how today's heroes and villains are portrayed?

I have been managing to read some fiction. (For example, I read a friend's manuscript, and WOW. This woman is talented and I really hope she'll be published so that I'll have the chance to blog about her book.)

And I've been working and writing. So, I haven't had as much opportunity to blog as I wanted. But I hope to get some reviews up again next week.

Also, a reminder that the YA giveaway for a chance to win either Jane by April Lindner or Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John ends this Monday. Just fill out the form at the link for your chance to win.

And now for the hop. Hosted by Crazy for Books, the Book Blogger Hop is a great way to meet other bloggers with a passion for reading. This week's question comes from Jen at I Read Banned Books:

"Do you ever wish you had named your blog something different?"

My answer:
No. It isn't the most exciting or eye-catching name, but it has a special (even if kind of silly) meaning for me. Reading is a form of escapism for me, and I'm extraordinarily good at blocking out the world when I read. Not consciously. I don't have to try. When I read, the physical world more or less ceases to exist. (Exceptions being when my babies cried or when my pager goes off.) But now that my kids are older, they know they have to shake me by the shoulder if I'm in "reading world."

When I decided to start a blog, I wanted to join the bloggers who talked about books. So that was entering a different type of reading world. The blog name made sense to me for those reasons. It's a "vanilla" sort of name, but that suits me.

And I wouldn't want to change it because thinking up titles is a bear.


  1. Hopping by to visit and follow! I like having my own reading world, too. The people in my life know they'll have to touch my arm to get my attention, because words alone won't do it if I'm engrossed in a book. :-)

  2. Hopping by..
    already a follower

    I have explained my blog name here


  3. Hopping by:) I think all of us avid readers go into our own world when reading.

    Have a great Sunday!

  4. I like the meaning of your blog's title. It's great to have the name mean a lot to you. "Reading world" is a place I love to visit & escape to whenever I can :) Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  5. Thx for hopping by and the compliment on my name. I think it's pretty rad!

  6. Newest follower here via the Friday blog hop. I am a new contemporary romance writer and a reader of almost everything! Hope you stop by and check out my blog.