Monday, April 25, 2011

Interview with a Blogger-Ruby Reads

The Crazy Bookworm is happy to welcome Ruby from Ruby's Reads!

How long have you been blogging?

I started in September of 2010, with absolutely no idea how it would take over my life.

What inspired you to start a blog?

Lots of reasons. I wanted to be part of the blogosphere, and I wanted to be in the book in-crowd. I admit that the idea of being sent ARCs didn't hurt. Mostly, I wanted to be like Scrooge McDuck, but swimming in the book world instead of money.

Tell us 5 things about yourself

1. I'm afraid of heights. And spiders. Ugh.

2. At the moment, my toenail polish is sparkly purple.

3. I got a cherry red KitchenAid stand mixer for my birthday and it is made of awesome.

4. I am a complete dark chocoholic. White chocolate is an oxymoron.

5. If you touch my ears, I will deck you. Or, to be more accurate, I will try.

Finish this sentence "I can't live without..."

The obvious answer here would be books or Chapstick. But the truth is that the only thing I truly couldn't live without is my mom.

If you could bring to life any book character in history and have dinner with them, who would it be and why?

This changes, depending on the book I'm reading. At the moment, I'm leaning towards Gabe from the Chicagoland Vampires, but only if he's broken up with Tonya and there's an "after dinner".

Is there a book you could re-read over and over again?


If you could only keep 5 books from your bookshelf, which 5 would you keep?

Aw, crap. I hate this question. How could I pick? I love all my books. I will, however, try to narrow it down. Keep in mind I have a lot of books and this is just a first draft:

1. The Morning Gift by Eva Ibbotson

2. Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart

3. The Devil's Cub by Georgette Heyer

4. Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh

5. Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married by Marian Keyes

What is your favourite Genre to read?

Absolutely anything with a smidge of romance.

Your favourite 'Book turned film' movie?

I've always thought they did an awesome job adapting the Anne books--they didn't do things exactly to script, but it captures the spirit of them. Not the third installment, though. Gag me with a spork. Oh, and Elizabeth Gaskell's Wives and Daughters is so, so wonderful.

Have you ever read a book that changed your opinion about something?

Well, until I read Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson books, I was pretty indifferent about werewolves. Now, they get me every time.

Where is your favourite reading spot?

I can read anywhere, anytime, but I really, really love to read on my couch.

Aside from reading and blogging, what do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

I like long walks on the beach...No, I really like to cook. Hence the KitchenAid mixer. I used to be a traveler, but the economy has kind of put the kibosh on that.

What are you reading now?

The Fitzosbornes in Exile by Michelle Cooper

Crazy Quiz

Favourite book as a child?

This would depend on my age. At six, I loved Tasha Tudor's A Time to Keep. By ten, you wouldn't have been able to pry Ask Me If I Care from my dead, cold hands.

Favourite ice cream flavour?

I have two: Chocolate fudge brownie and mint cookies and cream.

Favourite book hero?

Vidal, from The Devil's Cub.

Favourite book villain?

Heh. Same.

If you could have any superpower, what would you want?

Time travel--because who wouldn't? I mean, as long as you could come back to now and use modern plumbing and medicine.

Thanks, Ruby! It was a pleasure having you!

Be sure to head on over to Ruby's blog and say Hello!

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  1. This is a really fun interview. It's funny that Ruby likes the villian for the hero. Very interesting.

  2. Fun interview, thanks for sharing. I love getting to know other bloggers.

  3. Hahaha! Loved this interview. Now I think I'm going to have to check out those Mercy Thompson books.

  4. Hey, that's me! How thrilling. And, Kristi, the argument could be made that Vidal isn't really a villain. He just has villainous tendencies and he's entirely reformed by the love of a good woman. Or, what have you.


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