an avid reader’s perspective
Hello&welcome, Nicole of Willows Author Love
Would you like to share a bit about yourself?
My name is Nicole Dunton. I live in Lafayette, Indiana with my amazing boyfriend, Dustyn. I work part time at the fast food restaurant known as Burger King. When I’m not working for Burger King, I’m running The Book Club (a Facebook group my mother and I created a few years ago), blogging, reading, or working for Moira Keith (I’m her personal assistant). I’m also spending every spare moment with Dustyn. For the most part, I stay pretty busy, but I’m very happy. Here are the links for The Book Club and my blogs (and their Facebook pages):
When did you fall in love with reading?
When I was a kid, I hated reading. Well I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t like it very much. I preferred watching movies over reading. So my mom came up with a rule. I couldn’t watch the movie unless I read the book first. At first I hated this rule, but as time went on, I started loving it. I wound up preferring reading over watching movies. To this day, I still pick reading over watching movies or television.
Do you remember your favorite places to read throughout the years?
I would have to say my favorite place to read is curled up in a huge chair. I don’t really have the opportunity to do this much. It’s amazing when I am able to though.
Do you remember the first e-book you purchased?
I didn’t remember it honestly. However, I looked it up. The first e-book I ever purchased (in 2011) was called How To Marry A Millionaire Vampire. I got my first Kindle as a gift and one of the first things I did was grab a ton of free books.
I read a great meme about “e-books versus paperback” … do you have a preference, or do you think it is silly that people can’t simply agree that both are great in their own way?
Honestly I can go either way. I love my Kindle. It’s so amazing and convenient to have around. However, there is something about reading from a physical book that’s just euphoric. I try to go back and forth between the two. I honestly think everybody is entitled to their own opinion, but I feel that both have their strong suits.
Do you have a favorite genre, or do you like to explore any and all books?
I like to explore any and all books. I tend to stick with paranormal, suspense, and young adult though.
What book has most inspired you, brought you to tears, or changed your perspective?
I’d have to say both books in the Wyattsville series by Bette Lee Crosby
Have you ever found a book so disturbing, that you couldn’t finish it, or had to leave it and come back?
Not so far. I have found books rather dull, boring, or dragging and have set them down and tried them again later.
What question would you ask your favorite author, if you had the chance to ask only one question?
Well after going insanely crazy and unable to speak or think from meeting them, I’d ask them how it felt to write their first book. I’d also ask them how it felt when it got published.
Are there books that you find yourself revisiting? (Either in your mind or literally picking up the book to reread it again and again).
Every series that I read and got hooked on I have constantly thought about. I also think about stand alone books that I read that I felt weren’t fully finished. I wonder what happened to the characters after the story ended.
Have you ever absolutely adored an author, gotten to know too much about them or watched the writer in interviews, and been completely turned off? Even from reading their books?
I have many author friends that I adore. They are the sweetest and I hope with all my heart that they succeed in all they do! They deserve it more than they realize!
If you could introduce two characters from two different books you have read, who would they be and why?
I would want the characters in House of Night to meet the characters in Vampire Academy. I know that sounds really crazy but I’ve always been curious to see how Zoey Redbird and Rose Hathaway would interact.
Your favorite book to movie adaptation? Your favorite book to television series? What books are you excited to see on the big screen/as a television series?
My favorite book to movie adaptation would have to be Vampire Academy. I guess my favorite book to television series would have to be Vampire Diaries. I’m ready to see House Of Night series already!!!
Thank you so much, Nicole! Enjoyed your answers, and look forward to chatting, again, soon!
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