Lisa and I have been sharing our opinions and thoughts with you for almost a year now. It occurred to me not too long ago that while you may have deduced our reading preferences and some of our humor that perhaps you might want to know a little bit more about us. Presumptuous much? Well yeah. I like to know more about the people whose blogs I follow. It helps me feel more connected to them. I’ve set up a few questions interview-style that will give you a better understanding of who I am.
What are your first memories of reading?
I can remember grocery shopping with my mom. The carts had a place underneath big enough for a child to sit while the parents shopped. I think I was four. I had a bright yellow book and I was reading all by myself. I have no clue why that memory sticks with me so clearly.
What was the first romance novel that really pulled you into the genre?
Without a doubt The Ransom by Julie Garwood. I was engaged at the time that I read it and for some reason I just adored the book! It still sits on my keeper shelf today.
Ebook or print?
That answer is probably evident in my reviews. I bought my Nook in November and haven’t looked back since. I do miss being able to run my hands over each of my books but the convenience is worth the trade off.
What other hobbies do you have?
I enjoy cooking, cross-stitching and *gasp! video games! Video games have been a favorite pastime since early childhood. My mother would often play with us which made it all the more entertaining! My absolute favorite games are the Legend of Zelda titles from Nintendo. Doesn’t matter which game but Ocarina of Time is my all-time favorite!
What inspired you to start blogging?
Well actually, Lisa did. We had been e-mailing each other back and forth and couldn’t stop telling each other which books we loved and which the other should try. Not gonna lie, the girl cost me a lot of money in the beginning! 🙂 However, without her I wouldn’t have found the Demonica series (which I love!) or wouldn’t have the awesome blog that we do. We both thought that if we could excite each other so much with the books that we had read that maybe we might be able to get other people excited to read. Having people to talk to about your passion can be rare and it’s great to have a place to come and talk and listen to others too.
What is one of the most interesting books you have read?
Easily, Who the Hell is Pansy O’Hara?: The Fascinating Stories Behind 50 of the Best-Loved Books. I was amazed at some of the stories that I read in this book. I think every reader will truly enjoy it. If you haven’t heard of it, you should definitely take a look at it!
What do you like best about blogging?
That’s a tough question to answer. I think that the best part of blogging so far (I hope this doesn’t sound cheesy but I’ll risk it!) is leading another reader to a good book that they might not have picked up otherwise. My mom insisted I read J.R. Ward and Jane Austen. I’ll admit I did it begrudgingly at first but after I read them, I couldn’t get enough. Lisa suggested the Demonica series and I’ll admit I wouldn’t have given demons a second thought without her suggestion. As a reader, I was so happy that I had trusted someone and their recommendation. I like to think that Lisa and I have established a place where our readers can trust our opinions of the books we review.
Are there any genres you don’t like?
I’m not a huge fan of science fiction. I love fantasy but not so keen on the sci-fi. That’s not to say I wouldn’t give it a far shot. My tastes are pretty varied. I have to do that to avoid book burn out. My favorite general genre is romance but I do dabble in the other genres.
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