Saturday, June 26, 2010

2 more months

It would have made more sense if I'd posted this on Thursday, but we've got 2 months (less than 2 months now!) until Mockingjay hits stores!

I just preordered mine a few minutes ago :) Can't go wrong with amazon
I'm probably the only person in the whole reading universe who hasn't read The Hunger Games and Catching Fire yet, but I know I will love them! I just know it. It's one of those "when you wish upon a star" things that's just certain. Why? Because of all the reliable feedback. For me, my beta-book testers are my brothers Hayden and Hutton (who used to read a lot but sadly don't much anymore), my cousin Kirby, and my roommate Lindsey. Oh, and Juju from Tales of Whimsy.

So...only 2 more months to go! It seems like just yesterday the pretty baby-blue cover was revealed. :)
Who's preordered their copies? Who's going to be busting through the doors on August 24th to grab a copy? And I haven't heard of any, but is anyone going to a release party?

2 more months!

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!
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