LKBR: Hi Mary. Thank you so much for being here today.
MB: Thanks Lisa for inviting me, I really appreciate it.
LKBR: I know of course you are a big reader now. Did you read a lot when you were a child? If so, what did you like to read?
MB: Yes, I have liked to read for as long as I can remember. When I was young, I would walk to the library that was just down the street from my house. I would sit and stamp the cards that the librarians would use for the return date (obviously that was a long time ago). I loved to read mysteries, like Nancy Drew, teen romance and books about nurses.
LKBR: Bookstores, on-line shopping, or libraries . . . which is your favorite way to acquire your books?
MB: Libraries first, I truly love being in a library. Whenever I would take my children there for story hour, I would feel calm and relaxed. My ideal job would have me working in a library. Next would be online. I have not been inside a bookstore for a very long time.
LKRB: What is one of your favorite reading spots other than your home?
MB: It used to be outside in nice warm weather. Now I would say at my grandchildren’s house while my grandson is sleeping.
LKBR: I know you’re a cozy mystery reader like I am. What other genres do you enjoy?
MB: I enjoy most genres: mystery, suspense, women’s fiction, light romance, paranormal cozies, search and rescue and horror.
LKBR: How long have you been a blogger/reviewer?
MB: I believe it has been a little over a year.
LKBR: What inspired you to start your own blog?
MB: I love to read and I respect authors so much and I thought that having a blog would help the authors by letting others know about their books.
LKBR: What is your favorite part, other than the reading, of being a
MB: Knowing that I am helping spread the word on the great books that I read. I love when someone visits the blog and leaves me a comment, that is such a great feeling.
LKBR: Do you have a set time that your work on your blog? Or is it a matter of you do it when you can?
MB: Whenever I have the time. Sometimes I have more time to read than to write reviews or post on the blog, so sometimes I am posting a few reviews on the blog the same day.
LKBR: When you’re not reading, and working on reviews and your site, what do you like to do?
MB: Spend time with my grandchildren and my family.
LKBR: What are three things you would like people to know about you?
MB: Next month my husband and I will be celebrating our 38th wedding anniversary.
I have 2 married children, a daughter-in-law and son-in-law, 2 grandchildren and 4 grandpuppies. 2 grandpuppies are puggles and 2 are miniature dachshunds, one of which is deaf.
I am a retired nurse, so maybe those teenaged books I read helped shape my career path.
LKBR: Mary, thank you for your great answers!
MB: Thank you so much Lisa for inviting me. I hope people will stop by my blog, like what they see and come back often.