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My reading pace was halted over the weekend when the nasty cold working its way through my family finally hit me.  I’m feeling much better now and have hit the books again.  I was glad to see that Kimberly from Reflections of a Book Addict had tagged me as part of a discussion to get to know different bloggers, otherwise all you’d be hearing here today is the sound of crickets.

Here are 11 questions from Kimberley:

1.  As a book blogger you obviously read a lot of books.  What is the one book you recommend to people over and over?

I recommend a lot of books, but if I had to pick one, I’d say Jane Austen’s Persuasion, especially if the person has read and enjoyed Pride and Prejudice.  I loved Persuasion even more!

2. Why did you start blogging?

In 2007, I started reading a lot of knitting blogs, mainly because I was so new to the craft and needed help.  I thought starting a blog would be a good way to keep track of my knitting projects, especially since most of what I knit I give away.  But because I read books much faster than I knit, I figured I could also use my blog as a way to jot down my thoughts about all the books I read.  The first year didn’t go so well, as I hardly blogged at all, but then I discovered book blogs and found out how much fun it is to talk about books with people who love to read as much as I do!

3. If you had all the money in the world and could travel to ONE place, where would it be and why?

Probably the Black Forest region of Germany.  My mother was born there, and she hasn’t been back since she came to the States when she was 3.  I’d love for us to see it together.

4. Who is your favorite author?

Jane Austen, of course!  But if I had to choose a contemporary author, it would probably be Amy Tan or Tim O’Brien.

5. If you had to give your blog a color to describe it, what color would you give it?

It’s a light shade of purple, but if we’re not talking actual colors on the blog, I’d like to think of it as a sunny yellow, warm and inviting.

6. What book started your love of reading?

Gosh, I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t reading, so I don’t remember what book sparked my love for it as a child.  I do remember that Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself by Judy Blume, which was my favorite book as a middle-schooler, sparked my interest in World War II fiction, which was rekindled several years ago when I read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

7. What is your favorite genre to read?

Historical fiction, especially war-related novels and specifically those about World War II and the Holocaust.  There’s just something about that era (along with my family history) that both horrifies and fascinates me.

8. Is there a film adaptation that you think was better than the book? What film?

I liked the movie version of Nicholas Sparks’ The Notebook better than the book.

9. Where is your favorite place to read?

I love to read in bed because it makes me feel all cozy and ready for sleep.  But I don’t get any reading done when I’m sleeping, so I should probably say the train (and the subway…and the bus).  It helps block out the noise and makes the time pass faster.

10. What is your favorite guilty pleasure read?

Austen-inspired novels.  I can’t get enough of them.

11. Do you prefer solids or e-books?

My husband loves the Nook Tablet I gave him as a belated Christmas gift, but I just can’t get used to e-books.  I love the feel and the smell of a physical book.  There’s nothing else like it.

I’m supposed to create 11 new questions and tag some people, but my brain is still too foggy to be that creative.  So if you’re interested in answering these questions, go for it, and please link to your post in the comments!

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After seeing Serena’s post about 10 things she loves beginning with the letter W, I figured I’d give it a shot. She gave me the letter N. I’m not sure if I had a brain freeze or the letter N is too hard for me, but it took awhile.

10 Things I Love Beginning With the Letter N

1. Novels–I think this one is pretty obvious.

2. Night–I’m a night owl and do a lot of my writing when I’m the only one awake in the house.

3. Newkirk–I love Hogan’s Heroes, and Newkirk (played by Richard Dawson) is my favorite character. I’m a sucker for a handsome man with a British accent.

4. New England–I lived most of my life in CT and moved to MA for my last two years of college. I know I’ll move back there someday.

5. New Hampshire–My father always took us on vacation to the White Mountains when my sister and I were little. The last time I went was when The Girl was just a baby, and I thought of my dad the whole time.

6. Nefertiti–This historical fiction novel by Michelle Moran was my favorite of the books I read in 2008.

7. Noodles–I hate to admit it, but I’m a carb junkie.

8. Naps–If I don’t take one at some point during the weekend, I’m grumpy. And then when I wake up on the couch with a pain in my neck or back, I’m grumpy anyway.

9. Neiman Marcus–I can’t afford to shop there, but Serena and I certainly have fun browsing and making fun of some of the hideous, overpriced merchandise.

10. Nephew–My sister had a baby in October, and I finally get to meet him next month at his baptism. Living so far from family is hard, which is why I want to eventually move back north.

So there you have it. If anyone wants a letter, let me know in the comments, and I’ll give you one.

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