Foxglove – Meet Our Reviewers and Win Prizes

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Why did you become a reviewer? I wanted a way to share my love of reading and books with others, and reviewing gives me a chance to put my opinion out there, whether anyone agrees or not.

What are your favorites genres to read in and why? I love to read any romance, but paranormal is where I go whenever possible. I love the escape from reality that a good paranormal romance can provide…seeing places and people that I would never otherwise meet.

What book in your youth made a big impression on you and why? Growing up, I loved the Nancy Drew series, always trying to solve the mystery before she did. In my teens, I found fantasy and enchantment with the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, and just kept on looking for the magic and fantasy in life.

Do you have any “bad book habits”? Dog Ear? Reading in the tub or while eating? Breaking the spine? I have done most of those ‘book sins’ at some point in my past, but not so much anymore. Of course, with the emergence of e-readers, most of there have fallen by the wayside. Now, my biggest thing is having three or four books in progress at any one time.

What is one thing we would be most surprised to learn about you? I am a crafter. If there is one thing I enjoy when not reading, it is creating something with my hands…I make jewelry, do needlepoint, embroidery, crochet, decorated clothing, sew, and make candles. And bake.

What is something that makes you stop reading a book? Bad plot lines, horrible characters no chemistry between the hero and heroine, all are reasons I will put a book down. If a book doesn’t grab me by the fourth chapter, I will probably not finish the book.

What books have most influenced your life? Why? There is no one book that has been an influence…reading has been the biggest influence, helping me through the tougher times in my life. When things get bad, I lose myself in a book to distract my thoughts, and usually find a solution for the current difficulty I’m facing.

What book do you think should be made into a movie? Why? I would love to see Anne Rice’s The Mummy: Ramesses the Damned as a movie…it is one of my favorite books of hers, and I read my print copy till it literally fell to pieces.

What would you choose as a superpower? why? I would love to be able to slow time, or even reverse time, so I could go back and make amends for some things I never did but should have.

Describe your perfect reading space. My perfect reading space is someplace quiet, no telephones, soft music, comfortable chair and ottoman, with a place to make tea and coffee.

If you could spend a day with anyone from history, dead or alive, who would it be, and what would you do? What would you ask them? I would love to discuss Middle Earth with J.R.R. Tolkien. I would ask where he got his ideas for the languages, and why there weren’t more female characters in his books.

What were your top ten books you reviewed for LASR in 2014?

A Secret to Die For by Sierra Dean

Blackthorne – Lexxie Couper

Getting Played – Lexxie Couper

Blame It On the Bass – Lexxie Couper

Downbeat – Mary Hughes

Wolf at the Door – N.J. Walters

Wolf in Her Bed – N.J. Walters

Moon Shine – Vivian Arend

Enigma – Moira Rogers

Summer Fling – Mari Carr & Jayne Rylon

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  1. Salisa Waheed says:

    reversing time ??? Never thought of that one!!

  2. Growing up I also loved the Nancy Drew series.

  3. I’ve read books so much they fell apart too. I like to read Anne Rice, her writing is really unique.

  4. Barbara Elness says:

    I’m with you Foxglove, I love paranormal too. I read lots of different genres, but the one I read the most is paranormal. I just love the creatures and worlds that are so different from ours.

  5. I admire people who do the crafty stuff. I don’t have the patience for stuff like that. But I do like to bake.

  6. I admire those with talents to create things with their hands. My mother does the sewing, needlepoint, embroidery, crochet but unfortunately I am left handed so growing up she tried to teach me, but she said I was doing it backwards. So I ended up being a reader instead.

  7. Nancy Drew seems a series every young girl read.

    Anne Rice’s books could translate well to the silver screen, but so far only Interview with a Vampire has been a relatively good one. Not great, but okay.

  8. Did you buy another print copy of Anne Rice’s book?

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