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Reading Habits

I would like to thank Shelia Renee Parker for nominating me for this and giving me these very interesting questions to answer. I shall do my best!

You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?   

I feel like I have that many already!  How do I choose? I guess it pretty much depends on my mood. I decide what type of book I’m in the mood for (fantasy? mystery? suspense? animal? horror? YA? light and fun or heavy? etc.) and go from there as to whether I want something that’s been sitting for a while or something newer.

You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or commit? 

Probably commit. I’ve already gone halfway, I might as well finish it out, and who knows, it might get better.

The end of the year is coming and you’re so close yet so far away on your GoodReads challenge. Do you quit or commit?  

I’ll keep going and see just how far I can go with it, for g.p.

The covers of a series you love DO. NOT. MATCH. How do you cope?  

Doesn’t bother me. I enjoy books for the story, not the cover, and what I picture when I read doesn’t usually match the covers, either. Kinda like the in Dresden Files, where they insist on giving Harry a hat to wear on the covers, even though he doesn’t wear one in the books. I do admit, though, that the hat looks pretty good on him in the covers.

Everyone and their mother loves a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?  

I just let them be. I’m sure I probably like books they don’t, as well. But if I happen to find someone (like someone online, for instance) who shares my dislike of said book, so much the better.

You’re reading a book and you’re about to start crying in public. How do you deal?

If anyone asks, tell them it’s a really, really  good book

A sequel of a book you loved just came out, but you’ve forgotten a lot from the prior novel. Will you re-read the book? Skip the sequel? Try to find a summary on GoodReads? Cry in frustration?  

If it’s been a long time coming, I’ll re-read, otherwise, I’ll just start the sequel and usually I’ll  be able to recall most of what had happened.

You don’t want ANYONE borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people “nope” when they ask?  

I don’t usually keep people from borrowing a book. I just ask them to make sure they return it when they’re done.

You’ve picked up and put down five different books in the past month. How do you get over the reading slump?

I don’t know that I’ve ever really had a reading slump. Granted, I’ve got about 5 books going right now, some I’m reading more on than others. But I will finish them. I just get in different moods to read different things.

There are so many new books coming out that you are dying to read! How many do you actually buy?  

I buy one or two at a time, depending on which ones I want most at the time, and if it’s close to Christmas or my birthday, ask for the others as gifts.

After you’ve bought a new book you want to get to, how long do they sit on your shelf until you actually read them?  

If I’m really eager to read it, I’ll start it that day or within a day or two, otherwise I usually wait at least until I’ve finished a book I’m currently reading.

Now, I’ll nominate the following blogs, as well as anyone else who might like to answer these questions:

By Hook Or By Book

LindaGHill

The Writing Chimp

Natacha Guyot

J. Giambrone

Mary Blowers, Author


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Interview with Robb Demarest of Ghost Hunters International

This is a great interview with Robb Demarest from Ghost Hunters International. For fans of the show and anyone interested in the paranormal, check it out.

SHEILA RENEE PARKER

Today I’m welcoming paranormal investigator, Robb Demarest of Ghost Hunters International. He’s also investigated on Haunting: Australia and on Seekers. Thank you, Robb for stopping by!

Sheila ~ Why the paranormal? Is it something that you’ve always been interested in or was there a particular instance that started it all for you?

Robb ~ It mainly started because my mom would take my sister and I to empty buildings in the area where we lived. Many of these buildings, of course, had received the reputation of being haunted. While I did not see any ghosts lingering about, it became a life-long passion.

Sheila ~ What was it like working with Jason, Grant and the rest of the crew of Ghost Hunters?

Robb ~ The funny thing is that, while it was great meeting them, I have never actually investigated alongside any of them. We have been in the same location…

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