Third interview with a reader! Here's my interview with SongofAutumn! (Pretty username by the way!
What’s your favorite genre and why?
My favourite genre has to be historical fiction- I've always been fascinated by history, and I find that reading about it makes the time come alive. I find there's a lot more variation than in other genres, and, also, I just love the heroes in the romances!
Do you read what’s on the What’s Hot list or what grabs your interest?
I read whatever grabs my interest- and it it's in What's Hot, then so be it- but, since I'm not big on romance or teen fiction, I find myself reading more undiscovered stories. As a general rule, as long as it doesn't look cliched, I'll be interested!
What’s the best book you’ve read in Wattpad and in real life?
The best book I've read on Wattpad has to be Finvarra's Circus, by DistantDreamer. The imagery and description is amazing- it's almost as if you're in the story yourself. And in real life? ...It would have to be Noughts and Crosses, by Malorie Blackman. The story is incredibly complex, but still easy to follow, and the characters are developed incredibly well. It's one of the few romances where you really want everything to work out.
I love Noughts and Crosses too! What’s your definition of a perfect book?
My definition of a perfect book? ...That's hard... I'd say, set in the 19th century, with a male character's point of view. There should be some mystery, some romance, and a wide vocabulary in use... and the characters should be likeable. There are so many stories where the male characters are portrayed as uncaring and rude, and the female characters are just ridiculously 'perfect'. I should want the characters to succeed- though whether or not they do- it could go either way. As twisted as it sounds, I sometimes prefer a tragic ending.
And, of course, the author needs to have enjoyed writing it. It's easy to tell when a story is being pursued for the sake of it- and it can really spoil what could potentially have been a brilliant read...
I completely agree with you, Elen! And thanks for your time!