Here on the Reader Spot, I share the bookish love of our avid book reviewers. From young adult to historical romance, chick-lit to a murder mystery, they know what they like, and they’re happy to share. Whether you are a reader looking for a new book, or a writer wondering what your reader wants, I hope you find this series enjoyable.
Next up to the Reader Spot is the very lovely, Claire from Brizzle Lass Books. Find her beautiful book review blog HERE.
What genre do you enjoy reading?
Fantasy is my go to but I also enjoy Paranormal, Chick-lit and Romance and I enjoy them all in adult and YA.
Do you have a favourite author in this genre?
This changes pretty regularly but at the moment Jen Williams is probably a favourite, I’m chomping at the bit for her to bring out a new book and her debut The Copper Promise trilogy knocked me sideways.
How do you prefer to read your books?
I prefer paperback, but Kindle is convenient so I do read the majority of my books on Kindle. But nothing can beat the smell and feel of a real book.
Where do you purchase your books?
I prefer book stores, but I’m not currently working so my budget is really tight so Amazon tends to win out just because they are so much cheaper. Once I’m working again and can be a bit more frivolous then I will lean towards indie stores.
Where do you find out about the books you read?
It tends to be through book bloggers and author/publisher blogs and social media. I do track authors I really like to make sure I don’t miss anything and am always on the hunt for new authors/books especially if they have dragons…I have a soft spot for dragons!
Do you have a budget when buying books? Do you stick to it if you do?
Yes I always have a budget and I always break it, last time I went to Waterstones I gave myself a very strict talking to that I was going in for the book I wanted and only the book I wanted and I walked out with two more! Ha ha, we’ve all been there! 😉
Do you write a review when you’ve finished reading? If so, where do you post this?
Yes, I review all the books I read, even if they are really old books. I really enjoy emptying my brain of all those thoughts I have about the books and I also think it’s helpful for others (knowing how helpful I find others reviews). I post them on my blog, brizzlelassbooks.com, on Goodreads and on Amazon.
What do you look for in a book?
I love detailed descriptions, I like to be absorbed into a book and to really know what is happening and why. And the world-building is so important to me I like to have a really clear picture of the world.
Where do you like to read?
I literally read everywhere, I always read in bed, but I will read while I’m waiting for the bus/train, while on the bus/train, while my husband watches football. If I can catch five minutes to read then I’ll take it!
What social media platforms are you active on?
HUGE thanks to Claire for joining me today 🙂
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