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Monday, September 6, 2010

GUEST POST: Kelli & Natalie from I’d So Rather Be Reading

Id So Rather Be Reading The Book Vixen is pleased to welcome Kelli & Natalie from I’d So Rather Be Reading to the blog today.

What are your reading habits? Anything others might think strange?

Kelli: I like to read in complete silence...having the TV on distracts me.  If I can't have silence, I will put on my MP3 player, but will only listen to Christian songs that I know because they are less distracting.

Natalie: It has to be late at night and silent. No TV, music or kids :)

Do you have any other hobbies?

Kelli: Just shopping!  I have a book/clothing/music budget that I TRY to stick to every month. 

Natalie: Oh lots! I love to sew, run, home improvement, I'll try just about anything except scuba diving (I always think a giant octopus is going to eat me when I am out at sea... )

You have said that a book receives "Stalker Worthy" status when you continue to think about it... what do you ponder (the continuation of the story, what if's, etc.)?

Kelli:I ponder the awesomeness of the book and go into a mild depression when the book is over, because I'm sad it's over.  I have a hard time starting a new book because I can't stop thinking about its Stalker Worthy predecessor.

Natalie: I always want more! I call Kelli in a frenzy and she talks me down. It usually takes me a week to get over a Stalker Worthy book.

What do you like best about book blogging?

Kelli: Meeting new people and talking about books!

Natalie: The people and all the creativity I see on their blogs, it can be really inspiring.

What genre(s) are your favorites and why?

Kelli: Historical fiction----because each one is so different.  I've always said, if you've read one FBI/mystery/medical thriller, you've read them all. 

Natalie: Sci-fi/paranormal, I have always liked this genre from the books I read to the movies I watch. I come from a family that LOVES Halloween and we party the entire month, so weird is my middle name.

What makes the dynamic of "I'd So Rather Be Reading" so fun?

Kelli: That Natalie and I don't always agree on books and that we have different personalities.

Natalie: That Kelli and I are so different and yet a lot alike. People really get a kick out of our book debates... they get pretty dirty, even our husbands get involved :)

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where to find Kelli & Natalie from I’d So Rather Be Reading online
blog | twitter | facebook | goodreads

13 People had something to say:

  1. Thank you so much for having us! We had a good time---and look forward to you coming on our blog whenever you're ready!
  2. Tigris EdenSep 6, 2010 08:12 AM
    This was a great post! And Natalie love don't worry the only time the big guys come out is after it rains so as long as you go before the rain your safe from the giant man eating octopus! LOL Promise :)

    I am now following you two on twitter and GoodReads says I reached my limit today so I will try again another day. Vixen as usually your posts are awesome... I so like the What you may also like? Can I steal? Show me how you work your blog magic honey!

    Keli shopping is my vice and my hobby so its really hard for me not to go over the limit.. Hubby tried to put a 50$ limit and I was like dude my jimmy choo's cost more than that LOL we still haven't reached an agreement but were getting there any advice for a shopaholic?
  3. The Book VixenSep 6, 2010 08:16 AM
    Kelli - Definitely! I can't wait :)

    Tigris - I emailed you the link to get that widget :)
  4. Thank you for the compliments Tigris!

    My shopping advice is this: agree with hubby on an amount you can spend each month, then you don't have to justify any purchases. Hubby doesn't care what I buy as long as I stick to my budget. It's taken 10 years, but I have worn him down and he's FINALLY starting to understand how much nice things cost. Having to justify to him what I buy is what always made me so crazy. Hearing him say, "but you don't need another pair of black pants, you already have at least 40 pair in the closet" and then me having to explain how this pair was different is what led to fights in the past. Now, I shop online mostly and use www.retailmenot.com for coupon codes to save money. We've reached a tenuous agreement about my shopping---for now! Good luck! If that doesn't work you can always lie and sneak...I tend to do that too. :)
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  6. MelissaSep 6, 2010 09:34 AM
    What a great interview! I loved Kelli and Natalie's answers...their blog is one of my new favourites, and it's one of the many reasons I fell in love with book blogging. It's incredible to find others like myself with a passion for the written word. The creativity, time, and effort each person puts into their blog is just amazing :)
  7. Cleverly InkedSep 6, 2010 11:42 AM
    No scuba diving. I don't blame you
  8. Girl on a MissionSep 6, 2010 02:27 PM
    From the Comment exchange program

    What a fun interview! Kelli- I'm a lover of historical fiction as well. Learning and being entertained is fun. Natalie- I agree that other blogs can be inspiring as well. The whole blogging community is awesome and I'm happy to finally be a part of it. May your blog continue to flourish.
  9. toothybooksSep 6, 2010 07:26 PM
    great interview!

    i have to admit i'm a pretty big fan of mystery/thriller books though. and oddly enough i can't read in complete silence. i need some white noise in the background to read.
  10. book reviewsSep 7, 2010 08:10 AM
    I thought that was a great interview =)
  11. NatalieSep 7, 2010 10:49 AM
    Thank you Melissa!
    @ Cleverly Inked... Maybe one day I will give in and try scuba diving but I think I might need to be medicated first...lol
    @Girl on a Mission I agree I always try to convert readers to the book blogging world...
    @Toothybooks I get the need for white noise sometimes :)
    @Book Reviews Thanks it was fun

    @BV thanks so much for featuring us this week!!
  12. MollieSep 8, 2010 09:08 AM
    I enjoy Kelli and Natalie's blog and it's nice to learn more about them!!
  13. Aisle BSep 8, 2010 04:57 PM
    These girls are awesome and I've been following them their reviews. Always insightful and HONEST. Not just another blog but a real learning experience for all.

    Thanks for interviewing this dymanic duo :)

    PK Reeves
    Aisle B

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