Follow Friday and 5 Question Friday

Book Blogger Hop
“If I gave you £50 (or $80) and sent you into a bookshop right now, what would be in your basket when you finally staggered to the till?”
Oh What a great question… okay let’s see.
1. Pre-order of Land of the Painted Caves by Jean M. Auel
2.  Pre-order of Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts
3.  Room by Emma Donoghue
4.  River Marked by Patricia Briggs
5.  Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning
6.  The Fiction Class by Susan Breen


Q. Just like Ashley said (love it) “Ashley the girl…” who are You the Boy/Girl, instead of You the Blogger?

I am Lisa the girl. The 31 year old mommy of two boys ages 9 and 10 and wife of a construction worker for the last almost 11 years and Group Quality Analyst in a call center for a major auto maker.  I have 1 cat, 1 turtle and 1 horse.  I started my blog in November and have just been enjoying it and finding my voice.


1. Do you know what your REAL hair color is?
Well, it used to be blond but it is changing over to more of a light brown.  Not sure how I feel about that yet.

2. Do you plan ahead for summer, or fly by the seat of your pants?
For the most part I work during the summer but we do have 1 week planned and that is for the Oakland County Fair. 

3. What is your favorite meal to cook?
I am not picky I just enjoy cooking sometimes.  Not all the time but sometimes.

4. Do you get offended by not receiving thank yous?
No, I think that times are changing and I need to change with them. 

5. How did you meet your best friend?
My best girlfriend is Christie and we met when we started 6th grade.  That was quite a while ago. 
My best boy friend is my hubby and we meet when we were both taking a class between our junior and senior years of high school at a local University.
What about you guys?  I would love to know your answers to any of the above questions!

Follow Friday!

Book Blogger Hop
Who’s your all-time favorite book villain?
This is a really tough question.  I usually have an immediate response to these questions but I don’t know about this one.  Maybe Lord Valdermort from Harry Potter. 

1. Have you ever forgotten your child in a store or at school?

Nope but my child was let of the bus (as a kindergartener) at the wrong house.  He was supposed to ride the bus to my mom’s house but they forced him off the bus at my house even though they told him that there was no one home. 

2. Where did you go on your very first date? (Like…first first, not first with your spouse or current significant other!)

I really don’t remember but I would bet that it was the movies.

3. What’s your “silly” fear? (We’re not talking water and heights.)

No laughing…. I have a fear of driving or riding in a car when their is rain on the road.  I got into a really bad car accident in the rain so I know what causes it but still it is really silly that I get so worked up.

4. Confrontation: do you cause it, deal with is as it comes, or run far far away?

Deal with it as it comes.  I don’t cause it most of the time.

5. Wood floors or carpet?

Wood for sure!

Follow Friday! And Five Questions

Book Blogger Hop
 “Do you ever wish you would have named your blog something different?

I actually changed the name of my blog so my url says something different.  I am pretty good with what I am calling it now. 

Q. Share your current fav television show! Tell us a bit about it…

Hmmm.  Well, I think my favorite is Castle.  I just love the wit and humor in it.  Plus who doesn’t love a good mystery with some romantic tension between the main characters.

1. Can you drive a stick shift?

Well I understand the concept but never have driven one

2. What are two foods you just can’t eat?

Mango and Normally I would say most seafood but I am finding that I do enjoy some.  

3. Do you buy Girl Scout Cookies? What is your favorite kind?

Sometimes even thought I shouldn’t I like the Samos (I think that is what they are called)

4. How do you pamper yourself?

A bubble bath, a good book with a drink.

5. What is your nickname and how did you get it?

I have a couple.  Wall – my maiden name, McGeen – my current last name McGenie, McGenus – variations of my name, Wally Llama – last name plus a cartoon thing.