Friday, September 13, 2013

Feature Friday: Toni from My Book Addiction

Welcome to Feature Friday. Today, I have Toni from My Book Addiction with me. I love her blog. Who wouldn't like the bright pink and cool zombie girl? Plus Toni has great content, from detailed reviews to cover reveals to excerpts and more, I know that whenever I visit her blog I’m going to be there awhile. It’s been a pleasure to get to know her a little more.

Please welcome Toni J

Cherie: How did you get started in blogging about books?
Toni: I was looking for something new to blog about, something I’m passionate about.

Cherie: I can tell from your blog that you are passionate about books. How did you come up with the name for your blog?
Toni: It’s simple and to the point; I’m addicted to books!

Cherie: What’s your favorite part about blogging?
Toni: There are so many things I love about blogging, especially book blogging. Mainly I love helping authors, meeting new people, and feeding other readers addictions! 

Cherie: Do you have any pet peeves that make you want to put down the book your reading?
Toni: Not specifically. I always try to finish a book, but there are certain things that force me to quit; lack of cohesion, information overload, or too verbose. Those I find hard to enjoy.

Cherie: Information overload is a big one for me too. What type of books do you enjoy?
Toni: I enjoy paranormal, post-apocalyptic, dystopian, contemporary romance, fantasy and contemporary. I like to mix it up because I find if I read too many of one genre in a row I get burned out.

Cherie: If you start a book that isn’t grabbing your attention, how far into the book will you read before you put it down? 
Toni: 100 pages, unless it’s really bad.

Cherie: Who’s your favorite book mom? 
Toni: Ashley from The Midnight Spell

Cherie: Who’s your favorite book dad? 
Toni: I don’t think I have a favorite book dad

Cherie: Secret crush? (It can be anyone real or fictional.) 
Toni: Josh Duhamel

Cherie: Do you believe in love at first sight? 
Toni: No, but I do believe in drooling at first sight. ;)

Cherie: Have you ever experienced that head-over-heels, tingly, have-to-get-to-know-someone feeling yourself? 
Toni: Absolutely!

Cherie: Are you drawn to the good guy or the bad guy? 
Toni: Both. It depends on my mood.

Cherie: What’s the first thing you notice about a guy? 
Toni: His smile

Cherie: If you had all the money and time in the world, where would your dream vacation be? 
Toni: Italy or France, they both have really awesome food (I’m a foodie) and beautiful landscape and culture.

Cherie: Are you a morning person or an evening person? 
Toni: Evening

Cherie: Favorite author? 
Toni: That would be like asking which of my children is my favorite. Ha!

Cherie: Do you mind books with similar ideas to other books? 
Toni: Similar concepts, backgrounds, or retellings? No, I don’t mind as long as there is some originality to the story. I read a lot of post-apocalyptic and dystopian novels, which can seem similar, but if the author delivers unique quality and engaging characters then I’m a happy reader.

Cherie: Do you like when your favorite books are made into movies, and why? 
Toni: There are times when I find myself reading a book and wishing for it to be made into a movie, but so many times the movies are disappointing.

Cherie: Favorite place to read? 
Toni: Curled up on my couch with a blanket and a hot cup of coffee flavored with a delicious creamer.

Favorite classic? 
Toni: Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Cherie: What book are you the most excited to read? 
Toni: Well, I have over 1,000 books on my Kindle that still need to be read and I’m excited about most of them, but I guess at the moment I’m most excited about Not a Drop to Drink because I haven’t been able to get my hands on it yet.

Cherie: My Kindle is sadly underfed compared to yours. Yeah, I'm totally jealous. Are there any types of books you don’t read? 
Toni: Non-fiction and erotica

Cherie: Do you have any hobbies? 
Toni: Not as much as reading and blogging, but yes, I love to cook and bake, and I am also a gamer. PS3, baby!

Cherie: What movie would make a great book? 
Toni: Mud with Matthew McConaughey. It was full of engaging characters and an emotional plot with a hint of mystery and a dash of action.

Cherie: What’s the worst cover to a book that you loved? 
Toni: I have to admit, I’m a bit of a cover snob so most of the books I read have stunning covers, but I loved the book ‘I, Zombie’ by Hugh Howey and that was not a pretty cover. Haha.

Cherie: I had to find it. You're right, not pretty at all. It’s your birthday, and your friends got you a giant cake. What character do you hope pops out of your cake and what book is he/her from?  
Toni: from ReAwakened by Ada Adams. You’ll understand why if you see my review. ;)

Cherie: If you could choose to be any character from a book, who would it be and why? 
Toni: I would be Layla from ‘The Harvesting’ by Melanie Karsak. She is one badass zombie slayer, and I’m all about taking down the zombies!

Thanks, Toni, for being here today! It’s been a lot of fun!

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  1. Thank you so much for having me here today. It was so much fun, and a little strange.. haha, being on the other side of the interview process! :)

    1. Thanks for being here! I really enjoyed getting to know you better.

  2. Great interview! I've always wondered what keeps other bloggers blogging. I also agree with Toni - Mud would have made a good read.

    1. I haven't seen it, but now I want to just so I can picture it as a book.

  3. It was neat to see a book blogger in the spotlight, as they're usually more in the background. Hi, Toni! *waves* Nice to meet ya! =)

  4. Hi Leandra! Nice to meet you too! :)

  5. Wonderful interview, Cherie! Now I have to go hunt down The Midnight Spell... = )