Cassie: Hannah!!! Welcomeeee to the torture chamber! I take it that you know the rules. So with your written confirmation, you give me permission to post EVERY THING you say without editing, you understand? [No lawsuits, please!]
Hannah: I, Hannah, agree to the above statement with full knowledge that this will probably come back to haunt me and cause me to live in infamy for the rest of my days.
Cassie: At least you’re aware
I’ll start you off REAL simple cuz I’m sweet liek that.
Hannah: hmmm we’ll see about that
Cassie: Hannah, tell us just a little about your blog and why you started blogging/how long you’ve been at this!
Hannah: I’ve started several blogs over the years but always quit them after a while. After joining Goodreads, I realized that book blogging was a thing and I was ALL ABOUT THAT since duh I’m a book nerd. So, in November 2011, I started So Obsessed With! My reading taste is all over the place so I blog about all kinds of books.
And, you know, the things I’m so obsessed with at the moment.
Cassie: Ah I see, Goodreads did me in too! Things you’re obsessed with, like MAY BOOKS
Hannah: EXACTLY. I like making people empty their pockets.
Bye bye money!
Cassie: Apparently. ::cries::
As the Southern Belle, tell me – what is the absolute most SOUTHERN meal I should have before I die?
Hannah: AHHHH! Hard questions. Your meal is going to be all over the place.
you’re going to eat some cheese grits
Cassie: THAT IS FINE!!!
Hannah: and fried chicken
and maybe try a fried green tomato
and a biscuit
and maybe i’ll sneak you some gravy
and you’ll wash it down with sweet tea
and follow it up with some sort of pie or cobbler
Cassie: ..sorry you lost me there I was booking the next flight out to make this happen!
THAT SOUNDS AMAZING.
Hannah: and then you’ll be like there is a serious lack of vegetables in this meal
but you won’t care
because you’ll be in heaven
Cassie: hahahah i do believe it!
Ugh, you’re killin me! I LOVEDD the food in Nowhere But Home [people, read it if you haven't!]
Hannah: [SERIOUSLY, READ IT]
and yes, i loved the food in that book too!
among many other things
Cassie: SAME – dont worry I’ll be linking / forcing our reviews of that book at the end
NOW next up… a weird question..
Hannah: hahaa okkkkkk
Cassie: If everything in your LIFE had to be only one color, and I mean EVERYTHING, what would it be and why?
Hannah: i’d make it robin egg blue because i find the color very soothing and it reminds me of the beach and places where it’s nice
of course if everything were that color it’d get old
but this is a make believe world where anything can happen
Cassie: hahahah this is true!
So Robin’s Egg Blue it is! I agree, that color is beachy!
Hannah: yes, and i am nothing if not specific when choosing a color
can’t just say blue
i might end up navy
a color i also love
i’m just saying
Cassie: Hahhahah – you gotta be specific with these things!
Takin it back to our youth now.. some memory lane..
Were you more of a Backstreet Boys Gal, an *NSYNC-er or did you do that whole 98 Degrees thing?
Hannah: i actually wasn’t any of the above
i somehow managed to avoid popular music
i don’t really know
Cassie: Hannah! You missed a vital part of your youth!
Hannah: i know i know, right?!
I did love Britney Spears
Cassie: good enough! I loved Britney too
Hannah: who didn’t?! i need her to get some more music out there
oh and i also made my siblings listen to hilary duff
Cassie: We’ll send her an email, I’m sure she’ll get right on it
Hannah: like every day when i drove them to school
Cassie: hahah aww! they must have hated u!
Hannah: they won’t let me forget it either
Hannah: my brother sometimes just randomly starts singing play with fire
so i wont forget
Cassie: So linking to that song.
Hannah: hahaha yesss
Cassie: ready for the next?
Cassie: If you had to read only adult sci-fi for the rest of your life, would you continue reading?
Or throw in the towel..
Hannah: you’re killing me!
ok ok so i hate to say this but i’d probably throw in the towel
Cassie: Its what I was put on this earth to do!
Hannah: it’d be all TV for me at that point
Cassie: Don’t worry Hannah, you’re not alone!
Hannah: hahah thanks! i feel like a terrible reader
bye bookksss i’ll misss you
Dont worry- we’ll forget all about that momentarily!
