Thursday, March 27, 2014

#BlogHop and #BloggerFeature--> Sunday Star Blogger Feature & Sneak Peak #2

Hi Friends,

Welcome to Njkinny's World of Books and to the Sunday Feature! :)
If this is your first time to my blog then welcome and I hope you like and enjoy here.


If you host Blog Hops then you are welcome to enter your hop link on my Blog Hops page! :)

"Sunday Star Blogger Feature & Sneak Peak" is a weekly feature where I'll feature a star blogger with an awesome blog who I will choose from the bloggers who participate in this feature, from amongst the comments I receive. Apart from this I and all the bloggers who participate are required to share their upcoming week's schedule for their blog like upcoming reviews, features, interviews, giveaways etc. If you are not sure of your schedule then no problem, share your tentative plans. :)

Lastly, don't forget to go say "Hi" to all the lovely people who have participated and visited your blog. The purpose of this feature is to get to know new blogs, gain followers and follow as many as possible.

Njkinny's World of Books


Rules:
Follow these simple rules to have fun and gain followers. :)


  1. (Required) Follow the Host (Njkinny's World of Books) and the Featured Blogger.
  2. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
  3. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say "hi" in your comments and that they are now following you.
  4. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "HI"
  5. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers.
Every week I will select one star blogger from the blogs that comment on this feature and feature their blog here.


Star Blogger This Week

Rubina Ramesh from The Book Club


Q1. Tell us something about yourself. 

My life from the beginning has been full of travels. In fact, I was teased often that I am born with wheels on my heels. J I was born in Ranchi, a hill station in Bihar. As I said, my Dad had been in a transferable job so never stuck in one place and finally passed out from St. Joseph’s Convent, Patna.
All through my travels, my only love and best friend proved to be my books. My mom was a voracious reader and it was always, encouraged in my house. I read anything from Charles Dickens, Georgette Heyer, Shakespeare to Sidney Sheldon, Barbara Cartland and Mills and Boon.  I love all genres… J
I finished my MA in English from Bangalore University and then after my marriage did my MBA from the Liverpool University, Uk, and as my life was full of travelling I never could hold on to a job. J
Thank God for that, for my DH also has the same bug as my Dad…. Travelling.

Q2. When did you first get the idea to blog? When did you start this blog?

I used to read a lot and frankly speaking did not have much idea about blogging. I started playing Farmville. (Not a very laudable thing to do, but sometimes these games help since I was travelling so much, could not keep up with the social norms of friendships) . At that time my brother pointed me towards blogging. He had a photography page and since I loved books, I started doing reviews. And then life changed.. three hundred and sixty degrees.

Q3. How did you come up with this name for your blog?

Well, I couldn’t think of anything original. My favorite program at that time was Oprah Winfrey. She has a Book Club. It then struck me. This is what I wanted. A group of friends who share with me the same love. Love for books. I just had not envisaged at that time that my small oyster would open so wide.

Q4. What is your blog about? 

This is one question I have been often asked. Am I a romance reader only? No, I read every genre. And I love promoting new authors. Most of the books I review are by new authors. They need a platform too, and  I found some of the books too fascinating to let go of. Originally, I started with only western authors, for the simple reason they were more approachable, with me living on this side of the world. But now, more and more Indian authors are approaching me and some of them have been an honor to read.

Q5. What’s the best thing that has happened to you because of blogging?

The world opened to me. Strangely, I became more aware of the Indian authors, both through their writings and personally. I got introduced to the Indian Mills and Boon scenario, to self published authors and the Asian publishing Houses. I then came to realize that these books need to come out and be showcased outside India too.

Q6. What is the one special thing about your blog that sets it apart from all the other similar blogs out there?

The Book Club is no more just me. It is now a group of lovers of books, who have come together to spread the word. It is open to anyone who loves books. Anyone who wants to know about books. We are not constrained by geography or demography anymore.Western writers who want to promote books in India and Indian writers who want to promote their book in the Western scenario. All are welcome. But we have only one rule. Please give us good edited work –professionally done.

Q7. What are your future plans for your blog?

We have started The Blog Tours where a group of writers and reviewers are coming together to do blog hops. A blog hop is when multiple bloggers put up a particular book on their blogs at a specific period of time. And we can't do this without the Author's participation. So ultimately, it is a combined effort between the author and the bloggers.
We are also coming out with an online magazine, Rezine. This will be open to all Reviewers who wants to link their reviews to our magazine and also all authors who wants to tell the readers about their books. 

A quick top 5 with you:

Favorite past time?
Books, Photography and Movies. I have a photography club also J And love travelling.

Favorite tourist destination?
Kerela in India, Black Forest in Germany.

Favorite Book?
Love Story by Eric Segal (Since you asked me only one. ..otherwise it is a full library.)

Love at first sight or love after a long courtship?
Love  at First Sight  :D
 
Tea or coffee?
Coffee.. though I am tempted to say Me… J

Thank you so much Nikita for giving me this opportunity to speak about our Book Club. I do hope many more join us in our endeavor.



Sneak Peak into the Upcoming Week @ Njkinny's World of Books

Upcoming Reviews:


                                             
   Charlie and the Chocolate Factory  by Roald Dahl    








   The Adventure of the Speckled Band by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle









    The Hobbit  by J.R.R. Tolkien                

                                           






   The Recluse Storyteller by Mark W. Sasse








   Taming Romeo by Rachelle Ayala









   The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown                                           


                               






   Cowboy on the Run by Devon McKay            









   Forbidden Disclosure (A Billionaire in Disguise) by Terri Marie

                                            





    Meghan's Wish by Amy Gamet








    Dark Wolf Rising by Rhyannon Byrd             









   Robbery, Murder and Cups of Tea by Phil Church








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