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Blogtober Spotlight – While I Was Reading

Halloween and Samhain are my favorite holidays and autumn is my favorite season so I wanted to do something special on my blog in October.

Throughout the month I will be featuring different book bloggers, and sharing their answers to a few themed questions. Today we hear from Ramona at While I Was Reading.

If you had to pick one, what book is your Halloween must-read?

Interview With a Vampire

Why did you choose this book?

I’ve loved it since I was a teenager. It’s one of the few books I enjoy re-reading.

If you had to pick 3 words to describe this book what would they be?

  • Gothic
  • Classic
  • Intense

Who is your favorite character?


What beverage are you most likely enjoying while reading this?

Hot tea

There is no such thing as too many book recommendations. What is your TBR for October?

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia, Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen, One By One by Ruth Ware

About Ramona & While I was Reading

I understand that having time to read is a luxury for many. I help people rediscover their love of reading by weeding out trendy and overhyped titles. My intuitive nature guides my suggestions, and I only recommend books worthy of your time!

After twenty-some years of working in veterinary medicine, I realized I had given that field everything I had. After years of ignoring the warning signs, I was suffering from compassion fatigue and feeling wholly unappreciated in my workplace. On a particularly rough day in 2013, I finally said “I can’t do this anymore.”

My desire to live a creative life was not actualizing because my career, which I’d worked extremely hard for since I was a teenager, was draining me, physically and emotionally.

I did a string of temp jobs, rested my weary spirit, and started saying “I am a writer,” instead of “I want to be a writer.”

My career change opened up time for creative pursuits, one my my favorite being reading. A lover of books since before I was literate, I was the Go To person among my friends and family for book recommendations, reviews, and lending.

After blogging for years without success, I figured out it was because I lacked a niche. It was a natural transition then, to combine my passion for writing with my love of books, and my knack for giving recommendations.

My mission at While I Was Reading is to help people rediscover their love of reading that may have fallen to the way side for any number of reasons, but they all boil down to time. So many people feel they don’t hav the time to read, or they haven’t yet found the books that justify the time spent. That’s where I come in!

I want to encourage discussion not only about books, but of how we relate to them in regard to our own personal histories.

Be sure to check out her blog

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