Saturday, June 26, 2010

Through a Lens: Danielle!

This week I have Danielle from There's a Book and Chicklit Reviews with me! Her sites are awesome, by the way, so if you get a chance, stop by!

Do you have character crushes? List as many as you want!
This is terrible...I only have two that I can think of right away. Captain Gray from Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'Brien, just so much mystery there. And without a doubt Eric Northman from the Sookie Stackhouse books, just perfect!

If you could be any book character, who would you be?
Clary from The Mortal Instruments series, she's strong and has incredible skills. A definite favorite of mine.

If you could live in a fictional world, where would you live?
In Alicante from City of Glass, it just always seemed so peaceful and beautiful and now with so much diversity. It sounds perfect.

Is there a book/series that everyone seems to have read but you?
The Vampire Academy series, I've wanted to, but just can't seem to find the time.

Which book[s] make you cry?
The Half Blood Prince in the Harry Potter series had me balling like a baby for hours.

Which book[s] make you laugh?
I just finished reading Leaving Unknown by Kerry Reichs and it had me laughing so hard I woke my husband up reading it one night. For an every time I need a good laugh - The Sookie Books/True Blood - Charlaine Harris has perfect timing!

Have you ever been unable to finish a book?
Yep, just one that really sticks out - it was a nightmare - and unfortunately the beginning of my distaste for a certain type of book which I won't mention.

What book did you like when you were a kid?
Socks by Beverly Cleary, I think I read it so many times the cover fell off my paperback copy.

Any cool/funny reading habits or quirks?
I prefer to have music playing while reading and actually read about twice as fast if it is. Unfortunately, no else in my house appreciates this except my one year old daughter, who loves music. My husband can't read unless it's silent.

When is your favorite time to read? Favorite place?
At night when everyone is asleep, I can listen to my iPod and read until I pass out. Just love it!

If you could hang out with an author for a day, who would it be?
Just one? Well, it would either be JK Rowling or JRR Tolkien. Both of their imaginations are incredible, I'd just love to see how they came up with it all and what a day would be like in their lives.

If you could adapt a book/series into a movie, it would be...
Without a doubt, The Hunger Games.

What is your favorite word?
Implode - What can I say?

What is your favorite book quote?
“You can want something more than you can say. That doesn’t ever mean it’s yours.” p.205 The Heart Is Not a Size by Beth Kephart - I'm not even sure I could describe what this quote means to me, but when I read it I immediately connected with it. I read over it often just so that I can remember the importance of the words Kephart wrote.

Book blogs Friends
Vampires Tasty
Science fiction Invaders
Classics Sleeping
Harry Potter Brilliant

If you could recommend ONE BOOK to everyone, it would be...
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, It's a favorite from when I was little and even now as an adult it teaches me to appreciate all I have.

Thanks Danielle! The Giving Tree is one of my favorites, too!
If you'd like to be featured on TAL, leave a comment with your email. :)

9 shout-outs!:

Unknown said...

Love, love, love There's a Book and Danielle! I was so excited to see that you were featuring her :) Thanks for sharing!

The1stdaughter said...

Thank you again Amelia! It was SO much fun to be featured, this is by far one of my favorite features ever! So much fun!

Tales of Whimsy said...

Danielle: Me and your hubby are SO alike. I totally require silence when I read too ;)

Great interview.

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

What a great Through the Lens! I always enjoy this feature :)

Amused said...

Great feature and I loved learning more about Danielle. Fascinating that you can read while listening to music! I can't focus on the words while listening to the words :)

Lale said...

I love 'There's a book'- I've been sending my aunt tons of Danielle's reviews for my five year old cousin. :) Great interview!

I'd love to be featured on TAL- my email address is

Vanessa said...

Danielle is one of my favorite bloggers, so thanks for this interview. Great questions!

Gina said...

Definitely one of fav bloggers, friend, AND co-host on the Got Books? Event! She can always be found online in whatever new thing is "going down". ^_^ Great questions, great answers...great post! Happy reading!

Anonymous said...

I remember reading the Half Blood Prince, I couldn't stop crying.. Glad I'm not alone ;)

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