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.
Crystin Goodwin lives in Austin, Texas.
Crystin posts book reviews here: crystinlgoodwin.wordpress.com
Also follow her here; @CrystinLGoodwin (Twitter) Crystin Goodwin (Facebook author page)
Crystin enjoys reading: Most types of fiction, but my favorites are fantasy, romance (especially historical), paranormal, and young adult.
She prefers books for the review team in: Mobi or Amazon gift
Hobbies, interests, and any pets? Writing, reading, playing video games (specifically World of Warcraft), drawing, watching anime … I have too many hobbies. I’m a huge Disney fan. I also own a cat and a husband.
I asked, “What new genres have you tried from the review team list?”
A dark historical novel, dark humor/satire, steampunk fantasy, and contemporary romance with LBGT scenes. So far I’ve hit a 50/50 success rate with new stuff.
“What genres make you step out of your comfort zone?”
Westerns – I just don’t find the whole cowboy/old West setting very interesting, though I do like stuff with Native Americans. I also don’t care for LBGT romances with explicit sex scenes because they just don’t do it for me. (Yes, I do occasionally read erotica … don’t judge me!) Also, very realistic horror stuff scares the crap out of me. I tried reading this book about a psychiatrist that hypnotizes his patients into forgetting the horrible things he would do to them with a trigger word that could be said over the phone … I flipped out and had to stop reading halfway through because I was terrified to answer my phone!
“What do you look for in a book?”
Entertainment. If the story is interesting, the characters are interesting, and there are minimal typos, I’m happy. Now, if the characters are fully developed, and the story has unexpected twists and turns with excellent pacing? Then I’m ecstatic!
“Book Styles you don’t enjoy?”
I’m not too fond of poetry – but that’s it,mostly. Well, and I really don’t care for stories written in present tense: I can force myself to read them, but you’ll lose brownie points.
“Do you read & review Non-Fiction?”
Only when I have to – and if it is a subject I’m interested in. I do enjoy the occasional writing craft book, and I’m into certain areas of history, like the Greeks and Romans and Egyptians. Also old Japanese history and folklore, or old England stuff … Actually, it might be best to just ask if I’d be interested. 🙂