It’s a pleasure to welcome Tiffany of Book Cover Justice to my blog today. Readers-when you’re done here (leave us a comment if you have the time!) take a little hop, skip and jump over to Book Cover Justice to check out Tiffany’s postings–they burst with variety, sharp analysis and are injected with a good dose of fun. I’m so happy to have the chance to ask turn the tables on Tiffany and get a look into the life and times of this self-described “book obsessed, stay-at-home mom!” That’s the best kind in my opinion.
Hi Kathleen! Thank you so much for featuring me on your blog. This is my first time being featured and I am pretty excited about it.
1. Did your in-laws welcome you with open arms or scare you off with inside jokes and hoops to jump through?
A: I’m happy to say that my in-laws accepted me with open arms. Well, most of them. My husband has a very large family, he is one of eleven children, and there are a few that I haven’t really connected with for one reason or another. But thankfully, I get along great with most of them.
2. What was your favorite subject in school? Least favorite?
A: I loved English class. I have always been an avid reader and I think I may have been the only one actually excited to be reading Romeo and Juliet. My least favorite subject was History. I just couldn’t keep the facts straight and really struggled.
3. In the book, the name of Carolyn’s love interest is “Jeep,” or “Money” as she pseudo-affectionately calls him. What’s your favorite character “pet name” from a book or movie?
A: I have to go with “The Cuddler” from Click: An Online Love Story by Lisa Becker. The main character’s best friend has quite the active love life and she is always giving her new male friends nicknames. The Cuddler comes up quite a bit in the story and I just couldn’t stop laughing every time.
4. Coors Light or Chardonnay?
A: Neither. I don’t drink alcohol, it does not treat me kindly. I’m more of a Pepsi girl.
5. What teacher do you remember most? Why?
A: My second and third grade teacher, Mrs. Batcheldar. I was an extremely shy child and she always made an extra effort to help me break out of my shell. She even took me out for ice cream! I lost touch with her over the years but still think about her often. I’d love to find her.
6. What advice would you give to young women just out of college?
A: Keep working hard and don’t give up. Jobs are hard to find right now and you might have to take one that is less than perfect. Don’t give up on your dreams, no matter how long it takes to get there.
7. Is your first post-college love, someone to remember or someone to forget, why?
A: I was already married before I went to college, so I will have to say that he is definitely a keeper 😉
8. Talk about your first job—one to remember or one to forget? Why?
A: My first job was a cashier at a clothing store. I was seventeen. I kept that job for about eight or nine months and liked it for the most part, so I have to say one to remember. I learned a lot from that experience and wouldn’t want to lose that.
9. In thinking about your circle of friends right out of college—what do you remember most about the time you spent together?
A: I have been blessed to have the same group of friends now that I had when I was a child. I met them when I was ten and 20+ years later we are still going strong. I’ve made a few new friends along the way, but for some reason or another things just don’t work out and we lost touch. What I remember most about my friends though is just being able to call them up at anytime and either vent to a listening ear or laugh for hours.
10. How about villainous bosses? Was your first job a version of “Devil Wears Prada” or “Mentor from Heaven?”
A: I’d have to say a combination of the two. For the most part it was Mentor from Heaven. I had three managers and while one was very nice, the other two had their good and bad moments. You never knew which way it was going to go.
11. The Mary’s–Jeep’s sisters–used “The House of Mirth” to talk about Carolyn in negative ways…did you ever feel like you were a character in a book?
A: A character in a book, no. But my husband and I often laugh about how we should have our own reality show. We have a crazy family and two hilarious kids. We’ve heard more than a few times that our friends wish they could come live in our house because there is never a dull moment.
Thanks again for stopping by, Tiffany!