Say Hello to A Book Lovers Review's new review member!!
I’m so happy and excited to add Brandi on to the ABLR team!! It has taken me a while to decide on whether or not to add team members to the blog but when Brandi mentioned that she would like to start reviewing I jumped at the opportunity. Not only do I consider her a great addition to the team because she is a reliable kindred book enthusiast but I now consider myself lucky to call her a friend. Thanks Brandi for being so wonderful!!
I thought the best way to introduce Brandi to all of you is by having her do an interview for the blog. So enjoy her answers and help me welcome her to the world of book blogging!
If you could be any character from a book who would you be and why?
I would be Rose from Vampire Academy, not only is she beautiful and strong, but she can kick some serious butt! Also there is the fact that she has Dmitri. I also love Sophie from the Hex Hall series, her smart mouth and snarky wit crack me up.
Which genre do you tend to love and which do you tend to stay away from?
I'm a sucker for a good love story. A book doesn't have to be a romance per se, it just has to have an element of love to it. I stay away from non-fiction, I read enough non-fiction during my college days to last a lifetime. Make believe is way more fun!! A girl can never have too many kissy scenes!
Which authors and their books/series do you love?
There are so many! Of course, first and foremost I'm a Twihard. I'm such a big Twilight fan I made the pilgrimage that thousands of others fans have made to Forks, Port Angeles and La Push beach. Aaahhh...La Push beach, what was I saying??? I'm also a big fan of the following series: Vampire Academy, Hex Hall, Paranormalcy and the Lux series.
What book hottie would you pick as your book boyfriend? Why?
I have to be very careful how I answer this question, I am a happily married woman, after all *cough* and my hubbie will be reading this. After some serious thought and debate on my part, of course, because no one's better than the hubbie *snicker* It would have to be Daemon from Jennifer L. Armentrout's Lux series. He's dangerous and a real jerk. I alternate between loving him and hating him. It's quite exhausting, just like real life!
Book cover love..give us a title for one of your favorites?
Belle Whittington's Cicada is not only a gorgeous story and one of my favorite's it has a gorgeous cover too! Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins, it's very enticing. I would buy the book, without even reading the synopsis, just based on the cover. Also, Touch by Jus Accardo, take a look at it yourself, and you won't need to ask my why I love it!
Do you have a favorite place you like to read?
I can and will read anytime, anyplace, anywhere. I am NEVER without something to read. I carry books with me everywhere, whether it be a paper book, my kindle or my kindle phone app.
Which author would love to meet that you haven't met yet?
Duh, Stephanie Meyer of course! I do realize with how famous she is now, that might not happen. Another author I'm dying to meet is Myra McEntire, author of Hourglass and Timepiece. I follow her on Facebook and Twitter and she seems like an amazing woman! She has a wonderful sense of humor and I love that. She claims she would love to come to Texas, but I'm still waiting.
Since we go to many book signings..what book signing was your most memorable?
Rachel Hawkins without a doubt. It was fast, but it was one of the best moments of my life! I was the first in line at TLA to meet her, I stood there nervous, possibly sweating, (I said possibly!), wondering if I could think of something intelligent and insightful to say to Ms. Hawkins. Something that would convey to her how much I loved the Hex Hall series, something different that wasn't like every other boring thing that every other fan says. Also, as possibly the oldest person standing in the line, I had to think of something credible to say. When she walked up, all I could do is stare in wonder with my mouth open. Anyone who knows me, knows that I'm NEVER incapable of speech. I sputtered for a minute and to her credit she smiled and was so patient. To tell you the truth I'm not sure what I said, I blabbed on incessantly and squealed like a school girl. It was quite embarrassing and wonderful at the same time.
Do you like stand alone novels are series?
This is a hard question to answer. Part of me loves series because you get so much more story than with a stand alone. You have the potential for a lot of things to happen and you get to spend longer with the characters. The part of me that hates series is that wait and anticipation waiting for the next book to come out. Sometimes, I find it quite painful.
Name a book that you wish never ended?