Book boyfriend—who is he and what makes you love him?
Dracula! I think he's sexy and he waits so long for that one love which I know I would definitely be.
Okay, I so wasn’t expecting that one! I sort of love it, though. Next, what draws you to a book?
Either words that deal with the supernatural, such as haunting, ghost, witch, etc. Or the pictures that look haunted or spooky with a witch, vampire or ghost etc.
As a fantasy writer, I love that! Have to make up some spooky teasers. Now, onto more important things—do you have a favorite reading spot?
Absolutely! In my library, I close my door, put on my instrumental music and plop myself in my round comfy chair with my books all right next to me. I read 3 to 4 books at the same time.
I’m sort of like a reading nomad. That is awesome! Do you have a picture of your library?
Yes. Would you like a picture?
Yes! Squee! So cool! Can’t wait to see you library. Okay. Back to the script: how do you find your next favorite read—BookPage, Facebook, Twitter…?
I have hundreds of favorites I have yet to read that I'm dying to read, so there is always one or two from those piles. I read the New York Times Book insert faithfully and read the author interview and sometimes they mention books that intrigue me and their book will be added to my read list. Then my cousin and I will always read a book together and we decide whether it should be scary, historic or biography—and that's another added. Lastly, I always try to excite my "book club" on Facebook and have them decide what they would like to read which would be another book added.
I have to laugh at this. My mother is a lifelong bibliophile and she complains most of the time the NYT Review makes her not want to read any of the books. Hah! She is, however, in love with BookPage. Have you always loved books?
Yes, since I was very young. However, I did grow up surrounded with my grandmother, mother and aunt reading. My cousin and I have had book clubs between us since we could read and comprehend.
That’s so nice! I love a lifer. And, last but not least, personal opinion--how long is too long for a book?
What do you mean by too long? The length in pages?
Yes! Is there a limit?
I have to say NOT if the book is fantastic. If I had to set a limit I'd say not over 1000. If the book is boring then that's probably a book for the fireplace.
Definitely! Thank you so much, Maryann, for taking the time to do this! I love talking to you and this has been really fun. <3 Thank you!
Bio: Maryann Larucci-Troche is a proud grandmother of avid readers—and with a library of over a thousand books, it’s no wonder! A tarot card reader and artist, Maryann has plans to write a book of her own to one day add to her collection.
She runs the book blog Once Upon a Time Book Club and is a proud advocate for literacy.