Bloggers on the blog
My latest feature showcases some of the best of the book blogging community.
These are the unsung heroes who are constantly on the look out for new and exciting books
I am delighted to welcome
the excellent blog
The Little Reader Library
What makes you want to blog about books?
Spreading the word about something I’ve read and loved. Also it’s lovely connecting with so many different book bloggers all over the world!
What type of book makes you happy?
So many! Something that, whether it’s historical/crime/something else, I look forward to picking it up every time. Lately I’ve been really enjoying graphic novels.
Which book have you recommended the most?
Probably The Other Side of the Bridge by Mary Lawson, I loved that book so much.
Which is the best book you received as a gift?
In recent memory, I received The Golem and the Djinni in a beautiful hardback edition that is just gorgeous, and I loved the story. Also, receiving a book token is wonderful for any book lover!
Which book has sent a shiver down your spine?
I don’t tend to read many books that are out-and-out scary, but I do like psychological thrillers and one that had me on edge was Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes.
How many books do you have, as yet unread, on your book shelves?
About 700, and I have passed an awful lot on over the past few months, and I am concentrating on reading the lovely books I’ve got and I’d like to get my unread books down to a more sensible, manageable number that I’m happier with.
Tell me about a book you’ve read more than three times?
There were some I read when I was younger, I’m sure, though it’s hard to remember now for sure. I’ve read The Secret History by Donna Tartt a couple of times, great book.
What’s your idea of book heaven or book hell?
Book heaven – reading whatever you fancy, whenever you fancy it, maybe? I think a lot of us are lucky to be close to having a kind of book heaven already, there are so many books out there, not too expensive, plus lovely libraries full of books.
Book hell - not having any books within reach I think!
Where is your favourite reading place?
Either in the bath or in bed, or snuggled up by the fire, though I’ll happily read most places, as a passenger in the car, on the bus. I do like peace and quiet whilst I read.
What has been your favourite book of the year...so far ?
Ooh, hard one, in terms of fiction, I really loved The Golem and the Djinni by Helene Wecker, The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton and Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Please can I have all three? J
Huge thanks to Lindsay for giving so generously of her time.
Jaffa and I love visiting your blog.
Long may it continue.