Monday, June 17, 2013

The Forbes 25 Reviewers - #9 mark monday

Today's guest is mark monday.  mark also posts at Shelf Inflicted and Hypnos.

How did you discover Goodreads?
an ex-friend sent me a link.

What have been your most memorable Goodreads experiences?
getting to know a lot of interesting and/or nice people. watching various meltdowns while snickering unkindly to myself. and of course the very best thing for me about Goodreads has been getting introduced to a lot of really memorable books.

Name one reviewer not in the Forbes 25 that people should be aware of.
for horror fiction, Shawn Garrett
for literary fiction, Joselito
for fantasy and science fiction, Kate Sherrod.

What was your initial reaction to Amazon buying Goodreads?
worry & concern. that has since faded.

How many books do you own?
hard for me to say. hundreds? thousands?

Who is your favorite author?
also hard to say. maybe a toss-up between Jack Vance and Joyce Carol Oates.

What is your favorite book of all time?
and also hard to say. very hard to say! changes all the time, depending on mood. right now maybe Paul Scott's Raj Quartet

What are your thoughts on ebooks?
i like the feeling of an actual book in the hand. that said, i love the convenience of ebooks and the availability of many free classics & obscurities on Project Gutenberg.

What are your thoughts on self-publishing?
it's nice that publishing is so easy now and i've read a few interesting self-published books. but unfortunately the popularity of self-publishing also means that a lot of crap gets "published".

Any literary aspirations?
only vague ones.

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