Saturday's Seven with Zoe!

Between the FHN release and a funeral, I got a little overwhelmed last week and didn't post an interview.  But we're back this week with Zoe of Zoe's Book Reviews.  I must admit that Zoe holds a special place in my heart, because she was the first blogger to contact me and to give FHN five stars!  She has been blogging for 1.5 years and was inspired by the Story Siren, The Frenetic Reader, The Page Flipper, and Hope's Bookshelf.  Personally, I have been incredibly impressed with Zoe's professionalism and organizational skills.  Whenever you want a job recommendation, I'll write you one!  Welcome, Zoe!What's your favorite flower and why?Hmmm. I am a fan of the red rose. I am an old soul, and I love the way it looks.Here's one of my favorites shots for Zoe:

Rose and book

Rose and book

Is there a quotation you live by or have posted at your desk?Yes! I love quotations! Another book reviewer and I are working on hanging up a bunch of quotes from David Levithan books on our walls. One of the ones I want to hang up at some point is:"Here’s what I know about the realm of possibility—it is always expanding, it is never what you thinkit is. Everything around us was once deemedimpossible. From the airplane overhead tothe phones in our pockets to the choir girlputting her arm around the metalhead.As hard as it is for us to see sometimes, we all existwithin the realm of possibility. Most of the limitsare of our own world’s devising. And yet,every day we each do so many thingsthat were once impossible to us."It's from The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan.Excellent quotation!  Which book do you wish you could actually live in?Oh my gosh! Hmm... Harry Potter! I love Harry Potter books so much. They are what got me into reading. They are ~magical~.Who's your favorite dead writer? (We don't want to offend the living here!)I LOVE Shakespeare. I really do, he was brilliant. But, I have to say JD Salinger. I have only read one of JD's books. But, without him some of my favorite writers wouldn't be writing, so JD Salinger has played a big part in my life (by association).How many hours a week do you spend on your blog? (I'm impressed!)Haha. It depends. I write most of what I post on the weekends. But, I read a lot of blogs! I don't really know how many hours a week I spend on my blog because it changes so much. I am a pretty fast typer, so the actual posting doesn't take long. But, checking email and reading other blogs definitely take up some time. What's your favorite time of the day and place to read and why?I love reading at night. I am a total night person, so it is hard for me to fall asleep, so I read. I do most of my reading in bed or on one of the couches in my house that is up against a huge window.I can't fall asleep without reading either!  What's the most important thing authors can do to promote their book, in your opinion?I think that the most important thing an author can do to promote their book is to interact with their readers, and to just be nice. I know people shouldn't not read a book because the author is mean, but it plays a big part in decision. As for interacting with readers, I think it's really important because then people will see that you are an actual *person* and probably will be interested in reading your book, and will tell there friends and such.* I know authors are people. But, sometimes, I don't know, it feels like authors are kind of like celebrities.Hmm.  I still feel like a pretty normal person.  I think my own kids will keep me in line on that!I know you go to lots of signings and author events. What do you like about meeting an author in person and who had the most fun event ever and why?I like meeting authors in person because I just love meeting people who have affected my life. And, if I do go to an author signing, it means that I liked the book. And every book I like has made an impact on me in some way. The most fun event was seeing David Levithan. It wasn't "fun" per say, but David Levithan is my favorite author and meeting him was totally surreal. I was like, a nervous wreck! It was really funny. After I met him, it hadn't really hit me yet.Thanks so much for coming by Zoe, and I hope we get to meet in person one of these days, too!