For my third guest, I am going with one of my favourite borrowers-turned-friend, Sarah Henderson. As a librarian, I meet many people every day but only a handful of them have become good friends. Many years ago, when I was the team leader at one of the city libraries, my staff would tell me about Sarah the Mills & Boon borrower. Every week they would say “you missed her! She borrowed huge piles again”. Then one day, I was called out to the desk to meet the elusive Sarah. Within minutes we were chatting like we had been friends forever. There is a special connection that a shared love for Mills & Boon can give you.
Can you describe yourself?
Sarah has returned to the country from the inner west a year ago and is greatly enjoying her environs. Sarah reads romance for the most part although does love a good book on death culture. Last year Sarah read a bunch of ‘classics’ and was bored out of her brain.
What is your main reading medium (books, blogs, games, news, etc) and how much time do you spend reading a week?
Books (often via the kindle app). I read upwards of 28 hours a week at the moment.
What or who is your joyful reading (guilty or otherwise) pleasure?
My joyful reading picks usually come from the romance genre. Lisa Kleypas, Victoria Dahl, Alisha Rai and Jennifer Ashley are my go to picks right now.
Do you have a favourite storyline or plot? And do you have one you will not read?
I like a good second chancer, especially if its hot. I avoid sweet and medical romances.
Why do you/don’t you use a public library?
I do use a public library. My local public library is tiny and its important to make good use of it so that it can continue to operate.
Do you RUI*. If so, what?
I don’t drink so If I’m under the influence it is most likely when I’m deep in my feels. Usually I’ll reread a section of a book I’ve loved or I’ll pick up a sexy mills and boon.
Do you have a favourite reading spot?
Sitting on my bed.
7. Toilet reading:
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 _________
a) Never do it.
Romance fiction of the Happily Ever After (not the love tragedy) kind – are you a Lover or a Hater and why?
Lover. I don’t like romances without a HEA.
What would you give up reading for**?
I’m sure there is something I would give it up for but as someone who struggled to learn to read in the first place it’d take a lot to give it up.
Can a romance/crime/super/etc hero be the driver of a hatchback?
Sure, why not? it isn’t convenient for sexy times though so a romance hero might be at a disadvantage.
*Reading Under the Influence
**I like stranded prepositions