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Member Name: beccus
Advantages: I love books - everything!
Disadvantages: I love books - nothing!
*What is your favourite genre?*
I love many different types of books, and go through phases of reading as much of one genre as I can lay my hands on, before I get bored and move onto something else. I'm currently reading the Young Bond books, and this fits right in with my regular returning to Crime fiction, and thrillers. I also like a bit of Chick lit, historical fiction and good old fashioned romance. I always have a book on the go.
*Do you read the classics (ie the great authors of the 18th and 19th century)?*
I've read a handful, I like the Bronte sisters, and Jane Austen, a lot of the "classics" I read were at school, we studied Thomas Hardy and various Shakespeare plays. I do enjoy them, but often find them much heavier going than anything modern.
*Are you interested in thrillers?*
I love thrillers, and they are probably my favourite types of book, at least 9 times out of 10.
*What about horror stories?*
I'd rather read a horror story than watch a horror film, but I have to really be in the mood to be scared.
*Do you read science fiction?*
Again, I have to be in the mood for sci-fi, although I did enjoy Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
*How many Harry Potter books have you read?*
All of them, many many times. I love them, and much prefer the books to the films. Although like many people I was sadly disappointed by the epilogue in the final book.
*How many Twilight books have you read?*
I've read all 4 of the twilight books. I devoured them pretty quickly too. I can't really get on with the Host, her other book, which makes me wonder if the twilight series was a one off for me. I'm Team Jacob baby!
*Have you ever read and enjoyed biographies or autobiographies?*
I struggle with anything that is non-fictional. I've read only a handful of biographies at all, and then only when I've really struggled through them. My boyfriend on the other hand loves them, much prefers them to most other books.
*Do you remember any of the books you read and loved as a child?*
I adored the Little Women books, and also the Anne of Green Gables stories when I was younger, and Roald Dahl was my favourite author. I also loved Swallows and Amazons which was my dad's favourite book when he was a child. And the Narnia books.
*Have you re-read any of these books as a grown up?*
Most of them, and I still love them just as much. I think children's books are often just as good, if not better than adults books.
*Is there a book you can say has influenced you?*
I can't think of one as such.
*Which are your favourite authors?*
There are so many - current favourites are Tess Gerritsen, John Grisham, Patricia Cornwell, Minette Walters, Dan Brown, Charlaine Harris.
*Which book would you take with you on a desert island?*
That is a mean question!!
A big one!
*What is your attitude towards translations?*
I don't really have an opinion, having only ever read one book that was a translation, it was from Spanish and I can't for the life of me remember what it was called.
*Do you buy your books/get them from the library/borrow them from friends/steal them?*
I love second hand books. I have no idea why, but I struggle to go past a charity shop without going in and looking. But I love books however I get them, my house is full to bursting of books.
*When you buy books do you prefer hardcover editions or paperbacks?*
I prefer to read paperbacks, but think hardbacks look nicer, if I have a set of books I like them to all be the same, whether hardback or paperback.
*Have you ever tried audio books?*
No, I haven't but I'd like too.
*What about e-books?*
Again, never tried but I'd like too.