Day two of BOOK BLOGGERS APPRECIATION WEEK sees the posting of lots of blogging interview swaps at various sites - for more information visit the BBAW site.
Unfortunately I haven't interviewed any of my book blogging buddies, SO, in the spirit of the whole thing, decided that I'd interview myself by talking through the 5 most common questions I get asked about being a blogger.
1. WHY BLOG?
Well, being confined to the house for such a lot of the time I did get bored some of the time and Hubby, who had blogged for quite a while, thought it would be a good idea for me to do so as well. He actually set the site up in October 2008 but due to my reluctance (after all what did I have to write about?) it took until April 2009 for me to write my first post and I've never looked back.
2. WHY THE NAME PETTY WITTER?
That was a nickname of mine which somehow seemed suitable. PEN AND PAPER came about because that's how I prefer to correspond with friends - to this day I still write letters instead of e-mailing whenever I can.
3. HOW DO YOU CHOOSE WHAT TO WRITE ABOUT?
I largely blog for myself so will simply write about whatever is on my mind at the time. That said, it is of course, always nice when others take an interest in what you are saying and I love it when people comment.
4. WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK?
Possibly both the commonest as well as the hardest question that I get asked. For my favourite childhood book I must say THE VELVETEEN RABBIT By Margery Williams whilst the book that has most inspired me, must be THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN By Mitch Albom and, finally, the most enjoyable book I have read lately has to be THE BOOK THIEF By Markus Zusak.
5. WHERE DID YOU GET THE CAT WIDGET?
Hubby, knowing my love of cats, discovered this particular site and did the necessary. To get your own cat simply visit 'Meet Maukie' and click on the symbol 'get widget' which should take you straight to the site.