Reviewers on the #RBRT are very busy hard working people who give their time freely, so I thought it was about time readers had the chance to meet them and find out a bit more about them.
Barb Taub lives in Glasgow, Scotland.
Readers can find a copies of Barb’s reviews here http://barbtaub.com/
Barb also hangs out here;
Blog URL: http://barbtaub.com/
Twitter Name: @barbtaub
Genres Barb enjoys: fantasy (esp urban fantasy!), sci-fi, mystery, thriller, and the occasional romance
Book Formats Barb prefers when reviewing for the team; I can read most formats, but my preference is mobi
Hobbies, interests & pets. I’m owned by the World’s Most Spoiled Aussie Dog, who likes to travel and have total strangers tell her she’s “a fine wee doggie”.
I asked; “What new genres have you tried from the review team list?” This question tells me that I need to step outside of my comfort zone, because my answer is “none”. Trying some new things will be my new year’s resolution.
“What genres make you step out of your comfort zone?” I’m uncomfortable with erotic romance. Also, I don’t tend to pick up memoirs, biographies, or military histories.
“What do you look for in a book?” I would have to say that it’s almost always the characters that make or break a book for me. I need to see them develop, and to feel that the events of the story have changed them.
“Book Styles you don’t enjoy?” As a reader, I adore series. But as a reviewer, I would tend to avoid a later book in an established series unless I have the opportunity to read the earlier books first. Even where an author says the book is a standalone, I always wonder what I’ve missed in terms of world-building from earlier volumes.
Do you read + review Non-Fiction? Yes, but it’s the exception rather than the rule.