I'm on a Book Blogger Blind Date with Nicole from The Booktrovert
Hi everyone! Earlier in July, Jill from Rant and Rave about Books came up with an outstanding idea: the Book Blogger Blind Date. It started off with the basic idea of interviews with different book bloggers. But then, Jill decided she wanted the freedom of not having strict interviews, so it turned into a blind date.
We all signed up, and then got paired with someone with like tastes. I was paired with the awesome Nicole from The Booktrovert! (Click the link for her post!)
Meet my date!
Hello! I am Nicole. I am in my 30s and live in Richmond, VA with my husband and our two dogs, Oliver and Arya. I have been an avid lifelong reader. I learned to read with the help of Richard Scarry’s Best Word Book Ever and never stopped. As a kid of the 80s and 90s I am well versed in the Baby-Sitters Club and anything I could get my hands on through the Scholastic Book Fair or Trumpet Book Club. Young Adult Fiction has never stopped speaking to me, and I am still a frequent reader of the genre. I also like things having to do with a dystopia, apocalypse or post-apocalypse. Literary fiction is also in my to-be-read list. Graphic novels are new to me, but I am reading a lot trying to find out what I like.
When not reading I like to try to stay active either running, hiking, doing yoga or some other cardio activity. I work an office job so for 40 hours a week as I am pushing papers I am also usually listening to podcasts that are either bookish, sciencey or comedic in nature. I like to keep my politics progressive and spend time volunteering in ways which help various social justice causes.
(I just nabbed this from her About page!)
Together, we decided we would ask each other 5 questions. Nicole’s questions were pretty unique and I definitely had fun answering them. In case you missed the link from above, click on over here to see the questions she asked me, and to see my answers!
Here were my questions to Nicole:
1. If you could pick one book (besides Harry Potter) that has significantly impacted your life, what would it be and why?
2. What are some words or tropes that turn you off to reading a book?
3. What makes you give a book 5 stars? 1 star?
4. What is your happiest reading memory?
5. If you could throw a themed party for your favorite book, tell me what you’d have: type of food/drinks, decorations, party favors, etc.
Have any of you been on a real life blind date?
Until next time,
- July 27, 2016
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