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Jumping on the author bandwagon!
Member Name: nykied
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I've seen a few of these reviews on here and thought I'd join in!
* What is your favourite genre?
Fiction. Any type of fiction other than science fiction, to be honest. I like crime, thriller, romance, anything that has pages, pretty much.
* Do you read the classics, i.e., the great authors of the 18th and 19th century?
No, not really. I did English at University and got enough of them then. I do still read books such as The Lord of the Rings trilogy or Little Women.
* Are you interested in thrillers?
I love them! The best thing about them is wanting to finish the book as quickly as possible so you can discover the mystery. It's at times like these that I wish I were one of those people who read the last page of the book before actually starting it, in case you never get to finish it!
* What about horror stories?
I read the occasional Stephen King or Dean Koontz book, but the genre as a whole isn't one that gets me rushing off to a bookstore when there's a new release.
* Do you read science fiction?
Oh no, not at all. Don't get me wrong, I have tried. I've tried many times but never really got into that sort of book. I've tried a few Terry Pratchett books and I've read The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy twice and watched the film once. I haven't enjoyed it any of the three times. It's time to give up, methinks.
* How many Harry Potter books have you read?
All of them. More than once. I've got the boxed set in hardback and I love them. Yes, they're books for kids but it's still a good story. It didn't make me cry though.
* Have you ever read and enjoyed biographies or autobiographies?
After reading The Damned United, I read both of Brian Clough's, aIong with watching The Damned United, the book that the reporter wrote on his time with Clough and another one that I can't remember. They're all in my 'keep' pile. have read a few others, mostly ones that my sister's read and passed over, books 'written by' Jordan or Jodie Marsh. Slightly enjoyable but again, nothing I'd rush off to buy myself.
* Do you remember any of the books you read and loved as a child?
I used to read all the time when I was a child! I used to get 24 books out of the library each week and read them all. I loved the Heidi books, the Three Investigators books, anything by Enid Blyton, The Railway Children, the Hardy Boys books, the Nancy Drew books, the Jennings books, the Billy Bunter books, the Just William books. What didn't I love? ;o)
* Have you re-read these books as a grown-up?
Yes, the ones I still have. I read the three Heidi books only the other week. I still enjoy them too. Most of my books were thrown away by my Dad because they were 'cluttering up the attic'. I was absolutely furious!
* Is there a book of which you can say it has influenced you?
Not that I can think of, no. I read so many that they don't really get chance to influence me before I'm on to the next one.
Q: Which are your favourite authors?
Oh, loads. At the moment, Tess Gerritsen, Karen Rose and Andy McDermott
* Which book would you take with you on a desert island?
Wild Swans by Jung Chang. Although I've read it about five times, it's a long book and would keep me occupied.
* What is your attitude towards translations?
I've never really given it a thought. In the past, two books that I've really enjoyed have been The Stranger by Albert Camus and All Quiet On The Western Front, about WW1.
* Do you buy your books/get them from the library/borrow them from friends/steal them?
I tend to get them from Tesco (two for £7) or from charity shops, or people lend them to me. I can't remember the last time I paid full price for a book. I read them too fast to pay that, although I do keep the ones I like enough to read again.
* When you buy books, do you prefer hardcover editions or pocket books?
Paperbacks. They're easier to read all round. Easier to fit under a plate or bowl, easier to read when I'm lying down, just easier in general
* Have you ever tried Audio Books?
Never. I read faster than someone reads to me. I also get a lot out of my interpretation of the words, which is lost a little when it's someone else's enunciation.
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