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Comments for Armchair BEA: Getting to Know Notorious Spinks

Armchair BEA: Getting to Know Notorious Spinks: 05/25/11

Armchair BEA logo - designed by yours trulyThursday means it's interview time for Armchair BEA. I got the chance to interview via email the owner of Notorious Spinks Talks Books.

Q: You seem to have very strong opinions. Please share your nearest and dearest opinion.

A: Ummmm. To know me is to know that I rarely bite my tongue. I'm most vocal about issues of race relations, infant mortality, prejudice and injustice. In the words of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

Q: What's a favorite recent read and why?

A: I have two most recent books. The first is True You by Janet Jackson. I love how open and vulnerable she is while discussing her life. The second is Skipping a Beat by Sarah Pekkanen. This books explores the reality of relationships and how they change even when we don't.

Q: What genres or subjects do you read most often?

A: I read a little bit of everything. My favorites are memoirs, biographies, and historical fiction.

Q: Who is one of your favorite authors and why?

A: My absolute favorite is Zora Neale Hurston. I love her because she addressed issues of race relations with no regrets and no apologies.

Q: How do you pick the books you read?

A: I usually read the synopsis and go from there. I also rely heavily on the reviews of my fellow book bloggers.

Q: What is the most unusual book you've read?

A: I don't have any that come to mind.

Q: Do you have an ereader? If you do, has it changed the way you read?

A: No I don't have one yet. I doubt it will change the way I read. I just want one for when I travel so I don't have to carry hardbacks.

Q: What do you do for fun when you're not reading or blogging?

A: I love to hang out with my family and friends. I'm usually the jokester so I tend to keep those around me in stitches.

Q: If you could visit any place in the world, where would you go?

A: Rome

Q: Do you have a favorite place to read?

A: Sitting in my bed and wrapped in a blanket.

You can also find Ms. Spinks on Twitter and Facebook.


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Comment #1: Wednesday, May, 25, 2011 at 01:14:32


Rome, huh? That sounds like fun.

Thanks for visiting StuckInBooks.com today.

Comment #2: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:14:11


I know. I'd love to see Rome too. You're welcome for the visit.

Comment #3: Wednesday, May, 25, 2011 at 02:07:28


Great interview! I would absolutely love to visit Rome. Italy is so beautful. Nice to get to know a fellow blogger better!

Comment #4: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:15:20


I'd love to see Rome or any part of Italy.

Comment #5: Wednesday, May, 25, 2011 at 03:10:00

Monica Schroeder

Thanks for coming by my blog and linking :) This is an excellent interview, I totally would love to work in Rome too.

Comment #6: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:17:31


I don't know about work but I'd love to visit.

Comment #7: Wednesday, May, 25, 2011 at 07:37:40


Their Eyes Were Watching God was one of my favorite books last year. Love the name Ms Spinks. Great interview!

Comment #8: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:18:13


I haven't read the book but I've put it on my wishlist based on her recommendation.

Comment #9: Wednesday, May, 25, 2011 at 08:05:20


Fab interview! My parents went to Rome last year and loved it. I really want to go.

Comment #10: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:20:21


I'd like to go to Rome too. I've never been anywhere in Europe.

Comment #11: Wednesday, May, 25, 2011 at 11:57:14


I love memoirs and biographies too! :)

Comment #12: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:21:15


So do I.

Comment #13: Wednesday, May, 25, 2011 at 13:26:39


Really enjoyed reading Zora Neale Huston in college, what a wonderful choice.

Comment #14: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:22:32


I've never read her books but I plan to based on Ms. Spink's recommendation.

Comment #15: Wednesday, May, 25, 2011 at 20:28:26

Mickey @ imabookshark

I love that MLK quote!!! I'm pretty honest and blunt when I can be. I don't always have a filter, and things just come out of my mouth when maybe they shouldn't, but that's too bad I guess. Yay for strong opinions! Everyone should stand up for what they believe in.

I interviewed Bob @ The Guilded Earlobe. Check it out? Thanks!

Comment #16: Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 13:51:02


I plan to check out your interview with Bob of the The Guilded Earlobe. Thanks for stopping by.

Comment #17: Wednesday, May, 25, 2011 at 20:50:25


this was a lovely interview!!
I like reading in my bed too, or in the bus. :)


And Rome is a great pick for a place to go!

Comment #18: Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 13:57:05


I read on the couch, in bed and at the local cafe mostly.

Comment #19: Thursday, May, 26, 2011 at 08:52:05


What a great interview, short and to the point. I'm going to have to check out her favorite author, Zora Neale Hurston. I've never read any of her work. Sounds like someone everyone should be reading. Besides, anyone quoting Dr. King should be a blogger to read!

Comment #20: Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 13:57:05


I have heard of Zora Neale Hurston and I've thought about reading her best known book. But until the interview I hadn't made the commitment to actually read her.

Comment #21: Thursday, May, 26, 2011 at 14:20:40

Notorious Spinks

Sorry about the lateness. Thanks for interviewing me. It was great!

Comment #22: Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 14:00:42


You're welcome. I'm glad to meet you!

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