Today's Get to Know You guest is Barbara Hightower (aka Babs) of BabsBookBistro. Welcome, Babs!
JDP: Did your mother read to you as a child?
Babs: Yes, she did, my mom has always been reading as far back as I can remember. The funny part, I did not like to read until high school. Now, I can’t live with out my books.
JDP: Do you remember a favorite book from your childhood?
Babs: Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter.
JDP: Name a favorite author as an adult.
Babs: Even though she has recently passed away, it would be Lillian Jackson Braun. Her Cat series was the first series I ever read and how I got hooked on mysteries.
JDP: I’ve looked at that series for years but have never read one. I haven't wanted to give my cats ideas, but maybe I should take a chance. ;-) Share a book you’ve read multiple times.
Babs: Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen. I started reading her work 4 years ago now and love each story, some more then others. I even have all the movie versions.
JDP: Kindle, Nook, or good old hard copy?
Babs: iPad for me. (OOO, JOYCE IS SO JEALOUS!) I use to have a Kindle until the iPad came out. I like having all the versions on my iPad. I still like hard copies and always will though. Sometimes there is nothing like the feel of the pages you are reading.
JDP: I’m with you there. I bought a Kindle in January, but I’m finding I’m too old fashioned to give up print books in a big way. What’s your favorite place to read?
Babs: My bedroom, as the boys will leave me alone and it is cozy.
JDP: What are your three favorite reading genres.
Babs: I have several: Mysteries, Romance ( Historical, western, any old romance) and Amish.
JDP: What’s the last book you read?
Babs: Murder by Mocha by Cleo Coyle.
JDP: What are you’re reading now?
Babs: Love To The Rescue by Nancy Lennea.
JDP: What’s next on your reading list?
Babs: What isn’t is the best question. My TBR list is huge and keeps building each day. With this TBR I will have to live to be about 200 if not older to get them all read. I love every minute of it.
JDP: What you would like to read more of? (author, genre, etc)
Babs: I would like to read more of Western Romances. I have only read a few and love them.
JDP: Have you read Marsha Ward? I’ve only read two of her Westerns so far, but she is quite good! Share a favorite book that you’ve read in the last 12 months.
Babs: This is a tough one as I have read several good ones so far this year. I would say Murder by Mocha. Cleo Coyle has a way with her characters that always draw me in and they are like family after so many books.
More about Babs!
The picture is of my youngest, Marco who is 9 months old and me. Marco is named after my favorite book character by Kate Collins. She was excited and shared his photo with everyone. I digress, I am a stay at home mom to 4 boys. They range from 9 months to 14 years old. I have been married to my wonderful husband and best friend TJ for 15 years now. I love being able to stay home with them as my mom did with me.
I love to read, write (I have 2 novels going), cook, bake and work in the garden. I love to do crafts when I get the time.
We have 4 indoor cats and 9 Siberian Huskies that are all rescued.
My blog is called BabsBookBistro. I like to share my reviews of course, along with giveaways, author interviews, recipes and anything else I can think of. My idea for the blog was to help authors promote their work and help people as I go along.