I always know when Jill releases a post because in my mind her pink graphic (see pink stripes below) is synonymous with her posts. She alternates between reviews from many genre’s, weekly wrap ups, and commentary. Her voice is articulate, genuine, and exudes a niceness that is emphasized by her pink stripes. It would just be wrong to love pink and write naughty reviews, wouldn’t it? If you haven’t checked out her blog, then please click the link below, but COME BACK! You won’t want to miss her answers to my 10 questions.
Jill @ Jill’s Book Blog
Let’s get to those answers, shall we?
Blogging is universal and even though we inhabit the same community, we don’t always live in the same country. What country do you live in?
I live in Canada.
What is the view outside your front door?
The view outside my front door is of the houses across the street. My grandparents have always lived right across from my house. My parents bought the house across from my mom’s parents before I was born, so I’ve always been very close to my grandparents.
Most blogs have a fun story of origin. Please share the story behind your blogs name and/or why you started blogging.
I started blogging because I love books! I was reading so many books that I thought I should keep track of them and write about them. I gave myself the challenge of writing a book review every day, and I’ve kept up with that for almost two years.
Describe where you write your blog.
I am constantly working on my blog. I read a lot of ebooks and digital ARCs, so I always have them with me on my phone or tablet. I also always have my blog at my fingertips with the WordPress app. I use any spare minute to write blog posts.
Most of us have a stack of books sitting next to our couch or bed waiting to be read. What books are in your stack?
I have so many stacks of books all over my house. The stack beside me right now is of books that I purchased recently and the one I’m currently reading. They are: The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton, The Kingfisher Secret by Anonymous, and An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena.
If you have had a bad day and want to spend an hour reading a book, what is your go to genre or favorite book that will lift your mood?
My go to genre is Fantasy. I find I can really escape into fantasy worlds because they are so different from our real world.
When you aren’t blogging, how do you spend your time? Work, Play, School?
When I’m not blogging, I spend my time reading and writing my own manuscript. I’m currently working on a contemporary young adult retelling of Wuthering Heights. I work as a personal support worker for a 46-year-old developmentally delayed woman and her mother, as well as a part-time nanny for an 11-year-old girl.
What is your favorite blog post you’ve ever written?
My favourite blog post to write was my blogging goals for 2019. I made this list and posted it so that I would be accountable for my goals for the year. It’s one thing to say you are going to do something, but when it’s in writing, I feel like I really have to do it. Here’s the link: https://jilljemmett.com/2019/01/03/book-blogging-goals-for-2019/
Have you ever met one of your favorite authors? If so, what did you say to them? Looking back, what do you wish you had said instead?
Since I live in Toronto, I’ve had the chance to meet many authors who come to the city. I met one of my favourite authors last year at BookCon in New York City, Leigh Bardugo. She asked me about where I was from, and I told her that we pronounce “Toronto” without saying the second “T” so it sounds like “Toronno.” It was a memorable moment!
If you could sit down with an author for a slice of cake and a question, who is the author, what kind of cake would you serve, and what is the first question you’d ask?
I would love to meet J.K. Rowling. She’s been such an inspiration to me. I would love to ask her about how she built the Wizarding World in her books because I would love to write a fantasy series in the future. I would serve Strawberry Shortcake because it’s my favourite!
I think you have something in common with every book blogger out there. We’d all LOVE to sit down with J.K. Rowling. That is a post all in itself, isn’t it? Thanks so much for participating in my Blogger to Blogger series!
If any of you would like to participate, please leave me a comment below, thanks!