Hey everyone! As part of Armchair BEA, I have an interview with Becky of Bibliognome. In addition to being a blogger, Becky also works as a Library Assistant. I'll let the rest of her interview speak for itself.
You say that you are a “librarian at heart.” Is there any one book or series to which you can accredit your love of reading?
I think a lot of books contributed to my love of reading. I loved the show Reading Rainbow and all the books on there and of course the catchy theme song. Some other series that really made me love reading were The Bailey School Kids books, The Baby-Sitters Club, and Animorphs.
You’ve just found out that you are about to be sent away to a deserted island for the rest of your life and can only pack five books. Which five do you take?
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales
Alien in the Family by Gini Koch
The Black Jewels Trilogy by Anne Bishop
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Tell us about your personal library. Do you like to own books, or do you only purchase copies of your favorites?
I own a tremendous amount of books and always seem to find more that I need to read. I love to own a copy of a book and now that I’m blogging I know how many different editions of books are actually out there in the world. I have probably over 2000 books but I really need to organize them.
Your blog is called the Bibliognome. Do you have any favorite gnomes in pop culture or literature? Perhaps a favorite type of gnome?
Well in pop culture there’s the Travelocity gnome which is probably the most well known. My favorite types of gnomes are the ones with weird names or that look just a little odd. The coolest gnome related movie lately was Gnomeo and Juliet (I thought it was a surprisingly good movie, I know it made me laugh a lot. )
You have two features on your blog, Merchandise Monday and Tee-rific Thursday. What is the most unique piece of bookish swag or merchandise that you own?
The best things I’ve got recently are a calendar with all the covers from Gini Koch’s Alien series and trading cards from Carolyn Crane that have all the cool characters from her books Mind Games and Double Crossed.