Christy Nicholas is visiting The Library today as part of her virtual book tour---she's giving one randomly chosen commenter a $20 Amazon Gift Card. You can see the rest of her stops here: http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2013/07/name-before-masses-ireland-mythical.html.
Thanks for stopping by The Library. Tell us about your current book in 10 words.
It is a guide on Mystical Ireland Travel.
What are you reading right now?
The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries, by W. Y. Evans-Wentz, in research for my new book on Scotland travel.
E-Reader or print? and why?
I prefer print, but I am adapting because I don’t have to carry the book around – and it doesn’t get dog-eared and beat up. I also like audiobooks, as I can listen to them while I walk or drive.
Dog-ear or bookmark? (don't worry—Librarian Judith won't hold it against you—much)
Dog-ear for paperbacks… but only if I own the book; bookmarks for hard covers, always. I have a lovely collection of them from Ireland with Celtic knotwork on them!
Favorite book you've read this year?
Bernard Cornwell's Death of Kings – the 6th of his Saxon Tales books.
Favorite place to read?
At home, curled up on the couch, with the rain pouring.
I switch between historical fiction, science fiction and fantasy. I like when all three are combined, like in Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.
How do you keep your books organized?
By genre, and then alphabetically by author. I have a history section, a myth section, a fiction section, etc. Like any good library should!
What would make you not finish a book?
No sense of humor in the author or the characters, or endless proselytizing. I couldn’t finish Dune for both these reasons.
Keep books or give them away?
Both? I have several copies of my favorites so I can lend, but I rarely expect them back. I always try to keep a copy of my favorites. However, when I was getting ready to move to another state, I did a huge clean out of my library – I gave away over 1500 books to friends or the Friends of the Library Group. I still have about 200, but they are all either collectibles, reference, or my favorites.
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