What would authors do without readers?
I want to celebrate the ladies and gentlemen that buy our books and support authors. Because of them I have not given up on my dream. This is a small way of me saying thank you!
I had the pleasure of interviewing a wonderful Reader… Mrs. Ayesha Brack Rollins! She has worked as a healthcare professional for the last 23 years… She Love’s God, music, books, and all thing cute and cuddly. I had to ask her what cute and cuddly things did she mean… lol. Dogs, babies, guinea pigs (most animals, cats and snakes are an exception) and Power Puff Girls.
- Outside of reading what do you like to do? Other than reading, I enjoy cooking, baking, listening to music, spending time with family and friends, playing video games, traveling… pretty boring stuff.
- Favorite book you’ve read last year? My favorite book I’ve read last year was Gravity: Free falling Book 1 by Raven St. Pierre.
- What is your all-time favorite book? My all-time favorite book/ It would have to be a tie between The Zero Hour by Joseph Finder, and The Winner by David Baldacci.
- Favorite place to read? My favorite place to read is in bed, with my dog Bella curled up beside me.
- What makes you love a book? What makes me LOVE a book is well-developed, likeable characters, a believable plot. A good book makes me think of the characters as being living, breathing people, not just characters in a book
- What will inspire you to recommend a book? I recommend a book when it leaves me thinking about it for days after reading it, or when something in the book makes me think about things that are happening in my life.
- Favorite genre? I don’t really have a favorite genre, but I prefer IR fiction, romantic suspense, and political thrillers.
- What is your all-time favorite book? My all-time favorite book/ It would have to be a tie between The Zero Hour by Joseph Finder, and The Winner by David Baldacci.What are you reading right now?Right now, I’m reading Leather and Lace by Sondra Wells.
- Do you have a reading snack? In general, I don’t eat when I read, but I do tend to keep a cup of iced water, or peach iced tea at the bedside.
- How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews? I don’t think it’s necessary to give a bad review. I think the best way to give a review is to praise the good points, mention what you didn’t like, but don’t say it in a way that discourages. Negative things should be mentioned in a way to encourage improvement, not to discourage the writer from writing. If they’re truly bad, it’s best to personally address the author, vs writing a bad review.
- How many books do you usually read in a month? I read 3-5 books a week, unless it’s a really busy week with work and the children. I guess that’s an average of 15-20 books a month… keeping in mind, some of these are novellas.
- The longest you’ve gone without reading? I don’t know that I’ve ever NOT been reading! I started at 4, and haven’t stopped since! I’ve found that if I don’t have a book in my hand, I’m reading cereal boxes, or magazines.
- What would cause you to stop reading a book halfway through? I would stop reading a book halfway through or less if I couldn’t identify with the characters, the plot wasn’t believable, or if there were grammatical errors that made it too difficult to read.
- Name a book that made you angry? A book that made me angry? One book stands out>>> His Black Experiment. This book was short, written in the 3rd person, had good characters, but was poorly written… and I HATE books that you can finish in one sitting on the toilet!!
- Who are your favorite authors? Many! Jeffery Deavers, David Baldacci, Lena Matthews, you , of course.. Latrivia Nelson, Kassanna , Pepper Pace
Mrs. Ayesha thank you for finding time in your busy schedule… I appreciate you and all the wonderful readers… until next week.