Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Reader Interview: Bridget Locke

Tuesday is reader interview day. If you'd like to participate (you know you want to), the details are here. Without further ado, today's reader interviewee is Bridget! (A very practical woman...see the answer to question 6 *g*)

1.Tell us a bit about yourself.

Well, my name is Bridget Locke (pseudonym :)). I'm 30, single, and live in Portland, Oregon. I'm a reader of books; usually romance, but I also love fantasy, history, biographies, etc. I try to keep myself informed of trends, so I also have a subscription to Entertainment Weekly. :) I'm also an aspiring writer. I seem to write anything that comes to mind, so I don't see myself just writing one type of book. I've written erotica, comedic first-persons, whatever. My only problem is that I never seem to be able to finish anything. I sure would like to know why. :)

2. Are you a hoarder or do you give your books away?

I tend to hoard, until my bedroom gets so overrun by books that I HAVE to give them away. I have a lot of keepers though. I'm a huge Nora Roberts fan, so most of my books are hers, though I also have all of Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar series, Cindy Gerard's Bodyguard series, Harry Potter and Kim Harrison's The Hollows series. I try to keep series together. I like knowing I've got the whole thing.

3. What author might tempt you into turning stalker?

LOL! Probably Nora Roberts, though I'd say there are really a lot of authors I love.

4. How susceptible are you to chocolate?

Very! Chocolate is my comfort food. It's what I use when I'm PMSing or really depressed. It seems to help calm me down. :)

5. Favorite book? Why?

Oh, this is a horrid question! I've got so many favorites. I have to say that one of my very favorite books of all time is a historical (which is shocking, because I'm not a big historical fan). It's called Years & it's by LaVyrle Spencer. It's this wonderful love story that just comes alive for me. I've read it over a dozen times & love it each and every time I read it.

6. If you knew you were going to be stuck on a desert island, what three things would you take with you?

An everlasting supply of toilet paper, a neverending pad of paper (with pen) and hopefully some sort of container to store water. :)

7. What did you eat for breakfast?

I normally don't eat breakfast. I'm not really a breakfast kind of girl. :) I had a granola bar though, once I got to work. Joy. :)

8. How many books in your current to-be-read pile?

I actually don't have a TBR pile. I'm the fastest reader I know. I can read a 500 page book in maybe 2 hours. When I go buy a book, I read it in one sitting and that's that. :)

9. Describe your idea of a perfect hero.

Hmm…my perfect hero. When I'm writing a hero, he usually ends up as an Alpha-type, but I seem to go for more of a Beta-type in real life. The things I look for in a real life man are very specific. He has to be tall (I'm 6'1", so this is VERY important), preferably with dark hair. He has to be funny, intelligent, and like me for who I am. He can not be a jerk. If he mistreats women, children or animals, he's on my poopy list. As for heroes in books...I like reading about me who are strong, not perfect looking and who love the heroine with everything in them. I love the idea of a very strong man who shows vulnerability to the woman he loves. It just makes me all warm & fuzzy on the inside.


Anonymous said...

Hey, I've got the entire Valdemar series, too. I loved that world.

It's good to hear a little bit about you. That reminds me -- where do you live? Are you here in the U.S. where drought's kicking in and the heat is making all the grass die or are you on the other side with Nalini, where it's getting colder?

Inquiring minds want to know. ;)

Hmmm, and my mind just went from it's getting colder on Nalini's part of the world to she's written Caressed by ICE, which I must have, and wondering if she's got any contests or something planned for the book, or if she can be bribed and/or coerced into more excerpts or, even better, an advance copy. Cause you know, Nalini, you really, really should. It would keep fan morale up!

Ange - The Romance Groupie said...

LOL... try your psy-power on her, Jennifer.

Ange - The Romance Groupie said...

Good lookin' out, Bridget! When I was thinking of my answer to the island question I NEVER thought of TP.

Being a fast reader can be both a blessing and a curse, can't it? I am EXACTLY the same. Two hours to finish a book and it's an all-at-once thing. I read bout 2-3 books a day (depending on when the kids go to bed) so I am CONSTANTLY scrounging for new books/authors. I envy those with a TBR pile... books don't last that long unread at my house either!!

BookQueen said...

TP never crossed my mind either, but I bet I'd be thinking about it EVERY single day I was stuck on that #$%* island!

I'm a fast reader too. My poor favorite authors toil away for weeks, months, sometimes even years and then I come along and devour their work in one greedy gulp. And then start whining for more! ;)

LesleyW said...

Chalk me up as someone else who didn't think about toilet paper.

And I'm pretty sure I have a copy of Years, though it's been a while since I read it. It's the one with the unfortunate incident with the horses, if I'm thinking of the right book. I must dig that out and read it again, it's a really good read.

Anonymous said...

I don't know Ange, I've tried and tried my marvelous hypno eyes and ... nothing.

She WILL NOT surrender. Do you know how annoying that is?

Maybe my eyes aren't wild enough, or maybe they don't bulge enough. I'm working on variations of the hypno eyes. Perhaps they haven't been working because Nalini's on foreign soil. Well, foreign to me.

I bet trying different variations will eventually work. Of course, by then, I'll probably be ready to just tackle the mailman when he brings my copy from Amazon.

I'll have to wear sunglasses by then, I guess. Too many days of practice can make the "eyes" incredibly potent. I wouldn't want my eyes to put a whammy on the mailman. I need him to bring me more books. ;)

Anonymous said...

I love Nora Roberts too, have at elast one underbed-box full of her books. Prefer the older ones though latest haven't grabbed me as much.

TP, so practical of you!

Jennifer ~ I was thinking with your interest in where people are how about we do a map thingy so we can all wave at each others flags? Got a link for one somewhere if people are interested?

Just has a thought, know I put where I'm from but not 100% sure I put my name with my answers LOL

Nalini Singh said...

You guys crack me up :) I have to run now (gotta avoid the hypno eyes!)

Anonymous said...

Oh, well it does say I'm from Portland, Oregon, so I live in the states. :) he-he

As for number 6, I am a practical person. What can I say? :D

This was lots of fun, Nalini. :) Thanks for "interviewing" me.