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1.) What book has been on your shelf the longest?
I’ve had this book on my shelf since I was a little girl and now it belongs to my little girls. I love how, in the front of the book, I crossed out my sister’s name and replaced it with mine LOL!
2.) What is your current read, your last read, and the book you’ll read next?
3.) What book did everyone like, but you hated?
I usually tend to agree with the majority on books, but I recently read and really didn’t like The Edge of Never by JA Redmerski.
4.) What book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read, but you probably won’t?
Crazy Rich Asians. I LOVED the movie and I even own the novel, but I don’t actually see myself reading it. No real reason aside from the fact that I feel like I don’t need to because the movie was so good!
5.) What book are you saving for retirement?
I am far too impatient!
6.) Last page: read it first, or wait until the end?
I have never understood why anyone would read the last page first! Please explain this to me!
7.) Acknowledgment: waste of paper and ink, or interesting aside?
As an author I think it is 100% necessary. Writing a book seems like it would be a solitary activity, but it’s the support of so many amazing people that bring it to life. However, as a reader, the only time I really read acknowledgments is if I’m freakishly obsessed with the book and want to devour every inch of it.
8.) Which book character would you switch places with?
Oh man, this is hard because while I love certain aspects of characters’ lives, they also tend to go through hell in the books. I think having Rhys as a mate is worth the hell that Feyre goes through, so I’ll choose her.
9.) Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life? (Place, time, person?)
Absolutely! Of course there are childhood books that bring back memories – I’ll never forget the first time I read The BFG in 5th Grade, I was obsessed with that book back then. Also, I have so many memories with my sister reading all of the ACOTAR books since we may or may not have stayed up all night reading the books on release day together. All of RL Stine’s Fear Street novels remind me of my preteen years… I could go on and on!
10.) Name a book that you acquired in an interesting way.
Years before Twilight became a huge thing (I think it was right after New Moon came out), I was drowning my sorrows at Barnes & Noble, browsing books in the YA section while holding a dictionary of mythical creatures. (I’d just broken up with my now-husband.) A young, attractive guy that worked there came up and said that a lot of people seemed to like this book Twilight, and given that I was holding a book about mythical creatures and browsing YA, he recommended it to me. I ended up buying it and we ended up talking for a while and actually went out on a date. He was a really nice guy, but I clearly wasn’t over my then-ex, so it never worked out. (Obviously, since I married my husband.)
11.) Have you ever given a book away for a special reason to a special person?
My daughters have a lot of my childhood books 🙂
12.) Which book has been with you the most places?
My Vampire Academy books have seen my through many, many moves!
13.) Any “required reading” you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad two years later?
I’m stealing Meghan’s answer, because it’s on point: “First off, two years later is very specific. Why two? I’ve never gone back to read a required reading book.”
14.) Used or brand new?
I like the way brand new books smell better, but I like how much used books cost 😉
15.) Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?
Yep! Angels and Demons as well as The Da Vinci Code.
16.) Have you ever seen a movie you liked more than the book?
Yes. The 50 Shades movies were leaps and bounds better than the books. The cinematography and the score were beautiful. The writing in the books was cringy. (I could NOT handle all the inner goddess BS).
17.) Have you ever read a book that’s made you hungry, cookbooks included?
This happens to me all the time! When I was pregnant it was THE WORST. I craved EVERYTHING.
18.) Who is the person whose book advice you’ll always take?
Ginny, she’s my book soulmate. Along with my sisters and my mom.
19.) Is there a book out of your comfort zone that you ended up loving?
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