Reader Spotlight: Dru Ann Love

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It is my pleasure to welcome Dru Ann Love to Reade and Write today. If you follow any mystery writers online, you may have heard of Dru. She hosts a blog, Dru’s Book Musings (more about that below), where she reviews many of the books she reads and where authors regularly contribute posts about a day in the life of one of their characters. I’ve had the honor of meeting Dru several times at Malice and Bouchercon conventions.

Welcome, Dru!

How often do you read?

I read 2-4 books per week.

 

What is the name of the last book you finished?

The Queen’s Accomplice by Susan Elia MacNeal.

 

What are you reading now?

Literary Dead by Lois Winston, the second book in the “Empty Nest” series.

 

What is your preferred genre?

Cozy mysteries.

 

How often do you venture outside your preferred genre?

For every 10 cozy mystery books I read, I’ll read another genre. That’s a great way to get out of a comfort zone!

 

What was the last book you read outside your preferred genre?

The Queen’s Accomplice by Susan Elia MacNeal.

 

Are you in a book club?

No, I’m not. I used to be.

 

Where do you obtain most of the books you read- from a bookstore, online, the library, borrowed from a friend, etc.?

I buy most of the cozy mysteries I read. If not, I get from the library.

 

How do you decide which books to read?

If it’s a first book in a new series, I’ll read that first and then it’s whatever mood I’m in for the other books. There are some people who like to read series in the order in which the books are written, then there are others who don’t really care. I have to say for me, it depends on the series. Sometimes I read in order, sometimes I jump around.

 

What is in your To-Be-Read pile?

Too many books to count (cozies, thrillers, suspense and women’s lit).

 

Do you pay attention to especially bad reviews of books when deciding whether to buy or read them?

No, I do not. I know what I like to read.

 

Lots of people don’t have a favorite book for a variety of reasons. Do you have a favorite? What is it?

My favorite book is To Kill A Mockingbird.

 

Where is your favorite reading spot?

The love seat in my living room.

 

Anything else you want me to know?

I’m owner of Dru’s Book Musings (https://drusbookmusing.com/). I’m an avid reader and I love attending author/reader fan conventions. I also love meeting other readers and sharing our love of books.

Thanks for being part of the Reader Spotlight series, Dru!

 

I’ve gotten a great response from people who’d like to be included in the Reader Spotlights. One of the things I like best about interviewing readers is learning about books and authors that are new to me. I also love to know more about people’s reading habits.

Until next week,

Amy

 

 

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16 comments on “Reader Spotlight: Dru Ann Love

  1. Nancy Roessner says:

    Good interview. I’m a long-time reader of Dru’s Musings. I also know what I like to read, but often learn of new-to-me authors from Dru.

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  2. mariagswan says:

    Great interview. Dru is a terrific person and such a supporter of Indie authors.

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  3. Dru says:

    Thanks for interviewing me.

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  4. dgkaye says:

    Lovely interview Amy. Nice to learn about Dru and her reading. I wish I had the time to read 2 books a week. 🙂

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  5. maggie8king says:

    I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Dru and Amy at writing events. I’m looking forward to appearing on their blogs in November.

    Dru, I recently posted about reading in series order. I had the impression that most readers were quite strict about order but, much to my surprise, most were not.

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    • amreade says:

      There’s one series I haven’t read in order that I wish I had–the Amelia Peabody books by Elizabeth Peters. I loved those books and I think I’d have loved them even more if I had read them in order. Thanks for dropping by, Maggie!

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  6. Always good to learn what a reader has to say about books.

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  7. Nice to meet you Dru, I have actually been out to your blog many times!

    Enjoyed the interview Amy, have a great week!

    And as always, “Keep Reading and Writing!”

    Sharon

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