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Favorite children’s book
The magic faraway tree
The last book you’ve read
Fear Nothing – Lisa Gardner
Books on your “to read” list
There are currently 190 books on my Amazon wish list so I won’t bother naming them all
Top 5 authors
I borrow most of my books from the library but there are a few authors I always buy without question so probably
John Connolly – Charlie Parker series
Dean Koontz – Odd Thomas series
Michael Connelly – Harry Bosch series
Mo Hayder – Jack Caffery series
Kate Atkinson – Jackson Brodie series
Crime, murder, serial killers, anything gruesome and twisted – with some Young Adult dystopian thrown in to mix it up a bit.
A book that has made you extremely mad
None that I can think of. When I was doing the library course we had to read a book from a genre we’d never read before and give a report on it and I read a Mills and Boon and that probably came the closest.
A book that you’ve cried over
Too many to list – I cry all the time in books. I cried reading that Lisa Gardner one I just finished and it was about a serial killer.
A book that made you laugh out loud
A kids book I own called Paddington goes to town about Paddington Bear. He gets lost in the hospital and ends up on the psychiatrists couch being analysed. I remember lying in bed reading it as a kid and just laughing and laughing – it still makes me laugh now.
Fiction or nonfiction?
Fiction. I do enjoy a bit of non fiction but it seems that everyone thinks they have an interesting life story to tell which they don’t.
Best book-to-movie adaption
I thought The Beach was pretty good – even though they left out a main character. I think The Hunger Games have been pretty good. I’m looking forward to Serena so I hope that’s good. Most of the time the movie adaptations are disappointing.
Do you read comics/manga?
Hardcovers or Paperbacks?
Whatever the library has – hardback, paperback, trade paperback, mass market paperback, large print.
Do you buy books as soon as they come out or wait a while?
If they’re one of my top 5 I buy them straight away.
Do you buy books spontaneously without any prior knowledge of what happens in it? What – without even reading the blurb on the back? – no.
Have you ever bought a book based on the cover alone?
Well I am a fan of a nice cover – not the picture but if it has texture it gets my attention. Raised print or sort of raised rubber images suck me in although these days the library covers the books with plastic so if I want to feel a cover I have to pull up the plastic and slide my fingers under it. Then when I return the book I point out that the cover is falling off and they need to repair it.
Where do you usually buy your books?
Book Depository. Books are a rip off in Australia – I can buy it online overseas and have it posted for half the price of going to the local book store. Delivery times are prety good as well. I usually check out Booktopia and Bookfari to compare prices.
Book that had a strong impact on you
Too many to list – I love all my characters and stories.
Historical or science fiction?
Dystopian or Utopian?
Worst book-to-move adaption?
Just about all of them. I read Labor Day last week and I reckon that would be a really boring movie.
Book that should have a movie adaption?
Maybe they could turn one of my top 5 into a TV mini series. Actually BBC did do a Jackson Brodie series.
The first book you’ve fallen in love with
I fell in love with Almondine, the dog, in Edgar Sawtelle.
Humor or angst?
How many books do you own?
I used to own about a thousand – I had a special book-case built that covered most of a wall but when we moved I had a massive clean out as we moved into a smaller house with no storage so now I try to borrow more than buy or buy on the kindle. Except my favourite five series books – I buy them as paperbacks.
Do you go the library?
Twice a week.
How many books do you read a year?
I’d say about 200 – 250 (I’m a bad sleeper – I need to fill the hours somehow).
None but I do love the little quotes authors put at the start of books – but I don’t remember them or jot them down or anything.
A book you absolutely hate?
Any sort of romance or chick lit. Same applies to movies.