Friday, February 10, 2012

Now I Answer Everything!

On Wednesday I gave you all the chance the ask me anything you wanted so you could get the chance to get to know me better. I had seen other bloggers do this and I liked the idea of seeing what you all wanted to know more about and making this more of a free flowing exchange of information. Luckily no one asked anything I was uncomfortable answering!

So without further, here goes nothing!

Mrs. Q: Book Addict asked:
How do you choose your next read?
Well before I started blogging life was much simpler, the sky was brighter, raindrops were wetter, and the books I pulled off the shelves were whatever I wanted them to be. I kid, I kid. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't stop blogging for anything, but lately I feel like I am drowning in review books so I have significantly cut back on accepting books (now I just need to get people to stop sending them to me without me asking). SO to get back to your question, I have a stack organized from when I received the books for review and I work my way from the one I received the longest time ago to the present. Every few books I throw in one I want to read for fun to make it feel like I still have some free will in this whole thing and obviously if I have agreed to participate in a tour those come in to play. Luckily, I have become really good at requesting books that I really like so lately it's been pretty much one good book after another. How do you pick your next read?

My reading stacks!
If you had to choose one book to give to teenagers as required reading, what would you give them?
Oh my goodness, that is some pressure! I feel like it should be a book that is a classic, one that will stick with them forever. Although, part of me feels that I should pick this book that I read recently that centered around the lives of teenagers and was so dramatic and powerful and might help get teenagers to think about their actions a little bit more. I am talking about Night Road by Kristin Hannah (click title for my review). Although, if I had to pick a classic, my favorite from high school was Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (click title for my review) and it has always stuck with me. I would hope that all highschoolers should be so well read!

Bermudiaonion asked:
How did you and your fiance meet? 
Well, we like to think it's the most romantic story obviously but I am not sure it is! We met on 7/7/07 which is pretty cool ... at a dive bar which is kinda funny. A girlfriend of mine and I went to this particular bar because they always played '80s music on Saturday nights and it was fun to go dancing and when we had a hard time catching the bartenders eye Rob was kind enough to buy our drinks. The rest as they say ... is history. We talked all night, went out for a date the following week and I knew from the get-go that there was something different about Rob from any other guy I'd ever dated. I am so excited to be marrying the love of my life!

Rob and I in Bali this past Sept. 
How are the wedding plans coming along?
I think they are coming along pretty well but it's so much work! Since we met and fell in love in San Francisco, it was our goal to have our wedding here, even though neither of our families our from here so it will be a destination wedding for our families and a lot of our friends. This means lots of questions. We've also learned, like I'm sure most major cities are, San Francisco is a very expensive place to throw a wedding and it is our goal to throw a nice wedding on a sensible budget ... ie we will not go into debt! After this, if anyone needs any tips on how to through a wedding on a budget in San Francisco, ask me for tips!

Reading with Tea asked:
How are you getting on with your glasses? I remember when you posted about getting them - and then I got some about six months later and had the same feelings! So I thought I would ask...
Ah, yes, my glasses! I like them ok, although I think I will forever be kind of self-conscious about them. I wear them at work for my computer work and I think they definitely help because every once in awhile I forget them and at the end of the day my eyes are so tired! I hope you are getting used to yours!

Fizzy Thoughts asked:
What Kathy asked!
Hopefully you liked my answers there!

Also, how did you end up in California (from Idaho)?

Ah, well that's a long and winding road! Yes, I was born in Idaho (a very small town!) but I mainly grew up outside of Seattle. That is probably one of the most beautiful parts of the country so if you've never been I highly recommend it! After college (I went to Gonzaga University - Go Zags!), I moved to Portland, Or for a little bit but it was too similar to Seattle and needed a bigger change. A lot of my college friends lived in San Francisco so I thought I would give it a try. Seriously, I had no other reason to move here than, 'why not?!' and I've been here for seven years in March! I love it here. It's a funny, beautiful, friendly city and I've made my life here. I consider myself a San Franciscan now for sure.

And what's your favorite dessert?

Now, that's an easy one! Creme brulee all the way! Every time it's on a menu I will order it. Just don't muck with it. Keep it classic.

