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 Does Reader Sarah Want?

Reader Interview: What Does Reader Sarah Want? (With a tip of the hat to the Inside the Actor’s Studio) First Name: Sarah Gender: F Age Range: 21-40 Occupation: peer tutor at the JCCC Writing Center What occupation (other than yours) would you like to try? Fiction and poetry writer What sound or noise do you love? Purring cat What sound or noise do you hate? Insistent meowing of cat wanting to go outside What is your favorite word? Bizarre Fiction or Nonfiction? Fiction Genre? Speculative fiction, but paranormal urban fantasy is a particular favorite. Ebook, audio book, or physical book? Physical book unless I can’t get it that way. What makes you choose a book to read? Author? Cover? Blurb? It has to look and sound entertaining. Being an author I’ve already read helps, but if the concept is intriguing that’ll do. Recommendation(s)? Laurell K Hamilton, Kim Harrison, Writing the Other by Nisi Shawl, Fast Girl by Suzy Favor Hamilton, Impossible Things by Connie Willis, Troublemaker by Leah Remini. What makes you put down a book? Boredom or slogging through a book like it’s a chore. What are you reading now? Just finished Dancing and Wounded by Laurell K. Hamilton, […]

What Does Reader Rob Want?

  Reader Questionnaire: What Does Reader Rob Want? (With a tip of the hat to the Inside the Actor’s Studio)   First Name:  Rob Gender:  Male Age Range:61+ Occupation:  Retired (very tiring) What occupation (other than yours) would you like to try? Never gave anything but writing a thought, past the age of say 7 What sound or noise do you love? Many-many.  Rain after drought.  The onset of a thunderstorm in hot summer weather.  The laughter of children. What sound or noise do you hate? Whining, especially of children, but even of cats What is your favorite word? Too many to list, I love words.  Easier to list least favorite, but I can’t think what would be worst. Fiction or Nonfiction? That I read?  Both. Genre? Usually SF/fantasy in fiction, sometimes a mystery; history, bio, autobio, and recent events in nonfiction Ebook, audio book, or physical book? I still prefer a physical book, partly because my Kindle’s index is messed up.  It only lists half a dozen books, though if I remember title or author I can pull up the others.  But who can remember them all?  Also, the physical book will still be readable, whereas magnetic memories are very frail. What makes you choose a book […]