I'm so excited to be participating in the 3rd Annual Book Blogger Love-A-Thon hosted by Kate at Kate's Tales of Books and Bands and Alexa at Alexa Loves Books! Basically this event is all about bloggers coming together and gushing about all things book related - something I can definitely get in on! To kick things off is the "Interview Another Blogger" portion of the weekend and without further ado, here's Lindsay!
Hi! I'm Lindsay and I blog over at The Broke Book Girls with my best friend Sarah. I'm 28 (I'll be 29 in less than a month-eek!). I live in the Texas Panhandle where we often experience all 4 seasons in a week-I wish I was kidding. I've been married for almost 7 years now and have a 3 1/2 year old little boy, who is incredibly entertaining, quite smart, and likes to keep me on my toes. I work part-time as a cookie decorator, a wedding coordinator, and for an oil and gas lawyer (mostly to fund my book purchases!). Almost all of my free time is spent reading. Just ask my husband.
If you could be any book character who would you be and why?
Since I would rather not have a sucky life with a threat of immediate danger like most characters I read about, I'll have to go with Anna from Anna & the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. She gets to live in France, meets and dates a cute French/American/British guy. She loves movies and writes about them. Even though there's some drama, it's really nothing major. And I'd deal with it to hang out in France with Etienne.
Favorite genre & book?
My favorite genre is YA Fantasy. I'd have to say my favorite book within that genre is Crown of by Sarah J. Maas. I LOVE that book and cannot wait for Heir of Fire.
Earliest reading memory?
While I don't remember a specific book, I do remember many, many nights spent under my comforter with a flashlight reading a book well past my bedtime.
If you could make 1 book required reading, what would it be?
Required reading makes me think of high school, so I'd make every high school student read Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. It's such a rich and pivotal time in American history, and Mitchell does such an amazing job of capturing so many different aspects of the time period.
Top 3 books you read last year?
Crown of by Sarah J. Maas
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Since it's Valentine's Day, who's your favorite book boyfriend or fictional couple?
My favorite book boyfriend would have to be Hector from The Girl of Fire and Thorns series by Rae Carson. He's definitely swoon-worthy. As for fictional couple, I'd have to go with Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy.
If you could visit any fictional place, where would you go?
I'm about to show my total geekiness, but Rivendell in Middle Earth from the Lord of the Rings. It just sounds so wonderful, particularly if I could be there sans all the evilness from Sauron and whatnot.
Similar to the previous, what book made you want to go to a place that really exists and have you gone there?
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I have always wanted to go to Scotland, and reading this series (even being set in the 1700s), makes me even more desperate to visit.
Favorite reading/book related moment?
For our first Christmas together, my husband bought me a special edition hardback printing of Pride and Prejudice. Best gift ever.
Film adaptations of books - love 'em or leave 'em?
I'm torn on this one. If they could all be as wonderfully done as Harry Potter (or The Help), then I'd love 'em. But most are disappointing and don't even remotely live up to the book. **side-eyes The Host**
And there you have it! This was so fun, Lindsay, and I can't wait to keep reading your blog and gushing over all of the book feels in the future :)