I’m putting you on Pluto [yeah yeah I know, its NOT a planet] right? Okay. What are the four things you are taking with you? [Remember, survival is not guaranteed regardless]
Hannah: my kindle which will be FULL of books. a lifetime supply of diet coke. my husband. my dog.
hahahah that’s probably cheating
but too bad cass
Cassie: Actually its really not!
But you will eventually run out of diet coke, cuz I’ll have the government come take it.. cuz u did KINDA cheat on that
Hannah: hahaha should have told me no lifetime supplys
Cassie: NOPE. Now you’ll just pay later on!
Hannah: i’m blaming the government for lack of specificity
Cassie: bahahhaha – you try arguing that one in court!
is pluto a dictatorship?
Cassie: RUN BY ME.
Hannah: i could SO win you over
come on now
probably. You are Southern.
Hannah: very charming, those Southern belles
Cassie: I must agree!
Wanna go back to food for a moment?
Cassie: What are two foods you wouldn’t eat even if I paid you 50,000 dollars?
Hannah: ok sorry for the delay
had to pause for a moment
Cassie: its okay i started drying my hair cuz that is OBVIOUSLY normal.
Hannah: okkkk ummm. i wouldn’t eat anything related to an animal’s private parts or any meat that was raw.
Cassie: Does that include, like sushi?
Hannah: yeah not a sushi fan
Cassie: ME EITHERRR
Hannah: only when it’s like fried shrimp
and that hardly counts
Cassie: Hahah, not at all!
Hannah: hahahah glad you agree on the no sushi!
Cassie: Absolutely. And also on the animal’s privates. Cuz well.
Hannah: the one normal thing i hate are cucumbers
Cassie: REALLY!? how come?
Hannah: i don’t know. just the noise it makes when you eat them. and the taste. and just ughhhh.
but i’d eat them for $50,000
bc i don’t hate them that much
Cassie: Hahahha hey we all have our things!
Good call on that!
I have a TWO parter for ya now!
Hannah: okey dokey
Cassie: Least favorite book you’ve EVER read?/and book you TRULY wanted to throw, even if it wasn’t cuz you hated it?
Hannah: i seriously hated lord of the flies. so much.
Cassie: I wasn’t a fan either.
Hannah: i don’t know if there’s something i liked less – that’s just what i immediately thought of.
and hmm to the book throwing. i rarely have that feeling.
let me think for a sec
Cassie: Go ahead!
Hannah: ok so what’s coming to mind is boundless by cynthia hand
that ending pissed me off
after a mostly good series.
i DID want to throw that book.
and not nicely.
Cassie: HAHHA, its never nicely
I didn’t read that series :-X And now I may never hahahha
well i’m not a huge angels reader anyway
so that ending just made it worse
Cassie: that is true! don’t say anymore JUST in case I ever pick it up.. since it is on my Kindle and alll….
Hannah: my lips are sealed
Cassie: I was expecting you to want to throw Unravel Me [at a pt]
Hannah: haha i’ve blocked that chapter out of my mind
if that’s what you’re referring to
warner is nothing to me
Cassie: bahahahahha. it is.
SPEAKING OF WHICH. CAN NOT WAIT for Ignite Me!
Hannah: I KNOW, RIGHT?
Cassie: Cover=GORGEOUS too!
Hannah: also, how much do you love tahereh and ransom riggs?
so much, right?
Cassie: OMG so so cuteeee!
Hannah: i knowwwww it’s so adorable!
Cassie: i NEED to read Ransom’s book!
Hannah: (shhh yeah me too)
Cassie: WE WILL. I am in OCTOBER alt=”;)” onload=”_GM_EmoticonHandler(‘load’, this)” onmouseover=”_GM_EmoticonHandler(‘mouseover’, this)” pattern=wink createtime=1378474572787 iconset=round framecount=6 v:shapes=”_x0000_i1035″> fits the month
Hannah: sounds good! i think mr betty loved it
Cassie: He did! He even REVIEWED it. Awesome!
Hannah: betty will have him full-time book rocking before long
Cassie: LETS HOPE!
Cassie: So Hannah…
Can we get an interesting fact about you? Are you double jointed, or anything cool!?
Hannah: I’m almost six feet tall. Which isn’t that interesting but it always surprises people who i’ve only talked to online!
Cassie: UM YEAH.
You’d TOWER OVER ME.
I’m five foot!
Hannah: hahaha mini cass!
Cassie: :-X I KNOW!
I can’t believe you’re so tall!
Hannah: hahahaha and i’m the shortest in my family besides my mom
Cassie: WOW, thats NUTS!
