Maggie has thrown this out to us today. You can respond directly here
A discussion with a writer friend piqued by curiosity about the reading habits of writers. I’d love to see some responses to these questions.
- How often do you read?
Other than my blog, not very often these days.
- Do you finish every book you start?
Usually. I think I’ve only started and not finished about 3.
- If not, what causes you to stop reading a book?
Boredom, trite phrasing, bad editing or predictability.
- What’s your definition of flowery language?
Why say something in three words when thirty will do?
- Does flowery language discourage you from reading a book?
Providing it’s used to enhance the narrative in trying to put you inside the story, no.
- How important is the first line of a book or story?
If it’s in the first person, I usually discard it.
- Do you read reviews before choosing a book to read?
Nope. I have preferred authors and rely on the cover blurb.
- Do you read ebooks or are you strictly a physical book reader?
I have never read an ebook, much preferring something in my hand. Besides, you can’t prop up a table with an ebook.
- What book are you reading right now (or the last book you read)?
Last book I read was Sue Vincent’s Midnight Haiku collection, and the ones before that were all to do with her dog Ani.
- Did you leave a review?
Yes. I’ve left reviews for all her books I’ve read and several others besides.
The above images were used for another post. Clever isn’t it.