My favorite genre: Mystery
My favorite series (can't list just one):
Cat in the Stacks Mystery by Miranda James
Trash 'n' Treasures Mystery by Barbara Allan
Joe Pickett by C.J. Box
Joe Pike by Robert Crais
Bibliophile Mystery by Kate Carlisle
Alison Reynolds by J A Jance
Jack Reacher by Lee Child
Little known authors that I LOVE
Marion Hill Moore
R. Scott Mackey
Long Loved Authors:
I say "long-loved" because there are so many authors today that come to mind.
John D MacDonald
How I choose a book to read:
I'm not really a "look at the cover" person. I tend to read the first paragraph and most of the time I'm not wrong about enjoying the book.
However, I have learned that I don't have to read every book I pick up. It took a long time for me to realize it wasn't a bad thing to just "stop" when I wasn't enjoying a book.
Are you a hard copy person or a digital reader?
Being a retired librarian I thought I would always want the feel of a "book" in my hands but that has become untrue. I love reading with my Kindle or Nook or even just a .pdf file on my Tablet. I can adjust the light, I can adjust the text size, it isn't as heavy, I don't even have to hold a page open :)
About Reviews (as a reader):
I don't like reviews that tell too much of the story
I don't like long reviews
I like reviews that just give me a quick view of the reviewer's opinion