I made contact with my mentee last week and quickly new that the match was a good one. One of things with which she has been struggling is getting out into the blogging world and making those all-important connections which buoy us up on rough days. So, because all of you have been so gracious and welcoming over the past year, I wanted to introduce you to her. I know you will be quick to follow her and welcome her into our book blogging community!
Without further ado, I introduce to you Kris from Intetextual Chronicles!
Originally I started as a release for the everyday stresses of life.
My focus for my blog has definitely changed. From an everyday rambling blog, it almost immediately changed to a reading and book blog, I think the reason why it changed is because I wanted my blog focused on one subject instead of all over the place.
What’s the one thing that has surprised you the most since you started blogging?
My biggest surprise has been that I have been able to find that focus, and it came so easily.
Please tell me more about yourself – likes, dislikes, what you do when you aren’t blogging, any personal information you feel comfortable sharing.
I’m a mom of two beautiful daughters under the age of 5, a wife to one wonderful man, a full time worker in a hospital laboratory. I like my quiet alone time, I like hot chocolate, coffee, and beignets from Cafe du Monde in New Orleans. I dislike large hurricanes (I’m a Hurricane Katrina transplant), loud noises, and driving in snowstorms. And…I love the New Orleans Saints!
When I read a good book, I like to share it with people. The first person I always tell is my uncle, he and I share the same passion for reading. I continue to blog because there are always books to share.
There are always good points to anything I read, even if I don’t ever want to see the book again. I don’t think anyone should give out a purely negative review, so when I’m reviewing, I try to show both the good and bad. I try to review every book I read, however with the time constraints of the rest of my life, I may not get to it.
No, they actually don’t even know about it. I never even thought about sharing it with them. Maybe I should. I think I will.
No, I haven’t met any blogging friend in real life. I’m not really sure I would want to, its really a safety issue these days.
The whole Harry Potter series, Twilight series, Lord of the Rings trilogy. I like genres that can take me away from the day to day stresses of life: romance, paranormal, fantasy, suspense and historical fiction. I will read non-fiction, but not for long periods of time…anything more than 10 minutes is too long for me.Movies are an interesting challenge because its changed since I’ve become a mother. Before motherhood it was anything but modern horror. Now, its anything my daughters watch.
- Available or taken? Taken
- Best Friend? my menagerie of pets since they don’t judge and they still love me when I’m cranky or a total bitch.
- Cake or Pie? Cake, preferably chocolate. The more choclate the better!
- Drink of choice? Pepsi for non alcoholic, alcoholic changes according to my mood.
- Essential item for every day use? A Sharpie. If I don’t have a Sharpie, I feel naked.
- Favorite color? Purple!
- Google? every day!
- Hometown? New Orleans! Go Saints!
- Indulgences? Chocolate.
- January or February? Neither, but if I had to pick it would be February because its closer to the warm weather.
- Kids and their names? Jaidyn and Kianne.
- Life is incomplete without…? Love.
- Marriage date? Jan 20
- Number of siblings? 2
- Oranges or apples? Oranges
- Phobias and fears? Spiders, heights, and small spaces.
- Quote for the day? “Women are like teabags, they never know how strong they are till they get into hot water. — Eleanor Roosevelt
- Reason to smile? My family
- Season? Summer
- Three people you would tag for this exercise: my uncle, sister and brother
- Unknown fact about me? I have 10 pets.
- Vegetable you hate? squash
- Worst habit? biting my nails
- X-rays you’ve had? wrist and chest
- Your fave food? pepperoni pizza
- Zodiac sign? Saggitarius
What plans do you have for your blog in the next year? Keeping up with it.
Did you see her favorite books? I KNEW I liked her!! 😉 Seriously, she reminds me a lot of myself from a year ago, wondering in what direction to take my blog, what I wanted to do with it. Go on over, check out her blog, and give her a little community welcome!!
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Thanks, Ceri! She is really cool, and like I said, we have a lot in common – more than I ever dreamed when I first got her name. (Can you handle another Twilight fan, knowing how much you LUV that series?) ;-D
She sounds cool. 🙂 I trust you, Michelle, as you're my friend so I'm going to pop over and subscribe to her. 🙂
Kris – YAY!! I'll head over there right now!
I got it fixed. Didn't check my email till tonight, but its fixed now. 🙂
Thanks, Jodie! I was having the same problems, so I am sending her a message now to see if she can fix it!
I'm trying to leave a welcoming comment but her blog will not let me (click on leave a comment in a post and it just sits there). How nice of you to mentor.
Thanks, Chris! I figured I would show a little love to help her out!
Great idea for a feature. I'll be checking out this blog.