For What It's Worth

Friday, February 4, 2011

Better Know a Blogger: Julie - My 5 Monkey's

I'm thrilled to have Julie here today for Better Know a Blogger! We have become great friends over the past year and I defy you not to love Julie...she's adorable and manages to run a fun blog and be an awesome friend all while being a full time wife and mom to FIVE kids (aka -the 5 Monkey's)!!

What is your name/blogger name? Julie@My5monkeys
What is the name of your blog?

Do you have an auto-buy author, someone whose writing is so good, you have to read every single thing they write? I think it depends on the series and how invested I am with whether or not I auto buy an author. I read all the Karen ( Fever) series through the library but bought the last book. I also like to try new authors and see their worlds , and if I get attached to the characters, writing, and romance..then I'm a fan.
Who is your all-time favorite couple in literature, and why? (Or favorite male/female character) I have to pick just three : Barrons/ Mac( Fever series) Terrible/Chess( Stacia Kane) Darcy/Liz( P& P) . I picked these couples because they all had to overcome insurmountable problems to come together. Love the romance behind all these couples , but the struggle of them coming together and dealing with all the problems are what make them my all time favorite couples.
Do you have an e-reader? Do you prefer e-books or regular books, or use both? Yes I finally got an ereader( Kindle) ...I like having the option of how to read books. But I'm a bit old school I love to hold the book in my hand.
What are your Top 5 picks for the best books of 2010? Alien Tango, Paranormalcy, Incarceron , Twice Bitten, Firelight
What book or series has been sitting in your TBR the longest? I have The Passage by Justin ..waiting to read
What's the best thing about blogging and reviewing books? Meeting such wonderful online bloggers who share books, have a different take on the same book that you might have read. Its the Friendship that I have made with book bloggers that have made my life better. I love getting books in the mail and its so much better than bills, but books are way to transport the reader to a new world.

Thanks Julie! XOXO


  1. Great Questions! I love Julie, she cracks me up.

    I share the same fave couples.

  2. Thanks for having me and you are too sweet. I agree you have become one of good friends online..that I need to meet. Maybe I should visit you and go to Disneyland or BEA.

  3. This was very fun to read. I have The Passage too, waiting on my shelf.

  4. YAY!!! I'm glad I met you too Julie!

  5. I love the "Better Know a Blogger" feature. I thought I had an original idea (planning to do it for my brand new blog) and now I'm finding out I'm not so original at all...which is FINE with me because now I can see how it's done!! ;-) Gonna go check out Julie's site now. She sounds awesome!