Both. But most of the time I just leave a book propped open when I have to set it down.
2. Dust jacket on or off when reading a hard back?
If it is not attached, I take it off. I also remove the inserts out of magazines before I read them. I’m kind of OCD when it comes to clutter.
Yikes! That is too hard to decide. How about favorite author per favorite genre? Chick lit/humor: Janet Evanovich, YA: Jan Blazanin, Mystery: Jill McGown or Sue Grafton, Historical Fiction: Sharelle Byars Moranville, Picture Book: Rebecca Janni, Nonfiction: Sarah Vowell or Anne Lamott
Mystery. I just can’t resist a good whodunit.
The Reader by Bernhard
Can I say my own? If the Mia series were made into a movie, it would really help pay the bills! But, if I had to name someone else’s book, I would say Five Smooth Stones by Ann Fairbairn. It is a beautiful story of a family during the civil rights era.
The Twilight series. I thought Bella’s obsession with Edward’s looks was a little creepy. There’s nothing wrong with having a hot boyfriend, but a boyfriend that sparkles? That’s a little too much for me.
9. What are you reading right now?
I just finished The Red Glass by Laura Resau and am currently reading The Note by Angela Hunt for my book club read.
The UPS guy brought me Mia the Magnificent when it was released in December. Does that count?
Going back to my issues with clutter, I tend to give books away as soon as I finish them. I only keep autographed books and books that mean something to me. I probably own around 200 books.
13. What is the first book you remember reading by yourself as a child?
When I was a kid, I would snuggle up next to a heat register in my family’s living room. Nowadays, it seems I only get to read while I am in the school parking lot while I am waiting for my kids to finish practice, or when I am traveling somewhere with my family and my husband is driving.
I am not sure. I am in the middle of writing several books, but I don’t know if any of them will go anywhere. Between running my city’s food pantry and raising two teenagers, my writing has been slow lately. I can’t wait to get back into it soon!
I have an idea where Mia is a summer camp counselor in Maine and will call it Mia the Maniac, but it is just in brainstorming mode right now.
17. Do you have any pets (real or imaginary)?
I have a rescued greyhound named Onyx
18. The last thing you Googled?
The name of the author who wrote The Note. (Just think, if I didn’t have the Internet, I would have had to actually get off my chair and go up to my room to look for the author on the copy of the book in my room. The Internet is a lazy person’s dream!)
20. What makes you cringe?
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