Recently I chatted with Tara, Carson, Mandi, and Auburn from Word Wenches Guilty Pleasure and I am so excited to have them here in the Book Blogger Spotlight!!! Get to know these wonderful ladies and about their blog:
1. When and how did you decide to become a book blogger?
We were originally a book club. There are 4 of us wenches Colourful (Tara), Sassy (Carson), Witty (Mandi), and Writer (Auburn). We started reviewing books as a group for authors and/or beta reading for them when we were on the hunt for something to read. It just made more sense to become a blog page since we were pimping on all of our separate pages anyway, to just combine our energy and do it like this to reach more people. Our club started in March 2013 and we began our blog Nov of 2013. In two months we’ve been blessed with almost 100 followers to our blog posts and nearly 2000 fans on our facebook page.
2. What’s the hardest part of being a book blogger?
Keeping up with all the new releases and posts! In the beginning we really had to sit down and get organized because four people were checking everything and it became an unorganized mess. Since then we’ve become more organized and have better communication so it’s not as difficult and our work has cut dramatically. For sure, good communication is the key.
3. What are your hobbies that you do when you’re not blogging?
Colourful (Tara)- Everything I do revolves around books lol. My favorite hobby is reading, then making jewelry (which I now make swag), and that’s all if I can get off of facebook and websites lol.
Sassy (Carson)-I Like to making swag for authors and jewelry with Tara aka Colourful (Eucacholi Creations), watching movies and anime with my kid, but my nights belong to reading.
Witty (Mandi)-Reading of course. I also do classic pin-up and burlesque, which can be pretty time consuming sometimes.
Writer (Auburn)- I wouldn’t be a book blogger if reading wasn’t a hobby of mine! I also am a huge fan of movies! I have a collection of dvd’s that has taken over the house! If you add my obsession with signed books, well I’m sure you can imagine!
4. What are your favorite types of posts to do and/or read?
We really enjoy the cover reveals because we are book cover junkies AND we get to see some new books we may have never heard of before. Teasers are always good!
5. What are your favorite genres to read?
Colourful- I love all genres but if it has romance in it I’ll love it even more!
Sassy- I like all genres but I LOVE paranormals!
Witty-I enjoy just about everything. I really like dark romance. Also enjoy adventure.
Writer-I am a huge fan of anythng that has love, blood, and action. (I prefer action or a drama with romance)
6. How did you come up with your blog name?
The name of our book club is the same as our blog. We almost called ourselves a couple of other names but this name ruled unanimously and we really are quite the diverse group of wenches!
7. What about your blog design? What inspired it?
We are currently designing our logo. With four of us, it is hard to agree at times on one thing.
8. As an avid reader, what do you look for in a book?
Colourful- I have to have well developed characters. If I can really connect to the characters then you’ve got me hooked. Plot is the next thing I look at. You can have an awesome plot, but without good characters it does no good.
Sassy-It has to have a solid story line, no dragging on or repeating, and strong character growth.
Witty-I can nearly always predict the plot and outcome of a book. If a book can wow me the entire time and knock my socks off, and maybe woo me in the process, then we have a winner.
Writer-I love it when the characters are in tune with each other! The story needs to flow and have a good storyline. It needs a Plot a reason for the madness so to speak!! Lol
9. What are your biggest turn-offs about a book?
Colourful- grammar, parts that drag out to just fill gaps between plot points; when pov’s change and the story is repeated verbatim from the other person; repetitive sex scenes…yes i said that lol; and too much of a story crammed into one book.
Sassy-Dragging on or repeating the obvious, grammatical, and structural errors.
Witty- Misspelled words, grammar errors, repetitive word usage. Wrong word usage (to, two, too)
Writer-My biggest turn-off is when a book repeats the same exact words over again, or when they write useless information to try and make the book longer or make it into a series. Then you read the second book and figure out they could have made a awesome book if they would have just put it all into one book!
10. Who are your three favorite authors?
Colourful- only 3 eeeeeeeek! I don’t think I can answer that! Can I plead the 5th?? I’ll just do my 3 fave authors for right now…Kimber S. Dawn, Lyra Parish, and Gwendolyn Field
Sassy-Hmmm…Karen Marie Moning (she got me into reading again), R.M. Gilmore, and Kimber S. Dawn
Witty-Tiffany Reisz, Clive Cussler (fargo series only), C.J. Roberts
Writer-Really you are going there? OK! Well, my I love Laurell K. Hamillton, Kristen and P.C. Cast, Susan Arden (Taylor)
11. Which author (dead or alive) would you most like to meet?
Colourful- Kahlil Gibran
Sassy-Hunter S. Thompson
Writer-Susan Arden (Taylor)
12. How big is your TBR list? How do you go about tackling it?
Each one of us has a personal tbr and then our tbr for the blog. We make a list of requests and any blog tours we take part in automatically get bumped to the top since those have a deadline. We try to do good and follow the order in which they come, but let’s face it, we all have those books we’ve been waiting to come out so some do get slipped to the top of the list.
13. What are your top 3 books from 2013?
Colourful- (Indie reads)A Woman Gone Mad by Kimber S. Dawn, Escape From Paradise by Gwendolyn Field, The Fae Chronicles by Amelia Hutchins
Sassy-Spoon Fed Addiction by Silvano Williams and A Woman Gone Madby Kimber S. Dawn
Witty-The Mistress Tiffany Reisz, A Woman Gone Mad by Kimber S Dawn, Joseph Fallen, M.S. Willis
Writer-A Woman Gone Mad by Kimber S Dawn, Going Under by S. Walden, Branded by Abi Kesner & Missy Kalicicki
14. How can readers/authors/publishers connect with you?
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/
Thank you so much ladies for chatting with the readers of Tiffany Talks Books. Now, everyone please go over to Word Wenches and show your support. Make sure to tell these wonderful ladies that Tiffany sent you!!!