Thrill Week II
The weekend Thrill Ride/Blog Hop officially starts off The Thrill Week. Thanks for participating, I hope you enjoy all the networking and adding to your TBR list. Good luck with the Daily Giveaways.
Thrill Ride Questionnaire – all responses relating to Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense and or Horror
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1) Introduce yourself
I am 36 and have been blogging for 3 years. Today is officially my blogoversary. I decided to start this event as a celebration for my blogoversary and to find more bloggers in the genres I love.
I have a 5 year daughter, born and raised in Bermuda. I am a Human Resource Specialist. I love to travel, some of my favourite places have been Capri in Italy, Boston, Vegas, Wales in UK, Philadelphia and Nova Scotia in Canada.
I have had a Kindle for over 2 years and I LOVE it, prefer to read on it then an actual book but of course I still love books, they are what makes the perfect bookshelf.
2) What has been your top 3 reads this year? Link your reviews
Department Thirteen by James Houston Turner
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, got me out of a grieving period which caused reading slump
3) What are you currently reading during Thrill Week?
The Boy in the Suitcase, see cover on my sidebar
4) Do you have an all time favourite cover in the genres above?
I love covers on books but have to say in the genres I love I don't think covers are memorable but here are 2.
The Graveyard Series covers are gorgeous........
Cut Short - See the man in the eye and the writing all over the book, very specific to story, so well done overall.
5) What debut author(s) or new to you author(s) have you read within the last 12 months that have impressed you?
Ohhhh James Houston Turner, fabulous, his Thriller was top notch and he is such a personable author that liaises with his fans. He will be featured next week.
Another is Dan Wells, his characters and creativity blow my mind. The perfect books that go with my Thrill Week visual Button. He also will be featured next week.
6) Favourite trilogy or series you recommend to others to read in the genres above?
I am a stand alone fan so I look forward to other bloggers answers. I would go with Amanda Stevens Graveyard series and Dan Wells I am Not a Serial Killer trilogy.
7) What popular author(s) have you NOT read but is on your Wishlist?
Sue Grafton, Jefferey Deaver, Tami Hoag, Lisa Gardner and Lisa Jackson - what would be your recommendation by them?
8) Other than blogs, share with us what other tools you use or subscribe to in order to keep up with the latest news on authors, new releases, book tours, etc?
Mystery Tribune - this website, WOW, overload of amazing information, it has all the latest which I love.
Mystery Tribune is on an aggressive growth path to become the premier online mystery magazine on the web providing leading outlet for mystery news, commentary, and reviews of the notable books, movies and video games in the genre.
Other than that blogs, Amazon, Goodreads and Librarything.
9) What current book is hyped among the blogosphere that you want to read or are not interested in? Why or why not or link your review if you have read it.
Gone Girl was my most anticipated book this year and I was let down, I gave it a 3. I am definitely in the minority.
Also, when I see books with author recommendations on a book I didn't like I won't pick it up. And when I get a review request stating it is the next Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, I immediately decline, I couldn't get past the first 100 pages, and I tried 3 times to continue, just not my cup of tea writing style.
10) What is most important in these genres to you? Plot, characters, location, dialogue, red herrings, narrator or what mix of them?
I love the plot the most, trying to figure things out, all the twists and turns and an unreliable narrator always adds that extra touch. If it is a mess with your mind Thriller, Psychological Thriller, I am all over it.
Characters are more important to me when it is a series or trilogy as that is what will keep me engaged to continue.
11) Recommend a book made into movie you thought both were good?
Hands down, Silence of the Lambs. I enjoyed the book but the movie is seriously visually amazing, talk about scary, love love love. I was impressed with the book but the movie is my #1 love.
12) Recommend a book you would like to discuss with others and possibly the author? Note – I will do a poll with participant’s choices at the end of Thrill Week and then we can agree on a date for Q&A. I will try and arrange the chosen author to participate.
I have never read a book by Laura Lippman, go to her site here. I would choose a stand alone.
Thank you for participating in Thrill Week II. I will visit everyone, hope that you find new bloggers to follow and lots to add to your Wishlist.
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