1. Please tell us about yourself and your blog.
My name is Kimshme, I was born and raised on the beautiful island of St. Thomas Virgin Islands. I am a mother of three amazing children who inspire me to always strive to be my best self. I created my blog The Reading Beauty because of my appreciation for the written word. I wanted to keep track and record my feelings about what I have read, and also to study the different writing styles of my favorite authors.
2. What inspired you to start book blogging? What are the challenges that you faced?
I felt inspired to start book blogging when I read my friends blog, it seemed like a good way to gain some writing practice and also to connect with people who has the same interest as myself. Right now I feel the only challenge I have with blogging is being consistent.
3. What are your favourite book blogs?
A few of my favorite book blogs are:
4. If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
If I could change one thing about the world it would the way some children are treated. I strongly believe that children are the most precious gifts that are given to us, we do not have to give birth to a child to be an influence in their lives. In some parts of the world, even in our own backyards our beautiful souls are abused physically mentally and sexually, yes if I could change one thing, this would definitely be it
5. As a reader, what do you look for in a book? What should a writer do to be able to catch your attention and keep it?
I look forward to being transported into another world. I want to run with or from vampires and werewolves, fly with the angels and fairies, kick demon and zombie butt. Being transported within a book is the best way for a writer to hook me. As a reader I look for the connection between the reader and the character.
6. How do think that books like Twilight and Harry Potter become famous?
I think Twilight and Harry Potter were able to become famous because the authors took a common story and made it their own, they were able to take age old tales and weave them into something that felt fresh and new.
7. Do you have any recommendations for authors or readers who are thinking about starting their own blogs?
Just do it. You won’t regret it, blogging opens you up to a whole different world, a world you wouldn't others wise be connected to. It connects you others of like minds. It helps you to grow as a writer and be little more fearless.
Thanks Kimshme! Readers, please go to the links below if you're interested in reading more about yet another awesome book blogger!
http://kshivaun.wordpress.com/ Inkblots is my thoughts on writing
http://kshivaunaworkinprogress.wordpr... This blog is my personal feelings on life in general