I saw this yesterday on Cosy with Books and loved it. I really like reading more about the book bloggers that I follow so decided to join in the fun. Thanks to Bibliomavens who created the original tag.
The Rules of the tag are:
Nominated bloggers can tag 10 other bloggers
Use the same questions from the tag
Tag the original creator (Bibliomavens) and the blogger who tagged you.
Who is your favourite book character?
There are so many to choose from and it really depends on what I have recently read. Aragorn from LOTR is always up there as well as Vanyel from Mercedes Lackey’s Valdemar books. However, my all time favourite character would probably be Mara from the Empire books by Raymond Feist and Janny Wurts. She overcomes huge obstacles in her culture to become Mistress of the Empire and I love her stubbornness and intelligence.
If you were stranded on a desert island, which book would you take with you? (Survival books do not count)
Bleak House by Charles Dickens. I might actually get round to reading it if I was stranded and only had one book to read.
What’s your most unpopular book opinion?
I think that the Harry Potter books are boring! I managed to plough my way through the first one years ago but couldn’t face any more. Not sure why as I love the Cormoran Strike books.
What’s your weirdest bookish habit?
If I really love a book, I have been known to go straight back to the beginning and read the whole thing again. Sometimes, I can’t stop rushing through a book to find out how it all ends and then I go back and read the book again to really enjoy the story.
What character would you bring to a family event as your fake partner?
Oooh, this is tricky. Prince Nikolai from Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse would be an excellent party guest I think. He would be very good company and also look out for you.
What made you decide to start a book blog?
I began when I noticed Six for Sunday on Twitter. I started to take part in that and then it mushroomed from there. It was just occasional posts at first but then I discovered Net Galley and writing reviews so my blog just grew. It’s a very quiet blog and I get very excited when someone comments.
What about reading and books do you love the most?
The way that books can transport you to a completely different place and time. A good book can solve all my problems at least temporarily. I love fantasy and the different worlds that authors create but I also love crime fiction. I think that is the liking for everything to be solved and sorted out in the end, unlike what happens in real life.
My favourite thing in the world is having a new book to read and a whole afternoon or evening when nothing is going to disturb me. Give me a glass of wine and a bar of chocolate too and I’m in book heaven.
What is your field of study/desired profession/current profession?
I’m a primary school teacher who has recently retired after 30 years of teaching. There’s no escape though as I’m still going in when needed which is quite often at the moment. I love teaching though so it’s no hardship to go in for a day or two a week. It still leaves me plenty of time to read.
What are some book recommendations that became your favourite/obsessions?
My daughter introduced me to Leigh Bardugo earlier this year and I loved all of the Grishaverse books. I also loved The House on the Cerulean Sea which was recommended to me by so many people. The librarian at my local library introduced me to Kate Rhodes and her locked island thrillers set on the Scilly Isles and she has become one of my favourite authors too
What is the book you shove down everyone’s throat?
Where the Crawdads Sing or possibly 100 Years of Lenni and Margot which are both brilliant books that everyone should read and interestingly, not fantasy or crime stories!
Tag up to 10 people
I’m always really nervous about tagging people as I don’t know people that well but my tags are:
And anyone else who is reading this and wants to join in. I would love to read your answers.