Every week this year, I ask avid reader friends, family and their acquaintances to share their thoughts about their reading.
Who else could be my second guest than Infogenium, long-time friend, colleague, co-writer, romance reader and co-blogger who started Shallowreader with me back in 2010. I then became a megalomaniac and kicked her off the site and yet she still agreed to answer my questions. Ahhhh! Friendship!
Information Manager incognito
Can you describe yourself:
I love reading, family, coffee, fresh bread, modern technology and learning things.
What is your main reading medium (books, blogs, games, news, etc) and how much time do you spend reading a week?
Books, twitter, blogs.
What or who is your joyful reading (guilty or otherwise) pleasure?
Mills & Boon “Kitchen Sink” stories. Ie, anything that is completely OTT, I am looking at you Lynne Graham BUT my guilty pleasure is books that are rated DNF in reviews or people have very strong reactions to and not in a positive way – I willingly buy them to see why people loathed or were so bored by them that they couldn’t/didn’t/wouldn’t finish them.
Do you have a favourite storyline or plot? And do you have one you will not read?
Very liberal in my storylines – as long as they are well written I am happy to try them.
What I won’t read? Horror. It is way too predictable. And fanfiction.
Why do you/don’t you use a public library?
USE – Just love the environment and what the library represents to me,. Somewhere to escape and learn.
NOT USE – Not quick enough with titles.
Do you RUI*. If so, what?
If I do RUI, and I am not admitting to it, but it wouldn’t be actual reading but instead listening to audiobooks, as less strain on the senses and in that situation crime or mysteries.
Do you have a favourite reading spot?
The train or in bed.
a) Never do it
b) Only my own books/phone/tablet/ereader
c) Anything goes – library books, friends books, cornflake packets.
d) I refuse to answer this question on the grounds that I may incriminate myself.
e) Other _________
DON’T DO IT – HYGIENE OCD ISSUES
Romance fiction of the Happily Ever After (not the love tragedy) kind – are you a Lover or a Hater and why?
I like the HEA but don’t mind a well written bittersweet ending or one that suggests a HEA but isn’t a conclusion.
What would you give up reading for**?
Literally nothing unless a life of someone I love is at stake…maybe not even then…
Can a romance/crime/super/etc hero be the driver of a hatchback?
*Reading Under the Influence
**I like stranded prepositions