Friday, July 1, 2011

Interview with Teen Fiction Centre

Deirdra: What are your favorite kind of books to read and why?

Teen Fiction Centre: I love all types of Teen / YA Fiction, but I would have to say my favourite genre is fantasy. The books that decided it for me were Brandon Sanderson's Ellantris and Warbreaker, and Robin Hobb's Farseer and The Tawny Man trilogies.

Deirdra: How many books on average would you say you read a year?

Teen Fiction Centre: Well I usually read about 3 books a fortnight, so in 52 weeks of the year that's... 78? I think so.

Deirdra: What is the most recent book you read? Can you tell us a little about it?

Teen Fiction Centre: Fool's Fate by Robin Hobb. I haven't quite finished it yet, but I'm loving it. It's the last book in two trilogies, and all 6 books have been great! My review of the first book, Assassin's Apprentice is available now on my blog!
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Deirdra: What is the most disappointing thing authors do?

Teen Fiction Centre: Make characters do or say things that don't match their personality. There's nothing worse than getting to the climactic end of a story, just for your favourite character to do or say something that isn't consistent with the rest of the book!

Deirdra: Who are your top five favorite authors?

Teen Fiction Centre: Right now? Robin Hobb, Brandon Sanderson, Phillip Pullman, Robert Muchamore, Eoin COlfer

Deirdra: How do you feel about e-books?

Teen Fiction Centre: I don't have a Kindle or anything, but I think the whole idea is pretty cool. It would be great to carry around all my books on one little device!

Deirdra: If you could give a message to authors what would it be?

Teen Fiction Centre: Keep doing what you're doing!

Deirdra: Have you ever thought about writing a book?

Teen Fiction Centre: I have, but I don't think I'd be able to structure it well enough.

Deirdra: What other talents and hobbies to you have?

Teen Fiction Centre: I like to play football (soccer that is; I'm from the UK), watch films, listen to music, oh and I can juggle!

Deirdra: Where is your favorite place to read?

Teen Fiction Centre: In my room, or on a chair in the garden.

Deirdra: Do you have a favorite reading snack?

Teen Fiction Centre: Ritz biscuits and Mountain Dew. Mmmmm...

Deirdra: What books have made you cry?

Teen Fiction Centre: I don't think I've ever cried at a book!

Deirdra: What books have made you laugh?

Teen Fiction Centre: I can't remember any of the top of my head; I don't really read much comedy.

Deirdra: What kind of books are you looking to read next? What is on your reading list?

Teen Fiction Centre: Well I've never really read any Dystopian books, and I've heard a lot of good things about the genre, so maybe something like that.

Deirdra: Is there any other message you would like to give the literary community?

Teen Fiction Centre: Make sure to visit Teen Fiction Centre for news, reviews, and author interviews, all about the best Teen Fiction!


  1. Thanks a lot, I really enjoyed the interview!

  2. Oh I almost forgot, I don't mean to sound cheeky but is there anyway you can change the links to read "Teen Fiction Centre" rather than the URL? It just helps with finding my blog on Google. Thanks!

  3. Great interview. It's interesting to see what Teen Fiction Centre reads and what doesn't work in books for him/her. Also interesting that he/she doesn't have an e-reader. I don't either.


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