Tag: Reading Quirks

Reading Outside My Comfort Zone

Reading Outside My Comfort Zone

I’m a creature of habit. It’s hard for me to break out of my comfort zone. Especially when it comes to reading. I have my favorite authors and I tend to stick with them. When I’m confronted with a new-to-me author, I tend to shy away unless I’ve seen a lot of really great reviews […]

Opening Paragraphs/Lines

Posted February 21, 2011 by Holly in Discussions | Tagged: , , , | 1 Comment
Opening Paragraphs/Lines

I know I’ve seen post similar to this around the web. I was thinking about how the first line/paragraph of a book can really set the tone of the reading experience. I read a book last week and the opening paragraph tickled me. JulianEven watching him from a distance, Asia Callahan could feel the off-the-charts […]

Re-Reading

Re-Reading

I’m a huge re-reader. Sometimes I re-read books cover to cover, sometimes I just pick out my favorite passages and read those again and again. I even used to re-read books I didn’t particularly care for. I’ve found many times that a book I didn’t like the first time improves greatly upon a second read. […]

Author Spotlight: Shameless Self Promotion

Author Spotlight: Shameless Self Promotion

When I first started reading Sherrilyn Kenyon, I knew she also wrote historicals under the pen name Kinley MacGregor, but I hadn’t read them. I think I read the first four or five Dark Hunter books before I picked up a Kinley MacGregor novel. After reading 2 of them I decided they weren’t for me. […]

Brotherly Love?

A few weeks ago I picked up a new YA series for my teenage daughter on a whim at Walmart. The books were marked down to $7 (for trade paperbacks) and I thought they sounded like something she would enjoy. I tend to be a rather strict parent, however, and I wanted to make sure […]