Kathy from Bermudaonion asked: What's your favorite movie?
If you had an extra thousand dollars, what would you buy?
Kathy those are great questions. But before I answer them I just want you guys to know that I have known Kathy since I started blogging and every time we go to BEA we always plan to meet up. She is a super sweet person and what you see online is what you get in real life.
Okay to answer Kathy's questions. I have a few favorite movies and they are Grease, Pretty In Pink, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, St Elmo's Fire, Top Gun, Mary Poppins and a few others. I can watch these over and over again.
The next one is a little tougher, but I think if I had an extra thousand dollars I would definitly buy the black Vera Bradley cross body bag I have been eyeing and probably books and bookcases to hold those books. I would probably take what ever was left and put it towards BEA.
Alexia's Book & Such asked: What is the one book you would recommend to a reluctant reader? And if you could have dinner wih any five authors, who would you choose?
Thanks Alexia for stopping by to leave your question. Can I just say that you guys are asking some pretty amazing questions. Oh my gosh, I don't know what I would recommend to a reluctant reader,
Hmm five authors? I think I would love to have dinner with Chris Colfer (I got to hear him speak at BEA this year and he was fantastic and I would love to talk to him a little more), Lesley Livingston (I got to meet her recently and she was so funny and I would love to sit and talk with her longer), Terry Spear (I have read all her books and have had her on the blog so getting to meet her in real life would be awesome), Maureen Johnson (Because she is hilarious) and last but not least Julie Kagawa.
Kim from On The Wings of Books asked: Where is your review for The Land of Stories??? I've been waiting and waiting! ;)
Kim, I had a feeling you were going to ask me that and I actually have it schedule to appear on my blog this Thursday to coinside with Glee starting Thursday night. I will tell that I really enjoyed the book.
Freda from Freda's Voice asked: What book has impacted you the most?
Hmm this is a good question. I guess I would have to say To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee and The Color Purple. I never realized how some people can be so superior in their thinking that they are better then anyone else. For me growing up it didn't matter what the skin color was, its whats inside that counts. I pass this on to my son. I think we all have to stop and realize that yea we are all different in some shape or form but we are all the same, we are humans and we have feelings and hurt just like everyone does.
Thanks guys for asking me these questions. I had alot of fun answering them.
I also just checked the BBAW site this morning and saw these questions so I thought I would add them as well.
Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack?
-Yes I occassionally snack while I am reading but not very often as I tend to read in bed at night. When I do snack I tend to eat granola bars, pretzels or fruit.
Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of
writing in books horrify you?
-This is a huge pet peeve of mine. I cringe when I see someone marking in their books. I can undertstand a work book or text book but not a novel. For me if I want to remember something I will use a piece of paper and leave that in the book.
How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears?
-Another pet peeve of mine is seeing someone dog-ear their books. For myself, I always use a bookmark, a piece of paper, a business card, a post it flag to mark my books, basically anything that won't damage the book is how I keep my place.
Laying the book flat open?
-I never lay the book flat open. I hate cracked spines.
Fiction, Non-fiction, or both?
-I am a fiction kind of girl and the only non fiction books I read are cookbooks.
Hard copy or audiobooks?
-I prefer hard copy. I have tried audiobooks but realized that I would always get up and start doing other things in another room. Audiobooks become back ground noise for me.
Are you a person who tends to read to the end of chapters, or are you
able to put a book down at any point?
-I have to read to the end of the chapter before I can put the book down. This is more so at night but I guess if I am reading during the day and will be back to the book right away I can put it down at any point.
If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away?
-Of course I do because if you don't know what the word is, you have no idea where the author is going in context.
What are you currently reading?
-I am currently reading Brimstone by Rosemary Clement-Moore
What is the last book you bought?
-The last book I bought was Brimstone by Rosemary Clement-Moore for this weekends signing.
Are you the type of person that only reads one book at a time or can
you read more than one at a time?
-I am the kind of person who can only read one book at time. I have tried several times and I just can't get into the story. So I guess you can say I am a monogomous reader.
Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read?
-I wish I had more time to read during the day but I don't so I tend to save my reading for night time in bed or on the couch.
Do you prefer series books or stand alone books?
-It would depend on the books but I have to say I prefer stand alones, although I do read series.
Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over?
-I am always recommending Kelley Armstrong, Terry Spears and Kristine Grayson's books over and over again.
How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?)
-Currently I have no real organization happening although I do have separate shelves for the books I got at BEA and books I got for review books (sorted by release date) and the rest is basically just placed on the shelf although if the author has several books I tend to keep them together. I am hoping that once the renos are done in the basement and bookcases are up that I will organize some how.