Tuesday, July 24, 2012

#TeamKilt Spotlight Interview -- Cristina and Amber

Say hello to our final Spotlight of the day...Cristina and Amber!

Name: Amber
Twitter: @myshelfandi
Blog: www.memyshelfandi.com
Interviewed by: Cristina

Tell us a bit about yourself. What's your name and what other things interests you other than reading and blogging? I'm Amber, I live in Minne-soh-tah. I'm 32, have 2 kids a husband and a fluffy cling cat names Stella. My interest aside from reading and blogging...you mean there's more to life than that *wink* well they would be writing, music, I'm addicted to Pinterest and I love my TV shows - Supernatural, Being Human (the UK version) The Graham Norton Show, Big Bang Theory and Criminal Minds.

Do you remember the first time you read the SHADE series? How did you find out about it? This is the funniest story. I found out about them from Jen at Fictitious Delicious, I downloaded the book on my Nook and started to read. But I was SUPER confused and text Jen to ask what was going on. Turns out I started with SHIFT on accident! LOL. *duh* I read the series back to back to back, according to Jeri I was the first person to do that. I actually started reading a hand bound ARC of SHINE while waiting to get in to the midnight showing of The Hunger Games as Jen was nice enough to lend it to me.

If you were granted 3 wishes what would you want?
•I would wish that everyone had equal rights and there was no more issues with things like gay marriage. So basically World Peace *does her best Miss America Pose*
•I would wish for 3 billion dollars. That’s not so much I seem greedy...right?
•I would wish for happy healthy long lives for my friends and family

What book genre do you like to read best and why? Hmm this is tough. I think I read mostly fantasy/paranormal. Though lately the darker YA with some horror and blood (TEN, Gretchen McNeil and BLOOD MAGIC, Tessa Gratton) are my faves lately.

Do you read the books before watching the movie version? Have you ever not wanted to read the book after watching the movie version? Favorite book to movie adaptation? Because I read so much now, with the blog, it’s infrequent that I haven't read the books before seeing the movie. I can't say I've ever not wanted to read a book after seeing a movie adaptation of it, more that I just don't have the time to read it would be a more accurate statement. And my favorite book to movie adaptations would have to be Harry Potter. I just think they did such an amazing job bringing the world the JK Rowling created to life, making it feel so real.

If you could meet anyone alive or dead who would it be and why? John Lennon. I'm a huge Beatles fan and John has always been my favorite.

Favorite music, band and or song? Oh geeze, this is like asking me my favorite book. I love all kinds of music, most played on my iPod lately is: Lee MacDougall, The Beatles, Fun., Goyte, Katy Perry and Paramore.

What was the last movie or book that had you crying like a baby? Did you enjoy the book? Would you read it again? I don't know if they were the LAST ones, but the ones that stick out in my mind are FORBIDDEN by Tabitha Suzuma and FOREVER by Maggie Stiefvater.

If you knew today was your last day on earth how would you spend it and why?
With my family. Just being together and having a good time.

What is your favorite holiday and why? Christmas! Because my mom always makes to so wonderful!!! And because it's Christmas!

Name: Cristina
Twitter: @Rpatzz
Interviewed by: Amber

Start off by giving us a run down about you! Name, Hobbies, Likes..that kind of thing
My name is Cristina, I have a car named Icarus and a cat ( that I adore) named Bear. Other than reading I love going to the movies, and I like to watch all kinds of movies, even the bad ones. I'm very shy, so I love to spend my days indoors reading a book. But every now and then my best friend drags me out of the house to go to art walks, museums and stuff like that.

What's the first book you can remember reading that you really really loved?
I think it was "litte women" by Loiusa May Alcott. It was the first book I re read and the first one that made me cry. But the first book that I went all fan girly about was Harry Potter.

If you could be the character from one book, not from one of Jeri's books, who would you be and why?
This one it tough, because there are so many great characters out there. I think I would choose Claire DeTamble from Audrey Niffenneger's "the time traveler's wife", which is an adult novel. Claire is a very strong, determined, woman. She loves fiercely without letting the man in her life define who she is.
From the YA universe I would choose Grace Brisbane from Maggie Stiefvater's "the wolves of mercy falls" series pretty much for the same reasons.

What are your favorite reading snacks? What do you like to munch on while enjoying a good read?
Coffee is pretty much all I need. I don't really like to eat while reading because I feel like it distracts me.

If you were a box of cereal, what kind would you be and why?
Mmm, cocoa puffs? Ha, this one is hard to answer. Cocoa Puffs because they are made of chocolate and taste delicious.

What's you most loved author meeting moment? If you've not ever had any, who would you love to meet and chat with?
I never miss a chance to see Maggie Stiefvater, I love her work a lot. There was this one time that I got to the event late and they were already packing up, but she still took the time to draw a horse on my copy of "The Scorio Races". But there is always something memorable with every author I've met. I think someone I wold really like to meet is Jeri. I would totally get tongue tied and make a fool of myself, but that would be totally awesome.

How many books did you read this year? Do you have a goal for this year?
I've read 64 books so far. My goal is 70, but at the pace I'm going, I think I might just have to increase that number.

What are your favorite TV shows?
One of my favorite shows of all time is "The X Files" , I never get tired of watching that one. I also like Bones, The Walking Dead, True Blood, Game of Thrones, Smash...

Favorite Movies?
Gone with the wind, hands down.
Others include Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre,Underworld, The Little Mermaid, Coraline...

Favorite quote(s) book related or not....
From Twilight: "Life sucks, and then you die. Yeah, I should be so lucky". (Jacob Black)
From Maggie Stiefvater: "Mutual, respectful, enduring love is completely attainable, as long as you swear you won't settle for less."
From the time traveler's wife: "It's dark, now, and I am very tired. I love you, always. Time is nothing." (Henry)


  1. Great interview ladies!

    Amber is already my homegirl, but it was nice getting to know Cristina :) We both love classic movies/stories (P&P, Jane Eyre, Little Women, etc) so *high five* for that!

    ♥Isalys / Book Soulmates

  2. Fantastic interview. Great to meet you both!

    Cristina - I love that your car's name is Icarus. :)