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Book Blogger Interview Series: Elizabeth from A Suitcase Full of Books

Book Blogger Interview Series Elizabeth from A Suitcase Full of Books

Book Blogger Interview Series

Getting To Know The Book Blogging Community One Guest At A Time

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I hope you're enjoying this series of book blogger interview posts and getting to know some great members of the book blogging community along the way.

In case you miss them, you can check out the other book blogger interviews so far:

Hayley from Shelflyfe 

Kira from TheBookBella

Holley from Chasing Destino

Sadie from See Sadie Read

Eric from Breakeven Books

Sophie Davies from Sophie's Reading Room

Erin from Erins Book Reviews

Divya Agrawal from celebrityreadshush

Michael Everts from FIT 2B READ

Are you ready to get to know another member of the book blogging community?

Today the focus is on book blogs. 

I'm looking forward to chatting with other Book Bloggers during this series to get some behind the scenes insight into how they are approaching the book blogging community and what they've learnt so far.

Today's guest is Book Blogger Elizabeth Bornstein from A Suitcase Full of Books

Getting to Know Book Blogger Elizabeth Bornstein from A Suitcase Full of Books

The Interview:

1. When did you start blogging?

I started blogging in 2015 after returning home from a trip inspired by my favorite childhood books. I had wanted to visit the place that inspired Enid Blyton’s Famous Five books setting, this included Corfe Castle and the rest of the Dorset countryside of England. After returning home I started blogging about the trip. 

2. What are your favourite genres to read?

My favorite genres are historical fiction and travel memoirs, especially humorous ones like those by Bill Bryson.

3. Best book you've read so far this year?

The best book I’ve read this year so far is the last book in the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series, The Desolations of Devil’s Acre by Ransom Riggs. I could not put any of the 6 books in this series down! 

4. What social media sites do you use most to spread the word about your blog posts/to network with the book blogging community?

To spread the word about my blog posts & vlogs on YouTube I use Instagram (@asuitcasefullofbooks), Facebook (@BooksInMySuitcase), and Twitter (@suitcaseofbks).

5. What do you wish you'd known about book blogging before you started?

Nothing. I’ve enjoyed the learning process! My best piece of advice for someone who wants to start blogging is just to start. When I found something I wanted to be better at I found an online course. I’ve done courses in writing, photography, travel blogging, and other skills. There was no need to know all this before starting and I’m still learning as I go! 

6. What is the hardest part of being a book blogger?

The hardest part about being a book blogger is having too many books to read and not enough time! And with so many books I want to read for blogging purposes, I have little time to read books that I don’t blog about. 

7. What are your goals for your book blog? Do you have any plans for your blog in the future?

As my blog is a literary inspired travel blog, my goal is to inspire my readers to find real life places and experiences to connect to the stories we read. I hope in the future to work with travel destinations and brands to further my mission of inspiring more people to read and thereby become more educated and mindful travelers of the stories and cultures of their vacation destinations.

8. How often do you post to your blog?

I try to post weekly, every Sunday morning. Currently, as I haven’t been traveling lately, my posting has become less frequent. I also mean to send out a monthly newsletter, but this too is currently coming out every couple months instead. 

9. What's your most popular blog post?

My most popular blog post is Plan the Perfect Anne of Green Gables Vacation.

10. What are you currently reading and why did you choose to read it?

I am currently reading Travels with Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck because many current travelers have started traveling by van, which is what Steinbeck does in this book. He travels America by van with his dog. I too have been thinking about taking a road trip and wanted to read travel memoirs about road trips. I wrote a post, A Book List for American #VanLife for those wanting to do the same.

I hope you've enjoyed getting to know Elizabeth better and encourage you to Check out her book blog.

Book Blogger Interview Series: Elizabeth from A Suitcase Full of Books

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  1. Wonderful interview! I visited Elizabeth's blog and love the idea of literary-inspired travel destinations. How fun :)

    -Megan | Bookstacks & Golden Moms

    1. I love the concept of literary inspired travel too. She has some great posts on her blog.

    2. Thanks for visiting my blog! Literary inspired travel is so much fun, hopefully you can plan your on trip now!

  2. Wonderful interview. Love seeing how others make book blogging work.

    1. Thanks Robin. I'm glad you enjoyed the interview. I'm having fun with this series of book blogger interviews. I always find it interesting the different ways everyone has of book blogging.

    2. I love combining my two passions travel blogging and books!

  3. I agree with her about the hardest thing about being a book blogger, there are not enough hours in the day to fit in all the books!

    1. The struggle is real! There's just never enough time to fit in all the books!

    2. Aint' that the darned truth! LOL

  4. Good to meet Elizabeth. I hadn't heard of her and her blog until now. I agree too, never enough hours.

    1. Thanks. I thought this series of interviews would be a nice way of introducing some other book bloggers that might not be as well known yet. Glad to have helped you find a new-to-you book blogger ☺️

    2. Thanks Jo for introducing me and my blog to your readers!

  5. I can imagine why the Anne of Greene Gables post is a favorite. It's been years since I read the series, but I do remember being completely wrapped up in the world and locations.

    1. I don't remember ever reading it. I have a copy but don't seem to have ever gotten around to reading it. Maybe it's time I did 🤔

    2. You should read it if you haven't! Though if I'm being honest, it was the film adaptation filmed partly in PEI that put me over the top. I HAD to visit. And PEI really is as pretty as described!

  6. Loving Elizabeth’s logo! This series is excellent. I’m learning so much from it.

  7. Great interview! And I'm happy to have found your site through Elizabeth! ��