Today on the blog, Pearl North shares some of the books she’s read and loved over the years. I don’t know about you, but I have a severe fascination with what authors are reading. It’s a sickness, I know.
1. What was the last book you purchased?
Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold.
2. Name a book that has influenced you in your personal and writing career.
Freedom and Necessity by Emma Bull and Steven Brust. That was the book that woke me up to how much I love romance, and inspired me to write more of it.
3. What is your ultimate top 5 favorite books?
Ultimate? Only five? I don’t know if I can do that. Here are my top five for today, though, in no particular order: The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkein, A Nick in Time by Tira Nog, Wicked Gentlemen by Ginn Hale, The Vor Game by Lois McMaster Bujold, and The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler.
4. Name one book in your shelves that you wished you wrote.
Wicked Gentlemen by Ginn Hale.
5. What would you consider as the most controversial book in your shelf?
The Apartheid of Sex by Martine Rothblatt.
Would you think less of me if I say I’ve not read any of these books yet? Or that these books are far beyond the reaches of my intelligence? Sigh.
Thank you, Pearl for taking the time out of your busy schedule! And dear readers, if you haven’t yet, please check out her books. Links are below.
About the Author:
Pearl North is the author of a trilogy of YA science fiction novels: Libyrinth, The Boy From Ilysies (a Norton Award Finalist), and The Book of the Night. A firm believer in human decency, she loves writing and reading about characters that transcend the limits of who they think they are and what they think is possible. She mentors graduate students in Seton Hill University’s Writing Popular Fiction MFA program, and writes in other genres under different names. A native and life-long resident of the Detroit area, she has never lived more than two miles from Woodward Avenue in her life.