Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Reader Interview: Courtney

Tuesday is Reader Interview Day- if you'd like to participate in the interviews, the details are here. Today's interviewee is the lovely Courtney, Lady of the Slipper (read on to find out more...) :-)

1. Tell us a bit about yourself.

I'm a stay at home mom of a beautiful daughter who is too cute for her own good. I married a man who is utterly perfect for me and who turned out to be a fantastic dad to boot. I have my Bachelor's degree in French, but I haven't spoken it in over a year. I really need to do something about that.

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

In general I hoard, but I will occasionally loan out a book. In fact, my bookshelves are currently missing Slave to Sensation because I loaned it to a friend and her toddler ate it. But that's what I get for sending a book to a toddler's house, I guess! LOL

3. What author might tempt you into turning stalker?

JR Ward. I'm hopelessly, shamelessly, unrepentantly addicted to the Black Dagger Brotherhood and if I could get glimpses into her current project (Phury's book) I'd totally go stalker. I took a baby step toward stalkerhood when I emailed her asking for her shoe size and favorite color so I could knit her slippers that I gave her when I met her recently. But she told me I'm not a stalker, so that's a relief.

4. How susceptible are you to chocolate?

Relatively susceptible, but it depends on the chocolate. I'm a junkie for Lindt's special dark Lindor ball truffles. If it has at least 60% cacao, I am utterly susceptible.

5. Favorite book? Why?

Wow, I have so many. The Great Gatsby and 1984 are my favorite literature-type books. I'm addicted to romance and my favorites in that genre are Lover Awakened, Slave to Sensation, Dark Magic, and Jane's Warlord. I love a good lovestory, but I also love fiction that teaches us and provokes thought and contemplation.

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

My bed, a huge claw-footed bathtub, and my book collection (that counts as one thing, right?).

7. What did you eat for breakfast?

The other half of my daughter's banana and a glass of apple juice. Terrible, I know. Lunch will be better.

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

I consume books as I buy them, so I hardly ever have a real TBR pile. I have several on my TBR mental list, but they are all making me wait for them to be released.

9. Describe your idea of a perfect hero.

A loyal, strong, faithful, respectful, intelligent, alpha male who gives his whole self, vulnerablities and all, to his heroine and who accepts the same from her. He needs a good sense of humor, a good idea of what to do in bed, and know that his woman is his equal and treats her as such. He believes in something worth fighting for, worth dying for, and stands up in the face of fear and adversity for it. He is a good kisser and still flirts with his girl even after they commit to each other.


Barbarita V said...

Iam also a fan of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. "Z" is one of my favorite books as well.

Good breakfast!

Kimberly said...

*waves hi to Courtney*

I did not know you had your BA in French.

I did know about the BDB fixation.

Kat <--was not online obsessing and stressing with you for 3 hours on Sunday....really :)

Jennifer K. said...

Hey, Courtney.

I'm glad you came out of your accident OK.

And, hey, I stood behind you in line at RAW to meet J.R. Ward and get my brand-new copies of V signed. I thought it was awesome that you said your hubby read J.R. too. The man obviously has fabulous taste.

Jennifer K. (Lady Jennifer Royal Journalistic Deliberator on Lora's forum)

Courtney said...

Thanks for reading my interview! And much thanks to Nalini for posting it. It was nice news after a bad night yesterday--I got in my first car accident (no injuries except to my car, the poor thing). But other than that, all is well.

Barbara--my beakfasts have gotten better. I eat the whole banana now!

Kat--my BDB-obsessed buddy, IMing was keeping us both sane on Sunday, LOL

Jennifer--Hi! I didn't realize that was you! I wasn't on Lora's boards much before RAW, so at this year's event I will know more people because I've gotten to know all the Ladies. :) And yeah, bubby's got decent taste in women and books! ;)

Anonymous said...

Heya, Courtney! Great interview- all the really good points were hit: Peanut and hubby, the BDB, chocolate...

Glad you weren't hurt in that accident!


Nalini Singh said...

Courtney, I'm so glad the accident wasn't serious.