How tall is the hubby?
Hannah: he is actually shorter than me!
i always said i’d never date anyone shorter
and then i saw his cute self and didn’t care
Cassie: awww thats precious
Hannah: haha i do what i can
Cassie: Ok now, especially with your brand new feature involving classics, I [actually we, Judith & I] felt this one was appropriate..
We KNOW you love classics- now tell us, what classic would you BE in? Or if theres not one, you can choose a setting from one and character from another ;)
Hannah: THIS IS HARD QUESTION
Cassie: You had to know it wouldn’t be easy
Hannah: i’d want to be in pride & prejudice cuz it’s my favorite but i’m pretty sure i’d hate using a chamber pot
Hannah: and then i’d have to figure out how to off lizzie so i could have darcy
and that house
Cassie: Hey, its YOUR fictional world, you can make things happen your way!
Hannah: runner up would be probably be little women
but i’d also hate being super poor and having my sister die. sooooo
Cassie: So prob not?
Hannah: so maybe i’ll just read about it? hahah
Cassie: Probably the best option, haha!
While we’re on the hard questions..
Hannah: uh ohhhh….
Cassie: If you had to throw out your copies, and NEVER read either Anne of Green Gables or the Betsy-tacy series ever again, which would you give up?
[You had to know this was in the works...]
i thought you’d make me pick which boy from the books I’d marry
or something nice
throw them out, into the cold?
Cassie: That MAY be coming …
Into a fire.
Hannah: alll right…. adios betsy!
see ya never
Hannah: i’ll hang out over here with my ginger buddy
I can’t even.
Cassie: Recapping, cuz I usually make people realize all they’ve done.. and you’re not even finished yet..
You’ve given up reading, given up one of your two favorite series ever, and hadto eat a cucumber, and that is SO FAR
Hannah: hahahaha! i’ve been busy
Cassie: YOU HAVE!
Hannah: and i’ve tried to smuggle diet coke onto your mean planet that’s not a planet
i think you have so many rules on pluto because you’re mad it’s not actually a planet
Cassie: HAHAHHA that is very true!
Hannah: overcompensating, if you will
Cassie: BAHAHHA Pluto WAS my favorite! And then I hear OH NO NO NO.. its not legit!
I mean, that’s HURTFUL!
and totally makes me distrustful of science
like get it together yo
Cassie: My Very Excellent Mother Served Us Nine PANCAKES.
BUT NO MORE PANCAKES. now she serves us nothing!?
Hannah: well she serves nine of something
Cassie: Yes, that was our acronym for the planets in school
Hannah: maybe it’s diet cokes
Cassie: She’s a bitch. [SORRY]/
Hannah: that were confiscated
Hannah: from pluto
Cassie: MAYBE SHE DOES. But I hate her.
Hannah: so do i! she took my diet cokes.
Cassie: She really did!
GOSH. I’m gonna have it out with her AND Science!
Hannah: i’ll have your back
Cassie: OKAY HANNAH
and then you’ve made it out only a little damaged..
Hannah: hahaha minus a series and books forever
ya know, nothing permanent
Cassie: whatever, no big thing
Cassie: So now that you ruined this one…
cuz u knew
Its not even GOOD anymore and I’m crying…
BUT.. If you could marry ANY book boy [sorry Mr. Hannah!] who would it be… but also…. who would you have your LAST FLING with?
well, the first part is easy
i’m marrying gilbert blythe
Cassie: Ok, dont kill me for asking, but Who?
Hannah: hahaha he’s from anne of green gables
so peace out redhead
nobody wants you
Hannah: and my last fling…. hmmmm….
I love Peeta!
Hannah: omg why did it take me so long
to think of that
i love peeta
i actually might leave gilbert for peeta
Hannah: actually no
gil is a doctor
plus peeta is probably super damaged
from his time in the arena
Cassie: That is so very true. Lots of almost PTSD symptoms.
Hannah: yes, exactly. i don’t have time for that in this fictional worldl
Cassie: I DONT BLAME YOU!
The last one is essential, and we must know…
Cassie: If you had the power to make ALL my readers read ONE BOOK, what would it be and why?
Hannah: ughhh why are you doing this to me?!?!
ONE BOOK. seriously?
Cassie: IIts out of love!
ONE adult, ONE classic, ONE YA.
That’s three! NOW take the deal before it expires!
