Our Third Interview with a Girlfriend is with Amanda from Family of Shorts!
I love to get lost in books so the genre really isnt all that important. I have read everything from chick-lit to a true story about a Vietnam vet. I generally dont go for whats necessarily popular (I just barely read the first Twilight book and havent read any of the others!) as much as I go for what grabs my attention. If it sounds good on the back of the book then I buy it!
Who is your favorite author:
Im not sure I could pick a favorite. I love Jennifer Weiner, probably because her main characters are usually overweight and I love that! Not the perfect little size 2, most beautiful person in the world character, but someone who feels real.
What do you think of the movies that are based on books:
There are some movies that I think do an OK job. As a rule though I think it is impossible to really capture the book in the movie. There is so much more detail and description in a book. And as readers we all envision the characters, the place, etc in our own way...no two people would envision it the same way. So to see it in movie format it is probably not what you were picturing and can be disappointing. Almost like it loses the "magic"
What book have you read that has stuck with you the most:
Its funny but some of the books I remember most are ones that I hated! Many years ago, in high school, I had to read 1984 for honors English class. I hated the book! Seriously hated it...but I remember so many things about it. There have been some classics that I loved though, like Jane Eyre, Catcher in the Rye and the Diary of Anne Frank. All of these I had to read in high school and I still remember them and the characters. Maybe I should read them now as an adult!
Now, tell us about your blog. What do you think might set it apart from others and why should we love you:
I dont know that I am different from others. I am just a stay at home mom that finds humor in little things. I am doing a Home Redo challenge on my blog where I pick a room every month and by the end of the month you had to accomplish things for that room. They can be as simple as clearing out clutter or a full on remodel! I try to post every day on my blog, when I dont I feel like I forgot to call a close friend or something. I try to be funny and entertaining, but most of all I am real. I dont say or do anything on my blog that I wouldnt say in real life, usually the post is referring to real conversations. I will always be honest about myself and how I feel. I dont believe in doing or believe in what is popular or trendy. I love having my blog as a place to vent, complain, boast, cry...whatever. And when I get comments it reminds me that Im not alone!
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