Friday, May 17, 2013

Around The World: Trish @ Between The Lines

Welcome to Around The World! Friday I feature a Blogger, Author or Publisher and ask questions about the country or state they are from and what it is like to be a member of the book world there! If you are interested in being featured please sign up here.

This Week on the blog I have Trish from Between The Lines!

Where are you from?
Ireland that little teddy bear shaped country next to England and at the very edge of Europe.

What is the best and worst thing about living in the country you are from?
Best thing is the scenery, take my word for it, it’s beautiful.  Lakes, mountains, great beaches and everywhere you look green, green fields.  And as it’s such a small country you are never too far from whatever you want to do.  Whether that’s a scenic, deserted beach to walk on, a centuries old castle to explore or a day shopping in the city, nothing is more than a short spin away. 

Worst thing is the recession we are currently going through.  Taxes are high, unemployment is high and the road back to economic prosperity looks like a painful one.  The general standard of living is comfortable but it’s just not as good as we had 5 or 6 years ago when we experienced a boom. 
Oh and the rain, that’s the price we pay for those green fields!

What is the biggest challenge of being a book blogger there?
There are not too many challenges nothing that can’t be overcome anyway.  At first I didn’t know of too many other Irish book bloggers but now I have found 5 or so and we all support each other.  I do get envious when I read about events like BEA though, that is my dream to attend one of those.

Are you able to go to book signings, launches, or industry events?
There aren’t too many book signing events or launches.  There are lots of writer’s festivals but they are aimed at writers from than reviewers so I haven’t attended any so far.  From what I hear though, they are planning to expand to include blogging and social media workshops which sounds exciting and I’m looking forward to see what develops.

Are Publishers willing to work with you were you live?
Penguin Ireland are very good to me but as I’m only a newish blogger I haven’t approached other publishers yet for physical ARC’s.  On NetGalley and Edelweiss, publishers have been very generous to me and both those sites are my happy place.  I do have to be careful not to get too click-happy though as I don’t want to end up with a zillion books all due for publication in the same month.  A pretty universal book-blogging issue from what I see!

Emily: I have that some problem on netgalley and edelweiss!

Do you have any favorite books set in the country you are from or written by authors who are from the country you are from?
Tonnes!  So many that I love that I have a feature on my blog called ‘Green Giants – Irish Author Spotlight’ where I share my love.  Or as another blogger has renamed it – The Paddy  Post!  If I have to pick a few favourites Irish authors, I’d choose Tana French, Marian Keyes and Patricia Scanlan.

A Few Of My Favorite Things Section: 
Favorite Book (overall): Really? Don’t make me do it!  I can’t even pick a favourite genre, let alone a favourite book!  Ok, I can’t choose one but a few favourites are Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Daughter of Smoke and Bone and any book by Tana French.

Favorite Book Recent Release: Golden by Jessi Kirby

Author: Tana French and JK Rowling

Social Media: Twitter, great for making connections and seeing what other bloggers are getting up to. If you want to tweet me with me, I’m @TrishHannon

International Food: Italian, yum!  Especially when eaten in Italy J

Emily: Thanks so much for stopping by Trish! I loved learning more about blogging in Ireland and now I definitely want to go for a visit!

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  1. Thanks for having me Emily, it was fun :-)

  2. Italian food is awesome indeed! I love their ice cream, haha.

  3. Makes me want to visit Ireland : )

  4. I now REALLY want to visit Ireland(well, that's not a new desire, but Trish's interview definitely makes me remember that want), and I love that it was described as "teddy bear" shaped! I will now describe it no other way.

  5. Fun interview. I've always wanted to go to Ireland...but if I can't do that I can at least visit Trish's blog!

  6. *snickers* We all of have the click problem, mine in fact extends to the click buy it now button on my nook and the kindle app..LOL If you come state side I will cook you some Italian food, we are Italian and I make my own homemade meatballs, italian gravy and pasta. My dream is to visit Ireland and I love book settings that take place there. Wonderful interview and I enjoyed learning more about one of my fav bloggers!

  7. Of course we all have a clicking problem when it comes to Netgalley/Edelwiess. I'd love to visit Ireland! So gorgeous! I'm not a fan of rain though...but I think I could handle it for a week or two, lol.
    It's great getting to know more about your Trish!

  8. Great interview! I can imagine the scenery in Ireland being beautiful - hopefully it makes up for the lack of events! I also think it's great you've found some other Irish bloggers to connect with. Even though there are always plenty of bloggers from the US, I'm always trying to find some from the state I live in... haven't yet, though I'm sure they're there! And yay for Daughter of Smoke and Bone being a favorite. I'm reading it right now and loving it!

  9. Yay Trish! Great interview! Loved it. Doesn't make me want to visit Ireland cos...ya know I'm already here but we gotta make an Irish blogger meet up happen soon! ;)