Reader Spotlight: Carol Thompson


Today on Reade and Write I welcome a dear friend, Carol Thompson. We sing in the choir together and play in the bell choir together, and she and her husband are very special people.

How often do you read?

I read everyday although sometimes it’s just a short devotional.

What is the name of the last book you finished?

The last book I finished was The Covenant by Beverly Lewis.

What are you reading now?

I am currently reading Broken Identity by Ashley Williams.

What is your preferred genre?

It’s hard to pick a preferred genre but I always like Romance or Cozy Mysteries. I stay away from books that are extremely violent or graphic. I always like to read books about the Amish as my mother’s family originated in Lancaster, PA, and many of them still live there today.

How often do you venture outside your preferred genre?

Since I have more then 1 preferred genre I rarely venture outside of it.

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

Since I don’t usually read historical fiction the last time I ventured out side of my preferred genre was several months ago when I read The Red Tent.

Are you in a book club?

I am currently in a book club.

If so, what book did your club read last?

The last book my book club read was The Happiness Project.

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

I usually obtain my books online.

How do you decide which books to read?

When I’m deciding on books to read sometimes I go by friends’ recommendations but many times I go by price and the online description of the book.

What is in your To-Be-Read pile?

I have lots of books in my to be read pile. Hester on the Run, Seek Me With All Your Heart, and Dying to Read to name a few. Of course The House On Candlewick Lane is on my to read list and I’m just waiting for it to come out. Please note, I did not pay Carol to say that!! And I’m thrilled to hear it!

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

I really don’t pay attention to reviews when choosing a book unless someone I know has read it and gave it a bad review.

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 The Bible but in fiction there are too many for me to choose just one.

Where is your favorite reading spot?

My glider in my living room is my favorite spot for reading or on the beach.

Anything else you want me to know?

I think it might interest you to know that I got my love of reading from my mother. She always read to us even after we learned to read. She would read 1 chapter of a book to us each morning before we went to school. Usually it was a chapter from Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, or The Boxcar Children. When I was a child I wanted to live in a boxcar. Lots of mornings other neighborhood children would stop by to hear the story. What a great way to start the day. I agree. What a wonderful memory!

Thanks for stopping in to talk today, Carol. I enjoyed having you here!

Until next time,


P.S. My publisher is giving away two copies of The House on Candlewick Lane on Goodreads! If you’d like to enter, click here.

14 comments on “Reader Spotlight: Carol Thompson

  1. dgkaye says:

    Wonderful to learn about Carol here Amy. And I’ve entered your Goodreads contest! Yay! Happy holidays. ❤


  2. A lovely interview, thank you. It was my mother that helped develop my love of reading too. I vividly remember The Cat in the Hat and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!


    • amreade says:

      Glad you enjoyed the interview, Nicole. My parents were both instrumental in instilling a love of reading, one which I passed on to all my kids. Thanks for stopping by!


    • amreade says:

      Glad you enjoyed the interview, Nicole. My parents were both instrumental in instilling a love of reading, one which I passed on to all my kids. Thanks for stopping by!


  3. It’s so nice to meet the choir singing Carol! Thank you for the post, Amy. I, of course, entered the Goodreads give-away! As they say in Ireland, Slainte!


  4. Beautiful interview Amy and Carol! Next up, Richard?

    Carol, I know you said you don’t read much historical fiction however, I would like to recommend a really good one! Molly Cox Bryan writes romance and cozies… but she recently wrote a historical fiction called Memory of Light! It starts off sounding like a war story, but, it’s the story of a couple living with the aftermath of the war! I could not put it down! If you haven’t read anything by Mollie, I can tell you, she is an amazing writer! I actually reviewed it on my blog at if you want to take a look.

    Have a wonderful week ladies and as always, “Keep Reading and Writing”!



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