Lorianne Lynch is a wife and mother of one child, a six year old daughter. She is also a paralegal. Her parents instilled in her the love of reading in childhood and she is passing that love on to her child. She is rarely bored because she is surrounded by books.
Love that you are rarely bored because you're surrounded by books. I totally relate to that statement. So, on a scale of 1 – 10 (10 being the highest) how much of an avid reader are you?
What kind of books do you like to read?
I like all kinds of books, fiction and non-fiction, but I really enjoy a good mystery or thriller.
Always love a good mystery novel. Do you like reading multiple genres or do you stick to only romance or mystery etc.?
I will read anything if it’s good and interests me.
Interesting is definitely the key for me...if a book doesn't catch my interest right away, I'm not so keen on reading it. Why do you like to read?
To immerse myself in another world and make new friends with the characters.
Great answer...totally agree with that. Once you read a book, do you read it over again?
Yes, many, many times.
Most contemporary books I've read, I haven't re-read. Although, the classics I love, I've read those over and over again.
I love going to bookstores and libraries. If I know exactly what I want then I will go online.
Love browsing book stores. I remember taking many trips to the library as a child. Do you prefer eBooks or print books?
I’ve recently fallen in love with eBooks.
Me too. Do you have an ereader? Which one and why do you like it?
Yes. I have a Kindle. I like the fact that the screen is non-glare and that reading it is like reading a book. It’s very lightweight and I take it everywhere.
Agree with those answers. Recently got a Kindle and love it. Take it everywhere with me.
Too many to name. If I have to pick just one it would be Stephen King. I’ve never been disappointed by him.
Do you have a favorite author of classic literature?
I guess it depends on the definition of classic but I like the Bronte’s.
Love the Bronte's and Jane Austen. As a child, did you have a favorite book?
Yes. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.
What is your most favorite book and if you had to pick actors to play the parts of the characters, which actors would you pick?
The Diary of Anne Frank. I’ve read it at least once a year since I first read it as a pre-teen. I don’t think any actors can adequately portray the people in that book, although it’s been tried.
What books are currently on your reading list?
Under the Dome- Stephen King, Frankenstein Series by Dean Koontz and the new Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child.
Are there any other avid readers in your family?
Yes, all of us. We learned our love of reading from our parents.
My mom passed on her love of reading to me and my brothers and sisters. So glad she did. Of all the classics you’ve ever read which book is your favorite?
The Catcher in the Rye.
How does it feel to have a character die?
Sounds crazy, but it's hard. I actually got attached to one character in my book that I didn't want to kill her off as originally planned so I killed off another character. In my current WIP, it was also sad for me when another character died, but it was part of the story and needed to happen. Have you ever gone to a book signing before?
Have you ever wondered what an author was thinking in regard to where he or she generates story ideas etc.?
Yes, especially when reading a good thriller.
Which do you prefer in a book: dialogue or prose or do you like a good combination of both?
I like a good mix but too much prose is just filler and I tend to skim ahead.
Couldn't agree more. I like a good balance. Do you think characters’ names are important?
Not really, some of the most memorable characters have commonplace names that became larger than life because of the story.
What about characters’ physical descriptions? Do you like specifics or would you rather leave most of it up to your imagination?
I prefer to imagine what the person looks like.
Happy endings or endings true to life, which do you prefer?
True to life.
I like realistic stories, but I am a sucker for the romantic happy endings. Have you ever thought about writing a book?
Yes, I’ve actually started a few times.
That's great. When you finish your novel, I'll have you over on the blog for an interview. What book do you think should absolutely be made into a movie?
Hard question because I’m always disappointed by movie adaptations.
Have you seen any movies based on books and thought the book was better?
Yes, most books are better than the movie.
Lorianne, thank you so much for being here today. I really enjoyed chatting with you.
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