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, March 3, 2010

Interview with a Girlfriend

Today our interview is with the lovely obladi oblada from the blog From 0 to 3 in 90 days.
You have to check her out, she is such a nice blogger with many posts that reflect both her professional and family life.

Tell us what is your favorite genre of books:
I like a lot of different genres so it is hard to pick a favorite. I love fiction, and non fiction both. I am not big on science fiction or romance; those are two that I seldom read. I love memoirs, true crime, and horror as well as stories about people in general and their struggles. I’m not big into historical fiction either although they are not out of the question.

Who is your favorite author:
I love Stephen King of course and he is one of my all time favorites, as is Shirley Jackson for both her hysterical tales of her children and her disturbing subtle horror tales, like “the lottery” and “we have always lived in the castle”. She also dabbled in children’s books a little and one of hers is a favorite of my family’s called “9 magic wishes”. I also like Wally Lamb and Augusten Burroughs. I like the humorous Sue Townsend “Adriaan Mole” series. There are so many great books out there and great authors that Im finding it hard to answer this question! I am sure I’m forgetting someone that I love, oh like Pat Conroy (I think that’s his name, the author of Prince of Tides and the Great Santini).

What do you think of the movies that are based on books:
Ugh. I don’t think I can think of one single movie based on a book where the movie is better. I am always somewhat disappointed in Hollywood’s version of things. Even though this is the case, I cannot stop myself from going to a movie based on a book that I read. Kind of like watching a train wreck or some other tragedy unfold.

What book have you read that has stuck with you the most:
Many books have stuck with me, so this will be another long answer. To name a few, “Bag of Bones” by Stephen King, “We have always lived in the Castle” by Shirley Jackson, “Blackbird” by Jennifer Lauck, “I know this much is true” by Wally Lamb, “Catcher in the Rye” by JD Salinger, “When Rabbit Howls” (cant remember author though), “Sybil”, “To kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, and “Glass Castle” by Jeanette Walls.

Now, tell us about your blog. What do you think might set it apart from others and why should we love you:
What?! Girls, she didn't answer this one...was it an "accidental oversight" or a technical error? Or possibly, it's just hard to sell yourself. I know. I totally understand.
So let me sell ya for you. That sounded weird.
Okay, so this sweet blogger is funny, compassionate and quirky. The name of her blog refers to the fact that she and her husband adopted 3 older children at once.
I don't know about you, but most people only want the babies. We need people like obladi oblada (i don't know if she wants me to use her real name so i'm gonna go undercover here) to take in these older children! Adoption is a very important thing to my husband and I as both he and his sister were adopted.
And that's my soapbox. I could go on and on and on, but I won't.
Go visit her! She does posts that are quirky, funny, and show her great love for her children. And she also makes fun of her boss, GICOE. If ya wanna know who GICOE is, go read her blog!

***Remember, we're always looking for new interviews, so if you want to be featured, send us an e-mail with your interview and picture. Just answer the above questions and that's it. It's easy! Promise.***


  1. Ooops. I thought I answered that last question. Doh! did a great job answering for me though! Thanks, that was a lot of fun.

  2. Is it sad that I didnt know any of the authors she listed other than Stephen King? Oy.

  3. I have actually seen one movie that was better than the book but can't remember which one. This will bother me until the day I die, so I will be thinking about it.

  4. I really like her blog. I have Glass Castle but haven't read it yet. I've never read Stephen King because I think I won't sleep and I really like my zzzzzzzzzzs.....

  5. I can't recall a movie either that i ever liked more than the book it was based on. I guess i think the movie that goes on in my head is always much more interesting than what hollywood comes up with. :)

    You know, I have Bag of Bones, but never got thru it all. I'm totally going to try it again, since it's your fave and all.

    Congrats on a good interview, Miss Obladi Oblada!

  6. Nice name Obladi Oblada! cool!

  7. I will have to check out the authors you mentioned! Thanks for being our Wednesday Girlfriend!!

  8. Sounds like we have a lot of the same reading tastes. I am actually reading Glass Castle right now.

    I love that you do this...I wouldn't mind being interviewed........... wink.