This is the second in a series I'm hosting where I talk with reviewers who have reviewed my books. Today I welcome Abigailann from The Story Factory Reading Zone! She was kind enough to take time out of her reading and blogging schedule to answer some fun questions about herself, her blog, and about my novel Ambasadora.
To read The Story Factory Reading Zone's full review of Ambasadora visit: http://abigailannreading.blogspot.com/2011/08/ambasadora-by-heidi-ruby-miller-review.html
1. What types of books do you review most often?
I review all sorts of books--basically anything (and usually everything) that I read. Most of the books that I’m asked to review are indie books at the moment.
2. Are there any types of books you won’t review?
Things that I know I’m unlikely to enjoy I won’t even read. I’m lucky to have enough time to read all the requests that I receive, but unless the synopsis sounds really interesting I never agree to review horror or chick-lit.
3. Do you review more books you've come to on your own or those from authors/publishers?
At the moment I’ve reviewed more books that I found myself overall, but I’ve only recently started getting books from authors. Last month I read more from authors than those that I got myself.
4. How long does it usually take you to get to a book once it makes it into your TBR pile?
That depends what you count as my TBR pile. I have about 100 books waiting to be read and some have been there for several years. However I also have what I consider a ‘short-term TBR pile’ of between 2 and 5 books. These usually take me between 1 week and 2 months to get through at a rate of 1 or 2 each week.
5. What do you do if you can't finish a book?
I’m not sure that’s ever happened to me. I try to read all the way through a book unless I really can’t stand it--after all, it might get better.
6. What is your favorite book ever?
I don’t really have a favourite book, but I do have a favourite author--Jasper Fforde!
7. Do you like ice cream better than potato chips?
1. Who was your favorite character?
Definitely Sara, she seemed so real and it was so easy to get into her character.
2. Who did you picture as the characters?
I’m not really sure I pictured anyone in particular as the characters, I just sort of imagined them in my own head.
3. What is your favorite setting within the Ambasadora-verse?
The v-game parlour. It was interesting to see the different people and their reactions to what was going on.
4. Would you rather have a character or a place named after you?
I think a place. It would be interesting to see my character inside a place, but a person would just be a bit creepy.
5. What would you have changed about AMBASADORA if you could?
I think that I would have ended it a chapter earlier to end it on more of a cliff-hanger.
6. What would you like to see in future books within the Ambasadora-verse?
I’d like to read more about the relationships between the different parts of society and how Sara and Sean relate to it.
7. Would you ever want to travel to the V-side?
The foyer area of the v-side sounded really interesting and it would be good to explore what other worlds were out there. I wouldn’t like to go to any of those described in Ambasadora though.
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