Tomorrow, I’m going to be posting a dual review of Soundless. The review will be written by me … and my mom!!
But first I thought it would be nice to introduce you to my mom. I’ve been trying to convince her for quite some time that she should join me here at the blog. After all she reads pretty much all the same books that I do! She insists she can’t write. What do I say to that? Pshaw!!! She gave birth to me, didn’t she? (Of course, by that logic, I should be a fantastic video game player … hmmm …)
Anyway, without further ado, meet my mom. Oh, I guess I should tell you her name so you don’t have to go around calling her Nicole’s Mom all the time (though, sadly, she’s kind of used to that). So, meet Gay!
Incidentally, this is a horrible picture of me, but it’s a great picture of my mom, not to mention Adam Silvera, so I’m putting it up here anyway. (See how sacrificial I am? A true martyr, let me tell you.) Actually, if you’ve been paying attention, you’ve met my mom before. She attends pretty much all of the local book events with me, so you’ve seen her picture here before – though she’s often the one behind the camera.
A few facts about my mom:
Age – She’s older than me. Hopefully you figured that part out. I think it would be mean to tell you exactly how much older, so I won’t.
Job – A jack-of-all-trades office worker at a plastic manufacturing company. She does payroll, billing, invoicing, ordering, answers phones … this list could go on and on. She does LOTS of stuff. She’s looking forward to retirement in a couple of years, though!
Hobbies – Reading. Going to book events with me, traveling with us, going for hikes with us, bike riding with us (she never learned how to ride a bike as a kid, so she has a trike!), going for walks with us, watching movies and TV with us … not sure if you’ve noticed a theme here.
My mom lives with us on the weekends. She comes over on Friday evening and leaves on Sunday evening, so mostly she does the same stuff we do. When she’s not with us, she’s either at work or catching up on her TV shows that we don’t watch … or actually hanging out with my dad. He gets to see her sometimes too.
The fact that she’s here every weekend is awesome for my kids because she’s basically a member of our immediate family and they have her around all the time. Plus, when the kids were growing up, we had a built-in babysitter (so we’re really spoiled!!).
Favorite TV Shows – (In the random order she gave them to me, since I know she watches lots of shows, but I could only think of a couple.) Greys Anatomy, Survivor, 100, Walking Dead, Hell’s Kitchen, Shark Tank, Jane the Virgin, Empire, Nashville, Pretty Little Liars
Gosh, it’s actually really hard to introduce you to someone I know so incredibly well. She’s just … Mom. Basically, my mom is awesome, and you should all think so too. I hope you’ll give her a warm welcome and make her feel at home here on FYFA. I want her to stick around!
Have you ever had a family member on your blog? Would you like to? Is there someone you’ve been trying to convince? I want to know!