To bring balance to my blog, I am also introducing Reader Interviews. I will select a reader I know to ask questions about books and authors. Not only will these interviews interest readers, but I think writers can benefit from these interviews, too.
For my first ever Reader Interview, I picked Kathy Worrell. Kathy is a moderator for my favorite Goodreads group, The Life of a Book Addict. She’s a Goodreads Librarian, had posted over 350 reviews, and has completed three reading challenges.
Welcome, Kathy! Let's get started.
1. Who is your favorite author and why?
I can't really say that I have just one favorite author. I'm attached to authors who create characters with a huge sense of humor. I just love funny novels.
2. What book can you read over and over again?
Something Wicked this Way Comes by Ray Bradbury.
3. Do you judge a book by its cover?
No. I would like to think that I judge a book by its content, more so than the color of a book. I see book club members who base their book reading list on the color of the cover. I could never understand that.
4. Who is your favorite fictional character?
I love Charley Davidson and Reyes Farrow! She's a sarcastic, witty, part-time investigator and full-time grim reaper. And Reyes......he's just HOT!
5. Which author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
Definitely Murakami Haruki.
He has such a beautiful way with the written word. I am mesmerized by his stories and they way he sucks me in so deep; I just want to keep reading to find out what happens.
I don't like when his characters have too many sexual deviant tendencies. I really wonder about his own upbringing.
6. Growing up, what was your favorite children’s book?
Alice in Wonderland. As I child I just wanted to find that rabbit hole.
7. Currently, what is your favorite book or series?
The Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones.
8. What would you like to know about the authors you enjoy reading the most?
Where does their inspiration come from?
1. E-books or print?
I have to say that I was not one to give up my hardcovers so easily. However, the portability and lower prices of e-books has really influenced my book buying purchases.
2. Movie Adaption: Yay or Nay?
I always seem to want to read the novels that I find are being made into movies. But, when the time comes to watch the movie, I am usually not too interested in seeing it; especially if the book was really good. In my opinion, the movie is rarely as good as the book.
3. Favorite Reading Spot?
On the couch, in the living room, by the fireplace. You will find me here every night of the week.
4. Favorite Snack?
Most definitely popcorn. I'm a creature of habit; it is always popcorn.
|Kathy enjoying a book at her favorite reading spot.|
I currently live with my husband and one of our sons in Timberon, NM; a small town of 300 people. Timberon is in a very rural area located in the Sacramento Mountains 7,200 feet above sea level. We live 75 minutes from Wal-Mart, shopping, and a Hastings book store! My oldest son is currently attending, NMSU. He will be graduating this year with a criminal justice degree.
Find her on Goodreads!