This next highlight features the wonderful Holly, who is known as @_hodpatchreads_ on Instagram. Holly and I became friends this past year and let me tell ya – she’s one of the good ones. Learn more about Holly below!
Why did you start a book blog?
I am an avid reader who needs more of me in my life! I love connecting with new people and getting new book ideas. My TBR will never end at this point! HA!
What is your go-to genre?
Historical fiction is where it’s at for me. Lilac Girls is *chefs kiss*
If you could interview any author, who would it be?
Stephen King. I would love to get inside that man’s head. The ideas he has are just truly terrifying and amazing at the same time. And I want to know where he comes up with all of it.
What is your favorite thing about the book community?
The people! Connecting with people is one of the best things about this place. I have made so many amazing friendships through this community.
Tell me one trend that you just can’t get behind.
Reels. Too much like TikTok for me. And if I want to make those, I’ll just make a Book Tok. Which I won’t.
What are 5 books on your TBR?
Oh man, where do I start? Grown by Tiffany D Jackson, The Lost Queen by Signe Pike, The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer, The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones, and Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth.
Tell me something about yourself that a lot of people don’t know about.
In addition to reading like a fiend, I also am a HUGE World of Warcraft nerd. I have been playing since 2007 and can’t imagine not playing this game.
If you could choose 3 characters to have over for dinner and drinks, who would you choose, and why?
Rachel Morgan because she is absolutely amazing. Benji from Beartown cause how could you not? Jack Torrance because why not? Let’s make this interesting.
What makes a 5-star read?
The ones that I can’t put down. The ones that hit me right in the feels. The ones that make me contemplate what I just read. The ones that make me think about it long after I have finished. Those are the 5 stars for me.
Can you list any movies that are better than the book?
Not better but I think Crazy Rich Asians was just as good as the book!
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