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Blogger Holiday Interviews: Tina from Fantastic Book Review

December 10th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books

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I thought as a part of my holiday celebration it would be fun to interview some of my favorite bloggers.  This week Tina from Fantastic Book Review was kind enough to answer a few questions.  Be sure to go check out her wonderful blog!

Q: What is your favorite thing about the holiday season?

A: I would have to say being able to spend time with my family. I really don’t get to see them much unless it’s during the holidays. As far as my siblings and cousins go, we are all around the same age and we have so much fun together. I think we are one hilarious family when we get together. With plenty of great personalities, we are always the life of the party. There’s always something new with us.

Q: Do you have a favorite holiday book?

A: Um… No not really, but I do have a favorite Holiday TV show & movie. Get this: Every year I have to watch the cartoon, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. I sing along and everything, it’s hilarious and it’s a yearly tradition for me. My favorite Christmas movie would have to be A Christmas Story (1983): I love this Movie! My favorite scene:

[Ralphie is visiting Santa at the department store, only he can’t remember what he wanted]
Santa Claus: How about a nice football?
Ralphie as Adult: [narrating] Football? Football? What’s a football? With unconscious will my voice squeaked out ‘football’.
Santa Claus: Okay, get him out of here.
Ralphie as Adult: [narrating] A football? Oh no, what was I doing? Wake up, Stupid! Wake up!
Ralphie: [Ralphie is shoved down the slide, but he stops himself and climbs back up] No! No! I want an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle!
Santa Claus: You’ll shoot your eye out, kid.
LOL! Hilarious Right?

Q: Do you plan on making any New Year’s resolutions regarding your blog or blogging/reading in general for 2010?

A: I really haven’t thought about a new year’s resolution that pertains to my blog, but I do have a new year’s resolution for finishing my YA novel. It’s hard to find time to write when you work a full time job and honestly my blog is like my second job so I try to do what I can with my writing. So, I’ve decided to write for at least an hour a day, hopefully this will help and maybe on the weekends I’ll be able to write more.

Q: If you could get any book (released or not released) or bookish item for Christmas what would it be?

A: Geesh… that’s a hard one. Can I pick more than one?  I’ll have to say: Shadowfever (Adult book) by Karen Marie Moning. This is the 5th and final book in the Fever Series. Some of my readers know that I’m obsessed with this series. I’ve read each book 3 times, it’s addictive!

Q: What has been your favorite book of 2009?

A: Oh, you had to go there.  This is hard. 2009 had some of the best books and I can’t just pick one.  Um… In no particular order, this is a mixture of YA and adult books: If I Stay by Gayle Foreman, The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan, Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater, Prey by Rachel Vincent, Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning, Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick, Blood Promise by Richelle Mead, Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols & Curse the Dawn by Karen Chance.
Sorry Guys! I had to list them: I could not just pick one: I love them all in their own special way.

Q: What book would you give everyone if you had an endless number of copies and why?

A: What? Oh my gosh you’re asking some hard ones. Hmm… I would have to go with If I Stay by Gayle Forman.  If I Stay is an intense and powerful story centered on music, family, love, hopes and dreams and choices about life and death. Gayle did a fantastic job, the writing is beautiful. This book is a keeper.

Q: Anything you would like to tell the readers of this interview?

A: I want to thank Debbie for having me on her blog today! I had a great time answering the questions. Debbie really asked some hard ones at least they were for me especially with so many great books out.

And that’s all folks!  Thank you again to Tina for joining us here.  Happy Holidays!

Q: What is your favorite thing about the holiday season?
A: I would have to say being able to spend time with my family. I really don’t get to see them much unless it’s during the holidays. As far as my siblings and cousins go, we are all around the same age and we have so much fun together. I think we are one hilarious family when we get together. With plenty of great personalities, we are always the life of the party. There’s always something new with us.

Q: Do you have a favorite holiday book?
A: Um… No not really, but I do have a favorite Holiday TV show & movie. Get this: Every year I have to watch the cartoon, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. I sing along and everything, it’s hilarious and it’s a yearly tradition for me. My favorite Christmas movie would have to be A Christmas Story (1983): I love this Movie! My favorite scene:

[Ralphie is visiting Santa at the department store, only he can’t remember what he wanted]
Santa Claus: How about a nice football?
Ralphie as Adult: [narrating] Football? Football? What’s a football? With unconscious will my voice squeaked out ‘football’.
Santa Claus: Okay, get him out of here.
Ralphie as Adult: [narrating] A football? Oh no, what was I doing? Wake up, Stupid! Wake up!
Ralphie: [Ralphie is shoved down the slide, but he stops himself and climbs back up] No! No! I want an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle!
Santa Claus: You’ll shoot your eye out, kid.

LOL! Hilarious Right?

Q: Do you plan on making any New Year’s resolutions regarding your blog or blogging/reading in general for 2010?

A: I really haven’t thought about a new year’s resolution that pertains to my blog, but I do have a new year’s resolution for finishing my YA novel. It’s hard to find time to write when you work a full time job and honestly my blog is like my second job so I try to do what I can with my writing. So, I’ve decided to write for at least an hour a day, hopefully this will help and maybe on the weekends I’ll be able to write more.

Q: If you could get any book (released or not released) or bookish item for Christmas what would it be?
A: Geesh… that’s a hard one. Can I pick more than one? I’ll have to say: Shadowfever (Adult book) by Karen Marie Moning. This is the 4th and final book in the Fever Series. Some of my readers know that I’m obsessed with this series. I’ve read each book 3 times, it’s addictive!

Q: What has been your favorite book of 2009?
A: Oh, you had to go there. This is hard. 2009 had some of the best books and I can’t just pick one. Um… In no particular order, this is a mixture of YA and adult books: If I Stay by Gayle Foreman, The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan, Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater, Prey by Rachel Vincent, Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning, Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick, Blood Promise by Richelle Mead, Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols & Curse the Dawn by Karen Chance.

Sorry Guys! I had to list them: I could not just pick one: I love them all in their own special way.

Q: What book would you give everyone if you had an endless number of copies and why?
A: What? Oh my gosh you’re asking some hard ones. Hmm… I would have to go with If I Stay by Gayle Forman. If I Stay is an intense and powerful story centered on music, family, love, hopes and dreams and choices about life and death. Gayle did a fantastic job, the writing is beautiful. This book is a keeper.

Q: Anything you would like to tell the readers of this interview?
A: I want to thank Debbie for having me on her blog today! I had a great time answering the questions. Debbie really asked some hard ones at least they were for me especially with so many great books out.

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2 Responses

  1. Tina

    Thanks Debbie for featuring me!

  2. kim

    What a great interview and I love all the books cited here. And I can totally see your family being the life of the party Tina :) If Fever ever gets made into a series, I am so going with you guys!

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