Q1-WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE CHILDHOOD BOOK OR BOOKS.
Lisa- That's easy. Nancy Drew. When I was reading a Nancy Drew book, the world around me completely dissapeared . At a younger age, I don't remember my favourite book. My memory isn't very sharp when it comes to my very young years.
Q2-WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED FROM READING
Lisa- Wow, so many things. A love for things I would never have had if not for reading. I've seen so much of the world through reading. I've learned now to love new hobbies , and professions. I've learned to be more open minded , and I've learned better punctuation ;0)
Q3-LIBRARY, BOOKSHOP, SHOP ON LINE , WHICH IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE TO BUY BOOKS.
Lisa- I order a lot on line simply because the closest bookstore is over an hour away. But I completely prefer a bookstore. I managed one for four years and would love to own one now. When my sister and I make a trip to the bookstore, we actually head to Barnes and Noble , an hour and a half away because we like it better then the one slightly closer. So , we make a day of it. We get there when they open at 10.00 am , claim a table at the in store cafe , and stay all day. Sometimes it's close to 3.00pm before we leave. LOL we're lucky they don't kick us out.
Q4-IF YOU HAD TO PICK A PLACE TO READ AWAY FROM HOME WHERE WOULD YOU PICK AND WHY?
LIsa- I love reading in the car. When I take my sisters to appointments , I stay in the car and read . I also leave early for my own appointments so I have a little car reading time.
Q5-DID YOU ALWAYS WANT TO BE A BLOGGER/ REVIEWER ?
Lisa- it's not something I ever thought about doing. I would leave reviews from time to time . But it wasn't until I started reading Cozy Mysteries around three years ago and started researching titles and sites , and authors that I knew I wanted to do more. The cozy communities I found on Facebook are so friendly , and the authors are kind and very approachable . Then I started reading just how much reviews mean for the and the continuation of the series they write. I wanted to do something for them . Give something back for all the hours of joy they bring me when I read their books . So one day, without any thought, I started a blog. The rest as it is said, is history!
Q6- WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE BOOK COMMUNITY
Lisa- The people! Readers, authors, reviewers. Everyone is so friendly. I've made some wonderful new friends. Including you!
Q7-WHAT BOOK RELATED PLACE IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO TO
Lisa- Oh my, let me think. I can't pick just one. I would love to live in one of the small cozy southern or coastal towns . There's also a fictional town called Snowflake VT that would be fun to live in because I adore snow! There are so many cozy mysteries that I read , that when the book I almost over I'm sad because I know it will be at least a year before I can visit again.
Q8- DO YOU HAVE OTHER HOBBIES APART FROM READING
Lisa- Since starting the blog, most if my time goes into that and I love it. But I love love to bake cupcakes. I also collect all things cupcakes and my kitchen is decorated in a cupcake theme. I also like to wrote letters and cards. I miss old fashioned snail mail. There's something so wonderful out getting a note in the mail from someone to make me smile. I hope my notes do the same for them.
Q9-HAVE YOU EVER SAT DOWN AND READ A BOOK FROM START TO FINISH
Lisa- Yes, I have, and it's a joy. Even if my eyes do hurt after. LOL, but I love being able to have that time to get lost in a wonderful story. Everything feels right when I have a book in my hands .
Q10- DO YOU GIVE BOOKS AS PRESENTS
Lisa- I do as a matter of fact, after a conversation with author Laura Bradford where she mentioned there should be a holiday where people buy each other books , I invented , BUY A FRIEND A BOOK DAY. It took off like crazy! This was in 2013, so this August 31st, 2015 will be the third annual BUY A FRIEND A BOOK DAY! So make sure to buy someone you love a book on August 31st.
Edel , thank you so much. This has been fun. I'm used to being on the other end of the questions!
Lisa , it's been great having you stop by and getting to know the woman behind the blogger and some of the bookish loves in your life!
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