So I’ve been meaning to do this for aaages and just haven’t got round to it…thank you to Jess from Daring to Jess for nominating me! Sorry it’s taken so long!
Here we go
1. Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog
2. Answer the ten questions asked on this post
3. Nominate at least five people to do it
4. Let your nominees know you nominated them
1. What are your top 3 book pet peeves?
1. A tiny font. Seriously, why? Are you trying to break my eyes so I can never read again?
2. A forward or introduction that includes spoilers. Again, why?
3. Poetry or songs within the narrative. Also quotes at the beginning of chapters. I either skip over them or spend ages trying to work out the relevance. Either way, it ruins the narrative flow for me.
2. Describe your favourite reading spot.
My Grandma had a big 70’s vinyl egg chair that both spins and tilts, and when she died I put it in my spare room. It’s so super comfy and it still smells like her house. I couldn’t get a good photo but it’s almost identical to this…
3. Tell us 3 book confessions.
1. I read about 7 books at a time, and I had no idea this wasn’t normal until recently.
2. I got excited when I broke my leg knowing that I would have so much extra reading time.
3. I’m a total kindle convert and the last time I read a paperback it actually hurt my arms.
4. When was the last time you cried during a book?
I hardly ever cry at books. Maybe when Snape died in Harry Potter. He will always be my favourite character ever.
5. How many books are on your bedside table?
Seven! My mum keeps lending them to me. They’ve been there quite a while…
6. What’s your favourite snack to eat while you’re reading?
Satsumas. Or cake. Mmmm, cake… I recently started baking along with the Great British Bake Off (even though IT IS NOT THE SAME WITHOUT MARY, MEL AND SUE) and I made these chocolate mini rolls from week one…
7. Name 3 books you would recommend to anyone.
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts – a really epic story of one man’s attempt at redemption helping people in an Indian slum.
Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann – a super glitzy story with a very dark undercurrent.
How to be a Woman by Catlin Moran – literally changed my life and woke me up to gender bias, inequality and feminism.
8. Show us a picture of your favourite book on your bookshelf.
Valley of the Dolls, part of my Virago Modern Classics collection.
9. Describe how much books mean to you in just 3 words.
Books mean everything!
10. What is your biggest reading secret?
I stole a book called “the Creepy Tale” from our school library, I just loved it so much…shocking behaviour!