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Monday, July 21, 2014

Blog Spotlight #1 - Through The Booking Glass

Meet Jenny and Tina from Through The Booking Glass and be sure to check out their Facebook Page throughout the day for A Chance to win Jenny's favorite Beth Rinyu read: A Cry For Hope

Tell everyone a little about your blog and how it was formed:

Jen: Hi! I'm Jennifer Sons(Jen) & I have Through the Booking Glass blog(TTBG). It fairly new but growing fast! In November, authors Rhonda Dennis & Marie Coulson contacted me to start it. I didn't think I could do it by they believed in me. Marie helped me get everything up & running. Today we have over 3,550 likes. I immediately recruited my BFF, Tina Leonard, to help me & later recruited Liz Landry as a reviewer. 

Tina: Hi I'm Tina & I'm Jenny's partner in crime here at TTBG. This is our very 1st interview, so thank you! 

What was the very first book that you've read that made you realize your love of books?

 Jen: Oh gosh, that's a tough one! I read as a teenager the "Sweet Valley High" books but it wasn't until I read the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich as an adult that got me hooked! I may or may not have a one-click problem now! 

Tina: Redemption (The Redemption Series)By Karen Kingsbury would be the series that got me hooked into reading again. I started off only reading Christian authors, Karen being my favorite. Reading for the blog has opened up so many different genres & authors that are awesome! 

Do you remember the very first book you reviewed?

 Jen: The 1st for TTBG was Back to Life (#1) and Back To Reality(#2) by Danielle Allen. After that I knew I could do it! 

Tina: Emerge By S.E. Hall I believe was my first review. There has been so many! 

How many books on average do you read in a month?

 Jen: Usually 3-4 books a month, depending on how busy I am. 

Tina: I would say I read about 2 or 3 books. It just depends on how fast the book captures my attention! 

If you could be trapped on an island for one whole day with any book boyfriend who would it be?

 Jen: OMG! Really?!! Lol My very 1st book boyfriend is Jackson from The Green Bayou Novels by  Rhonda Dennis so I'll go with him! 

Tina: Oh wow this is a hard one! I'm gonna go with Seth Montgomery from That's a Lie by Victoria  Klahr. So sweet & hot! 

Do you prefer paperbacks or e-books?

Jen: I love to collect paperbacks but I have to read on my kindle. 

Tina: Exactly! I would say E Books are just more convenient. 

Boy next door or Bad boy?

 Jen: What if the boy next door is a bad boy? I like the bad boys that meet the one girl that's strong enough to straighten them up like Will & Gabby. 

Tina: I always go for the Bad Boy! It's just my nature! 

Which female character from which book to do find that you most relate to?

 Jen: I just read 21 Days Of Jane by Yolanda Olson. Jane is in a wheelchair. I have LGMD & also in a chair so I had an instant connection! Definitely not my situation but I related to a lot of her struggles. 

All-time favorite book quote?
 Jen: I don't really have a fav book quote but my fav quote is by Audrey Hepburn, 

"I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles."

Tina: This segment is from Rules of Regret by Megan Squires really touched me! I think it's beautiful! 

" I can't waste my heart on you, Darby. As much as I want to". Knotting my fingers together, I asked with insecure, frustrated words," why would it be a waste?" "Because I can't have yours."

If you could have an author write a book using any male celebrity as their muse, who would it be?
 Jen: Hmmm?!! Zac Efron 

Tina: I would have to say Chris Pine to be their muse.

What is your biggest turn-off in a romance novel?

 Jen: I can't stand when there's no build up to sex. Just slam bam thank you mame! Also, love triangles UNLESS they are done right without the annoying rich girl who can't decide! 

Tina: I can't stand sex & cursing on every other page! Is definitely a big turn off for me! I need a plot & a good story. I don't need  F@$k 50 times on a page. 

For your book boyfriends… Do you prefer them covered in tattoos and piercings or clean cut?

 Jen: I don't mind tats & a few piercings just not excessive. 

Tina: I would like my book boyfriends to have a few tattoos, but I also like the clean cut look! 

Do you judge a book by its cover?

 Jen: Most of the time, yes! If it catches my eye, I go to Goodreads & read the blurb. 

Tina: Yes I do judge a book by it's cover. That's what gets me in trouble with the one click.

When it comes to sex scenes are you:

a. Hand me a fan, I can’t take my eyes off the pages of this book!

b. Ahhhh they're so in love, I’d like to hear about some of the details.

c. Close the door I know what they're doing but I could use my own imagination, thank you very much!

Jen: it depends the mood but most of the time it's "B". 

Tina: "B" for me too!

If you could have one book turned into a movie and you could pick the actors to play the parts, which book would it be and which actors would you choose?

 Jen: I would love to see A Cry For Hope turned into a movie, I think it has all the great elements! Rachel McAdams will be Hope, Zac Efron(of course) will be Jamie & Ian Somerhalder will be Nick. 

Tina: oh that's a good one Jen! I can't pick there's to many! Haha. 

And last but not least, totally not book related but just something I always like to ask people...What’s your favorite Disney movie?

Jen: My fav at the moment is Frozen. We have a slight obsession to it! 

Tina: Finding Nemo is always my go to Disney movie! Just keep swimming! Just keep swimming! 

Jen: Thank you so much! 
Tina: Yes! Thank you! We both really appreciate the interview! 

Thank you girls for taking the time to let us get to know you a little better!

Be sure to stay in touch with Jenny & Tina so you don't miss out on any of their book recs, sales or some great giveaways that they may have going on from time to time:

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