The Bookeater 10!

Today I’m over on Eat the Books, where the Bookeater (aka Emily) is starting a new feature called The Bookeater 10. I’m excited to be part of it and had fun answering the questions!

I’ve been reading Eat the Books regularly for a few months now. I really enjoy Emily’s thoughtful reviews as well as her interesting and clever non-review posts. The site recently got a makeover and looks lovely. I hope you’ll check it out!

If you’re wondering about my favorite book quote, or if you’d like to know how I got into blogging or what I do when I’m not posting, commenting, or reading, among other things, head over to Eat the Books!

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  1. Hi, Erin. I hopped over to “Eat the Books” and it was great learning more about you! I didn’t realize that around the time you moved to our fair city, your book blogging took off. That means I’ve been following you almost from the beginning. 🙂

  2. Loved reading your interview at ‘Eat the Books’! I loved the passage from Nick Hornby’s ‘Polysyllabic Spree’ that you have quoted. I agree with you that unread books say as much about a reader as read books. I remember once one of my friends came visiting and stayed in my place for a few days. During that time he looked through my bookshelf and said “I love each one of your books. I want to read all of them. They are all so interesting and are on so many diverse topics.” I never got a better compliment. I also loved the fact that you have been to India a few times. Which places have you visited? Did you like India? Your answer to the book you would have if you were stranded in a deserted island – ‘A Suitable Boy’ – made me smile 🙂 It is definitely a book to have which one could read for a long, long, long, long time (as Harrison Ford’s character says in ‘Six Days Seven Nights’) 🙂

    1. I love showing off my bookshelves! I do want to read more of the books on them, though, because I often get the question “Is this book good?” and I’ve often not read the book in question. I really do believe books reflect who we are and who we want to be, so I agree that a compliment on one’s shelves is a wonderful thing!

      I love what I have seen of India. I’ve been to Bombay once, and traveled a bit around Kerala, where my husband’s family lives. The trips we’ve taken so far have been mostly for visiting his myriad relatives. I’m hoping the next time we go back we’ll get to travel more, as it seems there are endless diverse and beautiful things to visit there. So different from the US…I can’t even compare!

      1. Wonderful to know that you have been to Bombay and Kerala. Kerala must be beautiful place – ‘God’s own country’ as I have read somewhere 🙂 Do you write about your travels too in your blog or do you have a travel blog?

        1. Kerala is very beautiful! I don’t really write about my travels, aside from emails I send out to my family while traveling. I’ve tried to blog about other topics, but books seem to be the only topic that really works for me. I think next time I go, though, I’ll try to post something, at least, on Erin Reads about the trip!

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