We’re delighted to feature Chris Mattice today. She’s a reader, and we love connecting with readers. She’ll tell you below how she won this gig, but we feel that we’re the winners. And it turns out that she doesn’t live to far from Liz Kreger and me, and we’ll see Chris at Barbara Vey’s Reader Appreciation Luncheon on Tuesday. I think it’s sold out already, and I’m looking forward to meeting Chris and other readers. And authors. Now, here’s Chris!
We have a winner for the $10 gift card. Congratulations to Anash! I’ll email you.
Hello Magical Musings –
I’m thrilled to be your guest blogger for the day. I won this honor (along with a Kindle) from the wonderful folks of Magical Musings who donated to Barbara Vey’s Beyond Her Book Anniversary Bash last month. This week long event was amazing, so many readers, writers and publishers all in one place.
My normal reads are mystery with some romance tossed in, but because of the bash I won 9 books from all new authors. Currently I’m reading Gabriella Hewitt’s Dark Waters – so far so good. I look forward to reading Call Me Irresistible by Susan Elizabeth Phillips – (I love the cover). The other generous authors that are loading up my bedside table are Heather Graham (who is also the key note speaker at Barbara Vey’s Reader Luncheon April 10th) ~ Monica Burns ~ Ruth Logan Herne ~ Melinda Evual ~ Tina Radcliffe ~ Kristin Hannah and Carla Swafford. I’m very excited to attend my first Reader’s Luncheon next week and sharing a table with Dianna Love.
I got my love of reading from my mom. It seems like she always had a book in her hands during any spare time she had. We shared a lot of books, but our favorites were Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum books. I have 4 sisters, 3 daughters and many nieces. We passed the books around. Every time someone found something new you’d hear, “You’ve got to read this!” It seems like we all seemed to enjoy the same thing.
We’re always looking for new authors and now I find myself looking for books to share with my grandchildren. The young adult books out now seem to be for everyone and I love that we have new things to talk about. It’s gotten to the point that she now suggests books for me to read. I love it!
The library was always the place to be when we were growing up and I love it that I can now get ebooks to read from the library. Things are always changing so fast, but one thing that stays the same is a good story. You just can’t go wrong with amazing characters and a great plot. I’d much rather read than watch television or movies and that’s just what I plan to do after writing this blog.
Thank you again Magical Musings for making my reading experience even more memorable. I look forward to reading your blog often and checking out all of your authors.
Where did you get your love of reading? I’m giving a $10 gift card from Amazon or Barnes & Noble to a lucky commenter. Two Magical Musings bloggers have new releases out this week. BLOODRIGHT by Karin Tabke and KEEPER OF THE KING’S SECRETS by Michelle Diener. They’re both fantastic! (Just a suggestion what the winner can get with the gift card. ) I’ll announce the winner here on Saturday.