I’m always looking for friends on Goodreads that have similar tastes. I like learning about new books and discussing them with others, so 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. As I find readers with an interest, I’ll introduce them.
Meet the Reader Series
Today’s reader: GRH
Q: Did you enjoy reading as a child? If so, what were some of your favorite books?
Q: What are some of your favorite books this year?
Q: What are your favorite book genres?
A: Reference; philosophical; spiritual; investigative; psychology; technology and anything that grabs the attention of my interests.
Q: What are some of your favorite authors today?
Q: How many books are on your TBR shelf?
A: 19 and as I reduce those I will add more.
Q: What’s an emotional book you’ve read this year or last?
A: I’m not sure how to answer that; I think most books stir some emotion even if it is throwing the book in the bin in disgust; but if a book gave me pause for thought then I would say ‘Never Let Me Go’ – so far.
Q: Is there a book you really didn’t enjoy this year or last?
A: No, I think most books are pretty much curate’s eggs and I approach them as such.
Q: They say to never judge a book by its cover, but just how important is the book cover to you?
A: Not at all; I like to look at the book covers because I like typographical and graphic design, but they have no bearing as to whether I read it or not.
Q: What are you reading now?
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Fear and Trembling by Søren Kierkegaard
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
Q: Do you have a blog? If so, what is the name? If not, have you ever thought about starting one?
A: No and no.
Q: Have you written anything? If not, have you ever thought about writing your own book?
A: Yes. I co-wrote and co-illustrated a children’s book, which is not yet published.
I have thought about writing a book, but the thought floats away like the clouds across the sky.
Q: Which do you enjoy more, ebooks or physical books? How about audio books?
A: Real books without a doubt. Anything else has no soul. Holding a book that is over 100 years old or more is an experience you will never get from your ebook-reader or tape. The smell, the tactility, the finding of a pressed flower, an annotation in the margin or ‘to Mary, 1879’ written in copperplate. Wonderful stuff.
Q: Where do the majority of your books come from? (Library, bookstore)
A: Second hand bookshops, online, friends.