I interview a lot of authors, we all do. And it is really a lot of fun, right? But who is it behind those interviews? You!!! So now I want to interview you! This post will run every Thursday (give or take a day due to scheduling) as long as I have people who want to be interviewed! Check out the tab up there in my tab index for this feature. That's where you can check out past interviews and upcoming interviews!
Today I have Tobi from Forget The Housework, I'm Reading... along with a $5 gift card prize! Prize is international as long as you can accept a gift card from your choice of Amazon or B&N!
Hey Tobi!! How’s it going? Thanks for joining me today!
Thanks so much for having me!
For the readers out there who may not have heard of your blog, can you tell us a little bit about Forget The Housework, I’m Reading?
It's a blog where I'm the main reviewer but it's open to other mom's who love to read and would like to post a review. My ratings are based on distraction from housework etc....... I use Laundry baskets
What do you think is the most awesome thing about being a book blogger…..and what is the worse-tastic thing? Yes, I’m allowed to make up words.
BEST would be meeting all the amazing people! Authors other bloggers and readers. I LOVE it!
Worse-tastic......I guess when I get behind. I hate that but you know life happens and my readers are COMPLETELY forgiving. I explain what's going on. I'm a totally open book!
And what does Ms. Tobi do when she isn’t blogging?
I'm taking care of my amazing 3 boys ages 5 and twin 2 year olds. That and I work in retail pt nights and weekends and also have an online job.
Now Tobi, I rule the world. I’ve put you into a white room with no windows and no doors. What book sits on the table?
Oh man! That's a toughie! Just one?????
Is there a Harry Potter omnibus?
That or ANY book by Tonya Kappes. Her books are my go to feel good books when I just need something wonderful and sweet but a little mystery.
Ok, let me dial it back a bit before every one thinks I might be losing it. Do you participate in memes or tours? Do you have any favorites that you can share with us?
No memes. I haven't quite figured those out yet.
I do participate in some tours, not many but some.
I participate in several companies IO book tours and ABG I like those and Reader's Addiction Blog tours
Is there any book (or series) that you just wish would be made into a movie?
A ton really.
Dancing Naked in Dixie by Lauren Clark
OhOHOH! The ReVamped, ReAwakened by Ada Adams
Man, we could be here forever so I'll leave it with those.....LOL
And are you an ereader girl or a print book girl?
BOTH! I love my eBooks! They're affordable for the most part. However, if an eBook is the same price or more than the print I'm all print baby! LOL I refuse to pay more than $7.99 for an eBook. So, then I would definitely by print.
As far as print I LOVE the smell of books and I love having signed copies. My collection is slowly growing.
Now that you’ve been blogging for a bit, do you have any advice for newbies?
If there's a book you want to read contact the author check their blog page and see how to request a copy. Some will say yes some will say no and some will send you to their publisher. It NEVER hurts to ask. Usually on their contact page they tell you how they would like you to do this.
Make friends with other bloggers! I was lucky enough to meet you and a few others that have given me great tips and helped me along the way. Thank you to you and the others! (Awww! Thanks!)
I just gave you a book. You hated it. What do you do?
I'll write a review. That's how I started! I had a book and it aggravated the poop out of me had so much potential but ended too easily. So, I started a blog. If I don't like it I always try to put a positive spin on it somehow. Like, with this particular book I believe I said had a great story line but forgiveness came to easy. Does that make sense?
Tobi, inquiring minds want to know: What is your favorite social media outlet, and why?
I LOVE Facebook. I can follow and interact with other bloggers in groups and also authors on their pages etc........
I like twitter but it's harder to follow sometimes.
And lastly, can you share a little tidbit from a current read?
So, the day I'm answering this I honestly can't. I'll tell you it's a fun read. But it's a Secret Agent P matter and the author and publisher might kill me if I say much more! ;)
Thanks Tobi!! It’s been a blast having you over to my place for a bit J Don’t be a stranger!
Thanks for having me! I've had fun! I'd love to come back anytime you have a spot! <3 o:p="o:p">3>