Linda Katmarian is visiting The Library today as part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Linda will be awarding a $25 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.
What is the favorite book you remember as a child?
King Arthur and His Knights and Treasure Island were my favorite books when I was seven.
What is your favorite book today?
It’s hard to choose. I like Janet Fitch’s White Oleander, but over the years there have been a number of books I have loved—Gone with the Wind, The Thorn Birds, Le Rouge et Le Noir. No, I’ll just stop there because I’ll be tempted to list too many books.
Tell us about your current book in 10 words.
Three bold, determined characters entangled in love and hate.
E-Reader or print? and why?
I love the Kindle because it allows me to have all the books I want on one tiny portable device. I have a large bookcase full of books and it was beginning to get out of hand until the Kindle rescued me. Now I only buy print books if it’s something really special, such as an art book or a novel that I will love and reread until the day I die.
Least favorite book you've read this year?
There is no point in listing least favorites, in my opinion. But it does need to be said that some writers produce some really awful books full of dull characters and storylines. Then to top it all off they sprinkle it with spelling and layout errors. I know it’s hard to produce a good book.
When do you do most of your reading?
I do most of my reading in the evening. A good book helps me unwind. If I’m having a bout of insomnia, I park myself on the couch and read until my brain gives up.
Re-reader or not?
I reread books I’m really fond of because I’ve discovered each time you read you discover new things about the book. I also watch movies that I like again.
What would make you not finish a book?
The things that make me put down a book are:
• Dull, implausible dialog
• Cardboard characters
• Slow pace with lots of descriptive passages that don’t move the story
A fortuitous invitation from her cousin Melina to come to Los Angeles rescues her from an uncertain future. In Los Angeles, Elizabeth finds security in the embrace of her aunt’s family and is introduced to the man who soon becomes her fiancé, Collin Greenslade, an ambitious, up-and-coming real estate developer. Life could not be more perfect.
When her cousin’s boyfriend, a civil rights activist, has his Thunderbird vandalized in Mississippi, he enlists his roommate, Mark Laughing Hawk, to tow his car back home. Melina insists that she and Elizabeth should come along for the ride, but what starts as a fun romp across the country becomes a journey of the soul that complicates love and endangers lives.
Dreaming of Laughing Hawk explores the desire for love, power, and sense of purpose and the lengths we will go to attain them.
Author page: http://amazon.com/author/lindakatmarian
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