I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for friends on Goodreads that have similar tastes. I like learning about new books and discussing them with others. I decided to experiment with a new idea and thought it would be neat to find readers that I’m friends with on Goodreads and share them with you. Maybe they might be someone you’d like to add too. Every week or so, I’ll introduce a new reader.
Meet the Reader Series
Today’s reader: Renée Paule
Q: Did you enjoy reading as a child? If so, what were some of your favorite books?
A: No! I hardly ever read a book and no one read them to me. I started reading when I was around seventeen and only rarely. I got more into books in the early 90s and, more passionately so just after the new millenium when I decided to study English Literature at a London University.
Q: What are some of your favorite books this year?
A: They would have to be ‘The Double’ by Dostoyevsky and ‘The Circle’ by Dave Eggers. ‘The Circle’ because it’s so cleverly true to life and ‘The Double’ because it’s philosophically ingenius.
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Q: What are your favorite book genres?
A: Mainly books with a philosophical thread running strongly through them – as opposed to a thin thread. In other words, books that look at what it means to be a human being and human behaviour, particularly on a cerebral level.
Q: What are some of your favorite authors today?
Q: How many books are on your TBR shelf?.
A: I’ve been reducing my TBR shelf recently by reading a lot and also by removing books that I probably won’t ever get around to reading – I’ve been very strict with this. Today there are 40 books on it and I intend to reduce that further.
Q: What’s an emotional book you’ve read this year or last?
A: I haven’t read any emotional books for many many years – I can’t remember the last one.
Q: Is there a book you really didn’t enjoy this year or last?
A: No. I’m pretty fussy when it comes to what I read so I know I’ll enjoy the books I choose.
Q: What book are you reading now?
A: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Q: The saying is to never judge a book by its cover, but just how important is the book cover to you?
A: It isn’t. However, when buying a book online and there are more than one version of it, I tend to choose the cover I prefer.
Q: Do you have a blog? If so, what is the name? If not, have you ever thought about starting one?
A: Yes I do; it’s on my author profile on Goodreads. Click HERE for Renée’ s blog.
Q: Have you written anything?
A: Yes, I’ve five self-published books out at the moment, a sixth sent to a variety of publishers hoping they will take it on, and a seventh in the pipeline.
Q: Which do you enjoy more: ebooks, physical books, or audio books?
A: Physical is without a doubt my preference; I don’t like ebooks much. I like the idea of audio books because they can be listened to when driving. However, I have tried a few and find it hard to concentrate on them so get a bit lost and have to keep rewinding.
Q: Where do the majority of your books come from? (Library, bookstore)
A: I tend to buy my books online or borrow them from friends.
Renée Paule is very kind and a great friend. She’s also a wonderful author. If Renée sounds like someone you’d like to be friends with, you can find her on Goodreads by Clicking Here.
Thanks for reading my first Meet the Reader Series. Would you like to participate? Please let me know!