eBooks or physical books?
Physical book always wins out for me!! The smell, the feel….need I go on??
Paperback or hardback?
Hardback. Something very lush about holding one in my hand.
Online or in-store shopping?
In-store always. Nothing beats a few hours lost in a good book shop
Trilogies or series?
Trilogies…I like my stories to end
Heroes or villains?
Oh definitely a villain 🙂
A book you want everyone to read.
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks.
I felt every emotion reading it. Such a wonderful book.
Recommend an underrated book.
The Dead Ladies Project: Exiles, Expats, and Ex-Countries by Jessa Crispin
Fascinated by exile, Crispin travels an itinerary of key locations in its literary map, of places that have drawn writers who needed to break free from their origins and start afresh.
The last book you finished.
Mussolini’s Island by Sarah Day ~ Based on the true story of the persecution of gay and bisexual men in fascist Italy.
Weirdest thing you used as a book mark.
A hair elastic!! I was desperate 🙂
Used books, Yes or no?
Yes!! I love the idea of someone else having loved a book before me.
Top three favourite genres?
Borrow or Buy?
Characters or plot?
Characters. If a character is strong enough I’m hooked
Short or long book?
Long. Ideally on holidays with my feet up and a nice chilled glass of vino in hand. For reviewing though, approximately 250/300 pages is good!!
Long or short chapters?
Depends on the type of novel. Short in psychological. Longer in historical
Book to movie or book to TV adaptation?
Book to movie.
Name the first three books you think of.
Tuesday’s with Morrie ~ Mitch Albom
Days Without End ~ Sebastian Barry
MY Brilliant Friend ~ Elena Ferrante
Books that make you laugh or cry?
Cry…..I’m a sucker for an historical novel based on true facts that packs emotion
Our world or fictional worlds?
Do you ever judge a book by its cover?
Yes I do!!! A cover is the first thing I look at on the shelf and on a table
Series or standalone?