Book Blogger Q&A: Mind Reader

The 40th post in the Book Blogger Q&A series features Franny from Mind Reader.

Here are her responses:

Mind ReaderHow long have you been a blogger?

I started blogging on May 3rd, 2011, so a couple of months.

Approximately, how many books do you read every year?

To be honest I’ve never counted them before, but this year I discovered Goodreads and set a goal of 50. Right now I’ve read 33, and I’m positive that this goal will be reached and exceeded 🙂 So I’d say around this number.

What were your favourite books as a child?

I’m Italian so none of everyone’s knowledge 😛 There are a few, though, that I recall I loved a lot. I’ve asked my mum to send them to me (I live in London) and she did. I think my favourite above them all was Richard Scarry’s  A Story A Day 365 Stories and Rhymes, but I don’t know if my parents still have it. The last memory I have of it is that it was without its covers (front and back) and all broken. Then I had one called Valentina and the Secrets of Nature and it was about this curious girl exploring nature throughout all the seasons. Another one I had was about a few different stories, bedtime stories. These last two are the ones my mum sent me. I’m so happy to have them as they bring back nice memories (I wish I could show them to you, they keep the “scars” of time…a.k.a. they’re all drawn in by me back then, lol).

What are you reading at the moment?

In this very moment nothing. This morning I finished reading Lauren Kate’s Passion (yet to be reviewed) and next on the list I have Kate Kaynak’s Legacy (book three of Ganzfield series).

If you had to pick one, what’s the best book you’ve read in the last twelve months?

Ouch, here comes the tough question… 😀 Unfortunately I don’t have only one, I might have to quote most of the books I’ve read.

Who are you three favourite authors?

Laurell K. Hamilton, Jana Oliver and Kate Kaynak.

Which book has had the greatest impact on your life?

I don’t have a book for that. There is a person who had the greatest impact on my life, but probably THE book has yet to come.

Which books are you most eagerly anticipating?

To be honest I’m not very up to date with books releases, but I’m looking forward to Jana Oliver’s Forbidden (book two of The Demon Trappers series) and The Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare.

Which book character is most like you?

Most of the books I read are YA, so there is really nobody I can relate to.

If you had to invite some book characters round for dinner, who would you choose and why?

Men and women? Well, Anita Blake first of all (of course :P)! Then I’d say Faythe Sanders (Shifters series), Riley Blackthorne (The Demon Trappers series) and Riley Jenson (Guardian series). Why? Because there is something I would learn from all of them. I didn’t mention any men on purpose, as the ones I have in mind are too hot and I’d probably spend the whole time drooling over them instead of eating my dinner.

What advice would you give to new bloggers?

Well, I can still be considered a new blogger myself, so my opinion doesn’t count much.

Anyway, I would say: be honest in your reviews (DO NOT steal others’ work), be nice and friendly to other bloggers (especially since you need to make friends) and most important, have an enormous amount of patience. If you are a book blogger requesting ARCs for review can be considered an almost mission impossible, so patience and luck are the key to success.

Which other book blogs do you recommend?

I have a few! Darkest Sins, by my best friend Silvia; Semisweet Book Blog, Ann is so cool! I met her through Random Acts Of Kindness last month and we’ve become friends. The next two are authors, but they’re also good friends so they deserve a mention! Emily White’s Blog and Disgruntled Bear by Kate Kaynak.

Many thanks to Franny for taking the time to contribute to The Book Base.

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