Friday, June 21, 2013

The Forbes 25 Reviewers - #5 Kat Kennedy

Today's guest is Kat Kennedy.  She also posts at Cuddlebuggery.

How did you discover Goodreads?
Through a hole in the time space continuum that landed me on the internet. Trapped on Earth with nothing better to do, I thought I'd look up Gerbils. That got boring fast so books were a close second in my search history. This led me to Goodreads. I've been trapped here ever since. Help.

What have been your most memorable Goodreads experiences?
The time I received an email from you, Dan Schwent. What took you so long?! I had my people contact your people and everything.

Actually, it was the time Manny Rayner wrote a book of his Goodreads reviews and had me review it on Goodreads. It was so meta, my mind exploded.

Name one reviewer not in the Forbes 25 that people should be aware of.
I'm not entirely sure who the Forbes 25 are. Is this a cult? Was I invited? I do love a good cult. But one reviewer I think is great and doesn't get enough credit is Sarah from

What was your initial reaction to Amazon buying Goodreads?
Shock. Horror. A brief stint of hunger followed by some vague stomach twinges. Then I just stood silently for an entire day making this face:

How many books do you own?
At last count 350. I don't know. Books are very transient creatures in my house.

Who is your favorite author?
This is an evil question. How do I answer such a thing?

Veronica Rossi.

Wow. That was surprisingly easy...

What is your favorite book of all time?
Ask me to pick my favourite child, why don't you? (My daughter)

On The Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta is the closest that I come. But I'll have you know that this could have easily devolved into a list of my favourite 100 books, broken into genre and listed in alphabetical order based on the author's name.

What are your thoughts on ebooks?
They are much more compatible with my ereader than physical books are.

What are your thoughts on self-publishing?
That I'm grateful it has brought me some of my favourite books. Actually, so has traditional publishing! I guess I'm forced to love them both. Unlike my children.

Any literary aspirations? 
I aspire to read great literature.

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