Sunday, September 2, 2012

Thrill Ride Questionnaire (Blog Hop)

Thrill Week - Mystery, Suspense, Thrillers......

The weekend Thrill Ride/Blog Hop officially starts off The Thrill Week. Thanks for participating, I hope you enjoy all the networking and adding to your TBR list. Good luck with the Daily Giveaways.

Thrill Ride Questionnaire – all responses relating to Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense and or Horror

1)  Introduce yourself

I am a Math teacher who writes poetry and loves to read. I have been blogging since July 2005. I started with a poetry blog. I started my book blog in 2006. 

I am single and very happy with myself. I live in Delhi. I have done  masters in Chemistry as well as English. 

I love to read Crime Fiction all the time. I am also partial to Historical romance novels. I do not own any kind of e-reader. Give me a paper book any time!!

2) What has been your top 3 reads this year? Link your reviews

1) Voices of the Dead by Peter Leonard 
2) Bleed For me by Michael Robotham 
3) Misery Bay by Steve Hamilton

3) What are you currently reading during Thrill Week?

1)  The 12th Victim by Katia Lief
The police call him the working girl killer. But no woman is safe...

The 11th victim is found only a short distance from Karin Shaeffer's house. At thecrime-scene she discovers a local prostitute stabbed to death, the knife left embedded in her body.It is the signature of the 'Working Girl Killer' - a serial killer who has terrorized New York City for the last three years. The police are clueless but when Karin's best-friend becomes the lead investigator, she finds herself drawn into the investigation as a consulting detective. Next time the killer is going to strike all too close to home..... 

4) Do you have an all time favourite cover in the genres above?

There are many covers I love. I do not recall a specific one

5) What debut author(s) or new to you author(s) have you read within the last 12 months that have impressed you?

Peter Leonard
Katia Lief
Steve Hamilton

6) Favourite trilogy or series you recommend to others to read in the genres above?

The Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson. I say go for it!

7) What popular author(s) have you NOT read but is on your Wishlist?

I have NOT read Jo Nesbo,  Tami Hoag and Lee Child as yet.....

8) Other than blogs, share with us what other tools you use or subscribe to in order to keep up with the latest news on authors, new releases, book tours, etc? 

Barnes & Noble, Shelf Awareness, Goodreads, Shelfari, Guardian, NYT etc etc 

9) What current book is hyped among the blogosphere that you want to read or are not interested in? Why or why not or link your review if you have read it.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn is currently doing the rounds of the blogs. I suppose I will pick it up one of these days..

10) What is most important in these genres to you? Plot, characters, location, dialogue, red herrings, narrator or what mix of them?

I love court dramas and police procedural which have good pace and red herrings. I also like Cozy Mysteries....

11) Recommend a book made into movie you thought both were good? 

The Guns of Navarone by Alistaire MacLean

12) Recommend a book you would like to discuss with others and possibly the author? Note – I will do a poll with participant’s choices at the end of Thrill Week and then we can agree on a date for Q&A. I will try and arrange the chosen author to participate.

Voices of the Dead by Peter Leonard. I would love to discuss this book....


Shelleyrae said...

Hi, I'm stopping by to celebrate Thrill Week ll.

I recommend Gone Girl. I have Peter Leonard on my shelf but haven't read anything by him yet

I am looking forward to reading your reviews this week!

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

Marce said...

Thanks for participating, I thought this would be totally you.

I have only read 1 book by Steve Hamilton, must try others now.

The 12th Victim looks good, will check out your review.

Enjoy the week.

Nikki in Niagara said...

I forgot you were a math teacher! That's what I get for always reading my blogs through a reader!

Jo Nesbo is fantastic! I've even read his kids' books.

I was totally against ereaders but we got one for our autistic son, and ... well, I got hooked and had to have one too. They have their use but I still like real books better.

CMash said...

Stopping by from Thrill Week!!
Thought I was the only one that didn't know about Gone Girl lol. Glad to see Peter Leonard on your list.
Have a great week my friend!!

Paula Calvanico said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Great recommendations my pile is a monster and getting more out of control!

Math, ah the bane of my existence, and sadly my lack of the math gene has spilled onto my six children in various degrees of crumminess!

Tomes Devotee

carol said...

I haven't read any of your top three. I'll have to check them out.

Nesbo is on my to-read list as is Gone Girl. One of these days I'll get around to them.

Anonymous said...

We both chose Gone Girl :) Don't you wish there were days devoted just to reading and everyone else could just take care of themselves? Gage isn't quite there yet!