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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tuesday Spotlight: Kiki Howell

Stupid Reader

That quote, “Stupid Reader” is a standing joke in my house thanks to a particular George Lopez episode. My family likes to say that with a laugh from time to time when they catch me reading a book while trying to cook or some other task, or on days when I read a novel from start to finish. But writers read, and I believe you can learn a thing or two about an author by finding out what books they have read and loved.  I have followed this concept with my own blog because I think it is fascinating to interview authors to find out what they are reading. Helps create a nice, large, to-be-read list as well. So, I thought I would answer a few of my own interview questions here today.

What is your favorite genre to read in? If you like a specific mix of genres, please state that particular combination. And, is there a particular book that stands out to you in that genre(s)?

I like a mix of genres. I can actually put them into an order. 
1. I almost always have to have romance.
2. I love to add the paranormal genre to that. Got a thing for the otherworldly.
3. If the erotic genre is added as well, well then all the hotter :-) 
4. I love a good historical setting, Regency England being a personal favorite.
5. Hey, add in the suspense; I am good even with some darker elements as well, and you have yourself a deal breaker! 

LOL Do I want it all or what? With this mix of genres, although it was not ‘erotic’ per say, but it was hot, my favorite book, series actually, is The Cabot Sisters series by Teresa Medeiros: After Midnight and The Vampire Who Loved Me. One of the few books I can say I have read more than once. Absolutely loved them!

What is the best book you read last month, and would you recommend it to a friend?
I am having trouble narrowing this down, but I am going to pick Grave Witch by  Kalayna Price. This is a new to me author, and her first book in this series. I would highly recommend it. In fact, I am going to be reading this author’s other series here soon.

What are your reading habits like? For example, how many books do you read on average in a week, what format do you prefer to read in, what time of day do you read, and what setting is ideal for you to get lost in that book?

I read every day. On busy days this may not happen until evening when the house settles down and the kids are in bed, but it happens. I can go either way with format. I still like possessing my own book, stacking them on the shelves, but I have come to adore my ereader for many reasons like ease of buying, taking notes when reviewing a book, etc. My ideal setting for reading would be under a blanket, by the fire with a cup of tea or hot cocoa in my hand. Okay, add in a few cookies. If I am really dreaming, it is snowing heavily outside my window and everyone is home safe. Sound good?

1 comment:

skyla11377 said...

I love you post Kiki. I always love learning new things about author's that I love. Thanks for feeding me