Avid Reader Interview – Danielle

Today I am starting a new blog interview series featuring avid fiction readers.  Danielle agreed to be my guinea pig and aid my research in finding an answer to the question “What do readers want?”

Tell me what immediately comes to mind when I ask what is your favorite book of all time?

The Hunger Games Trilogy

What are you currently reading and who is the author?

I just finished reading He’s So Not Worth It by Kieran Scott 

Are you loving it?  Hating it?  Feeling ambivalent about it?  Want to give a shout-out to the author?

I loved it. 

Why did you choose this particular book?

It’s the second book in a series and it just came out.

Do you have a favorite genre?  (i.e., romance, suspense, thriller, sci-fi, fantasy, etc.)

Probably YA (young adult)

Do you have a favorite author?

Probably YA author Kieran Scott/Kate Brian 

Do you primarily read Ebooks? Paperbacks? Hardcovers?

Ebooks

 Where do you obtain books? i.e., library, bookstore, online, share with friends, buy used, etc.?

Online.  I have a Kindle. 

How many books do you read in a month on average?

Ten to fifteen a month, but some are favorites I’m re-reading

Does price play a part in your book-buying decisions?  How much is too much to pay for a book?

Yes, it does play a part.  For a Kindle edition, I usually won’t pay more than $13, but if it’s a new release I really want I’ll pay a higher price even if it’s more.

What is something authors do that you like?

Write series. 

What is something authors do that bugs you?

When they make the series go on too long and the quality suffers.  I also don’t like if they write characters that are too perfect and/or unrealistic.

 How important are covers in your book-buying decisions?

Not very important.  Usually it’s the title that grabs my attention first.

In what ways do you discover new authors?

I often find them through Amazon.  They send me e-mails of top books in the genres I read.

Do you belong to a book club?  No.

Have you ever attended an author booksigning?  Yes

Danielle is female, between the ages of 20 and 30.  She has a college degree and lives inCentral Florida.  I would like to thank her for taking the time to be interviewed.

If you are an avid fiction reader and would like to be featured in an upcoming blog interview, contact me at barb@barbmeyers.com.  I will send you a questionnaire via e-mail which you can complete and return to me via e-mail.  I won’t add you to a mailing list, sell your information or anything else like that.  I only use a first name. 

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