What Reader Holly Wants

Reader Questionnaire: What Reader Holly Wants (With a tip of the hat to the Inside the Actor’s Studio)     First Name: Holly Age: 43 Occupation: writer, editor, printing/publishing account manager What occupation (other than yours) would you like to try? milliner  What sound or noise do you love? rain What sound or noise do you hate? mouth noises What is your favorite word? le bon mot, whatever that may be in a given moment. Fiction or Nonfiction? Mostly nonfiction these days. Once I got fiction sufficiently deconstructed to where I could write it, it kind of lost its appeal. Genre? What’s that? Ebook, audio book, or physical book? Physical, always. For fiction I like paperbacks because they’re light and compact and I don’t have to worry about tearing them up. But for research/nonfiction books I like hardbacks because I want them to last. I will sometimes read short fiction or articles digitally but I find I don’t retain the content well. What makes you choose a book to read? For fiction, the voice of the prose. I choose nonfic based on subject matter, but a more readable title is preferable over a dry flavorless title on the same subject. No […]

What Reader Cindy Wants

Reader Questionnaire: What Reader Cindy Wants (With a tip of the hat to the Inside the Actor’s Studio) First Name: Cindy Gender: Female Age Range:  61+ Occupation: Teacher/Reading Specialist (retired from full time; have tutoring business) What occupation (other than yours) would you like to try?  Vet tech – something where I could work with animals What sound or noise do you love?  The sound of a Native American flute across the canyons in Arizona What sound or noise do you hate?  Voices filled with hatred, people yelling at each other What is your favorite word?  Jesus Fiction or Nonfiction? I like and read both…If I have to choose, I might lean toward fiction. Genre? Historical fiction. (for nonfiction, spiritual writing) Ebook, audio book, or physical book?  Physical book! What makes you choose a book to read? Author? Cover? Blurb? I consider all of these. I’m a reading teacher with pre-reading skills. Lol. (Again, if forced to choose, I’d go with blurb.) What makes you put down a book?  graphic violence, glorification of what I believe to be lack of morality What are you reading now? The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel Do you re-read books? If it’s been a […]

Jess Witkins

What Reader Jess Wants

Reader Questionnaire: What Reader Jess Wants (With a tip of the hat to the Inside the Actor’s Studio)   First Name: Jess Gender: Female Occupation: Library Assistant, Writer What occupation (other than yours) would you like to try? Voice over artist What sound or noise do you love? The turning of a page What sound or noise do you hate? My husband’s electric toothbrush What is your favorite word? All of them Fiction or Nonfiction? nonfiction Genre? memoir Ebook, audio book, or physical book? Audio book What makes you choose a book to read? Author? Cover? Blurb? The blurb. Recommendation? The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood What makes you put down a book? If I just really can’t get into it. What are you reading now? Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig Do you re-read books? Not really. Maybe parts of them. All time favorite book? Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen If heaven exists, what would you want St. Peter to say? We’ve missed you. Jess Witkins: Writer. Blogger. Sometimes funny. Making pathetic look cool since 1985.  🙂 Jess is a seasoned event planner, director, and producer. She is the owner of Witkins Productions, LLC.  Jess reads a lot and […]