BBAW: New Treasure, an Interview Swap with Nicole at Tribute Books

Day 2 of BBAW focuses on a new treasure. Today I'm offering up an interview with Nicole at Tribute Books Blog. You can see my answers to her questions on her own BBAW post today.

1) What prompted you to start your blog? Anything in particular?
I started Tribute Books Reviews & Giveaways as a way of giving back. I am the owner of a small publishing company, Tribute Books. In terms of marketing and promotion, I am constantly asking bloggers to review our titles. I thought I could return the favor to those also looking to have their books reviewed.

2) What would you consider your best blog post, the one you are most proud of? Why?
The blog post I am most proud of is my review of Silent Girl by Tricia Dower because I loved working with the author's references to Shakespeare's greatest heroines.

3) What do you look for in other people's blogs?
I like a clean, easy-to-follow layout that is updated on a regular basis. Large type and frequent paragraph breaks also allow for easy reading. I like reviews by bloggers who provide a whole new way of looking at a book - one I never would have thought of on my own.

4) I know it's impossible for most people to pick a favorite book, or even a favorite author, so instead - what's the one book or author that you find yourself going back to again and again?
I always find myself going back to L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables series when I need a good comfort read.

5) In that vein, do you re-read books, or only visit them once?
I usually re-read a book or refer back to it when the movie version hits the cinema. I like to compare and contrast what was left out, changed, added, etc.

6) How do you pick which books to read next?
When reviewing books for Tribute Books Reviews & Giveaways I read them on a first come, first served basis unless one is for a blog tour that requires a post on a particular date. Those waiting for a review can always check the Future Giveaways column on the blog to check their book's current standing.

7) Of your reading, how do you decide what to blog about - or do you blog about all of them?
I blog about the books people send me to review. I always blog about them. The books I read on a recreational basis, I do not review on the blog - they're just for fun.

8) What started off your path as a reader?
I started reading at age four when I was able to read on my own a Sesame Street Little Golden Book about Grover that I received in a Happy Meal.

9) Name one thing we wouldn't know about you from your blogging.

I love to be surprised by experiencing an absolutely fantastic book that I never heard of before it landed in my mailbox.


  1. Thanks for the interview, Kerry - it was fun. Glad to meet you through the BBAW interview swap :)

  2. Loved reading that Nicole rereads Anne of Green Gables as a comfort read...I do the same with Anne, Heidi and the March girls of Little Women! Nicole: if you have not visited Prince Edward Island, you must...the little red headed girl is all over and it is fun to see with your own eyes things described in the book!

  3. Rasco - Prince Edward Island has been on my to do list for a long, long time. I have to get up there.

    I agree with you on Little Women too. I love the Winona Ryder movie version too.

  4. The Anne of Green Gables series were such a favorite of mine when I was younger, too. I still have them all. I keep telling myself I want to re-read them all someday!


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