24 Nov 2013

Interview with renowned Book Blogger Kathy

So many of us authors (and bloggers) are constantly communicating with them but we never really know anything about them, which is why I was delighted when book blogger Kathy - from www.iamareader.com agreed to do this interview...
Kathy and her adorable family
Do you remember when you first started reading (without the help of your folks!)?
Nope, my memories from my younger years are few and far between.

What was your favourite book as a child?
Raggedy Anne & Andy, my mom had it memorized.

What is your favourite genre? What is it about this genre that appeals to you so much?
I love fairy tale retellings. I like to think that happily ever after actually does exist.

What's your favourite book that made it to the big screen?
Pride & Prejudice. I also love Ever After which is a Cinderella retelling.

Name the last three books you read. Did you enjoy them?
Being Jamie Baker, More Than Jamie Baker & Serial Hottie by Kelly Oram. Yes I enjoyed them, I love Kelly’s humor and writing style.

Who is your favourite author(s)?
Jane Austen

What book couldn't you live without?
The Book of Mormon

Name one female author you think deserves to be better known.
Annette K. Larsen

Do you judge a book by it's cover?

How do you choose your next book?
So random… Sometimes it’s the most recent thing I’ve downloaded to my Kindle, other times it’s a book by an author I love, sometimes it’s a book I’ve committed to read, other times it is a cover that catches my eye or one that has been highly recommend by a friend.

What kind of book would you like to read that you haven't seen yet? For example, a dystopian chick lit or sci-fi romantic drama?

Nothing is coming to mind…

What irritates you when reading a book?
Unnecessary language, sex and crudeness

Where is your favourite place to read?
On the couch or in bed

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A teacher

In the movie of your life, who would play you?
Hayley Mills as she appeared in That Darn Cat!
Hayley Mills if she was 25 years younger. Pollyanna & The Parent Trap were my favorite growing up and I loved her because she has a cowlick just like mine.

Speed Round...
Top drink to make you tipsy? Nothing for me… Never had a taste of alcohol in my life
Shopaholic or shopadon't? Shopadon’t – I drop the kids off and sit in the car and read then run in to swipe the credit card at the checkout when they are done.
Sky high heels or closer to the ground? Barefoot
E.L. James or Jilly Cooper? Never read either, not my cup of tea.
Cry baby or tough cookie? I sobbed during Toy Story 3.

Blogger bio
I’m a Stay at Home mom who loves to read. I have 5 children ages 7 to 18 and have been married to my sweetheart for 20 years. I have an elementary education degree from BYU. Children’s Literature was my favorite class. I read from a variety of genres but favor fairy tale retellings, fantasy and clean romance & young adult books. I try to read books that are clean & uplifting. Books should come with content ratings since I hate having to put a book down due to graphic content or strong language.


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