Wednesday, September 26, 2012

An Interview with Stacy Richman

Please welcome army wife, mom of three, avid reader, and book reviewer Stacy Richman to Unwritten! She's another active participant who won an interview at the 20,000TH Hit Giveaway. Stacy and co-reviewer, Emily Alburn have a book review site called Book Broads. According to their review policy, they prefer romance, but will consider other genres, too. Emily reviewed A Ranger's Tale recently. (Thank you very much, Emily.)

Now, on to the inquisition! Stacy, tell us about yourself. Where do you live and what do you do when you're not reading tales of love and adventure?

     I live in South Carolina right now, but hopefully will be moving to West Virginia at the end of the year. When not reading I… I only read. Besides my books I really have no life. They are my best friends. 

Since you prefer to review romance, let's dig deeper. What are your favorite romance sub-genres?

My favorites would have to be Paranormal and Erotic. However I have been on a YA kick lately.

I think a lot of people consider becoming book reviewers, so tell us about your experience. How did Book Broads begin, and how has the response been so far?

Well I met Emily in June at RomCon. After sharing our love of books we started talking and found out that we liked the same things. She is the technological one so she actually started the page. All I do is get some books then follow a schedule. Read, Review, Repeat.

Is there anything you WON'T review? And what's your policy when someone sends something that's really not up your alley or just doesn't earn a good rating from you?

I’m not big on mystery or thrillers. When someone sends something that just doesn’t interest me I try to tell them that. Better to know that it would get a bad review from me just because it isn’t my type. When I read something though and just didn’t care for it, I’m going to be honest about it. I will however tell them why I didn’t care for it. There could always be someone that will love a book for the same reasons that I didn’t like it.

There's been a lot of romance books turned movies over the years. What are your favorites of those?

     I am a Twilight fan. And even though I was apparently the only one, I loved watching The Secret Circle.

Have you heard of the recent scandals involving authors paying for reviews? If so, would knowing a favorite author paid someone for good reviews, would that change your attitude toward that author?

   I hadn’t heard of it. Yeah, that would change how I felt about the author. An author has to be good on their own. That is why I love them. If you are truly good you don’t have to pay for a good review and you aren’t afraid of a bad one.

Random question coming your way! Paper or plastic?


Finally, Ms. Richman, grab a copy of a nearby great book, and give us the title, author, and opening line.

While it Lasts by Abbi Glines. 
  “Your Mom brought me the letter today.” The pain in my chest was so sharp I had to fight to keep from bending over and screaming. “I read every last word. Several times.”

Thanks so much for visiting Unwritten, Stacy! Happy reading!

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  1. Stacy is being modest, she does so much more than just read, review, repeat...she puts up with me! Lol. I may have started the blog, but she keeps it going. I couldn't have asked for a better friend and co-blogger. :)

  2. Always love reading about the people who write all the wonderful reviews! Great interview!


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