What are you reading? Tell us about it!
I just finished reading Nine Years Gone, a fun thriller from Chris Culver about a man who thinks he has left his past behind, but 9 years later, he is forced to deal with it when his old girlfriend comes back into town after she left when the two of them framed her step-father for her murder. If you like crime novels, this one is pretty good!
Do you find yourself reading more of a particular genre during the heat of summer?
I do. I usually gravitate toward action-packed books, like thrillers mysteries, or children’s adventure books. For some reason, I tend to read classic novels and historical novels more during the winter.
Who are your favorite book villains (either to love or to hate?)
Hmmm…. I always really liked Snape from Harry Potter. I thought Potter and co were incredibly mean to him and they deserved all the punishments he gave them. The Witch from The Chronicles of Narnia was one of my most-hated characters when I was a child. I loathed everything about her. I loved how she was portrayed in the movie.
If you could choose one author’s writing powers to harness, who would you choose and why?
I love the beautiful writing style of Cornelia Funke and Erin Morgenstern. I think I would choose to write like one of them. The passages are so descriptive, they just pull you into a a fully-developed universe that you never want to leave.
Do you read one book at a time, or read multiple books at once?
I dislike reading multiple books at once, but since I review so many, I have to read multiples at once a good portion of the time. I find that splitting my brain between books is a challenge because then I get confused about which characters and plots belong to which story. I also feel that it is harder to really get into a book when they are read in tandem.
What are some of your favorite non-fiction books?
I don’t often read non-fiction, just because I have so many fiction books that I would rather read, but recently, I’ve read several funny non-fiction books. Judging a Book by Its Lover is a funny satire on literary snobs written by Lauren Leto. My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag is another funny non-fiction book about cleaning tips for a younger generation. I also found The Most Powerful Women in the Middle Ages fascinating. When I was pregnant with Bo, I read Secrets of the Baby Whisperer, and I love her method of helping babies get into a routine.
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