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, February 10, 2010

Interview With A Girlfriend

I'm so excited to have an interview!! Have you all noticed that we've not had one for months?
Mrs. Montoya is the perfect answer to "Can a woman have it all?" And that answer is: YES!
She is a mom who loves her kids more than life and has a wonderful husband and a career that she successfully manages all at once!

Tell us what is your favorite genre of books:
 I prefer fiction and mysteries, mostly about politics or legal thrillers. I don't do scary, but I love suspense and elaborate political dramas. I'd really like to read some biographies, but quite honestly need pictures or some sort of scandal to hold my attention. I've really enjoyed Reading with Girlfriends because of the exposure to other authors and genres that I might not select on my own. I loved the 2009 picks Emma & Me and The Help and probably wouldn't have branched out to those on my own.

Who is your favorite author:
This question makes me think of who I walk straight to when I am buying a new book and I mostly love James Patterson, John Grisham and David Baldacci. Their content almost always gives me what I like. My stepmom is a more sophisticated reader than I am and she shared some authors with me recently that I am really loving - Diane Chamberlain and Pamela Morsi. I never lend enough credibility to authors when I like a book - I always think it's just because I like that particular book. I am finicky about everything, including reading and generally won't seek out a book just because it's a new release by an author I've enjoyed. I will read absolutely anything (besides scary) and more often that not I choose a book because I like it's cover. That's so shallow, I know - but it's true. 

What do you think of the movies that are based on books:
The only experience with this that I can think of is Grisham books that were made into movies. I liked the movies and I liked the books, but I almost don't relate the two. My favorite thing about reading is that the story allows me to create my ideal of the characters and their homes and everything else about the story. All too often, the romance of that is taken away in a movie leaving me disappointed that it didn't live up to the landscape I had created in my own mind.

What book have you read that has stuck with you the most:
The Call of the Wild, by Jack London. I've loved reading since I was a child and my Dad gave me this book when I was in elementary school. I was a little terrified of how cold it was in the story and how cruel nature could be, but was so honored that he had given me such a grown up book. I have always cherished that story and how it made me feel to read something a little beyond me. I'm really looking forward to sharing it with my son.

Now, tell us about your blog. What do you think might set it apart from others and why should
we love you:
There is not one single thing that sets me apart from other blogs outside of the fact that I am not very good at it. When I have some extra time on my hands I like to pretend that it's my segway into being a professional writer. I love to write almost as much as I love to read and like to believe that I am a literary genius on the verge of sharing my gift with the world. But here in real life, I haven't had too much time on my hands lately so it's just a random hodgepodge of my life as a working Mom trying to get it all right. I have not so interesting opinions on raising children, current events and how much I want to be a better person. You should love me because my children are darling and I am so imperfect that you will immediately feel better about yourself.

Aw, Mrs. Montoya, we love you!! Thank you for doing our interview!

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  1. That was fun. I was a little afraid of "the interview" but it seems relatively painless. I will check out her blog too.

  2. Hey look - that's me :) I would have gotten dressed up if I'd known you were gonna do my interview today. Love you, Mimi!

  3. I am so excited you had an interview this week. I love these and really makes me feel like I know the other people reading a little better!