Best dessert ever!
Constance Reader asked:
I'd like to know more about your wedding planning! Have you picked your dress yet? Can you describe it to us?
I haven't picked out a dress yet but I am SO excited for this part of the planning for sure! My grandmother has generously offered to buy my dress for me and so she and my mom are flying up to help me pick out my dress in early March. So the three of us, along with my matron-of-honor and another good girlfriend are all going shopping together to pick it out. I can't wait. But of course I have a vision of what I hope it will look like! I've put a picture of my the style I am looking for below. What do you think? I hope I find it!

Love this style!

Blodeuedd asked:
The best book you have ever read? The one you could re-read over and over again.
I know it should be something totally inspirational, like a classic that has moved everyone for generations but for me, it will be and has been for years, Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding. When I am in a sad mood or just need a pick me up all I need to do is read this book and I am smiling again! I adore this book and I think I always will!

Kayo asked:
Where is your perfect vacation spot? 
I think I could go to Hawaii over and over again! Living on the West Coast, it's just the perfect location for the beach and total relaxation! Now, I want to go on vacation!

Or where would you love to go on vacation that you haven't been?
So many places! Lately we've been throwing around the idea of South America. I haven't been anywhere in South America. I would also love to go to Australia and New Zealand some day!

Denise asked:
What inspired you to started blogging about books?
Well there were a couple of different influences for that actually. I had been turning to book blogs at the time for book reviews I could trust. At the same time I was also feeling the need for a new creative outlet as I turned 28. The two merged together as I thought, hey maybe I should try book blogging since I love books and it would be a good way to record what I read too. It's totally been a passion project ever since!

Sylvie asked:
If you could live anywhere in the world for a year, where would you go?
London. In a heartbeat. I studied there for a semester in college and always assumed I would live there at some point in my life. I hope I still get to!

Yep, I could live there!
Well that's all the questions! I hope you got to know a little bit more about me. I loved seeing what you all wanted to know about me and to get to take the time to tell you a little more about me.


  1. Thanks for answering my questions. I love the wedding dress and hope you find one just like it!

    1. You're very welcome! I'll keep you posted after I go on my big wedding dress shopping trip!

  2. Shoot! I bookmarked the post and then forgot to ask a question! Well, you seemed to get some good ones anyway and it was so much fun to read your answers.

    Love that dress. I see a lot of wedding stuff on Pinterest and it makes me want to plan a wedding for someone. So much fun stuff out there these days.

    1. I am totally planning my wedding via pinterest. It's so addictive!

  3. I love that dress! I think you will be a beautiful bride! This was a fun post. I was going to ask how the wedding plans were going so I am glad to see you answered that question. Love the photo of you and future hubby in Bali!

  4. Oh that was fun. I love the dress, hope u find the dress of your dreams, for one of the loviest days of your life.

    1. Me too, I'll definitely keep you posted when I go shopping!

  5. How fun getting to know more about you. I hope you find the perfect dress. And I totally agree with creme brulee.

  6. What a fun feature to have on your blog. It's nice to get to know a little more about the person behind the blog!

  7. What a fun pot. It was great getting to know a bit more about you. Planning your wedding will be so exciting.

  8. I love Bridget Jones :D And to be able to re-read over and over again it sure has to be something special about a book. it must be fun :D

  9. Darn, I seem to have missed the Call for Questions. But GREAT QUESTIONS! I now know so much more about you. LOVE the 7-7-07 date - so easy to remember. I always have to look up the exact date of my first 'date' with Hub. I know it was two weeks-ish before Halloween... We were engaged 8 weeks later - another date I don't have in my head but the 8 weeks is sure. ;)

    1. That's so cool that you guys got engaged within 8 weeks! So romantic!

  10. I love Seattle! And Portland!! (But not creme brulee...I prefer chocolate.)

  11. I think I might do this question thing soon down the road, but it scares me. What if I get absolutely no questions? :)

    What tiny town in Idaho? I know few.

  12. That was my fear too but it worked out so I am sure it will work out for you too!

    Lewiston, ID. Ever been there?

  13. I love San Francisco. I'm an east coast girl, but that is the one city that tempts me. I love the dress and I hope you find it. That picture of you and Rob is adorable.


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