Hey Romancing LP fans and followers! We are so grateful for your ongoing support and interest in the reviews we’ve been posting, and so we wanted to share a little more of ourselves with you as well! This new series, “Get to Know Us” will feature each one of our bloggers, so we can invade your world just a little more. First up is Fry!
1. Who are you, and where are you from?
I’m Fry. Actually, my name is Rachel and if you saw my last name, you’d realize why I go by Fry. Because there’s like one other person with my last name, and she’s way younger than I am. I’m from the suburbs of Chicago. Western suburbs to be more precise. Where’s all my bookish people at? Crawl out of the woodwork and be my friend!
2. Tell us 3 important things we should know about you.
I’m married. We have three adorable children who are interesting and completely different.
I love bad action and horror films. We actually have a regular ‘bad movie night’ with friends. It’s pretty fun and we can dig up some really weird stuff, especially on Netflix. Have you seen Rubber? I’m not recommending it, but wow was that a weird movie.
My friends and I have a standing date on Google+ every Tuesday night in which we read bad fanfiction. Just awful, horrible fanfiction that is full of spelling errors and crazy grammar (which we read as is). It’s quite a good time. We try to recruit other people to join us, but I think we just scare them off.
3. Have you always been a bookworm? If not, when did you start reading?
Pretty much. The second I realized that I could read, I would read. The second I realized there were chapter books… that books could be longer than 20 illustrated pages, I was done in. This was between First and Second grade. I remember doing a summer reading program and winning all the things. I get really disgruntled if I haven’t read something (even a chapter) in like a week.
4. What are your favourite genres to read?
I’m always into Fantasy of any type. I will occasionally delve into science fiction, horror and historical romance, as well as the random erotica.
5. What are your least favourite genres to read?
Contemporary romances. I’ll do it for the boners, but it’s not my favourite.
6. Do you have a favourite book of all time?
Not really. I get super excited for some books, but none of them have held up on rereads. It just loses that initial excitement. Probably why I don’t ever reread books anymore. I can’t recapture that magic.
7. Do you have a favourite character of all time?
I’m really into Richard B. Riddick, but he’s not a book character. He’s probably my favorite, ever, though. Not gonna lie.
8. Is there a fictional character you think is most like you?
Not so much, unfortunately. That’d make life a lot easier.
9. Has there ever been a book that broke your heart?
Several, in different ways. There are the books that break your heart because you’re attached to the character’s and don’t want to see them hurting/dead/maimed/etc. And then there are the books that break your heart because they don’t live up to your expectations. So, yes. My heart has been broken an awful lot.
10. Have your reading choices had any effect on the rest of your life? (ie, are you a horror junkie everywhere?
Yeah, probably. I’m not sure how much of that is also my husband’s influence. I used to love watching terrible comedies. But he really cannot handle watching embarrassing situations set up in those, despite the punchline. Dinner for Schmucks was a painful experience for him and since then, I’ve not really watched that many. He’s not big into horror movies either, but he’ll at least watch those with me. So, yeah, most of what we watch is SciFi and Fantasy.
11. What are some of your hobbies beyond reading?
I cross stitch snarky things, knit and watch Netflix until my eyes bleed. I will occasionally videogame. But seeing as my husband plays the same games I do, I usually just watch him and backseat drive. He’s so set on his goal, that sometimes he misses hidden neat things which I direct him to. We do play co-op games like Borderlands, because that game is way better with friends.
12. Do you judge a book by its cover?
Sometimes. It’s hard to do when they’re all up in my e-reader.
13. Are you for or against e-readers, and why?
I really like my ereader, but I ride them hard and into the ground. This is my third one in 5 years. They are way more portable than 20 books, but if I drop my book or accidentally step on it, it’s not forever dead.
14. Give us a reading confession!
I can’t read John Green’s books. The characters are infuriating.
Want another one? I’ve not finished Deathly Hollows because I want to pretend it’s not over.
15. Do you have a favourite quote or message about reading to share?
“There is no friend as loyal as a book.” – Ernest Hemingway