I’ve got another fun reviewer interview to share with you today! Mindy Holt is one of four reviewers at LDS Women’s Book Review. I’m trying hard to get interviews with the other three reviewers over there. I hope to be able to share those with you in the future. But today is Mindy’s day to shine!
JDP: Did your mother read to you as a child?
Mindy: Yes! We had mountains of books to read. I would sit in my room with piles of story books and read, read, read.
JDP: Do you remember a favorite book from your childhood?
Mindy: I loved Ira Sleeps Over, Best Friends for Francis, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, Miss Nelson is Missing, Strega Nona, George and Martha's, Mary-Alice Operator Number Nine, A Tree Full of Pigs. (Sorry that was a lot.) When I was older I loved Judy Blume & Beverly Cleary.
JDP: A list like that is pretty much what I’d expect from someone who grew up to be a book reviewer. ;-) Name a favorite author as an adult.
Mindy: My aunt is Dorothy M. Keddington, so I of course, love her. It's hard to pick a favorite, but here's a couple: Suzanne Collins, Michael Scott, Eion Colfer, Jessica Day George, Brandon Mull, JK Rowling, Stephenie Meyer ... I could go on and on
JDP: Share a book you’ve read multiple times.
Mindy: All the Harry Potters, and Twilight Saga
JDP: Kindle, Nook, or good old hard copy?
Mindy: Hard copy all the way
JDP: (Ahhh, my kind of girl.) What’s your favorite place to read?
Mindy: My bed, or couch. I have a handy porta-book stand that's great!
JDP: What are your three favorite reading genres.
Mindy: YA Fantasy, JF Fantasy, sci-fi
JDP: What’s the last book you read?
Mindy: Summer in Paris, by Michele Ashman Bell
JDP: What are you’re reading now?
Mindy: Star Prophecy, by Joan Sowards
JDP: What’s next on your reading list?
Mindy: I really want to re-read the Hunger Games (Suzanne Collinss), the seventh Artemis Fowl (Eoin Colfer), and Key-Lime Pie (Josi Kilpack)
JDP: What you would like to read more of? (author, genre, etc)
Mindy: I just read whatever I want, when I want.
JDP: I like that reading policy! Share a favorite book that you’ve read in the last 12 months.
Mindy: Queen in Exile (Donna Hatch), The Help (Kathryn Stockett), A Town Like Alice (Nevil Shute)", Hunger Games Series (Suzanne Collins), The Stone Traveler (Kathi Oram Peterson)
More about Mindy! : I was born and raised in Salt Lake. I was married in my twentieth year (LOL), and have been married for almost 16 years. My husband is a Captain for Sandy and Bluffdale Fire. He works so hard to support his family. We love him so much. I have three gorgeous girls, 12, 9, and 6. I work for a pre-school a couple days a week, while my girls are at school. In my spare time I read, read, read. And, I squeeze the Wii in there too. I've always loved Fantasy and sci-fi. My favorite movies growing up were "Star Wars". To this day, I can still quote episodes IV, V, and VI. I'm sure that is where my love of fantasies came from. I made my family (with help from my friend), Jedi Cloaks for Halloween. I'm also a huge Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings fan. I also have a library obsession. I go a few times a week, scouting out books. I enjoy reading YA and JF so when my girls ask me to help them find a book, I'll know what to tell them. I also love, love, love Disneyland. There is no place like it. I cry when it's time to leave.
Our review website it www.ldswbr.blogspot.com I've been with ldswbr (LDS Women's Book Review) for almost a year. My first review was on my birthday in April. I've loved every minute of it, and the ladies I review with are priceless. We review LDS fiction, but also include non-LDS fiction and non fiction.