Q. ACK! Your favorite book/movie character just walked into the room! Who is it and what would be your first reaction?OMG, it's Comte Saint Germain from Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's historical vampire book series! Aside from the rapid beating of my poor heart (sure to attract his attention, right?), I would creep up to his manservant, Rogerian, and check which version of his name his master was currently using, so that I could address him correctly as I swoon into his arms.
Q. What keeps you reading beyond the first few pages of a book, and what makes you want to stop reading a book and put it back on the shelf?
I like to be drawn in by the characters, story and setting. I want to feel that excitement from the first pages, though I will only rarely give up on a book if I don't find that initial spark. I'm reading one at present that I am about a quarter through and not finding very gripping. But I will press on and finish. I have only given up on two books ever: The Forest People and Tristram Shandy.