Q: Thanks so much for participating in the BEA blogger interviews.
The first thing I have to ask—because enquiring minds want to know—what does Rundipinne mean?
A: It is loosely translated to mean circular needles. When I started blogging it was solely for the purpose of joining a knit-a-long and I needed a blog name and looked down at my knitting and voila, my blog name was created. I never bothered changing it.Q: How long have you been blogging about books and how did you start?
A: About a year and a half? I simply transitioned all my posts to be about books.
Q: What three books are next on your to-read list?
A: I have four bookshelves with books. I am really looking forward to reading whatever Karin Slaughter's next book (Fallen was brilliant), Walter Mosley's next book (When the Thrill Is Gone was wonderful), Tess Gerritsen's next (after The Silent Girl which I recommend), and 's next (after Buried Prey another must-read)
Q: I see that you love Scandinavian mysteries and Russian novels. Now that the Dragon Tattoo series has been so popular in the U.S., can you recommend some other Scandinavian mystery authors that you really like (that are available in translation, that is?) And what are some of your favorite Russian novels?
A: Scandinavian authors; , Arnaldur Indridason, Henning Mankell, , and Jo Nesbø will give readers a nice start.,
Russian Authors; , Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky, Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol, Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov, Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin, Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn, Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy...there are so many authors, none should be skipped.
Q: What kind of chocolate can you not live without?
Q: I understand you are an avid knitter. What are some of the projects you're most proud of? (a picture would be great too!)
A: I give almost everything I knit away and I knit for the boys. Pictures are on my blog in the very beginning as well as on Ravelry. My oldest son's favourite thing I have knit for him is a Dr. Who scarf.
Q: What was the first book to make you cry?
A: Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
Q: Your blog has almost 800 followers. Do you have any advice for new bloggers on how to build their following?
A: Advice? I am simply me. I blog what you love and enjoy. When it becomes a burden it is time to move on and do something different.