May 2013 Reader of the Month – Michael P.

This is the seventeenth interview for Reader of the Month.

About a year ago, I had the pleasure to interview Candice P. In her Reader of the Month feature, she mentioned her husband, Michael P. Candice has gone on to form her own blog warmcuppatea (a must read). Thus, when I asked if he’d be a willing interviewee, Michael kindly obliged to be the May Reader of the Month.

Michael P.

Michael P.

1.     What’s the best thing you’ve read in the past year?

I haven’t finished yet it but I have really been enjoying Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card. 

2.      Do you have any quirks when it comes to reading?

I tend to read before I go to sleep.

3.      What’s on your bookshelf or in your book bag?

Everything Orson Scott Card related, including novels and Graphic Novels. I also enjoy Stephen Lawhead.

4.      Who supplies your reading material?

The library, Amazon, and Half Price Books.

5.      What type of reading do you usually enjoy?

Science fiction and fantasy

6.      Who are some authors that you read regardless of anything?

OSC, Tolkien, C.S. Lewis

7.      What’s on your TBR (to be read) list?

Treason, Shadows in Flight, and Ruins by Orson Scott Card

8.      Can you recall a book that changed your life? How so?

The Bible because it shaped me into the man I am today

9.   What was something you enjoyed reading as a child?

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

10.  Where do you like to read?

In bed.

11.  Other than reading, what do you like doing?

Video Games, movies, anime and manga, graphic design and art, and hanging out with friends and family, watching Miyazaki films

12.  Where can we find you online?

Zazzle (camera101 and sparkyparks2), Facebook, Twitter

13.  Would you like to make a shout out to any other avid readers that are online?

To my loving wife, Candice.

14.  What do you challenge people to read?

The Bible and The Silmarillion by J.R.R Tolkien.

15.   How about sharing five random facts about you?

I like MMO’s, airplane rides, hanging out with my wife, and I enjoy gentle breezes and total relaxation.


Celebrating Asian – Pacific American Authors!

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As the U.S. Government sees it,

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian-Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island).

So, why not recognize a few of my favorite authors of this heritage? So, coming soon, Jorie’s Reads will share profiles on:

  1. Jhumpa Lahiri
  2. Amy Tan
  3. Jamie Ford

Who are your favorites?