Monday, 9 March 2015

Blogger Q&A with Sophie from Reviewed the Book

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1.    Where were you born and where do you call home?

I was born in Bradford, in England, and it’s cold, a little run-down and I guess not many people’s choice of a dream home but I’m happy there. I still live at home with my family and I like to think I could travel the UK but still always return to our home and fit right back in.

2.    How long have you been blogging and why did you start doing it? 

I started blogging in September 2013 which feels like ages ago now, I couldn’t imagine not blogging. I have a few reasons for starting. I didn’t read much until the beginning of 2013 when books suddenly became a major part of my life and like lots of other bloggers, I wanted somewhere to keep track of all the books I’ve read and what I thought of them. I’d spent about a year reading book blogs before I made mine and once I started mine, I thought I’d last about a week but thanks to the encouragement of my lovely mum, I carried on and it’s the best choice I’ve ever made because I met all of you fab bloggers, authors and readers. People now actually *want* me to ramble about books to them. Which is great.

3.    What is the name of the book you most recently blogged about?

The Man Who Can’t Be Moved by Tilly Tennant.

4.    What did you think about the cover?

It’s colourful, striking and so beautiful. Tilly has been very lucky with the gorgeous covers of her books so far.

5.    If you could ask the Author 3 questions what would they be?

If I could ask Tilly three questions?

1)    How many thousands of times did you have The Man Who Can’t Be Moved by The Script stuck in your head whilst writing your book?
2)    Can you please tweet more often so I can virtually stalk you (but also not let it distract you from writing your books)?
3)    Which authors inspire you the most?

6.    What is you most favorite character and why?

Grace from Carmel Harrington’s Beyond Grace’s Rainbow because she is brave, inspiring and positive even in the most difficult of times.

7.    What genre is your favorite and why?

Chick Lit (if I’m allowed to call it that) because it ultimately makes me happy and a smile on my face is all I need right now.

 8.    If you were shipwrecked on a desert island what 3 books would you want with you?

I was so trying to find a cop-out for this one, like three random books on my TBR or three books to help me survive, but if you’re trying to make me pick three of my favourite books then I will cry for a bit and leave you with The Judas Scar, The Memory Book and Beyond Grace’s Rainbow, though maybe they’re not the most uplifting choices considering I’m shipwrecked.

9. Is there an Author that you would really like to meet?

I’ve been so lucky to meet some of my favourite authors... Carmel Harrington, Amanda Jennings, Jane Linfoot, Karen Aldous, Paige Toon, but there is one author I just can’t wait to meet and that’s the lovely Rebecca Raisin who will be in the UK in March. I will possibly try and sneak in one of her suitcases back to Australia too but don’t tell anyone :)

10.  Do you prefer ebooks, paperbacks or hardcover?

I love paperbacks, I collect them when I have no room, I sometimes get them signed which is wonderful, I stroke their pretty covers and point and smile and shove them in people’s faces. But if I’m honest, I prefer ebooks for ease of reading, for that lovely backlight on my Kindle which means I can read at all hours and just because it means I can viably own as many books as I want.

11. Where do you prefer to buy your books?

I prefer to buy them in bookshops. I can’t go shopping without coming back with at least one book (most likely about ten), and those of you that see my photos know that ten is a bit of an understatement too. Most of my book shopping comes from Amazon though because it’s much easier and they’re delivered super quickly and I can spend hours browsing without getting in everybody’s way.

12. Have you ever read a book more than once?

Not many but I have read Beyond Grace’s Rainbow by Carmel Harrington several times, not just because it is stunning but also because it inspires me and helps me heal a little with each re-read.

13. What book are you currently reading?

Spirits of Christmas by Nicky Wells.

14. What book are you about to start reading?

The Year of Taking Chances by Lucy Diamond and I can’t wait.

15. Have you read a book that you would like to rewrite the ending of?

Probably, but none that I can think of off the top of my head.

16. Do you have a favorite book cover? Chose up to 3 if you like.

This is such an impossible question. I love a pretty book cover but I can’t think of just one. At the moment I’m seeing tons of gorgeous Christmas books so I can’t see past Bookouture’s covers for Jenny Hale’s A Christmas to Remember and Fiona Valpy’s The French for Christmas. Cathy Kelly’s It Started With Paris is another stunning cover, but there’s loads more I want to pick too.

17. If you could plan the perfect holiday, what would it be?

I’m not much of a socialiser or a sunbather and I’m probably not all that fun either... Holidaying is not something I’m used to! I’ve no idea. I’m quite happy with my bed and a mountain of books.

18. How often do you blog?

Generally about five reviews a week and when I’m motivated to plan features and send out author interviews, I can post every day. Not as much lately though because real life is a bit of a pain.

19. What’s your favorite color?


20. What are 5 items you never leave home without?

My Kindle, a book (yes I need both), my phone, my painkillers and my huge handbag to carry a million other things in.

21.Favorite book character crush.  Yes you can pick 2 :)

This is an easy one. Jared from Mandy Baggot’s Made in Nashville. I can’t explain why without still being here three hours later so I will just say he is gorgeous. And perfect.

I’m also a little bit in love with Liam from Carmel Harrington’s Beyond Grace’s Rainbow, so thanks for kindly letting me pick two Simona :)

22. Sleep in or get up early?

I like to be awake fairly early but then stay  in bed reading for a few hours :)

23. Summer or winter?

I’m one of those awkward people who’s not a great fan of either. Sorry. If I had to choose, I’d pick winter because I love watching it snow (when I’m tucked up inside).

24. White wine or red?

I don’t drink either.

25. Coffee or tea?

I don’t drink coffee or tea either... In fact, I’ve never had a warm drink in my life.

26. Where can we find you?

My facebook page:
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  1. It's such a treat to read about you lovely bloggers! You two are of course so professional and dedicated. I don't know what we would do without you? πŸ’–πŸ’–

  2. It's such a treat to read about you lovely bloggers! You two are of course so professional and dedicated. I don't know what we would do without you? πŸ’–πŸ’–