Monday, 2 August 2010

Where We Read - Isalys & Vanessa from Book Soulmates

(Isalys(left in blue) Vanessa(right in black).)
Can you tell us a little about Book Soulmates?
We met through a mutual friend in 2008 at a birthday dinner for Isalys. You can say we met through fondue and bonded through books! Not only are our birthdays 2 days apart, but we're both voracious readers and love to learn, especially about History. We soon began our ritual of meeting at Barnes & Nobles every week to hang out and see what new books are on the shelves. One day, we ran into Nely from All About {n} who told us about this cool thing called 'blogging'. Anyhoo, we decided to get in on this blogging thing and thus Book ♥ Soulmates was born! We called it Book ♥ Soulmates because we truly consider ourselves book soulmates.
Where is your favorite reading spot?
Isalys
I have two reading spots. My usual nighttime spot to read is on my blue couch in the living room. I have the lamp next to me for lighting and sometimes I'll light a candle. I grab a blanket, my chihuahua Toby and a snack and read until I can't keep my eyes open anymore. During the week, I try to read some during lunch, but nighttime is really the best time for me.
However, during Summer (if it's not too hot of course) I love to lounge in my backyard. I like to relax on the chaise lounge with a book on my lap and a glass of iced tea enjoying some quiet time.

Vanessa
My favorite reading spot is my bed... BUT... since I don't want to show the whole blogging world my not so cool, super hot pink ink stained bed.... I'll instead show you my favorite reading spot when I went on vacation to the Smokey Mountains, North Carolina :)
Why do you like to read there?
Isalys
I like this spot because the couch in my blue living room is so comfortable and that room is so peaceful. Reading is a selfish hobby. I like to be alone and relaxed so that I can devote all my attention to my book. My husband goes to bed earlier than I do, so when he hits the sack, I can have this room all to myself without being distracted which is exactly how I like it :)

I enjoy reading outside because I love sunlight and since my neighborhood is so quiet, I get to enjoy the sounds of the wind rustling the palm trees. **Oh the joys of living in Florida**

Vanessa
It was such a comfortable place to sit, relax, and read! It was freezing outside but there was a fireplace right next to the couch. It was so darn cozy!!
Can you tell us your top 5 books so we can enjoy them in our spots?
Isalys
I love to read series and some of my very favorites are:

  1. The Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead (YA),

  2. The Soul Screamers Series by Rachel Vincent (YA),

  3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (YA),

  4. The Lords of the Underworld Series by Gena Showalter (Adult Paranormal Romance),

  5. The Parasol Protectorate Series by Gail Carriger (historical steampunk).
I also love to read a lot of historical romance.

Vanessa
My top 5 would be (for the moment.... the list tends to change depending on my mood! lol):


The Harry Potter Series by J K Rowling- I LOVE ALL THINGS HARRY POTTER!!
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Kissed by an Angel by Elizabeth Chandler
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

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Thank you for joining us girls :o)
Isalys I love your poolside spot...*sigh* I would do anything for a pool in my back yard, and Vanessa I love your spot but I would be I see a fire place I am so a snuggle up by the fire kinda of girl ;o) *double sigh* Love it girls.
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