Jun 262011
 

I would like to explain how this came to fruition. Hubby and I were having a discussion about the old days, (for the young’ens reading this..a little history lesson) but before the dark age. When Sundays were special and had traditions and rituals. Sunday mornings Church, come home to a big gravy (sauce) cooking on the stove, a big Sunday dinner, then either off to visit relatives/friends or wait for relatives/friends to drop by. We would spend the afternoon sitting around the table, talking, catching up, having coffee, pizza, calzones, etc etc, dessert. And now, how sad, all those traditions are gone. And then I got to thinking, why not have something similar here on my blog. This past year, I have met so many amazing and wonderful people (some I now call friends) through blogging, and how I am in awe of what they do and accomplish. How much respect I have for them, for their honesty, integrity, credibility and so enjoy when a bit of their personality shines through. So every Sunday, here at my place, the coffee will be on, the dessert is on the table and friends will be stopping by. And I will be rolling out the red carpet for my Sunday Shining Star Blogger guest.

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I was told when I first found this community of book blogging that “book bloggers were the nicest bloggers there are” and I have never forgotten those words. And over the past year, I have truly met the nicest people. I also believe, even though we live behind a screen, a bit of our personality shines through. That is one of the reasons I am having so much fun with this weekly event, and hoping you are too, because we are getting to know those “nicest bloggers” around and about bloggyland a little bit better.

We haven’t traveled in a while, so I thought we might take a little trip.  Plus the guys, Jeff (Lori’s hubby aka Dollycas’s Thoughts) and my hubby, Steve, have had the past few Sundays off playing golf so they should be well rested to carry our luggage.  And btw…they are both telling us that they had the better golf score….. like Lori and I aren’t going to talk…..Men!!!! lol

Today we are going to Canada to visit with our Shining Star.   I really hope everyone is enjoying this event as much as I am, I truly can’t wait to draft up my posts to read the bloggers answers and get to know someone just a little bit better.  And I have to tell you, I didn’t know what I was going to find out with this blogger!!!  Her sense of humor is one of a kind….you will see what I mean……so let’s get right to it…..today’s guest and Shining Star is PK from AISLE B.

*When and why did you start blogging?
I jumped into the ocean of review blogging due to an ultimatum from Mrs Q Book Addict: my nebulous blog birth without an epidural was on April 7 2010. 6 hours of labour… sweating words over the keyboards.

*How and what made you decide on the name of your blog?
love of venturing into the aisles at the library and bookstores made me think… hey aisle b… aisle b for books!
aisle b = my love for words. my motto being “Words are my PASSION… so READ IT!”

*What would you say is the main content of your blog?
fascination for Mailbox Monday / In My Mailbox & Teaser Tuesdays are fave memes. aisle b runs the gamut of reads since I don’t discriminate against words of creativity.

*If books, what genres do you mostly read?
got words – > will read it. mysteries, thrillers, Ya, guilty pleasures… historical romance… yes love men in kilts and Scottish brogue but please no Fabio. long fangs without glitter and lupine feasts are intriguing as well.

*How often do you post?
5 – 6 times depending on whether hubby lets me out for good behaviour from Tibetan yurt.

*What are some of the things that you love about blogging?
people and exchanging incredible experiences via our readings. by far the most infectious part of blogging is the people you meet & develop “soul reads” lasting bonds. can’t beat that!

*What are some of the negatives?
stalkers, red eyes from reading, and overpile of review books. alright my husband is my stalker who constantly hounds me to get off the PC!

*Name 1-3 favorite items/postings that you have/do on your blog?
more GIVEAWAYS… the feeling you get when you get to say … “And the winner is….” Right-o nothing beats that for me.

India Black is my latest “gotta share that love” shout out.

*Any advice you would give to new bloggers?
grab the passion of books and run with it. have fun and don’t get bogged down by the enormity of deadlines. live laugh and READ!

*What draws you to follow someone’s blog?
the texture of design coupled with intelligent writing… bam-o consider me a new found follower. crave to widen my world by expanding the reading radar through the help of fellow bloggers.

*Do you have any “pet peeves” that other bloggers do?
pet peeves… comments that have no reflection or connection to articles posted by blogger… take the time to really read and appreciate what is being said.

*Would you please share 5-7 things about the person behind the screen so that we get to know the “real” you!!
1) vertically challenged… ahem… height 4 foot 10 inches… and that’s with heels!

2) run in the basement from wall to wall… too cheap to buy a treadmill… which reminds me I’ve been slacking from my run… hence unable to get into my jeans!

3) love love love love FOOD! see connection to running in the basement (read above)

4) Blockbuster renews my Platinum membership every year free of charge… spend way too much on rentals…clerks have offered to set up a cot for me since this is my second home after Indigo.

5) Coverholic…. step 1 admit your addiction… step 2 control the lust that takes over me as I look at the cover… step 3 buy IT just for the COVER!

6) Able to understand Ewok talk since it has traces of Tibetan interlaced with other foreign languages. impressive n’est pas.

7) able to avoid projectile vomit due to years of mothering sick children. trust me it’s an important parenting skill you MUST Learn. otherwise eau de puke will be your new scent.

*Any other info you would like to share.
my scorpian style gets me in more trouble than i care to divulge… on that note “i plead the fifth!”

PK, thank you for being my guest today and sharing a bit of you with all of us.  Didn’t I tell you about her sense of humor?  I always know when I see a comment or an email from PK, I know a chuckle will soon follow.  However, she is also a very caring and genuine person.  She’ll remember bit of info from months ago and inquire if things are OK.  And then use her humor and philosophy to help the situation.  A fun, dedicated, family oriented, yes short, but all around truly nice person.  A very kind and funny Shining Star!!!!

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