What was the last book you bought?
I bought four from a new book club all at once which were:
Nights in Rodanthe, Dirty Secrets Club, Against Medical Advice, The Quickie, The Lucky One and My Sister’s Keeper,
Name a book you have read MORE than once
I’ve read the Texas! series by Sandra Brown a few times through.
Has a book ever fundamentally changed the way you see life? If yes, what was it?
After reading It’s Called a Breakup Because It’s Broken and He’s Just Not That Into You, I’ve had a different perspective on dating and understood why I’ve made some choices and why others have as well.
How do you choose a book? eg. by cover design and summary, recommendations or reviews
If I’m in a book store and browsing, I will choose a book I’ve never heard of before usually by the cover and then if the summary is of interest after that. Or if the title jumps out at me. Other times I have stacks of books recommended by friends or family that I have read because they enjoyed them. Most often, I choose a book because I am familiar with the author and want to read more of their works.
Do you prefer Fiction or Non-Fiction?
Fiction, but biographies and memoirs are growing on me more.
What’s more important in a novel – beautiful writing or a gripping plot?
A combination of both would be amazing but really it depends on my mood. A great writer will be able to write a gripping plot beautifully but more often than not the novels I enjoy the most are those with a gripping plot that I can’t put down. But when I want to read something slow and be forced to enjoy every single word, I’d rather have the beautiful writing.
Most loved/memorable character (character/book)
Lindsey Boxer and the Women’s Murder Club from James Patterson (1st-8th Series)
Which book or books can be found on your nightstand at the moment?
Currently I only have one which I am reading, Wicked, but pulled off the bookshelf to be read next are Two for the Dough, Cat and Mouse, and A Drink Before the War.
What was the last book you’ve read, and when was it?
The last book I read was The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes through Dailylit.com. I finished it Tuesday October 7, 2008.
Have you ever given up on a book half way in?
I have in the past, Wicked actually, but have since decided that every book needed to be read cover to cover. If I picked it up and started I had a reason too and I was determined to finish. Of course, if it’s taking me a long time I will pick up others along the way.