Reviewers on the #RBRT are very busy hard working people who give their time freely, here’s a chance to meet Judith Barrow.
Judith lives in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK
You can follow Judith on her blogs where she posts her book reviews.
Social media hangouts where you can also follow Judith
Genres Judith enjoys
Sagas, crime, mystery, contemporary reads.
Judith prefers books for review in Mobi.
Hobbies, interests, and any pets? Reading, painting, walking, gardening. I tutor creative writing and love that. I lost my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, aged fifteen, last year. I haven’t had the courage to get another dog yet.
What new genres have you tried from the review team list?
Horror, Dystopian, Chick lit.
What genres make you step out of your comfort zone?
What do you look for in a book?
I need to be able to have empathy with the characters: react as they react, feel that I know them. If the dialogue doesn’t fit with the image of the characters portrayed, I find it difficult to sustain interest; to believe in them. I love a clever plot; a story where I’m taken by surprise by the action, especially if that something comes right at the end of the book. But first and foremost I look for a good writing style by the author. You know, that certain something that makes you stop and re-read a sentence, a paragraph, a page, just to savour the words, the rhythm of the syntax ; the imagery.
Book Styles you don’t enjoy?
I don’t think there are any particular styles I don’t enjoy. I just enjoy good writing. I’ll try everything and anything …once!
Do you read + review Non-Fiction?
I love biographies. Strangely, haven’t reviewed any yet for the team.