Sunday, January 16, 2011

Meet the Blogger Behind the Blog - Me

I have been doing this interview with a few of my fellow bloggers and I was thinking you might be interested in hearing a little something about me. So, here is my "Meet the Blogger Behind the Blog". If anyone would like to be featured on my blog for this interview just leave a comment saying so. 
1. Tell us a little about yourself. Anything interesting we should know about? Maybe something juicy? :)  You can read my “About me “ in my sidebar to read a little about me. Something juicy? Hmmmm. My brother-n-law is 47 and in a wheel chair with Down’s Syndrome that we took into our home last year. So I am his main care giver and its not easy.

2. How long have you been reading? When did you start? When did you officially become addicted?
I have been reading nonstop since I was about 7 years old. I remember when I finished my first book from beginning to the end and how excited I was. I haven’t stopped yet. I love to read and buy books and the only thing that could keep me from that escape is if I went blind.

3. What genre did you start reading first? Or have you always read romance novels?
In the beginning I read a lot of R.L. Stine, Goosebumps type books. When I got older I read mostly horror and suspense.  Then about 8 years ago I started reading romance starting with a lot of Danielle Steel books until I stumbled across paranormal romance and I was hooked.

4. What are your favorite genres now?
My favorite genre is paranormal romance and historical romance because I can escape to these other worlds and pasts.

5. Is there any genres you don't like? Why?
I don’t care for Contemporary Romance because I have enough problems in my life I don’t want read about someone else’s. I find it hard to escape. I am also on the fence when it comes to YA books. There are some I love such as the Twilight series, Hunger Games and Vampire Academy. But most YA are too prudish and immature. I like my books hot. J

6. If you had to guess how many books you have read in your lifetime how many would it be?
This is a hard question. Hmmm. I’m probably getting close to a thousand. I fluctuate my reading habits so sometimes I can only read one per month and sometimes I can read 5 books in a month.

7. How long does it usually take you to read an average book?
I can sometimes read a book in a couple of days and sometimes it can take me weeks to finish one depending on the book.

8. What is your review style? Any formulas? :)
I actually have a form I fill out after I read a book and I include as much info as possible about the book. I also have some basic questions I have on the form about the books characters, plot etc.

9. Do you tend to judge a book by it's cover?
I am soooo drawn to a books cover its bad. I am a sucker for a beautiful or amazing cover.

10. What are you reading now?  
“Wild Heart” by Lori Brighton

This or That?

Hardback or Paperback?
Both it is not a big deal to me. I also like ebooks
Dog ears or Bookmarks?
Bookmarks all the way.
YA novels or Adult novels?
Library or Bookstore?
Reading glasses or No glasses?
Reading glasses
Snack while reading or No snacks?
Snack usually chocolate.
Beach or Mountain?
Vampire or Werewolf?
Hot or Flirty?
Movie 1st or Book 1st?
Book first always =)
Contemporary or Historical?
Page-Turner or Tear Jerker?


BLHmistress said...

Thanks for sharing more about you Danielle, I bet its hard to be the main care giver but very rewarding as well?

I can understand your thoughts on contemporary I agree for exception if its paranormal contemporary then its still an escaper but regular contemporary I can't read too much of for the same reason as you.

Selena said...

Hi Danielle!

Thanks for sharing something of behind the scenes. I'm with you on the contemporary romances. I want to like them, but real life keeps crashing in on the story. It's not that I can't relate, but more often than not, reading is an escape for me, so I want to go somewhere I need to imagine. And as for YA? I just feel I'm too old for them. I can't relate because I don't encounter any of those basic YA problems anymore. They just aren't universal enough to hold my interest.

Have a great one!


Tiffany said...

Wow! Great to learn more about you. ( :

Larissa {Larissa's Bookish Life} said...

loved the Q/A! can I steal some of the this or that q's??

J. L. Jackson said...

We have a lot in common other than the state in which we live. Great interview.

Alexa said...

It was great to learn more about you, if you are looking for some more bloggers to interview I would be willing. My email is apk1princess(at)live(dot)com if you would like to interview me. :)

Diana (Book of Secrets) said...

Great interview, Danielle!

I see what you mean about contemporaries too. For years I would only read historicals and paranormals, though I've warmed up to contemporary erotic romance lately.

If you'd like to interview me, just give me a shout!

aobibliophile™ said...

hi Danielle. thanks for sharing some things about yourself. i love reading interviews like these and learning more about the blogger behind the blog! i would love to be a part of this too! c",) shoot me an email at aobibliophile(at)boxbe(dot)com

Alexia561 said...

Great interview, as I enjoyed learning more about you! Being a caregiver is really hard, so hats off for taking in your brother-in-law!

Lisa Jo @ Once Upon A Chapter said...

Hey Danielle!

I agree completely about the contemporary romance! Sometimes it feels like romance is impossible in this day and age, but in another world and another time period? It could definitely happen! :-D At least that's how I feel.

I started with R. L. Stine too. I still have every single Fear Street book I ever purchased and read. I just loved those books! Without those books, I doubt I'd be such a avid reader today!

I'd be interested in an interview when you have a chance. No rush!


P.S. Best of luck with your brother-in-law. I'm sure this is a very stressful time for you.

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