Wednesday, January 20, 2010
A "welcome back" interview!
Posted by Alysa Stewart
Now, I, Alysa knew the answers to these questions already. But I asked them of Laura anyway, so that we could have a little re-introduction to her. Welcome back, Laura!
Alysa: How did you get to be a part of this blog?
Laura: Well, going on three years ago, a friend of mine who was an avid blogger confessed to me that she was thinking about separating her "book blogging" from her personal blogging by starting a book review blog. Being a voracious reader myself, I enthusiastically encouraged my friend to start the book blog, especially since she was shortly going to move away, and I would sorely miss our book chats. When she asked me if I would join her in her book-blogging ventures so there would be two authors and more books reviewed on the blog, I was happy to join the fun. Unfortunately, I haven't been a very consistent book-blogging partner, but I've been part of Everead since it was born.
Alysa:. Where have you been for the last while?
Laura: For the last year or so, I've taken a rather extended leave of absence from Everead, as I've been wildly busy with several life events: the last (and very strenuous) year of my Secondary English Teaching degree, my year-long courtship and my wedding that came at the end of that, moving (a few times), working (a lot), and other such joys. Honestly, I look back at the last year and a half and realize that I've probably read less than a hundred books in that whole time (if you don't count books I read for school). A travesty, I know. Soon to be remedied.
Alysa: What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Laura: You know, I can honestly say that I'm not a huge ice cream person. I don't mind ice cream, and every once in a while the mood strikes, but really I can do without ice cream. I know this is quite shocking to many of you, but it's true. If I were to pick a favorite flavor, it would be one of those ones with lots of fudge swirls and peanut butter cups and caramel and chocolate-covered nuts and brownie bites and cookie dough and candy bits, etc., and then naturally there would be plenty of hot fudge on top. The end.