Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Book Blogger Appreciation Week: An Interview with Heather of Heather's Books

Today is the day for Blogger Interviews over at My Friend Amy's amazing Book Blogger Appreciation Week. I have about six gillion new book blogs to check out from Amy's week-long extravaganza, and my interview partner, Heather, has one of those blogs! My job is to introduce you to Heather at Heather's Books. Below is my interview via email with Heather, and I loved this part of BBAW! I look forward to reading other interviews at the link above.

What does reading a good book do for you? Is reading an essential part of your life?
Heather: A good book will take me out of my world and transport me into the world created by the author. Reading is very essential to my life.

Do you have to read before going to sleep?
Heather: Every night without fail

How many books are in your TBR pile?
Heather: Oh wow let me think, at least 25

When do you do most of your reading?
Heather: At night during the school year, any time when school isn't in.

What is your favorite place to read?
Heather: The pool or in bed.

How many books would you say you read each year?
Heather: Wow, never really thought about it. This year so far I have read based on challenges that I have done at least 100.

Do you have any reading goals? Do you participate in challenges?
Heather: I didn't used to, but I have at least reading challenges at time going on.

What are the 3 most memorable books from your childhood?
Heather: The Boxcar Children, Anne of Green Gables, it is a toss up between the Babysitters Club and Sweet Valley Twins/High

What books might be in your Top 10 list of favorite books ever?
Heather: The Three Fates by Nora Roberts, Pearl Jinx by Sandra Hill, The Book of Mormon, Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dark Celebration by Christine Feehan, Safe Harbor by Christine Feehan, Emma by Jane Austin, Johnny Tremain, The Chesapeake Bay Series by Nora Roberts, The Secret by Julie Garwood

What are the best books you've read this year (but not necessarily published this year).
Heather: I tend to read series and I have read a lot this year so I am going to go by series.
Nalini Singh's Psy/Changling Series
Pearl Jinx by Sandra Hill
NAtural Born Charmer by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
To Die for an Drop Dead Gorgeous by Linda Howard
The Royal Pain by Mary Janice Davidson
Dark Lover and Lover Unbound by J.R. Ward
Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld series
Kresley Cole's Immortla's Series, Christine Warren's Series
Fangs but no Fangs by Kathy Love
Getting what you want by Kathy Love
Over Hexed by Vickie Lewis Thompson
Safe Harbors, and Turbulant Seas by Christine Feehan...
okay those are some of the best ones from this summer.

What is your favorite genre?
Heather: I tend to stick to Romance books in my personal reading time and I read all genres under that, however if my husband has a really good book that he raves about I will give it a try.

If you have children, what are some of their favorite books?
Heather: The Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan, Harry Potter (of course), anything with dragons, Fablehaven, Captain Underpants ( i have boys), I'm sure there are more but I can't remember them off the top of my head.

Do you read while you eat?
Heather: Of Course

Do you wear reading glasses?
Heather: I wear glasses all the time

Why did you start a book blog? How often do you post?
Heather: I started blogging as a way to keep track of the books that I have read and if I liked them or not. I try to post as soon as I finish a book so that I don't have a large pile of books on the desk to blog about.

What do you like most about the book blogging community?
Heather: The various books and authors that I have discovered and would never have read.

Who are some of your favorite bloggers?
Heather: The ladies over at Book Binge, The Reading Romance Challenge, Cindy Reads Romance, Aunt Rowena sez, The Forgetful Fairy, My Friend Amy, Nalini Singh's Weblog. I have a slew of others that I read however that would take up a ton of space. Almost all of them are on my blog.

If you haven't yet, be sure to check out all the good stuff going on an Book Blogger Appreciation Week!


Heather said...

I am so boring...This was fun.

Michele said...

Thanks for the introduction to Heather. Now to explore both blogs.

Literary Feline said...

Heather, you are not boring at all! I thought it was a great interview. :-)

Rebekah said...

Fun interview! I have to say though, your TBR is TINY! hehehehe


Lisa said...

I don't read a lot of romance any longer (though I sometimes wish I did!), but The Secret is one of my very favorite books. Nice interview.

Holly said...

I thought this was a great interview! It's wonderful to find out more about you.

I totally agree with Rebekah, though: Your TBR is TINY! I remember when mine was that small. *sigh*