Book Club Nuts and Bolts

We will be reading one book a month. We will have weekly group discussions if you are interested with a final discussion at the end of the month. The new book choice for the following month will be posted at least two weeks before the beginning of the new month. You can pick and choose if you want to participate. We will have at least one giveaway each month for our readers! If you have any book suggestions, please email either Jessica or MiMi. We are in new territory, so we might have to work out some kinks as we go along. We hope you make new friends and have fun!

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Interview With A Girlfriend Wednesday

Today is our very first Interview post. We wanted to show you all what it will look like when we come after you feature you for an Interview With A Girlfriend post.
Since we figured nobody would want to go first, Jessica graciously volunteered to go first. Below is her lovely picture and answers to the interview questions.
We think you can tell a lot about a person by the books they read so we thought it would be a fun way to get to know each of you and also get your blog out there for others to see!
Now -- when you read the interview questions, imagine them with the trademark Bobwa Wawters accent. It makes it better. And I'm not making fun of BW, I lurve her.

Tell us what is your favorite genre of books:
I'm not a snobby reader. I love Romance, Comedy, Horror, Mysteries, Science Fiction, Non-Fiction, Fantasy....
Who is your favorite author:
My favorite author changes with each season of my life. When I was a pre-teen I loved the Sweet Valley High Series (Francine Pascal). I remember getting into a V.C. Andrews kick for years. I love John Saul, Dean Koontz, Nora Roberts, Stephanie Meyer (yes, I'm in love with the Twilight series), Terri Blackstock and many, many more!
What do you think of the movies that are based on books:
Well, as a rule, I don't think any movie can give the book justice. There is just no way to capture YOUR imagination in the movie. Reading to me is very personal, I get lost in the words and my imagination starts to run wild. I have yet to see a movie that matched what I was expecting to see. BUT, there have been some amazing movies made from books!
What book have you read that has stuck with you the most:
I'm not sure. You know, every time I read a book/series that I really really love I don't think anything will beat that one. But then I start reading another series and get lost in that one too. The most recent series I got lost in was the Twilight series. If you haven't read them, I encourage you to! The book was better than the movie!
Now, tell us about your blog. What do you think might set it apart from others and why should we love you:
Let's see...I've been blogging for over 3 years! I've had a love-hate relationship with The Great Northwest...Sometimes I get so bored. I start Nursing School in the fall so I'm enjoying my blog right now so much! I know I won't be able to dedicate as much time to it once school starts.
Why should you love me? I don't know. me with this one! I like to post funny pictures of myself, tell funny stories, talk about being a mom, use it as a journal for my daily life, show pictures of my crafts...

MiMi interjects: I personally love Jessica because she's smart, funny, creative, generous and has a GREAT laugh. I wish we could record a wave file and just put her laugh on here. Cuz you all would be laughing with her for sure!

By the way ladies: Don't think that not having a blog is going to keep you safe from being selected!
Also, if any of you would like to participate in the interview, feel free to copy and paste it. Fill in your own answers and send us a picture so we can put you in that cute little frame! We'll feature a new girlfriend every week. If you don't want to be interviewed send MiMi an e-mail to let us know. Or we'll be coming after you. Mwa-haha-ha-haaa.


  1. Great getting to know her! Off to visit her blog!

  2. I wan to be a girlfriend to read with! I will go get the book today or tomorrow!!!!!! Woo hoo!!!!
    Barbra Wawa...kills me. When I was a kid I loved the Sweet Vally High books!

  3. I have already been to her blog before it's cute. I think this interview idea is great!

  4. A co-worker ruined a whole pot of spaghetti sauce the other night because she could not put down the twilight book she was reading - she said all that was left was big black meatballs (yeah we laughed for a long time over that - guess you had to be there). I think she would second Jessica's opinion regarding the series!

    Thanks for sharing Jessica.


  5. I love the idea of the interview! Especially getting to know someone through the books they read! Great idea and great to know more about ya there Jessica!

  6. Loved the interview, and getting to know Jessica better!!

    MiMi, you should just record Jessica's laugh and put it up as a video. Whatcha think Jessica...Are you laughing, already?!

    xoxo ~Lisa

  7. Once upon a time...

    This is great...

    'n brilliant.

    ...and a good time was had by all.

  8. great interview! i looooved sweet valley can't wait to do the interview! i'm not sure people will still like me though... =) off to check off her blog!

  9. Now you know that even an idiot can answer these questions! I can't wait to see what you all say!!

  10. Hi guys. This is awesome. I just started "the" book for this month. I LOVE that you guys are doing this and the interview is sooo cute. I can't wait to read about others in the weeks coming. You guys ROCK!!!