Today's guest is Lady Danielle the Book Huntress. She also posts at Danielle's Book Thoughts.
How did you discover Goodreads?
Someone on the Amazon romance forum mentioned it as a good site for book lovers. I love chatting with other booklovers and I don’t have many friends in real life who are avid readers like me, so I jumped on the opportunity. Now, it’s an obsession for me.
What have been your most memorable Goodreads experiences?
That would be hard! I’ve had so many interesting experiences in the almost five years I’ve been on the site.
Name one reviewer not in the Forbes 25 that people should be aware of.
I, Curmudgeon—he always writes thoughtful reviews.
What was your initial reaction to Amazon buying Goodreads?
I don’t have a strong opinion about it. I am hoping they will have the option to import books that I buy off Amazon because I’m lazy. :)
How many books do you own?
Over five thousand. It’s hard to do an exact count because I’d have to go through all my bookshelves and books to do that, and I haven’t had the time or energy to do so. Plus I continue to acquire more books...
Who is your favorite author?
Anne Stuart, who writes romance with a dark edge. I want to have every book she ever written in my collection.
What is your favorite book of all time?
That’s a tie between Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase
What are your thoughts on ebooks?
They are a good adjunct to my paper book reading. I think they help to expand the available books because indie authors can more easily break into the publishing game. I like that books that are out of print are becoming available as ebooks. And I like when I can get good books for very cheap prices.
What are your thoughts on self-publishing?
I think it’s a good thing because it allows more writers to get their books out, but it’s a double-edged sword. Self-publishing has a stigma because there are many poorly edited and unpolished works out that should have been more stringently edited before they arrive under the public eye. As a result, many roll their eyes when they hear about a self-published author/book, thinking it will live down to the reputation.
Any literary aspirations?
I love to write. One day I will actually get something I wrote published. :)