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What is your favorite book today?
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. I’ve read this book four times and I’m still fascinated with the plot and multiple themes associated with the story. Man vs himself, man vs God, man vs society, man vs man. There’s no wonder why this novel is timeless.
What are you reading right now?
Dan Brown’s Inferno; The Secret History of the World As Laid Down by the Secret Societies by Mark Booth; HP Lovecraft: The Complete Fiction.
What books do you have on hold at the library?
Stephen King’s The Outsider
E-Reader or print? and why?
Print. There’s just something about the feel of a book in my hands that is completely satisfying. Print books are like going on a reading journey, bringing a sense of satisfaction with every stop towards completion. You can see it, the pages winding down to the end. Plus, the smell, there’s nothing better than walking into a library or bookstore and getting that waft of books in your nostrils. Feels like home.
One book at a time or multiples?
Multiples. I normally have three going at a time with a mix of fiction, science (I love quantum physics), and self-help or philosophy.
Dog-ear or bookmark? (don't worry—Librarian Judith won't hold it against you—much)
Dog-ear, sorry Judith. I can never hold on to a bookmark. I don’t actually know why but they just seem to disappear on me. Kind of like that sock that mysteriously goes missing from the dryer.
Favorite book you've read this year?
Finally read The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. Not sure why I waited so long to read this classic, but it was 100% worth the wait. Absolutely incredible.
When do you do most of your reading?
In the evening.
This is a difficult question to answer. There seems to be so many highly specific genres in today’s world. Plus I’m a multi-genre writer and don’t want to insult any genre over the other (my books and characters may resent me for it). However, to answer the question I’d have to choose horror and thrillers.
Do you loan your books?
Of course. Sharing is caring.
The Horseman kicked his steed, raising his sword as he barreled toward Crane.
“Shit!” Crane said and started to run. “What the fuck is going on?”
Galloping hoofs slammed against the ground, picking up speed. Crane’s heart jumped and pounded in his chest. His face was as ashen as the blood that had rushed to his pumping heart. The sound of hooves came close, too close, and he heard the backswing of the sword. Crane jumped and landed right into a headstone, smashing it to pieces. His head immediately started to bleed.
The Horseman stopped and dismounted.
Crane’s vision was blurred, but he could see the Horseman coming at him, sword in hand.
“What do you want from me?” Crane yelled, starting to cry, the pain in his head and the fear in his heart too overwhelming for him to shove down and forget about.
The Horseman approached quickly, his boots stomping on the ground with a heavy thud. Crane scampered to get to his feet, cutting his hand on the broken headstone. The sound of the Horseman’s sword, that metallic ting, rang in Crane’s ears, offering him only a split second to react.
The Horseman swung that mighty blade toward Crane’s head.
Crane leaped away, and the sword cut through the headstone.
“Cut my head off!” Crane gathered strength through anger, his adrenaline pumping, bringing clarity to his foggy mind. Crane jumped at the Horseman, slamming into his torso. Both fell to the ground. The Horseman dropped onto his back, his sword leaping from his hand.
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