Sunday, January 17, 2016

Getting to Know You…

Just like we promised here are interviews from our wonderful readers. This week is Bob Giddings!! What a great guy…

Tell us a little about yourself Bob…

-Where do you live now? 
Southwest Michigan

-Where were you born? 
Kalamazoo, MI

-Pets? Kids? Hobby? 
Currently no pets or kids.

-What do you do for fun? 
Read, volunteer, watch high school and college sports

-Do you travel? Got a fav place? 
Enjoy travel, have seen much of the United States. Favorite places include northern Michigan, coastal Michigan, Carolina coast, Florida for spring training baseball.

-How did you come to reading mysteries? 
I read most of the children's series Tom Swift, Rick Brant, Hardy Boys, then moved to Earl Stanley Gardner, Ellery Queen, Margaret Truman, etc. Got hooked on cozy when I came across JoAnna Fluke in the library.

-Do you have a fav mystery show? Movie? 
Perry Mason, Jesse Stone, Donna Leons Brunetti, current favorite is the Father Matteo series.

-Do you have a fav book that you reread from time to time? No, I cant keep up with the new books coming out.

-Do you remember the first mystery your read
No

-Is there a character in a book or movie that you wish you could pal around with? 
Spencer Quinns Chet and Bernie, Carolyn Hart's Max Darling.

-Tell us anything else about yourself. We all love meeting new friends. 
I was forced into retirement at 56. Took a while to adjust but once I realized I could afford not working full time, I saw this as a blessing to be able to do what I wished and help others. My health keeps me from going full speed, but I volunteer with the Salvation Army Disaster Services, help run the red kettle drive, share the warmth coat drive, and distributing food to seniors. With the local humane society I help with special events and adoptions, educating public about disaster preparedness. With Humane Society of the United States I volunteer with animal rescues, and respond to disasters.  Im also a ring steward at dog shows.

Thanks, Bob!! 
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