Monday, October 27, 2014

Straight Chatting from the Library - Kaizen Love

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Tell us about your current book in 10 words.

This book illuminates the power gratitude has in our lives.

What are you reading right now?

Right now I am currently reading "The World We Found" by Thrity Umrigar and "The Pearl That Broke Its Shell" by Nadia Hashimi.

Do you have any bad book habits?

I love to dog-ear my books, and unconsciously spill coffee on them.

E-Reader or print? and why?

I think they both serve their purpose. Print books because I love how they feel and smell. E-reader because its easier to read just about anywhere.

One book at a time or multiples?

I am always reading multiples.

Dog-ear or bookmark? (don't worry—Librarian Judith won't hold it against you—much)

I only dog-ear my own books, so Librarian Judith need not worry.

Favorite book you've read this year?

That would have to be The Afterlife of Billy Fingers:How My Bad-Boy Brother Proved to Me There's Life After Death by Annie Kagan. I thought it was a bit bizarre, but after losing my dad last year, it was comforting in its own unique way.

Favorite book to recommend?

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Keep books or give them away?

I tend to give most of the books I buy away. But, I try to keep my favorites.


My Name Is Thank-You allows us into the worlds of two very different thirteen-year-old girls. Each girl’s voice carries its own unique tone, as the girls beckon us to follow magically into their lives. One is a joyous story of hope against all odds, the search for acceptance, and the longing for unconditional love; the other a sad tale of unspeakable abuse, constant rejection, and an overwhelming sense of loneliness. Thank-You and Josephine create around us a world rich with emotion, one that will leave you inspired, breathless, and yearning for more words.


"There is nothing better than being able to swim in a pool of knowledge so deep it forces ignorance to be uncomfortable in its own skin, to where it no longer holds a sense of being, a sense of purpose. That’s what books do. They allow us to live in the minds of every type of human. They allow us to taste the kind of freedom that even the end of slavery didn’t bring."


Kaizen Love is an up and coming writer, spinning words into a beautiful web that should enrich the lives of all who read them. She has a positive and fresh take on life, and has mastered the art of storytelling. She grew up reading books by authors from every style, race, nationality, culture, and religious perspective; drawing inspiration from each one. Her greatest mission is to share love.

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  1. I definitely dog ear...but only my "non" keeper shelf books. The ones that make it to the keeper shelf have a place of honor, and you touch them or dog ear them at your own risk!

  2. I really enjoyed your interview.

  3. Great excerpt and interview! entering under the name of Virginia