Welcome the fabulous Jonita Fex from The Book Chick all the way over in Canada!
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Who are you and why are you blogging?
Hi! My name is Jonita! I’m a wife and a mother to three boys living in Ontario Canada. I have a job that I love working in green energy and I have been there for two years now! I started blogging almost nine years ago as a way to connect with fellow book lovers. There were a few readers in my life but none who shared my taste in books. There were no suitable book clubs in my area at that time and blogging allowed me an outlet with which to share my love of books with those with similar tastes! I have made some fantastic virtual blogging friends since that time and I am so grateful for how it all worked out.
Where’s your favourite reading nook and why?
I can read anywhere, anytime, but I do have my favourite spots! In the winter it is downstairs in our Jacuzzi tub. It takes a while to fill it up but once it is full I can read in there for hours! In the summer I most definitely love reading on the beach! My kids love the water, so we frequently head down to the beach and I read while they play. I recently bought myself a new eReader that is waterproof and sand proof for this reason!
Who or what would need to accompany you on a desert island?
If I was stranded on a desert island my needs would be minimal (aside from food and shelter, of course!). I would need my husband, three boys and our dog Kevin to be with me plus an eReader with an unlimited charge and thousands of books to read! I could probably happily live out my life that way!
Top ten favourite books of all times (any genre)?
I have a list of books that I think that everyone should read! These books all had an impact on me and on me as a reader. They are (in no particular order):
- “Nadia Knows Best” by Jill Mansell (this book made me the chick lit fan that I am today!)
- “Something Blue” by Emily Giffin
- “Love Walked In” by Marisa de los Santos
- Harry Potter Books 1-7 by J.K.Rowling
- “Husband and Wife” by Leah Stewart
- “Build a Man” by Talli Roland
- “After I Do” by Taylor Jenkins Reid
- “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman
- “The Hour I First Believed” by Wally Lamb
- “Good in Bed” by Jennifer Weiner
Of course this list is subject to change in the future, but for now these are my top picks!
What’s the thing you regret most not having done in your life so far?
I wish that I had traveled more when I was young, but I still plan to travel in my future! I yearn to visit England, Ireland and Scotland. I was in Denmark last year and I loved it so much! The culture there was familiar yet alien and I can’t wait to experience more of Europe and the world some day!
If you could marry a celebrity, who would it be?
Channing Tatum, no contest. I’m not one who generally drools over celebrities, but he is the exception to my rule. I consider him to be exceptionally drool-worthy!
You’re invited to a buffet dinner, but you can pick only ONE savoury item and ONE sweet. What would you cram on your plate?
I love eating, so picking just one thing to eat would be near impossible! I think that for the savory item I would choose a panzerotti with pineapple, green pepper and pepperoni inside of it from my favourite local pizza place and for the sweet I would likely choose a peanut butter cup, my chocolate- related weakness!
I am **sooooo** coming over! We can curl up on the beach together with our eReaders and eat pizza and drool over our respective celebrities! Thanks so much for visiting. I’m ever so delighted to host you today! Rock on and read on…
I’ll meet you on that beach with my book! 😉
Yay! Beach book party! Thanks for visiting and leaving Jonita a comment, Coral. It’s totally worthwhile checking out her blog and reviews, too! XX
Super post. Always nice to meet fellow bloggers! I love your blog Jonita!
Thanks so much, JB! Jonita rocks–and the whole international side of blogging tickles me pink. Glad you could stop by today! X
I live in Ontario, Canada, too, Jonita!
Fab, what a fun lady and now I am going for a nibble. She mad me hungry.