Readers Interview

Welcome to the Readers Interview where we interview you, the novel reader and get to know what you're like for a change.

Mon, 02 May 2011 00:23:05 +1000 783 views

Thanks for being with us today Misty. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Thereís not too much to tell honestly. Iím boring! I graduated in 2005 from Capital University with a degree in English Literature but at the time I was doing concert photography. I always felt it was my calling as I was naturally good at it. Then I hurt my back and since then my range of motion hasnít been what it used to be. Now thanks to a gift I got when I got out of physical therapy for that same back problem, I run a book blog!

What is your favourite genre and why?

I donít even know if I have one! Ever since I was a kid, Iíd read practically everything I could get my hands on! Iíve even read sections of encyclopedias!

What do you think makes a good story?

A lot of things. Characters that readers can connect with and care about, a story thatís gripping and you feel like youíre right there in the story. Detail can sometimes make or break a story too.

Do you have any pet hates that you wished authors wouldn't do?

I have a hard time reading very wordy authors. It kills the story for me when I spend more time trying to translate whatís being said.

Male characters that we fall in love with in fiction are often dark and dangerous. Do you find that your taste in men in real life varies greatly from your taste in fictional men?

You are gonna get me in trouble with this one Elita! Brandonís already over there smirking. I think that reading for me more than anything is an escape. I lead a pretty stressful life at times. I like the bad guy with a heart of gold, I like stories that are really dark and may not have a happy ending but we all know real life is NEVER like that as far as men go.. The bad guys are usually jerks and thereís no turning them. Although I am very happy that I have a man that I donít have to argue with when I wanna watch a chick flick!

Do you find that emotional scenes have a strong impact on you? What is the most emotional scene you've come across and why did it have such an impact?

Biggest emotional impact ever is any scene with animal abuse. Sure Iíll sniffle and cry during lovey dovey heartstring pulling moments. But if someone hurts an animal I get angry. This extends into movies too. I wanted to hurt Kevin Baconís character in Hollow Man

Who is your all time favourite character and why?

Do I really have to pick one? Iíve read so many books that one favorite has turned into an entire legion of favorite characters! If you would have asked me when I was a kid, I would have said Robinson Crusoe hands down. I read that book so many times!

You're evidently passionate about books. Whatís on your Kindle/Bookshelf right now?

The shorter list would be whatís not on my list! Right now Iím reading Once We Were Kings by Ian Alexander, which is a YA fantasy novel that should be out in the next few months. I donít have a solid release date to give you on that one. After that I have a young adult paranormal book, Bloody Little Secrets by Karly Kirkpatrick. That also should be released soon. The book Iíll read after that is In a Treacherous Court by Michelle Diener and that is a historical fiction novel that will be out August 2nd. See I told you! Iím all over the place.

What's your all time favourite book and why?

The Neverending Story by Michael Ende! I've read that book so many times! One time I even accidently dropped a library copy into the sink because I was trying to read and do dishes at the same time. The book is so much better than the movies!

...and finally, the Misty asks Elita...

Now my question for you! Do you think that e-books are eventually going to take over the book world, or do you think that itíll be like the music industry where the electronic versions are popular but CDís are still out there?

Because of the sheer convenience of eBooks, I won't be surprised if they become the most popular format for readers. However, I think there will always be a special place for printed books. There's something nice about the feel of a book, the smell, the look of a printed cover. Ultimately, I think the two will co-exist beautifully, and even help boost the sales of each other.

Comment #1
This is such a fun idea Lita...Misty I loved your interview, it was great - interresting and fun. I can't believe you actually dropped a book in the sink, doing the dishes whilst reading...that's hilarious. You're a true book lover.Great job both of you! )
Posted by Shell at Mon, 02 May 2011 21:51:24 +1000.
Comment #2
Hahaha Shell I also thought it was funny how she dropped the book into the sink! Now that's a true addict for you!
Posted by elita at Mon, 02 May 2011 22:02:07 +1000.