Ask the Reader #3
We haven’t done an “Ask the Reader” in a while. Next up is my friend Michele:
What genres do you typically read? Paranormal, mystery, thriller, romance.
Who/what are some of your favorite authors/books? Charlaine Harris, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child, Jim Butcher, Sarah Addison Allen, Diana Gabaldon, Laurel K. Hamilton, Janet Evanovich, Jeanine Frost…I could go on, but I won’t.
What is most likely to draw you in to a book? If I like the writing style and it’s a good story, I will be drawn in. I will usually give a book 50-100 pages, and if I am not interested I will not read it.
What are some of your big turn-offs in a book? Too many complex characters.
What do you wish authors would do more of? Come to WI for book signings!
How do you interact with your favorite authors (visit websites, write letters, etc.)? Visit websites, friends on Facebook.
How do you hear about new books that might interest you? From my favorite authors or from reading anthologies that my favorite authors are in.
Where do you typically get your books these days? Library or Barnes & Noble.
Have you ever had a “throw the book across the room” moment? If so, why? Mockingjay – Book #3 in the Hunger Games trilogy, I was so angry by the end of that book…it was a totally different writing style and just did not seem like the same author.
What do you look for in a good story? I like something that keeps my attention without making me think too much.
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