Sunday, September 16, 2012

Interview with one of our reviewers Twigs

We continue on with our reviewer Twigs. I have been goodreads friends with Twigs for a while now and really happy to have her here reviewing. 

First off please tell the readers a bit about yourself, please.
I am a 27 year old single mother of 2 wonderful children. I also work full time for a mortgage company.  Reading is my break from reality, and my vacation from everyday life.

Besides reading what do you like to do in your spare time?
I don’t have much free time left in a day, so when not reading I am spending time with my kids.

What the hardest thing to do when it comes to reviewing a book?
Making sense of the jumbled thoughts in my head.  I try to keep it short and without giving too much away.

What is the biggest thing you look for when you review a book?
Is it a page turner or is it easy for me to put down. Did I feel like I was there? Do I feel like I knew the characters personally? Did the book make me feel?

What are some of your favorite authors?
I started my first adult chapter book when I was 10 years old. It was John Grisham’s The Client. He has always been my most favorite author. I also love Jeaniene Frost, J.R. Ward, Gena Showalter, Christina Dodd, Larissa Ione, and Eve Langlais.  In no certain order.

Questions from Bitten’s Facebook users

Venus Batista- I would ask with so many titles available to them, what is the determining factor in choosing which to read next? :) Always my problem
Oh boy, mine too. I’m not really sure I have a method of choosing each time I pick up a new book. Sometimes I just grab one and start reading. But when I am truly stuck I look at a few things first. Should I read a new author or a familiar one?  Continue a series or start a new one? Also I must look at reviews. Must.

Debra Smith- What things separate your favorite authors from the ones that are just "okay"?
My biggest determining factor is if the author made me feel like a part of the world they had built. Did I feel for the characters? Did he/she make me emotional over what happens?

Dominique Eastwick -When you review what constituted a 5, 4, 3, etc. in your eyes.
 A 5 star rating for me would be a book that has completely captured me. I would read again and count down the days until the next book came out. A 4 star would be something that I would read again but it just didn’t leave me feeling like I was in the world as much. 3 stars is my iffy factor. I might read it again but most likely not. I just didn’t feel the characters as much as I was hoping to. 2 and a 1 star rating are the ones that I would definitely not read again.

J.v. Altharas- What's your length preference? (giggity) How short is too short, how long is too long?
I usually don’t just a book by its length. There are times when I enjoy the shorts. Most are fast paced and don’t waste time on the denials most of the longer books do. As long as a book can keep my attention and keep me turning the pages I don’t think there is a too long. 



  2. Hi ya Twigs,

    Well, I want to know...

    How did you come by that handle - Twigs?

  3. Haha! Oh boy Artemis, I have had that since I was 16. My boyfriend in highschool used to skateboard. I loved this one skateboard by the brand Element. It was called the Twigs..It started out as just my email address with 1704 on the end. Then for a lack of any more imagination I used it for my xbox, goodreads, ect...just kind of stuck. I have a few friends who just call me Twigs and not my real name. :)


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