Hey everyone! I haven’t been keeping up with the Meet The Reader series lately and I apologize for that, but I’m so excited to share a special reader with you today!
I’m always looking for friends on Goodreads that have similar tastes. I like learning about books and discussing them with others, so I decided to experiment with an idea and thought it would be neat to find readers that I’m friends with on Goodreads or blogs and share them with you. Maybe they might be someone you’d like to add too? As I find readers with an interest, I’ll introduce them.
This is a reader that I met through WordPress and many of you already know her, but she’s become a very close friend and I can’t wait to share her reading adventures with you! Hope you enjoy!
Meet the Reader Series
Today’s Featured Reader:
Q: Did you enjoy reading as a child?
A: I very much enjoyed reading as a child. In fact I have a picture of me reading as a young tot while my mom was doing school work. I couldn’t tell you what I was reading but I’m pretty positive I was born with a book in my hand. 😉
Q: What were some of your favorite childhood books?
Q: What are some of your favorite books this year (or last)?
Last year I had a quite a few I enjoyed. I read a lot of romantic suspense and urban fantasy so for example I loved the Innkeeper Chronicles by Ilona Andrews and can’t wait for the next book.
Also, the Sky Full of Stars books that I was fortunate enough to be on the review team for by Lindsay Buroker.
Q: What are your favorite book genres?
A: I love action and I love romance but I also love a good suspense so I’d say Urban Fantasy, Sci-fi, Romantic Suspense and Paranormal romance. I hope to explore and possibly get into high fantasy though this year.
Q: Who are some of your favorite authors?
A: Oh man. Well I have a favorites physical shelf so I’ll go based off them. I love Darynda Jones, Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews (which is a husband and wife team), Lindsay Buroker, Becca Andre, Judith McNaught.
Q: How many books are on your TBR shelf?
A: 270 on Goodreads currently and always growing cause I don’t follow it, haha.
Q: What’s an emotional book, or one you won’t forget that you’ve read this year or last?
A: I’m an emotional person so it doesn’t take much for me to get going but so far this year Firefly by Molly McAdams resonated the most with An Extraordinary Union following closely behind. Very strong writing in both that gave me all kinds of feels.
Q: Is there a book you really didn’t enjoy this year or last?
A: So Far this year, no. However last year I buddy read The Angel’s Share by J.R. Ward with my girl Lana and we both DNF’d it. And this comes after reading The Bourbon Kings together and we barely made it through that one. For a J.R. Ward, it was just not good.
Q: What are you reading now?
A: I‘m reading Blaze by Suzanne Wright currently.
Q: Can you share a random bookish memory?
A: I’d say my favorite bookish memory is being obsessed with the Harry Potter series as a preteen because I was gifted the first 4 books for my 12th birthday and my school introduced me to the Book It! program at Pizza Hut where I got to collect some cool HP memorabilia.
Q: The old saying states to never judge a book by its cover, but just how important is the book cover to you?
A: It all depends honestly. I’m can definitely say I’m a cover art whore and will sometimes bypass what could be a potentially good book because the cover isn’t calling me. That said however, I have been known to overlook a cover, especially coming from an indie, to read the description and realize I just might enjoy the story after all if I give it a chance.
Q: Do you have a blog? If so, what is the name?
A: I do. Her name is Reactionary Tales. 🙂
Q: Have you written anything? If not, have you ever thought about writing your own book?
A: Besides research papers and poetry back in the day, I have not. I have never thought about writing my own book. I don’t think I have that kind of patience or the level of creativity it takes to write a book. Now if I were to write a biography about myself, that would come easily.
Q: Which do you enjoy more; eBooks or physical books? What about audiobooks?
A: I like both eBooks and physical books. I was strictly physical for a long time and then one day I gifted myself with a Sony E-reader and got into eBooks. Ebooks are definitely more convenient for someone as mobile as I am but since I also love supporting authors in anyway I can, if I read and loved the eBook, I go out and buy the physical book too (which is why I need more bookshelves). Audiobooks are still not for me. I hope to listen to my first one this year though. We’ll see.
Q: Where do the majority of your books come from? (Library, bookstore)
A: Library sales. My favorite! I have a site I use that tells me where all the library sales are going on for the whole year in Northeast Ohio. It’s great. I also have a membership at Books a Million and when I’m having a poor week, I’ll go to Half Price Books. I also shop on Ebay, especially for series bundles and Better World Books.
Q: Can you share a favorite quote?
Chanel shares interesting books and inspires me to read out of my comfort zone. She’s an amazing friend and has a wonderful, educational blog. Does she sound like someone you’d like to be friends with? You can find her on Goodreads by clicking HERE.
I’d like to thank Chanel for participating in the Meet The Reader Series! If you’d like to see everyone who’s participated in the Meet The Reader Series, you can click on “Meet the Reader Series” in the category section…