Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Meet our newest review associate!

Introduction by Melissa Amster

Miriam Plotinsky is the runner-up in our 2012 review associate contest (a.k.a. The CLC Project). Due to one of our review associates no longer doing reviews for us (but sticking around in a different capacity), we have asked Miriam to join us as a review associate. She has been doing guest reviews for the past year and we're glad to have her as part of our family.

You can learn more about her at our About Us page.

I happen to know Miriam in person, as well. We live in the same neighborhood, and until the Jennifer Weiner book signing last year, we didn't know that we had a love for chick lit in common. (Keep in mind, I had no influence in the voting for The CLC Project.) She's very nice and I enjoy our chick lit themed and non-chick lit themed conversations.

While she isn't accessible by social media, feel free to comment on this post and I'll be sure to get messages to her!


Name three of your favorite chick lit authors.
Marian Keyes, Helen Fielding, Emily Giffin

Which chick lit novel would you like to see on the big screen?
The Other Side of the Story by Marian Keyes.

Which chick lit novel has had an impact on you and stayed with you for a long time?
The Other Side of the Story is a book I've read over and over. The main reason I love it has to do with Jojo Harvey's character. She looks bulletproof from the outside, but she is in constant turmoil about various problems in her life, from trying to move up in her career to being in love with her married boss. She could so easily be a stereotype, but instead, she's completely relatable and, quite frankly, I think a lot of women who read this book wish they could be like her.

What is something about you that would surprise most people?
I am a ridiculously talented thumb wrestler, thanks to a bizarrely flexible thumb. I dare anyone to beat me! Seriously. I'm ready.

What are some of your hobbies?
Hobbies are a rare but precious commodity right now since I'm raising three small children while working a full-time job. When I have time, I love to work out, sing, play musical instruments, read, bake/cook, and go anywhere as long as my husband is along to be my partner in crime. I also like to learn a new skill each summer. Last year was tap dance. This year I'm all about landscape painting.

Where is your favorite place to vacation?
Anyplace with a warm beach (room service isn't bad, either) is sheer heaven. Beaches calm me down and make me feel happy. I cannot imagine ever taking a vacation to a cold climate. Sorry, Siberia.


1 comment:

Val Pearson said...

Congrats on the reviewing job Miriam!