1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
I'm reading from Lincoln, Nebraska, which is the second-most populous city in the state, as well as the state's capital. It is home to the University of Nebraska (Go Big Red!) and the county seat of Lancaster County. The city has a population of roughly 258,000 and we have lived here for almost 20 years. In spite of the bitterly cold winters and miserably hot summers, we love our community and will probably stick around a few more years.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
I'm most excited about my current book, The Devoted by Jonathan Hull. His debut novel, Losing Julia, is an all-time favorite of mine (read it twice and still remember several beautifully rendered passages) and The Devoted is proving to be a winner, as well. I'm also very anxious to dive into The Lost Art of Mixing, also by a favorite author (Erica Bauermeister).
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
I'm not a big snacker and will probably stick to my regular routine, with the exception of some Dove dark chocolate and maybe some Blue Bunny ice cream (Bunny Tracks or Double Strawberry!)
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I've been a bookseller at Barnes & Noble for over five years and I love my job. We're already gearing up for Christmas, which is an especially crazy time, but I still love it! When I'm not busy hand-selling my favorite books, I'm usually on my bike or in the kitchen, trying out new recipes. My husband (of almost 24 years) is also a voracious reader and has never complained about the stacks of books that are taking over our house.
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?
I will probably spend less time on the memes and more time simply reading. It's already 7:30 and I want to read! Have fun, everyone!