Sunday, June 30, 2013

Meet the Shelf Inflicted Staff - Stephanie

Today's guest is the Artist Currently Known as Stephanie.

How did you discover Goodreads?I was was working at a veterinary office with Heidi Henry and Carey. One day Heidi said to me "there's a new online social site called Goodreads, I know you're a reader so I thought you might like to check it out." And so I did. I only used it to keep track of my books and I even remarked to the girls "you know, some of the people on this site get down right serious about reviewing books." And now I'm one them.

What have been your most memorable Goodreads experiences?When I discovered the caliber of people you can find here and make good friends of, and when I first got on the top reviewer list

Name one reviewer not in the Forbes 25 that people should be aware of.Steve Kendall.....his reviews are beautiful, and he's a really nice person.

What was your initial reaction to Amazon buying Goodreads?Negative. But there is nothing I can do about it so there is no reason to stress over it.

How many books do you own?not many. I tend to give them away if I own them in print, I see no reason to leave them sitting around unloved when someone else could be enjoying them. And since I moved all over creation I have donated trunk fulls to local libraries when I moved (and those helping me move would bitch about lugging the boxes of books.) I do have quite a few on Kindle and audio.

Who is your favorite author?Margaret Atwood, Kurt Vonnegut and Stephen I could pick just one.

What is your favorite book of all time?The Handmaids Tale, The Dark Tower if you count a series as one.

What are your thoughts on ebooks?I love ebooks.....

What are your thoughts on self-publishing?It can be a good thing and a bad thing. Editing is sorely overlooked when one self publishes but I do admire people for taking the chance and going for what they want.

Any literary aspirations? No. None really, but I would be very proud of myself if I could write a book. Never say never.

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