I saw this tag on This Girl Reads A Lot and thought it would be fun to do. I’m supposed to tag five people, but I’d rather tag anyone who wants to do it. Comment below if you did this survey and where I can find it.
What are your top three book pet peeves/hates?
Not knowing what a character looks like. I can’t stand it when an author doesn’t offer a physical description of her characters. How can I get into the story when I can’t picture who’s telling the story?
Wishy-washy characters. Characters who can’t make up their mind for no reason at all except to add unnecessary drama to the story.
Falling back on stereotypes. When a character’s behavior is explained because she’s a certain type of person. Not all black people think alike; not all studs or femmes think alike, so characters that follow the same mold frustrate me.
Describe your perfect reading spot.
*sigh* In my bed. But I also love the outdoors, as long it’s not too hot.
Tell us 3 book confessions.
- I need Skyy to make another book in the Choices series. I can’t imagine Denise, Cooley and Carmen not having another story.
- I wish I had met E. Lynn Harris. I’ve heard from people who’ve met him that he’s a beautiful soul, and I only wish I could have had him sign my copy of Invisible Life and maybe chatted a bit.
- Love stories are what I truly enjoy the most, but sometimes I wish our black lesbian authors would step out the box a bit. We’re more than being in a relationship.
When was the last time you cried at a book?
I can’t exactly recall the last time I cried at a book, maybe A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks. That was a sad book.
How many books are on your bedside table?
None. I keep the book I’m currently reading in the bed with me which would be: Niya 2 by Fabiola Joseph. I also have my Kindle and Nook.
What is your favorite snack whilst reading?
Chips, chocolate, water, ice (to crunch).
Show us your favorite bookshelf on your bookcase.
This one is my favorite because it has E. Lynn Harris, James Earl Hardy, and A.S. King (Ask the Passengers).
Write how much books mean to you in three words.
Love beyond measure.
What is your biggest reading secret?
I have well over 700 unread books. *gasp*