Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Forbes 25 Reviewers - #13 Paul Bryant

Today's guest is Paul Bryant.

How did you discover Goodreads?
An online friend told me about it.

What have been your most memorable Goodreads experiences?
Meeting fellow reviewer Ian Graye and his charming family from Australia in real life

Name one reviewer not in the Forbes 25 that people should be aware of.
Ian Graye

What was your initial reaction to Amazon buying Goodreads?
Forboding and resentment.

How many books do you own?
About 2000

Who is your favorite author?
Rohinton Mistry

What is your favorite book of all time?

What are your thoughts on ebooks?
I haven’t read one yet & have no intention of starting to any time soon. I like stuff – records, movies, books. But they are taking the stuff away. Will houses in 50 years time be empty?

What are your thoughts on self-publishing?
I’ve read about five self-published books recently and what a mixed bag – they can be excellent, they can be lamentable. So a bit like actual books then.

Any literary aspirations?
To read The Golden Bowl and to enjoy it. But I can’t see that ever happening.

1 comment:

  1. But surely these are rather dull questions? Rather ask : what's your weirdest Goodreads review? Why does Goodreads remind you of a pre-Raphaelite wombat? If all your GR friends were kept in a zoo what would you feed them? If not, why not? Which is your most controversial review, and why? Oh really? How delicious! Did you ever want to murder a book? Did you ever murder a book? You did? Wow.