Okay, and cue interview. *Grabs a flashlight to shine in her eyes to make sure her answers are honest and true.*
Alpha or submissive?
If you had to pick a book to read over again and experience it just like the first time—what would it be?
Spanish Rose. It’s a pirate romance.
Oooo! I like the sound of that. Have you ever read an audio book?
Yes, I didn't like it. Audio books to me are boring. I don't like the voice it turns me off and I really love to read a book.
I’ve never done it, but it’s never quite appealed to me enough to want to, either. Reading—an inside or outside activity?
Reading is an anywhere activity. I have my books with me everywhere.
That’s what I love to hear. Favorite type of bookmark—clip, regular, candy wrapper, or signed?
I love signed regular bookmarks.
I do too. And then I get too paranoid to use them! I’m forever grabbing up a wrapper or junk mail and shoving it into my book, because the bookmark is all the way on the other side of the room… :) Now onto the violence. What’s your favorite murder weapon you’ve ever read?
I'm not a big fan of weapons.
Totally understandable. *Hides Gladys’s blade behind my back.* Have you ever considered getting kindle unlimited?
Lol. I thought you meant real weapons.
Hah! Well, real-ish.
No, I like to buy my books it’s my way of helping my authors.
Awww. <3 So darned sweet. <3 Do you ever hesitate before buying a book, wondering if you’ll have kindle space for it?
Nope. Reading is my passion. I love to read so much that I have two kindles.
That’s my girl! (Yeah, I’m totally biased. I claimed her and she’s mine.) Do you have a friend that shares your taste in books?
Yes, many but I think my obsession is bigger. I read a lot.
Hah! I bet. I know how you are. Do you use the library?
A little. I love to donate books to the library and I love to take the kids to pick out books.
Oh, you know how I feel about my library. I love that you donate your books. That’s wonderful! What makes you pick up a book?
Many things. I read blurbs and excerpts, but mostly I follow my authors and read all their work and keep up to date with them.
Yay! I’m so glad you do. Have you ever had to hide a cover and why? Creepy cover model? Too sexy for present company?
Never! I'm not ashamed of my reading and sadly with the kindle you can't see my covers.
Yay! A lot of work gets put into those covers. :) What’s your idea of a coffee table book?
Lol. I can get lost in my books and completely forget about my coffee.
Hah! I love it when a reading addiction is greater than the one for caffeine. :) Do you have any home remedies to fix a book with a broken spine?
I say use the book covers that they have now—it’s book protector. I can't remember the name, but I'll find out somehow and tell you later. This works great.
Oooo, thank you! I would love to know that—just in case. How many books do you take with you to go to the grocery store?
My kindle. I have a kindle in my bag at all times.
Hah! I’ve actually got this secret fear that some literary thief will steal my kindle and start charging books to it, so I leave it at home. :) Okay, so the fear’s not so secret anymore. :) Is there any one place you can’t read?
Nope. I read everywhere.
Lucky! Hospitals are always hard for me to read in. They give me a headache. And, well, sore butt from sitting. :) Favorite piece of book inspired jewelry in your collection?
Lol. Easy, my Tinfoil Hat bracelet.
Hah! I’ll have to post a picture of that. <3 Love my bracelet. :) If you had to pick one of your favorite old reads to restore back to pristine condition so it can better wear the ravages of time—what would it be?
I'm a freak. All my books are like new. I've read them and re-read them and kept them new. I have some books double because I love them so much—I have them on my kindle and in paperback.
Aww! And for the like new--hah! Not me, but to be fair, some of my favorites came to me with a history—so I won’t feel guilty! :) You live in New York. Have you ever read on the subway?
All the time. When I was in school I would read my books on the way home. I was always reading ahead. I have no patience so I read the whole book in the same day.
Aww! Teacher’s pet! I love that! So makes me want to hug you!!! Do you have a genre you prefer?
No. I really just love to follow my series or authors. I have all genres and enjoy them all.
Last but not least—what message would you give to all of those people tempted to read and drive?
Never read and drive.
You heard her folks. I know it can be tempting, but if you must read and drive, please get a book on tape or have someone in the car read it to you. The road is dangerous enough without the twists and turns of an author’s plotline startling you off the road! But, please, as an author, try to keep focused on the road at all times.
Carmen, I love you! Thank you so much for coming onto my blog and letting me quiz you! As per our agreement, I will untie you from the chair now and call off the torture session. <3 Thank you so much! You’re welcome—and encouraged--to come back any time you fabulous reader! Mwah!
100% spicy Latina and New York native, Carmen is a crafty mother of two who like to keep her hands busy (and boy, trust me, the results are amazing). She loves to help authors, and to spend time with her friends and family. Carmen is an avid reader and owner and operator of the incredibly popular blog Romanceaholic, which has been gaining likes and notice since it's creation.
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