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. 🙂
What about you? What are your reading quirks?
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.
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. 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