Author you’ve read the most books from:
Best Sequel Ever
Starmaker by Olaf Stapledon (a very loose sequel to Last and First Men, only connected by an expansion of theme, not by plot or protagonists).
Deathwatch by Lisa Mannetti.
Drink of Choice While Reading
E-reader or Physical Book?
I love collecting physical books, although I prefer more and more to read on my Kindle because I can adjust the font size.
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School
Holden Caulfield; I was a pretty messed up teenager.
Glad You Gave This Book a Chance:
Indiahoma by A. Ray Norsworthy.
Hidden Gem Book
The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich. The most amazing book I’ve ever read.
Important Moment in your Reading Life
Reading Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut—it inspired my love for dystopian literature.
I’d rather not say.
Kinds of Books You Won’t Read
Longest Book You’ve Read
I’m not sure.
Major book hangover because of
Writing Finding Poe; it was a wild ride, one that left me brain dead for some time after finishing it.
Number of Bookcases You Own
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times
Butterfly Potion by Trent Zelazny.
Preferred Place to Read
Curled up in bed.
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read
“When a man becomes a writer, I think he takes on a sacred obligation to produce beauty and enlightenment and comfort at top speed.” – Kurt Vonnegut, Cat’s Cradle
Reading far too many novice Indie authors’ books (i.e. self-published first novels and the like). There are some great diamonds in the rough, but too many of them have been so awful I’ve actually gotten angry that I’d committed to reading them.
Series You Started and Need to Finish (all books are out in series)
The Joe Grey series by Shirley Russeau Murphy; it’s a charming series.
Three of your All-Time Favorite Books
The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich
The Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Unapologetic Fangirl for
Marvel comic books.
Very Excited For This Release More Than All the Others
My current work in progress, The Private Sector.
Worst Bookish Habit
Editing grammatical errors in the books I read. People’s use of grammar these days is atrocious, and I cannot help but take notes when I start to see the errors piling up. I then offer the author my list, as well as an educated critique, which is not always well received. I’ve actually made a few enemies over it. Still, I cannot stop. I’m far too honest (and critical) for my own good.
X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book
Foe by J. M. Coetzee.
Your latest book purchase
Plague Nation by Dana Fredsti.
ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late)
Poe’s Mother by Michael Meeske.