Monday 13 April 2015

Bloggers on the blog...The Little Reader Library

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 

and who give so generously of their time ,energy and expertise.

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 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.



  1. It's so nice to get to know you better, Lindsay (and what a great feature, Jo and Jaffa!)

    Into the Darkest Corner had me checking my locks over and over after I read it. It was one that got to me too. Your book heaven and hell would be mine too, I think! To not have any books in reach! Nightmare of all nightmares!

    I haven't read any of your three favorite books of the year so far, Lindsay, but they are all books I want to read. :-)

    1. Hi Literary Feline - Jaffa and I are delighted you have found us. It's always great to welcome another literary feline. Thanks for your comments and do come back and visit us again..:)

  2. Insightful interview.

    700 unread books is both impressive and frightening. Many of us seem to share a common ailment, that is an addition to collecting books.

    Happy Reading - Jaffa, Jo and Lindsay.

    1. Thanks for your comments Brian. I agree with you about 'collecting' books - the amount of books I have stashed away is frighteningly high !!

  3. Lovely to see Lindsay over here. Great questions and answers, I especially liked the one about book heaven/hell.

    Nice to have met you Jo and Jaffa, I've enjoyed my visit.

    1. Hi Tracy - lovely to 'see' you too...please come back and visit us some more :)

  4. Hi Lindsay and Jo,

    What a lovely way for you to recognise your fellow bloggers Jo and some excellent responses to the questions Lindsay.

    I have just begun a cull of unread (yes! unread) books from my shelves, or hubbie is threatening to cull for me when I am out of the house! Mind you, I do have well over a thousand physical books on shelves and several hundred more on Kindle, more than even the most avid reader can hope to get through in a reading lifetime, especially when you keep adding 'Just one more'

    There is no way I can read whilst on the move. Apparently it is something to do with inner ear balance, so that if I try to look down whilst travelling, I feel sick almost instantly. Even reading road signs is bad enough when I am actually driving (well, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!)

    Great post, thanks for sharing.


    1. Hi Yvonne - thanks so much for your kind words. I have inner ear problems too, so find it difficult to read on the move but I envy people who can !

      Do visit us again - it's always nice to have visitors :)

  5. Hello Lindsay lovely to find out more about you. Thanks for that Jo and Jaffa!
    I’ve not read the Golem and the Djinni or Station Eleven, but I have read and really enjoyed the miniaturist. I wish I could read on long car or rail journeys, but I suffer from travel sickness so end up wasting precious reading hours, I envy you being able to do it. Barbara

    1. Hi Barbara - thanks for visiting, lovely to see you here.

      Your always welcome here :)


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