Today we are hanging out with Smart & Savvy with Stephanie. Lets find out more about about her shall we??
I’m an avid reader, love photography, love to travel. When I’m not working or online, you can usually find me curled up with a good book or watching an episode of FRIENDS or GREY’S ANATOMY for the 100th time (sometimes both LOL).
So Stephanie, why did you decided to start blogging?
I’ve always been a reader for as long as I can remember. I started reading Harlequins around junior high when my grandma started sending them to me. After that I was hooked. Over the last couple of years, I’ve had opportunities to attend several book signings and start to meet these authors that I love who write these amazing books. I decided to start blogging last July because I wanted to be able to do something more to help support and promote my favorite authors besides just buying the book.
So lady, what sets your blog apart from all the rest?
My tag line is “Books, life and more…” because while it’s mostly about books and promoting authors I wanted to also be able to talk about and share not only that, but also my experiences and photographs when I travel and things like that.
I also choose not to use a rating system for my reviews because I personally don’t believe in them. Everyone has their own opinions and feelings about what constitutes a 3 or 5 star rating. What one person considers a 5 star, I might consider it a 3 or vice versa. I’ve seen it among friends where I might absolutely love a book and my friend will be like it was okay or I hated it. You’ll get exactly what I thought of the book. It might be a long, gushing post or it might be short and sweet.
That is awesome! Obviously, you love to blog …so what is your favorite part about it?
I really enjoy being able to share my feelings about a certain book I’ve read or being able to share a favorite author with others. If it gets someone interested enough to pick up the book, or look into the author, it makes me happy.
What genre of book is your favorite and why?
Definitely romance. There’s just something that I love about finding love, keeping love and finding happily ever after. Within the romance genre, I enjoy a variety of types – contemporary, romantic suspense, new adult, etc. Basically, if I read a teaser and it captures my interest, I will want to look into finding more about the book. That’s how I started reading the new adult genre. A friend posted one line from it and I immediately had to find out what book it was from and had to pick it up.
So here is the hard question….what are your top three books of all time?
This is a tough question to answer. I get told that all the time when I ask it for interviews, so now I know how the authors feel. LOL When you’ve been a reader for pretty much forever, it’s really hard to narrow it down. Growing up, I loved Anne of Green Gables. The Princess Bride is another on that stands out because I can remember it being one of the first ones to make me laugh out loud. I love pretty much anything by Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb and I will either read them the day they come out, or save them until I have two or three and then have a reading binge on them. Of books I’ve read recently, Forgiving Lies by Molly McAdams and Katy Evans’ REAL series rank right up at the top. I really could go on and on, but I’ll stop. 😀
I am pretty sure no one can name just three!! lol….alright lets try again….This time tell me who your favorite book boyfriend is?
Ummm, all of them? Kash from Forgiving Lies and Remy from REAL both tie at the top of my list followed very closely by several others.
Well that was close to one 😉 lol So, besides me, lol just kidding, are there any new authors that have grasped your interest recently and why?
Harper Sloan is one. I have her books, but haven’t had a chance to read them. I’ve been intrigued by her gold glitter posts on Facebook and I’m looking forward to finding out the deal with it. K Bromberg is another one because I’m told book 2 in her series has a wicked cliffhanger but that I will love the series. When a friend tells me that, it always compels me to find out why. There are just so many, but those are the two that pop into my mind right now.
So my final question is what is your current read, your last read and the book you’ll read next?
Last Read: After The Storm by Maya Banks
Current Read: Falling For Her Soldier by Ophelia London, Wrecked by Priscilla West and Knight & Day by Kitty French (I don’t normally read three books at one time unless I read something about a book and it makes me not want to wait to start it. LOL)
Next Read: It will either be Consumed by Emily Snow, Loving Cara by Kristen Proby or Cherished by Kelly Elliott.
Well thanks so much Stephanie for stopping by and answering my questions today!! If you all liked Stephanie and want to follow her check out the link below!