Saturday, February 15, 2014

Book Blogger Love-A-Thon: Meet Lindsay!

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 Midnight 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 Midnight 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 :)


  1. Thank you both so much for joining in on the Love-A-Thon! I loved getting the chance to learn all about Lindsay! I would love to be Anna as well, even if it were just for the day!

    1. I love how Anna is rarely on my library's shelves, especially at this time of year! Thanks for hosting such a great event!

  2. I'm probably becoming known as "The Outlander" blogger, because everytime I'm asked a question about something, it comes up as my go-to answer. And I agree, after reading it I was hellbent on trying to find me some highlander. :P I just picked up Anna and the French Kiss so after hearing a little bit more about it here, I will definitely look forward to reading it! Great interview!

    And I'm only posting my blog here because I fail at getting blogspot to sort out my google accounts and make it easy for people to figure out who I am. :) <a href=">Playing Jokers</a>

    1. I've heard nothing but great things about Outlander and really need to pick it up one of these days! Thanks for commenting!

  3. SO EXCITED for Heir of Fire! That series is my favorite YA fantasy series right now. Hoping to reread the first two before the third comes out!

    1. I officially need to read this series haha Thanks for commenting!

  4. YAY FOR A FELLOW THRONE OF GLASS FAN! I love that you love that series, Lindsay, as it's one of my absolute favorites. Crown of Midnight rocked my world, and I'm super excited for Heir of Fire!

    Also, I love Hector. He's an awesome book boy, and worthy of all love and swoons ever. (I literally just finished reading binge reading that series last week, and am still on a high!)

    On The Host, I agree. I really liked the book (which was a surprise), but the movie just failed for me.

    1. I'm surprised at how much I enjoyed the book The Host too! And wow do I really need to get in on Throne of Glass. Thanks for commenting!