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, August 5, 2009

Interview With A Girlfriend

This week's interview is with Dawn from Must Love Tots.
Dawn was my swap partner for the Red, White and Blue Swap last month.
I am so thankful that we got partnered because she is hilarious and now I have someone I would have not known otherwise that I can call a friend!
Tell us what is your favorite genre of books:
I just love to read. I read anything from juvenile fiction to women's studies. I just finished the Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray that I found in the young adult fiction section at the library. It was great and I loved it.
Who is your favorite author:
John Sandford & Sandra Dallas are the two that I'm always guaranteed to love. And I just discovered Anita Shreve.
What do you think of the movies that are based on books:
It depends on what the director makes of it. I think the Harry Potter movies are phenomenal, especially considering there are so many little details to put in. I don't think the director needs to get every detail right, I think the main thing is getting the feel of the book.
What book have you read that has stuck with you the most:
"Desert Flower" by Waris Dirie. It's Dirie's true story of growing up in Somalia and a victim of female genital mutilation and later becoming a world-famous model. I bought it to read on a plane ride and I had the whole thing read before I got to the airport. You can actually hear Dirie's voice through the book, the language is hers. It was uplifting to read about someone who has been through so much and ultimately makes the most of her life.
Now, tell us about your blog. What do you think might set it apart from others and why should we love you:
You should love me because I'm me. ;) No, in all honesty, I'm not sure you should love me! I try to keep my blog completely honest, even if I am sometimes brutal on myself. I blog about everything from battle with depression to my son's obsession with putting half-eaten hot dogs in my purse. I also have a second blog that I use to keep my mom's friends and family updated on her battle with cancer. Both blogs are completely me. I don't sugar coat. I don't worry about what I should and I should not write. I write it all. Writing is therapeutic for me and my release.

Note from MiMi - Dawn is so real it is almost scary!
She's funny and has a beautiful family, just check out her handsome hubby in the picture!
She also has a mom who is battling cancer and she's dedicated a separate blog to that.
Go check her out, she's a little bit of everything and more!
P.S. Please, please, please forgive me for the photo, Dawn. I don't have the cool tools to make it look awesome, like Jess, so I tried to make it look right, but I'm not sure. Wednesday snuck up on me and I forgot to get it all ready yesterday when I could've bribed Jess to do it!


  1. I liked learning more about you Dawn! I will have to finally read Harry Potter soon!

  2. yay for dawn! i'll have to go check her out!

  3. I will go check her blog out. Loved reading her answers!

    By the way, the library has the book on hold for me, I couldn't find it at Fred Meyer and Target was sold out (I even asked). Must be a good book!

  4. I"ma little late inposting but I love Must Love Tots :) Great Blog and happy to have you here!