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Interview with a bookworm: Nadine from Life by Nadine Lynn

Today I’m thrilled to have Nadine from Life by Nadine Lynn as the featured bookworm! Make sure to check out the rest of the interviews by visiting the archives.interview with a bookworm
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Hello there! I am Nadine and I blog over at Life by Nadine Lynn. Over in my corner of the internet, you will find a collection of my daily muses, my constant battle with myself of wanting to eat all the delicious things and working out to enjoy such indulgences, adorable pictures of my dogs, a little snark and probably glitter. A Yankee who has let the southern world take over her life. I am married to a man that shares my sense of humor, my love for binging TV shows like a bad drug, my love for college football, and battling it out over a good game of Mario Kart.

 
 
 
Jana: Why do you enjoy reading?
 
Nadine: I enjoy reading because I love the escape that it gives from real life. I get caught up in the lives of the characters of each book as if these are my friends…or me. I love the imagination it takes to paint the picture of each scene.
 
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Jana: How do you decide what to read?
 
Nadine: Sometimes I am shallow and pick up a book because of the cover. Don’t we all do that? Ultimately though, my decision is based on the description of what the book is going to be about. If it sounds interesting to me, I throw it in my to-read pile. More recently, a lot of my to-read books have come from Steph and Jana’s book link up! I keep up with them all on Goodreads. Want to be friends?
 
Jana: Who are some of your favorite authors and/or genres?
 
Nadine: My favorite authors are Janet Evanovich, Nicholas Sparks and JK Rowling. I don’t really have a specific genre that I stick to, I like to branch out. Most recently, I have gotten in to some nonfiction books. Something I wouldn’t have really read before. I am just not a fan of things that scare me, so I stay away from horror. Other than that, anything is game.
 
Jana: What’s your favorite book or a book you always recommend?
 
Nadine: This is a loaded question. Some of my favorite books are Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom, the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich, The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks, Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts and Yes Please! by Amy Pohler.
 
Jana: Do you watch movie adaptations of books? What do you think of them?
 
Nadine: Sometimes. I will not watch a movie until I read a book. The thing I love so much about books is the picture that is painted in my head. Many times it is very different than the movie. There are very few movies that I like better than the book. The Notebook is the only one that comes to mind.patterson reading quote
 
Jana: Ebooks, paper books, audiobooks, or a combination? Why?
 
Nadine: I like them all. There is something special about walking in to a bookstore to pick a book out that will never fade for me. I could spend hours in a book store! I don’t like holding on to a ton of books though, I am not a fan of clutter. So more often than not, I get books through the Kindle app on my iPad. I love having lots of books at my finger tips. I just started listening to audiobooks. Yes Please! was my first one and listening to Amy read her own book was awesome. I have a feeling I will consume most nonfiction books this way!
 
Jana: Do you use the library or buy books?
 
Nadine: I buy books. I live in a small town and the library is far away, in a direction that I never go. I probably could get a library card for downtown near my office, but I don’t know when I would get the chance to go. Excuses.
 
Jana: Does it offend you when people call you a bookworm or book nerd? Why or why not?
 
Nadine: No! I feel sorry for people who don’t know the joy of getting lost in a book. Reading is a wonderful hobby to have, and it keeps your mind sharp. It is much like watching TV or a movie. You get a glimpse in to another world and it is fascinating.
 
Jana: How do you find time to read?
 
Nadine: Reading is like working out or watching TV. If you enjoy it, you will find time for it. I do the majority of my reading on my lunch break. I will also pick up my book if my husband falls asleep on the couch when we are watching TV or sometimes I just curl up in a chair on the weekends just to relax with a book.
 
Jana: What’s one piece of advice you’d give to people who say they don’t enjoy reading or don’t have time to read?
 
Nadine: Try many different types of books. You may find that there is a certain genre that interests you. Or perhaps, start with an audiobook while in the car. You don’t have anything better to do while driving anyways! Reading may not be for everyone, but I don’t know how it couldn’t be??? Have you ever walked through a bookstore with no where to be and just take in the smells and the incredible feeling of all this knowledge and story telling right at your finger tips?FullSizeRender (7)

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22 Comments

  1. Linda sheridan

    I, too, could get lost in a book store forever. Many people do! Barnes and Noble is the big book store around here!
    Books are the gift that keep on giving.
    Love, SMD’s Momma

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    1. Nadine

      I completely agree, books are the gift that keep on giving!!
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  3. Nadine

    Thanks for having me Jana! I could talk about books forever and ever. PS- I love the pictures 🙂
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  4. SMD @ Life According to Steph

    I really loved Where the Heart is too. It was a good one.

    And of course I’m a huge Stephanie Plum fan.
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    1. Nadine

      I actually enjoyed the movie as well, which isn’t always the case with books.
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  5. Kellli

    I like books with cute covers too, I’ve been known to end up with horrible books because the cover was eye catching.

    On another note I just finished The Things You Won’t Say, I think you (Jana) would like it.
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    1. Nadine

      I try to look past the cover and really read what it is going to be about..but sometimes I cant help it!
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  6. Dorrie @ Bear Den Plantation

    I’m guilty of trying a book out based on its cover as well. More times than not, it doesn’t work out for me! I also tend to read lots of reviews beforehand to see what others had to say! -Dorrie @ Bear Den Plantation
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    1. Nadine

      I most definitely read a few reviews before grabbing a book too, if I am looking at them online.
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  7. kathy @ real talk

    tuesdays with morrie made me ugly cry! such an amazing., life changing book.
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    1. Nadine

      Totally ugly cried reading that book too!
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  8. alyssa

    I agree on so many of these. And also, I think it’s interesting how pretty much all of us who have participated in this series have said something to the effect of: If you want to read, you have to make the time for it. Because really, in this crazy life and with all the demands on everyone’s time, there’s never a “convenient” time to just sit around reading. You have to make it so.
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    1. Nadine

      I completely agree with you! People use it as an excuse just like they say they don’t have time to work out!
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  9. Amber

    I also enjoyed Tuesdays with Morrie.

    And I love being a book worm!
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    1. Nadine

      Tuesdays With Morrie was such a good one, so many life lessons!
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  10. Erin of TexErin-in-SydneyLand

    I picked up a book from a bookstore not too long ago because the cover caught my eye. I was not disappointed. It’s so fun to find little gems that way.
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    1. Nadine

      It is nice when judging by the cover works out for you! I like to think because they have decent taste in art/pictures that their writing will reflect that. Sometimes I am right….
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  11. Kerry

    I totally judge a book by it’s cover, it draws me in most times.
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    1. Nadine

      Book covers are like shiny things in a decor store, I get distracted by pretty things. What can I say?
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  12. lisacng @ expandng.com

    I judge books by their cover too, no shame :).
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  13. Kristen

    i totally pick up books based on covers as well 😉 we all do for sure!
    Jana you have such a knack for finding the perfect bookish picture quotes! love them all.
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