Hannah: THANK YOU
i accept this offer
you are a very generous ruler
Cassie: I do what I can.
Hannah: classic: to kill a mockingbird
i shouldn’t even have to explain that one haha
Cassie: YAYYYY, love.
Hannah: omg this is so difficult
goodreads is mocking me right now
Cassie: ::evil laugh ensues::
Hannah: i’m paralyzed with indecision
Cassie: You have this!
Hannah: ok jellicoe road for YA
Cassie: Okay, okay!
Hannah: because it’s confusing and complex but so worth it once it all makes sense
and is seriously the book that made me LOVE melina marchetta
Cassie: I still havent reaad her :-X
Hannah: well it works out then that i’ll be making you
IM the DICTATOR!
Hannah: NOT ANYMORE muwahahaha
Cassie: Whoa whoa!
I don’t like this. I feel my life turning upside down!
Hannah: help me! do i want to make everyone read nowhere but home, attachments, me before you or burial rites?
Cassie: OH GOD
Okay I’m taking Attachments out just because I feel its not as.. significant as the rest?
Hannah: yeah that’s cool
i just threw it in there to give it a chance in the ring
Cassie: But I obviously didnt read the last choice, but ME BEFORE YOU VS NOWHERE BUT HOME? ::gets gun::
Hannah: but we all knew it was the underdog
Cassie: it really was. [but still fantastic!]
Hannah: i think i’m going NOWHERE BUT HOME
i really am
Hannah: i’m look a crazy evangelist for that book
EVERYONE READ IT DAMNIT
Cassie: bahahahha. I AGREE.
Cassie: bahahahha. I AGREE.
And so do MANY others. PLUSSS Liza is SUPER SWEET!
Hannah: yes yes1
but FYI world, read Burial Rites too
that will be my next book i push on everyone
Cassie: HAHAH, cheating AGAIN.
Hannah: and the author is 28
Cassie: NO WAY!
Hannah: like WHAT AM I DOING WITH MY LIFE
Cassie: I second that!
Hannah: i know, right?
and isn’t the bone season author like 21?
i promise i know how to spell
Cassie: YES se is YOUNG
effing a, SHE
see how i’m already controlling you?
Cassie: UH HELLO. Veronica Roth is like 24 or something
Cassie: YOU STOP THAT.
YES, hold I must check!
Hannah: stop. stop. stop.
Cassie: I know.
Hannah: ok! so now i get to turn the tables on you for a second.
you can only read one book for the rest of your life. what is it?
Cassie: WAIT WHAT
what is HAPPENING HERE
do i get one adult and one YA?!
Hannah: ok, yes.
i will allow it.
Cassie: I NEED A MOMENT. and my coffee. ::downs coffee::
OKAY. YA – I’m REALLY super torn butttt… [Judith clap away...]
IF YOU FIND ME. It is SO moving and it really is just a SPECIAL book.
Hannah: oooohhhh! i
need to read this one then
Cassie: YES. Its heartbreaking but heartwarming all in the same novel. TRULY gorgeous.
Hannah: adds to tbr
Cassie: Now… adult. [kills self]
Hannah: performs cpr
I’m very torn. Between two.
Hannah: ok whatcha got?
Cassie: I got this.
My final two [just so you all know you need to read both] were THE GREEN MILE and THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN
Both are AMAZING. But I’m going with The Art of Racing in the Rain because.. just read it. Its SO different and ugh god I get the chills thinking about it!
Hannah: ooohhhh i haven’t read either of those!
i’m glad i asked this question
Hannah: bye bye green mile!
Cassie: Yes I’m so glad you tortured ME.
actually, my copy is lent out for a REAL long time now and I WANT IT BACK.
Hannah: oh i HATE that.
i’m a bad book loaner because of it.
okay. next question!
Cassie: YOU’RE DONE! YOU survived! Are you turning the tables still? CUZ I CAN HACK IT!
i knw i can…
thinks of past chat with cass contenders… oh god. THIS IS THEIR REVENGE.
Hannah: i’m giving you $50. what books are you buying? [in my world, there is no tax or shipping & everything is a $10 paperback]
Cassie: im gonna kill myself today. ahahhahah
Hannah: (has no one ever turned this on you before?)
Cassie: OKAY WAIT. Can I get books that arent out yet?
ugh one sec, mama interruption
Hannah: yes but you’ll pre-order them so they aren’t actually in your hands yet
Cassie: Okay, Where the Stars Still Shine, because DUH.
