1) Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?
I am an international blogger. I was born and raised in Bermuda. I'm 36 years old and have a 5 year old daughter.
My genres of choice are Thrillers, specifically Psychological mess with your mind thrillers, Suspense, Mystery, Adult Fiction and since blogging I have enjoyed some Memoirs. My simple pleasure are Verse Novels.
This year September will make 3 years blogging for me. I joined the amazing blogosphere when I came across Booking Through Thursday, I immediately wanted to join in the meme and network with others. That was before I even realised the amazing extent of what blogging is and can be. I feel honoured to be a part of this community.
2) What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2012?
My current read is on my sidebar, my first experience with Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes. My favourite book this year is Department Thirteen, an espionage thriller, I highly recommend, I am sure the main character and book will be in my top ten this year. My review.
3) Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.
I am busting at the seams to truly announce this, I am about to be a 1st time home owner. Bermudians say 'owning a piece of the rock'. We are officially signing all the last papers this week. It is called Amethyst....... I'm so happy. I can't wait to design my bookshelf.
4) Where do you see your blog in five years?
I would love to still be actively blogging 'at my own pace' but be known as the blog to come to for Thriller, Mystery and Suspense recommendations, to have a true community of those genres. I started the Thrill Week event last year, look forward to this year, September and hope it is still around in 5 years with possibly 50 plus participants. Email at marceblogspot(at)hotmail(dot)com for more information.
5) Have your reading tastes changed since you started blogging? How?
My reading taste and number of books read a year has changed drastically. The only must read book for me was always Mary Higgins Clark's newest in Hardcover. When traveling I may have picked up 1 or 2 mysteries in the airport or bookstore. Even when I didn't have a Wishlist or TBR list "that I will never actually get to" I still read 1 book a week on average, that hasn't changed but now I read approximately 50 books a year, love that. I just never knew or considered researching how to find so many amazing books and authors.
I have also became an eclectic reader, Memoirs and a little YA or Classic with my favourite genres as discussed above.
The #1 change, I got a Kindle 2 1/2 years ago and LOVE it, prefer reading on it. The highlighting and built in dictionary are superior features.
Thank you so much for visiting during BEA, I look forward to visiting you and possibly becoming a full time commenter/follower and fan of your blog.
For those that are there or check in later, jealous :-) Can't wait to see your 'after bea' posts.