Feature Friday is a place for readers to meet and find new book bloggers.
Today I have Leisha O. from ROLOPOLOBOOKBLOG with me. Her blog is a great place to visit to find your next book. If you’re an author, be sure to check out SpotlightSaturday and Sunday.
Please help me welcome Leisha!
Cherie: How did you get started in blogging about books?
Leisha: I was contacted by my oldest friend (Julie from AToMR Tours) about writing reviews for her blog. After a couple of years of writing reviews and helping Julie with tour organizing, I decided to try it for myself.
Cherie: How did you come up with the name for your blog?
Leisha: The name is very personal for me and one that my husband came up with when we were newly married. It is a combination of my initials (LO) mixed with my husband’s (RO) and my daughter’s (PO); we started out as ROLO and added the POLO seven years later. J
Cherie: I love it! What’s your favorite part about blogging?
Leisha: The books!! I can’t believe how many new and exciting authors I have been exposed to since I began this journey.
Cherie: Do you have any pet peeves that make you want to put down the book your reading?
Leisha: Oh, yes!! I can’t take weak characters and lousy dialogue!! I firmly believe strong and interesting characters who are funny, witty, sarcastic, and intelligent (the list goes on and on) can carry a book with a weakish plot. I also like my books to move forward through dialogue and character interaction. As you may have already guessed, I am totally and completely a character-driven reader.
Cherie: I’m with you on that! What type of books do you enjoy?
Leisha: Nearly anything that is well-written and character/dialogue-driven. I am particularly partial to paranormals (vamps and witches are faves!), urban fantasy, historical fiction (British royalty and art and artists are faves!), erotica (with a real plot and not just sex!), YA/MG and, on-going series. I just can’t give up some characters J
Cherie: Do you mind books with similar ideas to other books? Similar concepts, backgrounds, or retellings?
Leisha: Yes, I have a tendency to read books with similar concepts but there has to be some new twist or take to really keep me interested. I need an author to give me a reason to keep reading their book if it is similar to another book/series I have read.
Cherie: Do you like when your favorite books are made into movies, and why?
Leisha: Only when it’s done well and/or the author is involved. For example, Jurassic Park - such a good adaptation and, of course, the Harry Potter series.
Epic fails?? Anne Rice’s Interview with a Vampire and Queen of the Damned– both were so terribly disappointing for me.
Cherie: Jurassic Park and Harry Potter were done right. I loved both the books and movies. On the next questions, try to answer in five words or less:
If you start a book that isn’t grabbing your attention, how far into the book will you read before you put it down? 20% - 40%
Secret crush? All of the Black Dagger Brotherhood
Do you believe in love at first sight? Absolutely!!
Have you ever experienced that head-over-heels, tingly, have-to-get-to-know-someone feeling yourself? Yep, with Mr. RoloPoloBookBlog
Are you drawn to the good guy or the bad guy? Both, for different reasons.
What’s the first thing you notice about a guy? Weirdly, tattoos and hair.
If you had all the money and time in the world, where would your dream vacation be? On my own paid-for island!
Are you a morning person or an evening person? Total night owl – mornings suck!!
Favorite author? ppfftt –trick question!
Favorite place to read? In bed!
Favorite classic? To Kill a Mockingbird
What book are you the most excited to read? This answer changes daily J
Are there any types of books you don’t read? Poetry and Non-fiction
Do you have any hobbies? Check out Postcrossing.com – I’m arthistorychick
If you could choose to be any character from a book, who would it be and why? Any character with immortality, a sharp tongue, wicked smart mind and, cool powers. DUH!
Thanks for being on my blog!
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