I thought I’d answer these fun book questions, it’s like I’m interviewing myself! So here we go:
1. Who/what got you into reading?
My whole family are readers, especially my grandad who was a massive book worm. So the influence was there from an early age, plus my parents always encouraged me (especially financially) to read as much as o possibly could.
2. Your first favourite book?
The first book I can remember really loving was The Story of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson. Any British woman who was a child in the 90s will tell you that she was THE go to author at that time.
3. Your current favourite book?
4. Favourite book of all time?
5. Least favourite book of all time?
Paranormal Intruder by Caroline Mitchelle. I hated this book so much!
6. What book(s) can’t you live without?
7. What books have you raved about?
8. Which authors do you love?
Some of my favourite authors of all time are R.L. Stein, M.C. Beaton, Michel Houellebecq & Colleen Hoover. These are authors I would buy without reading a synopsis and I’ve never been put off any of them yet!
9. What popular book do you hate?
50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James. Don’t get me wrong I love that it got people excited about reading but I hated the story so much.
10. How many books do you read in a month?
Anywhere between 15 and 25 depending on how busy I am.
11. How do you get through a reading slump?
I don’t force myself to read, the reason I read so much is because I love it and if I wasn’t enjoying it I would stop. If I am in a slump I put books away and pick up some good tv. I also only attempt to read things that I’m really excited for to get myself back into it.
12. Favourite genre?
Romance and fantasy.
13. Genre you haven’t read?
Western. And I have no desire whatsoever to change this.
14. Goodreads challenge for they year?
I challenged myself to read 90 books this year and I’ve read 128 so far so that’s awesome.
15. Favourite series?
16. Favourite quote?
17. Ebooks or physical books?
This is a hard one, I like both and I go through a period of using one more than the other then it switches round. I usually tend to buy physical books though, I love to see how far through I am and to highlight the pages. But ebooks are great if you want to read a book RIGHT NOW.
18. Favourite bookish items?
19. Do you do book buying bans?
I try too but they never last. I’m compromise by using the library for books I know will be popular and buying second hand if I’m not sure wether it’ll be a book I want to read again.
20. Bookmarks or folded pages?
I’m not so bothered about holding pages but I do try to use bookmarks. I made a ton of my own that I’ve displayed for you below: