I like to read faction and fantasy / sci-fi and also political books.
I like faction but not too excited about fantasy and science fiction. Who is your favorite contemporary author?
That would be Glenn Beck. I just started reading his new faction book, The Overton Window.
That's one I'd like to read, too. Do you have a favorite author of classic literature?
Yes, J.R.R. Tolkien.
I only read The Hobbit but not his other works. Why do you like to read?
I read Fantasy and sci-fi to get in to another world. With The Hobbit, I couldn’t put the book down. I like books that are detailed.
As a child, did you have a favorite book?
The Hobbit was my favorite book.
I prefer eBooks.
Me, too. So, even though I know the answer to this one already, do you have an ereader? Which one and why do you like it?
Just got a Kindle. I like it because you can store so many books on it and there’s no glare if you’re reading it in the sun. I like the Kindle cover with the light that does not need a battery but charges while the Kindle is on and the screen looks like you're reading a page from a book. The Kindle is light and not heavy to hold. Also, if I download a book, you can also put it on your Kindle, too since we have the same account.
Couldn't agree more. As you know, I did not think I was going to like eBooks, but now that I have a Kindle, I've been "Kindle-fied." Do you like to browse books in the bookstore or do you like to shop online?
Now that I have a Kindle, I shop online.
It is so great to be able to download a book so quickly and be able to take your vast library with you.
I haven’t done that yet, except reading the Bible over again.
I don't usually read books over again either, except for my favorites by Austen and some other classics. What books are on your summer reading list for those lazy days at the beach or relaxing in a hammock?
Your book, honey. The Overton Window and The Original Argument.
BTW, I wish I could jump into that photo right now and read in that hammock. I still think it's so sweet that you are reading my book, even though you're not into reading romance novels. Thanks, honey! Are there any other avid readers in your family?
That would be You and your mom. My dad also reads a lot of political books.
What’s one thing you've always wanted to ask an author?
Well, I’m married to one, so I can ask questions any time.
And that you, do! Have you ever gone to a book signing before (other than to mine)?
No, just to yours.
Have you ever wondered what an author was thinking in regard to where he or she generates story ideas etc.?
Yes, I’ve wondered that, especially how Tolkien made up his own new world and unique language in The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Series.
The Overton Window should be made into a movie.
I haven't yet read the book, but I agree that it should be made into a movie. I like the premise of combining fact + fiction in the book. Have you seen any movies based on books and thought the book was better?
The Lord of the Rings movies was good but I wished they had more details on the hobbits’ lives. When they released the extended versions on DVD, they did justice to what was missing (about 30 minutes added).
Name your all-time favorite romantic hero and heroine?
Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara from Gone With the Wind.
I love how you love that movie. I still can't believe that I never took the time to watch it until you asked me to watch it with you. I haven't read the novel, but it's on my TBR list. Which do you prefer in a book: dialogue or prose or do you like a good combination of both?
I like a good combination of both to make a book flow well.
Do you think characters’ names are important?
Yes because if you have a unique name and it stands out, it makes the book better.
What about characters’ physical descriptions? Do you like specifics or would you rather leave most of it up to your imagination?
I like a lot of details but not overboard. There needs to be a balance.
OK, happy endings or endings true to life, which do you prefer?
In fantasy books, I like how good usually wins over evil even though some characters get killed off. However, I also like to read realistic books, like The Overton Window.
Thanks, honey for stopping by The Mustard Seed today!
If you would like to be interviewed in my next Reader's Corner, feel free to contact me. Have a great weekend!