Burial Rites, cuz I trust you.
Cassie: I want IgniteMe.
two more… hmmm
Hannah: (And then you’re sending it to me!)
Cassie: IM HERE
[sidenote: just got approval for Burial Rites]
Cassie: To finish my list.. AH – okay, Tell the Wolves I’m Home cuz it was FABULOUS and I don’t own it. The Retribution of Mara Dyer because I MUST KNOW WTF.
One more.. ahhhhhhh
HMMMM ya know. I think I want that book I sent you yesterday, Estelle said it was really good and it feel RIGHT up my alley, and its random, i like random! SO- Cherry Money Baby!
Hannah: yayyy good job cass!
Cassie: THANK YOU THANK YOU.
Hannah: i like your book purchases
Hannah: ok this is a tough one
Sent at 10:43 AM on Friday
Hannah: you just found out you’re pregnant with a book baby BUT you aren’t sure who the book boy daddy is. what two book boys will be taking a paternity test?
OH GOODNESS.. I gotta narrow it down.
Cuz I am a book tramp
Cassie: OKAY it could TOTALLY be Will Herondale’s baby orrrr
Jase’s from My Life Next Door… but there WAS that one night with Isaiah from Crash Into You… hmmmm
they all have to take one!
Cassie: IT WAS A CRAZY WEEK!
Hannah: dang girl!
PS- I LOVE YOU JON! hahahahahahhah
Hannah: yeah, sorry jon!
Hannah: that’s why i said book baby
plus this is all happening on pluto
and it doesnt count if it isnt a planet
that is HURTFUL YET TRUE
Hannah: ok next!
Cassie: YOU ONLY GET ONE MORE BECAUSE I’M MAD AT U! [so 2 total]
Hannah: you had book baby twins! party at cassie’s house. it’s a boy & a girl AND now you have to name them for your fave book characters. go!
Cassie: IM SO BAD AT NAMES!
[stares at shelves]
Okay, I REALLY LIKE the name Noah for a boy. [Pushing the Limits, baby!]
andddd….. a girllllllll……
Hannah: i like the name noah too!
that’s a good pick cass!
Cassie: Thank you, thank you!
Hannah: also, i need to read that book
i’ll babysit too by the way
Feed my kid sweet tea from day one!
a girl is so hardddddd!!!!
i kinda like Parker
Hannah: oooh me too!
Cassie: BUT i kinda think people will be like.. WTF
Hannah: and that book was really good!
Cassie: BUT EFF THEM.
Cassie: PARKER AND NOAH. and yes that book was WONDERFUL
Hannah: those sound perfect!
but they better be good babies
ok FINALLLL question
Cassie: YES MAAM!
Cassie: PS I’m so glad you’re taking your day as dictator well! SOMEBODY adjusts to power nicely!
Hannah: what book world are you sticking your book baby twins in?!
(thank you, thank you. i was born for this.)
Cassie: THIS IS EASY.
You know I wouldn’t jeopardize my babies, so NO DANGER.
Hannah: Good mama
Cassie: NORTH STAR, TEXAS BABY!
Hannah: gotta end with north star!
Cassie: Which is perfect cuz we have to preach that book!
Hannah: so how nicely that concluded our little chat today?
Cassie: hahahah it was POIFECT.
Hannah: it all circles back to nowhere but hoe
altho you did have three possible book baby daddys
WHATEVZ. we all have our downfalls!
HANNAH, thank you for being the perfect southern lady during our chat, and your POWER TRIP was wonderful, yet surprising Definitely through me for a loop but it was SUPER SUPER FUN!!!
Hannah: hahaha thank you for having me!
i thoroughly enjoyed our chat
and i’m so happy i got to be the first person to grill you a little bit back
Cassie: BAHAHHA that you were! I hope no one ELSE gets any ideas!
Hannah: PS – that’s what happens when you take away my diet coke.
so, really, you ASKED FOR IT.
Cassie: HAHAHHAHA. FAIR ENOUGH! Til next time Hannah [aka, when I PLOT MY REVENGE]
In case you didn’t realize..
you all MUST read NOWHERE BUT HOME.
A sidenote: don’t you all go gettin’ any ideas! Just cuz Hannah pulled off turning the tables doesn’t mean others will succeed! I WILL BE BETTER ARMED NEXT TIME! But truthfully, a fun and unique Chat! Thanks Hannah!