1. Tell everyone a little about yourself and your blog. What do you think makes you different from other bloggers?
This is probably the hardest question! What to tell? I’m 24. Married. Have the cutest Australian shepherd puppy. I’m an avid NFL fan – go Giants! I majored in English Literature in college; read a lot of classics and modern literature. By the time I graduated, I was burned out and didn’t pick up another book for nearly a year. I then met a really great girl through Tumblr, and she introduced me to the historical romance genre. From there, I started using GR more, met some people, and that’s the rebirth of my love of books. Now I’m reading more what I enjoy rather than what I’ve always been told I should read. My blog is fairly new, but I’m having so much fun with it. It’s been a great way to meet new bloggers and participate in cool features/challenges. It also gives me an outlet to fangirl over my favorite book boys. 🙂
Hmm. I don’t know if this makes me different, but I usually avoid books if they don’t include a romance (I need at least a little swoon all the time!) and if they do include a love triangle (hate them).
2. What are five (5) books, regardless of series or genre that you think everyone should read?
On the Jellicoe Road – this is the book that made me fall in love with the YA genre. I get a lot of flack when I tell people I read YA, but if only they knew how many talented YA writers there are. I’m convinced anyone who reads a Melina Marchetta book will never be able to look down upon YA fiction again.
Pride and Prejudice – my favorite classic. Witty, romantic, and loveable characters. Mr. Darcy should be every girl’s first fictional crush.
Night – I read this book in high school and it still haunts me to this day. It’s a personal account of a young Jewish boy’s imprisonment at a Nazi concentration camp. Horrifying and heartbreaking don’t even begin to cover it.
Any historical romance by Lisa Kleypas – she is the Queen of HR.
The Fault in Our Stars – fun fact, I actually have the quote, “My thoughts are stars I can’t fathom into constellations” tattooed on my right shoulder. I adore everything about this book, especially the words.
3. What has been your greatest blogging moment to date? Are there any upcoming events or signings you are looking forward to?
Just getting my blog up and running! I finalized my design recently, and I love it. It took me a while to come up with a blog name – I wanted something that was reader friendly and romantic. We all know the phrase, “Love at first sight,” so I think Love at First Page is a good combination of reading + romance.
I’m hoping beyond hope I can get to BEA this year. It’s very overwhelming, though. Bloggers, feel free to give me advice!
4. What is a random thing about you that we don’t know?
Well, shoot, I should have saved the tattoo for this question! I have two other tattoos – a cross on my ankle and my wedding date on my back.
5. Do you have a favorite character that you seem to be in the minority about? What is it about them that you love so much?
Can I do the opposite? I’m not a fan of Rose Hathaway. She has this sizzling romance with Dimitri, and I admire her loyalty to Lisa, but I did not enjoy her as a character. Conceited is the first word that comes to mind. How she handled her relationships with Adrian and Dimitri after the third book was the last straw for me.
6. What made you want to start blogging?
Mostly I wanted to get to know more bloggers and participate in all the fun stuff – events, challenges, features/memes, etc. I wanted to be able to fangirl over my favorite books too. I don’t enjoy writing negative reviews, but I loooooove to talk about my favorites.
7. If you could only read one book over and over (EEP) what would you pick?
It has to be On the Jellicoe Road. I could never give up Jonah Griggs.
8. Where can we find you? (links, twitter, blog, goodreads, etc)?
Twitter – https://twitter.com/loveatfirstpage
She’s a sweetheart to chat with a great new blogger bud, so obviously you need to go and follow her!