Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Book Club: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels




So I know I skipped the last set of questions for Ape House but I do want to say I loved it. I look forward to reading Water For Elephants. But on to Black Heels.
So far I have to say I'm loving it and don't want to put it down. So on to the questions.

Has this book brought you back to the beginning of a romantic relationship in your life?

Yes! It makes me think of when I started to date my husband. I keep thinking about dates and having fun together while getting to know each other.

What surprised you about Ree? If this was your first time reading about her background, did anything surprise you about her "beginnings?"

I haven't read her blog or anything about her. I borrowed her book from the library and got her cookbook at the same time. I plan to start looking at her blog. I'm in love with her story so I'm excited to learn more about her.

While reading Part I of Black Heels, did you find yourself comparing your own love life/story to Ree's?

I totally was/am comparing my "story" with Ree's story. I've found similarities and differences between the two. I wouldn't change my story but I love hearing about Ree.

Would you have handled ex-boyfriend (J) the same way or differently than Ree did?

I would have broke it off completely in the beginning. I'm very blunt when it comes to things like that and I wouldn't have let it get as far as it did. If he showed up like J did I would have done the same thing Ree did.


Have you ever made a life-changing decision based on a guy in your life? And how did it work out for you?


I have and I thank god everyday that I made the decision. It worked out great and because of it I ended up married to my husband with 2 beautiful children.


How do you think Ree's family felt that she was just going to give up going to Chicago for a guy she had just met?


I think her parents are to busy with their own problems to really worry about what she is doing. Her younger sister thinks shes not smart but I think she understands. I think her brother in Chicago thinks she is dumb and making a horrible choice.


If you were Ree and started to question your life plan (leaving Cali, moving to Chicago, being independent for a while)...how would you feel when this sudden romance came into your life at the 'wrong' time?


I'm a hopeless romantic so I probably would have just gone with it. I would have thought it was bad timing but I probably would have done but what Ree did.


How do you think the situation with Ree's parents affected her relationship with Marlboro Man? (Or do think it did not affect her?)


I think it's going to make them stronger. I think she's going to lean on the Marlboro Man and its going to make them closer.

Have you ever felt an instant connection with someone? How did it turn out?

With the first person not well but with the second it turned out great. We are married and happy!

What made you relate to Ree? In what ways could you not relate to her?

I felt the same way with my husband as Ree does with Marlboro Man. My husband was also a little "country" and I was more city "High maintenance". The only difference between me and Ree is we didn't move to the county.

I love all the details of Ree's cooking for Marlboro Man in the early stages of their relationship. Have you ever made anything for the guy in your life that was just an utter disaster? Did he choke it down anyway?

Yes I made a few things that he choked down but then joked about it later. He was a good cook though and usually made the food.