Q: If you could be any character in a book who would it be and why?
A: You know, this is actually a pretty difficult question. I don’t have this “all-time favorite” book or character. It’s crazy… I know. But as I sit here wracking my brain and scanning my shelves, I realize that I could never cut it as a heroine in a romantic suspense or a paranormal (although I love to read both) and I enjoy my technology and such too much to want to be a character from a historical. To be honest, I’d just love to spend a day at Hogwarts and rub elbows with Harry, Ron and Hermoine. I wouldn’t even have to *be* one of them… LOL
Q: Where would you love to travel that you haven’t been to before?
A: Growing up a military brat, my family spent a little time overseas and my parents love to travel, so we were drug along. Unfortunately I didn’t appreciate visiting all those castles and cathedrals and such as a kid. After college, I was lucky enough to visit London, which was AWESOME! The place highest on my list of places to visit is New Zealand. I’m in love with all the scenic photos I’ve seen from there and want to see if first hand some day… and of course it doesn’t hurt that they speak English there.
Q: How did you come up with the idea of RtB? How long between coming up with the idea until it came to fruition?
A: Actually, the blogging thing wasn’t my idea, but was the brain child of my friend Jessica. She had been talking about starting a blog, but didn’t know what to write about. When she finally settled on books, she asked me if I wanted to do it with her since we read different genres. The blog was originally Book Talk with J & J as we just wrote the random review of books we had picked up and liked. About 9 months later, we decided to start interviewing authors and that’s when the blog started moving towards specializing in romance books. November is *technically* our anniversary and we’ll be 5. But I always celebrate in July since that’s when we started picking up readers and evolving to where we are today. So, I say we just turned 4. 🙂
Q: If you were told you could only read once type of romance genre going forward which would you pick and why?
A: Historical romance. I’m a complete history buff and when you mix in the romance, I’m in heaven. And there are so many different eras that can be written about, I wouldn’t ever get bored!
Q: Have you ever considered writing a book? If so, what do you think the premise would be? genre?
A: Years ago I thought about it, wrote about a chapter and then realized that I don’t have the muse or actual desire to write. It was a start of a mystery.
Q: Besides reading or blogging what’s your favorite hobby?
A: Hmmm… I love sports. I season tickets to my local hockey team. As I’m writing this, I’m watching the Olympics. I can watch just about any sport… except golf. *shiver*
I also have a huge postcard collection and welcome donations to it. 🙂 I started that collection when living in Germany and doing the aforementioned traveling. A few years back I did some trading, but then blogging took over my life and now I just get cards when I go somewhere or friends and family pick some up while they’re on the road.
Oh, and I also play music. I do play the piano, but that’s a behind the doors thing for me as I get real nervous when someone is watching/listening and then turn all thumbs. I also sing in my church’s praise team and choir. And I also play handbells. Video of me playing handbells can be seen on my YouTube channel, where you’d also be treated to some marimba music from my church (I don’t play those… but my niece and nephew do!).
Q: What was your favorite subject in school?
A: In high school, it was probably math. It was easily my best subject. And nerd that I am, I was on the math team all 4 years of high school. In college, I bounced around classes and majors until I discovered history. My favorite class in college was one solely on the Civil War.
Q: What color is your hair this week?
A: Haha! This is a running joke with the review staff. Since I color my hair monthly to cover the gray (I’m way to young to have as much gray as I have), they are often http://romancing-the-book.com/wp-admin/update-core.phpguessing what color I’m going to do next. And I’m extremely lucky to have an awesome stylist who likes to play with color and doesn’t charge me an arm and a leg to do it. So for your viewing pleasure, I’ve created a slideshow of some of my hair colors over the last couple years. And for the record, right now it’s just black (which is not natural, brown is).
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