What draws you to a book? Spiffy cover? Back of the book blurb? Certain genre?
When I look for books online, I hunt for reviews of a 4+ star. I do look for certain genres like adventure, paranormal, or romance. Typically, if I'm in the mood for a certain type of reading material, I search it out.
Is there a genre you'd like to see more of?
More sci-fi romances, please! I love science fiction and it seems like there are a few steampunk books that are just okay but not really well done. Fluff romance, flirting, and sex are a given, but I'd like to see more with technology and wit.
Biggest heroine pet peeve?
The woman that, even if she's a virgin, claims to be oblivious to everything. Come on. You can still be a virgin and know how sex works, especially in modern stories. How can one live under a rock for so long and be in your mid twenties?
Hero pet peeve?
Men do not always have to be ripped with muscles. Men can be so attractive intellectually that it's more of a turn on than rock hard abs. A man with a regular build and intense intelligence would be nice.
Do you have an all time favorite hero?
I really do. Wulfgar of Normandy. He's a favorite because he didn't understand women right away. He had to learn her. Had to ask help for how to woo her. He was humble enough to realize he didn't know everything. They grew together.
Jane Eyre, but close calls are Hester Prynne, Hermione Granger, Eowyn, Janie Crawford, and Lisbeth Salander.
What's that book you can read again and again, and still fall in love with the story?
On the Decay of the Art of Lying by Mark Twain.
Loving the techno kindle/nook, or crave those pages in your hand?
Both. The e-readers are great for me because I’m a mother of three. Sometimes I just don't have hands for holding and flipping pages. I turn the 'text-to-speech' on so the book gets read to me as i cook or clean or do dishes. For pure relaxation and for books I want added to my personal library, I want pages. I want pages wrapped in beautiful bindings.
Fly that geek flag high! What is it you're currently obsessing over in the book, tv show, or movie world?
Can't put down Crime and Punishment right now. Movie world would be Austenland. I could watch that over and over again and still laugh! My current TV show addiction is Continuum. Time traveling female cop. How much better can it get? :)
Your reading diversity in genres, old and new, is so awesome to see! Thanks Amy K. for visiting us today.