Bio: Kim blogs at – The Booklover. She is a business educator by day and book blogger during off time. She is a graduate of East Tennessee State University (BBA), Kennesaw State University (MBA), and The University of West Georgia (M.Ed. and Ed.S.).
1. Name 5-10 of your most favourite books 2. A book that you have re-read the most 3.Favourite authors and why 4. Genre you dislike 5. Character crush 6. Character you strongly identify with 7.One character you want to bring to the real world 8. What is your ideal reading space/environment 9. Must-have books in a collection 10.Earliest memory of books and reading 11. Weirdest book or reading experience
1. Favorite books: The Orphanmaster’s Son by Adam Johnson, Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber, The City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett, Five Star Billionaire by Tash Aw, Night Film by Marissa Pessl, and Burial Rites by Hannah Kent.
2. I don’t really re-read books because there are too many books to read in this lifetime, so there isn’t really time to go back and re-read one. If I were going to choose one to re-read right now, it would probably be A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle.
3. I like Umberto Eco because his subject matter is so interesting. David Mitchell is a standout, although I don’t necessarily agree with his messaging. Authors I plan to read again soon are Donna Tartt, Adam Johnson, and John Burdette.
4. I dislike romance as a genre. It is so predictable and I don’t even like romance in the story except on the rare occasion. For example, the romance really ruined A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness for me.
5. My character crush is so predictable – Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights.
6. I strongly identify with Hermione Granger of the Harry Potter series.
7. Father Peter in The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
8. My ideal reading environment would be outside in a beautiful garden with NO mosquitos! They eat me up.
9. I don’t have any of them, but would love to have the entire set of Penguin Hardcover Classics with cover by Coralie Bickford-Smith. Those are beautiful books. I will take donations if anybody is willing!
10. My mother was a librarian, so my earliest memories are of going to the library with her. I loved the library in my hometown. It was in a log cabin built in 1792, but has since moved to a larger more modern facility.
11. The weirdest book I’ve read is The Celestine Prophecy. It really is a waste of time.
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