Jul 202011
 
As part of her book tour with Bookish Snob Promotions, Liz Schulte, author of Dark Corners, is here today with a guest post.

Thank you for having me on Workaday Reads. I am so excited to be here!

Today I would like to talk about reading style. Are you the type on reader who sits down and devours a book in one sitting? Are you the type who takes your time and reads little by little until the end? What keeps you coming back and what makes you never want to open it again? Do you read the last chapter first, or do you avoid spoilers like flesh eating bacteria?

Personally, I am a one sitting sort of reader. I will never forget when I decided to read Lord of the Rings before the first movie came out. I started early on Sunday morning and completely consumed the first book, but much to my surprise the first book didn’t end at a point I could stop reading. I ended up reading all three
books that day (and night). I read the entire book because I need to know. I can’t put down a book without knowing everything that happens. I want closure and for the story to be wrapped up. For me the characters are the driving force in any story I read. I feel like I invest myself in their life, and I empathize for them something terrible. The very first chapter of Harry Potter always makes me cry.

Now with all of that said, I am notorious last chapter first reader. I blame my love for the characters on this horrible, horrible habit. I just feel I need to emotionally prepare myself for the ending just in case things don’t work out. I have read books that have devastated me at the end, leaving me an emotional, weeping mess. It wasn’t pretty. So now I spoil the end of the book in favor of my own mental stability. πŸ™‚

What about you? What are your reading quirks?

Thanks so much for being here today. It is always fun to hear about reading from someone who makes it possible.

About Liz:
Many authors claim to have known their calling from a young age. Liz Schulte, however, didn’t always want to be an author. In fact, she had no clue. Liz wanted to be a veterinarian, then she wanted to be a lawyer, then she wanted to be a criminal profiler. In a valiant effort to keep from becoming Walter Mitty, Liz put pen to paper and began writing her first novel. It was at that moment she realized this is what she was meant to do. As a scribe she could be all of those things and so much more.

When Liz isn’t writing or on social networks she is inflicting movie quotes and trivia on people, reading, traveling, and hanging out with friends and family. Liz is a Midwest girl through and through, though she would be perfectly happy never having to shovel her driveway again. She has a love for all things spooky, supernatural, and snarky. Her favorite authors range from Edgar Allen Poe to Joseph Heller to Jane Austen to Jim Butcher and everything in between.

Liz would love to hear from you and what you thought of Dark Corners.

Connect with the author: Author’s blog, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads
Buy the book: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Want to win a copy of the book?
Leave a comment answering Liz’s question about your reading quirks. Be sure to include your email address so I can contact you in you win.Β  Up for grabs is one ebook copy of Dark Corners by Liz Schulte. The giveaway is open worldwide until midnight EST on July 26, 2011.

Next tour stop: Jul 21 –Getting Naughty Between The Stacks

  9 Responses to “Guest Post: Liz Schulte + Giveaway”

  1. I’m like you Liz, I like to read books in as few sittings as possible. I don’t like reading more than 1 book at a time, I focus on 1 storyline, and I like to finish it as soon as possible.
    Thanks for the contest!
    booksavvybabeATgmailDOTcom
    Book Savvy Babe

  2. I definitely avoid spoilers like flesh eating bacteria! I hate having surprises and great twists revealed to me before I get to them myself! And I can't wait to read your book, Liz, because it sounds like one I would really like:)

    jwitt33 at live dot com

  3. Reading the last chapter first? My that is practically sinful πŸ˜‰ No, I couldn't do that. I don't even like sharing with people what I am reading because I don't like the ending to be spoiled. I won't even watch movies before I have read the book because I don't want it spoiled.

    My reading time is extremely limited. Back in the day before getting married and having kids, I would take a luxurious bubble bath and settle in for a few hours reading each night. Now, I'm lucky if I can get an hour a day in! I wish I could do more but it is not to be πŸ™

    I used to be the type of reader that would stay up all night with a good book, but chronic lack of sleep from small kids does me in whether I like it or not!

    What a fun guest spot! I enjoyed reading and participating!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

  4. @Book Savvy I completely agree. I cannot read more than one book at a time. The book I am reading consumes me.

    @Julie I completely understand that. I try really hard not to give spoilers to my friends about book I have read, but I will pump them for information about any book they suggest to me.

    @Darlene That is completely understandable. Family has to come first. It is so hard to find reading time when there are little minds that need to be entertained and cared for.

  5. I couldn't read the last chapter of the book first! What if something horrible happened in the book? Or worse, a zombie unicorn gets angry with me and comes to hurt me?! Arghhh πŸ™‚

    I like to read in one sitting, but the more I enjoy a book, it seems the slower I read, so one great book can take up most of my day, much to the people around me's annoyance.

    missy1549@gmail.com

  6. @Melissa. Ahahaha too funny, you have to watch out for zombie unicorns. I hear they are becoming a problem for many people. FACT: Zombie unicorns terrorize more readers than any other mythical beast. πŸ™‚

  7. I start reading with intention to only read a few chapters but sometimes that doesn't happen and I just keep reading and reading and the next thing I know I've been reading for hours and its 4 in the morning πŸ™‚

    Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

  8. Zombie unicorns? LOL There's a paranormal animal I don't want to encounter.

    Personally, I always avoid spoilers. And I try to tell spoilers to others. Hence the reason all my reviews are spoiler-free.

  9. I like to read in the bathtub! Sometimes I sneak a look at the last few pages…bad me!
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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