I pretty much like anything, but at the minute I'm loving the erotic genre (and it all started with Fifty Shades of Grey lol!). I'm not too into the horror genre, or sci-fi/fantasy, but will give them a go if one takes my fancy.
How do you decide what books to review?
To be honest I will pretty much write a review for all books I read, whether it just be a short review or long one. I do write reviews for books I don't like as well as books I love, can't be good at reviewing unless there's some bad in there too!
How many books do you read a month?
As many as I can really! I think on average this year I've read between 7-10 a month.
Have you ever written anything yourself?
I have!! I used to write short stories as a teenager, but they're all thrown out now. I wrote my first erotic short story this year and entered it into a competition, didn't win, but at least I gave it a go. I'm currently writing 2 erotic stories now too, hopefully they'll be good enough to publish and I can share them with you all!
What made you start your blog?
Honestly, I started it to improve my writing skills a bit. I love reading and pretty much always have my nose in a book, so thought it would be ideal to start a book blog to share my love of reading.
Have you read a book that inspired you?
Yes. I read Jodi Picoult's 'House Rules'. The main character has autism. I remember when reading it, we were having thoughts that our daughter had autism, but was a bit young and nothing had been said really. The more I read of this book and noticed Jacobs traits, the more I realised Chloe probably did have autism. There were a lot of similarities. That book in all honesty forced me to look at the situation properly, and seek advice from medical professionals. Chloe was diagnosed with autism in February 2011. My son Jack was also diagnosed in April 2012. I know that book made me get my children the help they needed early, and its really paid off.
Do you think recreational reading is an important skill for children to take with them into adulthood?
Oh yes! I love getting lost in a book, and love that I have read so many books. I loved reading as a child and always had books from the library on loan. My daughter is 4 and has been reading since 3 1/2 and I'm so glad. I think it helps broaden your imagination, and your language skills too. Not that I'm 'dissing' anyone who doesn't like to read lol! My other half doesn't really read much.
Are there any children's books you love?
I remember loving the Enid Blyton books when I was younger. But even now at 27 years old, I love Roald Dahl's books. I have the collection from when I was a child, but they're a bit tattered and torn now, so I am looking into buying them again at some point. My favourite is 'The Witches', which I read again a few months ago!
Where is your favourite place to read?
In all honesty, I like to read while I'm eating! I seem to be able to get more reading done at the table! My kids watch TV while they eat anyway so instead of my head being filled with Mickey Mouse or some other character, it's filled with the wonderful characters from my books. This is until they're a bit older and like to conversea round the table, then I won't be reading there! I'm not much of a 'read in bed' person as I can never seem to get comfortable enough. I do like it in summer though, sitting in the garden with a cold glass of pop, a good book, and the sun shining down on me.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My Kindle :D
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