Here on the ‘Reader’s Spot’ I share the bookish love of our readers, from young adult to romance, chick-lit to murder mystery. Whether you are a reader looking for new books, or a writer wondering what your readers want, I hope you find this series enjoyable.
Next up to the Reader’s Spot is Rosie Amber, an avid reader, bookworm and reviewer.
- What genre do you enjoy reading?
I’m a huge fan of reading and love all sorts of genres. I like to mix them up, but I do have a preference for YA, NA, YA paranormal, most paranormal as long as it doesn’t dip in to Horror (I need to be able to sleep at night). I like a splash of romance and am happy to have it in any of the books I’m reading. I also like to dip into non-fiction, I’ve read some great books about how the Chinese discovered the world way before the European explorers. Plus I do like a spot or two of self-help.
- Do you have a favourite author?
Yes, yes and more yeses; I have loads; JK Rowling, Lousie Hay, J.R Rain, Ednah Walters, Sam Cheever, Sue Hewitt, Karen Lynch, Chris Bridge, Terry Tyler, Zee Monodee, Rosemary Gallagher, Monica La Porta, Nora Roberts, Joseph Delaney and many more….
- How do you prefer to read your books?
Kindle is great as its light-weight and you can store loads of books on it, but I do also enjoy a paperback, so in answer, I like to mix it up.
- Where do you purchase your books?
Amazon for my kindle books and some of my paperbacks, The Works for a bargain book and I also rummage in Charity shops.
- Where do you find out about books you read?
Twitter is a fantastic place to meet new authors and find out about books. Blogs. I follow several book bloggers and I’m always looking for recommended books. The rest of the books I read come to me via my own book review blog, to be honest I have more books than I can get to at the moment, which is great for a book worm like me.
- Do you have a budget when buying books?
I like a bargain, and I don’t like to pay more than £2.00 for a kindle book, which might sound mean but the market is saturated with books, so it’s a buyer’s paradise. I will pay more for a paperback, I know there are printing costs, for fiction I’ll pay up to £5, non-fiction I will go higher but don’t like to pay over £10.
- Do you write a review when you’ve finished reading a book?
99.9% of the time, Yes. The only time I won’t write a review is if I’ve been asked to review the book and it will come in lower than a 3*, then I contact the author with an appraisal. I post my reviews on my blog, Amazon UK & US and Goodreads.
- What do you look for in a book?
Oh there’s a million dollar question! I love to be emotionally involved or moved by a book, if I can feel I’m riding along with the characters and am lost in what I’m reading, that’s brilliant. At other times I like to learn something new from a book, like about a place, a time in history, a famous person or anything which leaves me feeling I’ve taken something away from my reading experience.
- Where do you like to read?
I have a long list….in bed, in the bath, in the garden (in the summer) in the park, whilst travelling, beside a log fire, with the light pouring in from a window, during a lunch break, during morning coffee, whilst waiting to pick the kids up from school, at the kid’s sports training and matches (when I’m supposed to be watching them – I do get into trouble for this one!) Basically I grab any moment I can, I always take my kindle out and about with me.
- What Social Media platforms are you active on?
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