Oona's Bio: As I child, I was unable to read until I was in third grade due to undectected visual problems (yes, I need glasses!). Once my visual problems were corrected I began to gobble up books. I had so much catching up to do! I managed to spend most of my childhood and teen years reading for fun - in between school work that is. And that's pretty much how it stayed as an adult. I became and stayed a reader, lover of books, and ultimately a librarian. I'm sure my parents never realized what I'd turn into, since I didn't either. But they don't complain, they just hit me up for book recommendations, LOL.
Interview with Oona
Bibliognome: Why do you think it's important to review books?
Oona: Reviews often get people who would not read to pick up a book and try it. And sometimes, encouraging that "reluctant" reader results in the reader becoming a life long reader. You just never know. Besides, reading opens doors, and minds.
Bibliognome: What's been your favorite book so far this year?
Oona: Oh, well there's two or more you know. No such thing as ONE favorite book! I was waiting on Jim Butcher's excellent "Cold Days" which I read in one sitting. PI Wizard Harry Dresend wins against all odds, but get's his butt kicked as usual. Very funny and lots of questions answered. But I was also very pleased to see the newest offering from Illona Andrews in the Edge series - "Steel's Edge". Romance & magic all in one. And very good non explicit sex scenes, which are always SO hard to write well without sounding ridiculous.
Bibliognome: Hardcover, paperback or ebook?
Oona : Doesn't matter. A book is a book no matter what format. As long as its not audio that is... those just put me to sleep!
Bibliognome: What super power would you want the most?
Oona: Um... tough one. Probably going to go with invisibility. Now you see me, now you don't.
Bibliognome: If you had a gnome, what would its name be?
Oona: Stalwart, that seems a very gnomish sort of word....
Bibliognome: What’s your favorite book or series?
Oona: There's too many to count. At the moment I'm quite gaga for Mr. Butcher's Harry Dresden books, but those are soooo slow to come out. Only one a year! I make do with other writers like Illona Andrews or Karen Chance or the wonderful Patricia Briggs (great werewolfs, vamps and a certain butt kicking stubborn coyote shifter).
Bibliognome: What’s your favorite book to movie adaption?
Oona: Ah well. Gotta go with a classic - Lord of the Rings of course (all 3 movies, I'm holding off on the Hobbit as I've yet to see that one.)
Bibliognome: Anything else we should know about you?
Oona: I'm referred to in certain circles as the Cat Lady Kayaker a.k.a Adventure Cat. Spend too much time around me and you'll either be carting a feline looking for a home back to your place, all the while wondering where the hell you got it from and why you agreed to adopt it -- Or, you'll wind up in one of my adorable wooden kayaks paddling to god knows where and freezing your tushie off. (Yes, I'm certifiable - see "cat lady".)