Happy Thursday and welcome back to Meet The Blogger! This week I’m chatting to fellow book lover Megan to find out all about her blog The Mommy Bookshelf. Check out her interview below and make sure you also pay her site a visit, you won’t regret it!
Tell us a bit about yourself and your blog
I’m Megan Clancy. An author, reader, and mother. And now, I am the book reviewer of The Mommy Bookshelf. I started my book blog after having my son and finding myself with less and less time to read. I realised, with such little free time, I didn’t want to waste it reading bad books, and I knew other mothers who felt the same way. I decided to start a blog that reviewed books with the focus being on reading as a parent. I review adult fiction and non-fiction (focusing on whether it’s a worthy read for your minimal amount of reading time) and picture books (focusing on whether or not it’s a quality read for you and your child).
How long have you been blogging?
While I have had other blogs in the past, I have been blogging on this specific site for about a year now.
What or who inspired you to create your blog?
Having my son and finding myself with much less free time to read, and knowing that this was a problem other parents faced as well, inspired me to create my blog.
What’s your favourite thing about running your blog?
I love sharing my reading experiences with others and getting feedback from the readers of my site about their experiences with the same books.
How do you stay motivated?
My passion for books keeps me reading and sharing the reading experience. Also, coffee helps.
What’s been the most challenging part of your blogging journey to date?
Completing the posts after I have finished the book. Sometimes it just feels like extra work, but I know that it will be worth it in the end.
Tell us about your favourite blog post
One of my favourite reviews to write was for the picture book The Remember Balloons by Jessie Oliveros. I fell in love with the story the first time I read it and have read it many times since (never once able to make it through without crying). It was such a pleasure to share that experience with the readers of my blog and shine a light on such a beautiful book.
Describe your blog in four words
Honest, parent-focused book reviews
What are your future hopes and dreams for your blog?
I hope I continue to grow an audience of avid readers and build a community of book-loving parents.
QUICKFIRE GET TO KNOW YOU QUESTIONS:
Early Bird or Night Owl?
Night in or night out?
Ketchup or mayo?
Summer or Winter?
Tea or coffee?
Depends on the day
Bath or shower?
Pizza or Chinese?
Dog or cat?
Movie or box set?
Sweet or savoury?
I’d like to say a massive thank you to Megan for taking part. Check out next week’s post as I welcome another fabulous blogger.