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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Holly Jolly Blog Fest week 5 with Angie Dobson

Welcome to our winter blog hop, The Holly Jolly Blog Fest. Each week, from December 2 to January 6, six authors answer two holiday related questions.
This week, my guest blogger is Angie Dobson. Angie is a reviewer for Love Romances and More.

Hey Kelley,
Thanks for playing and being part of the blog Tour! I love getting to know
new readers and telling them more about me as a person and reviewer. I
review for Love Romances and More and have for more than a decade. I am
a dedicated reader, who has great plot ideas but not the talent and
attention span to put them down on paper. I love a print book - I am too
easily distracted for an e-reader - plus my 9 month old daughter LOVES
electronics and I would never get to see it! I am from York, PA and have
one little girl. My husband I both work full time and our life is
currently a chaotic scene that often feels like a sitcom as we adjust from
being a middle age couple to a family of three.

Are any of your books centered around Christmas? Tell us a bit about them

As a reviewer I don't get to pick my topics so much as when and where. If
I were to write a book, I would more likely center it around Easter
though. I love spring and no one else writes about it nearly as much as
Christmas. The other night at dinner they were playing Christmas Carols.
Why do we not have nearly so many for other holidays? As a romance lover,
I would love to have a great Valentine's Day song.

And for the New Year, of course: what are your 5 New Year's
writing/reading resolutions?

Do New Year's Resolutions ever stick? For me 2013 is going to be about
making myself and my daughter happy.
I have a few resolutions, but nothing is set in stone. Today I began
working on one by downloading an app on my phone - I am determined to run
a 5K. I shall try the Couch to 5K program - has anyone done it? Anyone
want to try the program along with me?
I am also resolving to watch a British Television Program called
Eastenders that I love - my husband is British and we live in the States.
I fell in love with the show years ago, and we kept up, but the past 2 years it has
gotten pushed aside as our lives become busier and busier… but I am
determined!! We will get the time and such to watch the recordings my
in-laws help us to get via the Internet!
Lastly I will spend more time working on my career as an Independent
Chocolate Advisor with Lindt Chocolates - probably why I need to learn to
That is it for me folks. Don't forget a comment on the post gets you a
chance to win a $50 gift card to Amazon.com!!

Please visit all our wonderful blog hop authors.

Ann Tracy Marr - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ann-Tracy-Marr/114711658247?ref=ts

Christine London – http://christinelondon.com/

Regan Taylor - http://regantaylorsworld.blogspot.com

Regina Andrews - http://worldofgood-gina.blogspot.com/

Sharon Poppen - http://poppensthoughtsonwritingandstuff.blogspot.com

Thanks, Angie. It was a pleasure having you on my blog.

I am on Angie’s blog this week at http://www.loveromancesandmore.blogspot.com/


Christine London said...

You get to taste Lindt choclates as part of your job?? Oooo..heaven!

I went from couch to 5K back in 2006. I got a treadmill and literally ran my behind off. Never been in such good shape in my life. I just began doing what I could and moved forward (more quickly than I might have dreamed)I ran a 5K with my daughter and won my age division. First and only race entered. Not bad, eh? lol. Not really interested in the competition, just the health bennies, though.

Best of luck to you! You CAN DO IT!!

Kelley Heckart said...

Hi Angie,

I'm jealous that you get paid to taste Lindt chocolates. That's my dream job. It's a pleasure having you on my blog and getting to know you.

Best wishes to you and Happy New Year!


Unknown said...

I would definitely like to read more this coming year. I've been in school, so my leisure reading has been extremely limited.

Jennifer Mathis said...

paid to eat chocolate ?!!!! they pay you for that and here all this time i have been doing it for free :)

joye said...

Enjoyed reading the comments. I am always looking for new authors to read. Your book sounds really good

Gina said...

Thanks for a great post, Angie, and I love your blog, Kelley!
Keep on with it, Angie - I'm already proud of you :-) Happy New Year, friends!