Reader Interview-Valerie at Stuck in Books

Saturday, October 22, 2011

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Stuck in Books

*Now for the Interview*

 A lot of times in books the girl has to choose Between 2 guys, is there a book that you totally did not agree with her choice. Tell us who, and why.
So I know that the series isn't over and we don't know for sure but it seems pretty clear that Calla will pick Shay in the Nightshade series.  I so think she should pick Ren.  Their relationship is so much more intense and dare I say HOT.  Not the common thought, I know, but I just love Ren more. 

Where do you get your books from, buy them (where from), library, or somewhere else?
Everywhere! I buy way too many of them. I'm an Amazon girl.  I check out from two different library systems.  I win some in giveaways.  Authors and publishers send me books to read.  If there's a source for books, I will find it.  

What is the last book you read that you totally fell in love with?
I had this happen just recently.  I'd been reading a lot of ummm just okay books and really needed a good one.  While talking with friends on twitter, it was suggested that Carrier of the Mark should move up my TBR list.  I had won it from the author's blog so I picked it up that night.  Messed up my reading schedule but I'm so glad I did.  Anyway, it was FABULOUS.  It's one of those stories that's just perfectly my taste. =)    

If you could meet an author alive or dead who would it be and what would you say?
I'd rather have a nice long list of authors as friends on twitter!  But if I must choose, J.K. Rowlings.  

 If you could go on a girls night out with any 5 book characters who would you pick and why?
Only interested if some of them can be boys too but I guess that defeats the purpose of a girls night out.  Clary from Mortal Instrucments, Alex from Half-Blood, Meagan from Iron Fey series, Megan from Carrier of the Mark and Rose from VA.  

A book world you would love to live in? 
I'm thinking Cassandra Clare's Shadowhunter world.  I think I could be happy in either time period.  I'd want to be an instructor in an institute.  I love the ruins and the protecting the world stuff.  Of course I would want to be friends with a few characters just cause I LOVE them so much. (Cough Jace and Will).  That conflict must be why I can't decide which time period. heehee  

You have no books at all to read and you really want to read, what book are you going to grab from your stash and do a reread?
I really like to reread before a new one in a series comes out.  But once in a while, a book I love calls to me from the shelf.  I think it's because of how that book makes me feel.  This always happens when I'm having a bad day or struggling with something.  Books are my therapy.  So it really depends but right now I'd say Half-Blood by Jennifer L Armentrout.  I've wanted to reread it for a while and I've already read it three times! 

Your bookshelf is on fire and you can only take what you can carry, what are you grabbing?
Oh my!  I think I would be crying as I grabbed my Cassandra Clare books and my Harry Potter books.  If there's time, I'm also getting the Twilight series. =)  

Your best friend asked you for a book recommendation, what book would you pick for them?
This happens a lot for me.  I'm a teacher. (I teach math - not reading. Go figure.)  But I have a shelf of books in my classroom and once students figure out my passion, which doesn't take too long, I'm off to recommend books.  I also have other teachers who come to me for recommendations.  I've kind of learned their tastes so my answers have a lot to do with them.  The last teacher I recommended to wanted a stand along fabulous book so I recommended The Near Witch by Victotia Schwab.  The last student I recommended for is a huge Greek Myth girl, and she had just finished Starcrossed by  Josephine Angeline.  She loved that so I lent her  
The Carrier of the Mark by Feigh Fallon. 

 What book are you anxiously waiting to read?
Oh this one is easy.  I am so excited about Clockwork Prince and City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare so bad.  I can't wait to read them.  

What book are you currently reading?
Currently reading the books from Harper Teen's Dark Days tour.  Still have Supernaturally and Fateful to go.  Just finished Eve.

If you could pair up 2 characters from different books who would you pair up?
How about Simon, a vampire from the Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, and Angelique, the witch from Spellbound by Cara Lynn Schultz.  They would be perfect for each other.  Simon can't figure out his love life in his current home and Angelique is bold enough to go for him.  Perfect pair! 

Where is your favorite reading spot?
I have a snuggle chair in my office.  It's big enough for two which means my dachshunds can join me.  I have pandora set up to play in there.  It's my spot. 

 This and That 

Favorite Social Network?  Twitter
Favorite Animal? dachshund
Favorite TV Show? Um I read.
Favorite Color? Purple
Favorite Movie? Star Wars
Favorite Food? Anything Mexican
Day or Night? Night
Summer or Winter? Fall 
Favorite Drink? Fountain Coke
Paperback or hardback? Paperback
Book or EBook? Either

More About Valerie:

Hi. My name is Valerie and I'm a math teacher who loves to read.  I spend my life hanging out with teenagers and have developed a love for their books.  I love to read and share that passion.  There are books in my math classroom, and I don't mean math books. =)  I pick up books off of student desks all the time to see what they are reading.  I love to talk to them about it.  Last year, I started having students come in at lunch just to have a place to read.  I enjoy sharing that passion with them  Hope you enjoy my blog. 

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Thanks so much Valerie!! I love your blog and your reviews, I know I do not comment as much as I should but I do pay attention! And I agree with lots of your answers but I will save the conversation for the comments!!

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  1. Yay - thanks so much Amber. I appreciate being on Awesomesauce. It was fun to answer all your questions and I'm glad you like my blog. StuckInBooks is my baby!


  2. I agree with you Valerie! Calla should end up with Ren ... their chemistry is HOT! I will be soo disappointed if she doesn't:(
    Purple's my fav colour too hehe:P

  3. I love Ren, I will be so mad if Calla ends up with Shay. Also can not wait to read those Cassandra Clare books. I love both series.

    Thanks again for joining us today!

  4. Also love Starcrossed, I can not wait to read the next book!

  5. I love following Stuck in Books it is another favorite of mine next to my Awesomesauce pals here. Thank you for taking the time to share with us today. I think it is wonderful you are able to share good reads with your students and friends. What great gift to share the joy of reading :)


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