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My name is Tif, the mind and writer behind Tif Talks Books (pretty self explanatory, I think!). I am a daughter, mother, wife, academic advisor, advocate, writer, and lover of all things literary. I have been blogging here for five years and I only hope to continue for another great five (or more). I initially began blogging before I knew that there were other book bloggers out there. Many of my friends at the time were blogging about their families. I didn't feel comfortable about sharing my family details, but books I could talk about ... a lot! The rest is history!!
What is your favorite feature on your blog (i.e., author interviews, memes, something specific to your blog)?
Literary Locals. Literary Locals is a random feature where I highlight my love of local literature, including reviews of local author's books, coverage of author events and adventures in my area, and so much more! My love of local literature, both past and present, began as a spark thanks to my grandfather and has grown to a wildfire since!
I cannot help but mention a second feature that falls as a close second ... 2012 Fairy Tale Challenge. I am hosting the 2nd annual Fairy Tale Challenge that originally began almost three years ago as a weekly feature, Fairy Tale Fridays. I only committed to the weekly feature for one year, but moved to an annual challenge to help in spreading the love of all things happily ever after (or not)!
What is your favorite part about the book blogging community? Is there anything that you would like to see change in the coming years?
My favorite part of the book blogging community is the community! I have absolutely loved finding fellow book lovers scattered across the world where I can commiserate about my latest and favorite reads. Along the way, I have also had the opportunity to develop wonderful friendships along with create and work on such great projects as Armchair BEA!!
The one thing that I would like to see change in the coming years is really more of an evolution. In the past five years of blogging, I have seen an increase in collaboration among bloggers, authors, publishers, etc. I would love to see this collaboration grow, particularly in this ever changing world of books!
Have your reading tastes changed since you started blogging? How?
YES! I have always considered myself an eclectic reader, but since I began blogging, I have had my eyes opened to so many additional avenues that I often wonder how I have lived without! I think the two biggest examples that fall in here are young adult novels and graphic novels for all ages!
Where do you see your blog in five years?
Right here and still active! I anticipate a multitude of changes, but I think the most important thing would be that I am still writing. Heck, if I am going to be really dreaming, maybe I could even say that I would be talking about the release of my own books as well!!
That's it! Welcome to Tif Talks Books and Armchair BEA! If you have introduced yourself on your site, be sure to post a link below and I will be sure to stop by to meet you!