So today we have the lovely Catriona from Fabulous Book Fiend. She is here for you today with an interview. All of the bloggers I contacted were given the same questions as I thought it would be fun to get different opinions on the same things.
Hope you enjoy all of the questions and all of the answers.
The summer is often a great time for reading. What are five books you would recommend others to read this summer?
While our wishlists are already towering over, are they any new releases happening this summer that you’re really looking forward to?
I’m very excited to read Lindsey Kelk’s new book, About a Girl, I love her writing a dim looking forward to meeting her again at her signing! I’m also looking forward to Its Raining Men by Milly Johnson. Its being released on Yorkshire day which I love too (being a Yorkshire lass myself) and I’m hoping to go to the launch of this one! Finding Colin Firth is the Second novel by Mia March and I loved the Meryl Streep Movie Club, so really looking forward to this one!
Sometimes the weather can turn a little dreadful. Are they any books you would recommend to read to counteract this weather?
The weather can be really horrible in the summer, I think to counteract this one, you need something light or something set aboard! I think a travelogue is also good for these times, anything by Bill Bryson is wonderful to read when it’s miserable outside. You could catch up with Paige Toon‘s back catalogue, all of which have just been released with new covers, she does escapism from this British weather exceptionally well. I also find Jane Costello and Jenny Colgan very funny, so any of their books take away from the fact that its miserable outside by putting a smile on your face!
Name your top three authors.
You know this is the hardest questions! Ok here goes…………. Rowan Coleman Lindsey Kelk Sophie Kinsella
When it comes to blogging, are you someone who posts spontaneously or do you schedule ahead?
I have to schedule ahead, I need to have things planned out. I’m a teacher, it’s how I work. I’m very autistic when it comes to organisation so I like to have the next week all scheduled and planned by the time Sunday night rolls around! I’m currently quite a bit ahead with posts, this makes me happy…
What are your three favourite reviews that you have written since you started blogging
Although I have a busy career as a teacher, working to develop children’s maths and literacy skills, I still find time to do a lot of reading, and love sharing the books that I find interesting through my blog, Fabulous Book Fiend. I like constructing the reviews and love the fact that Twitter allows me to share my blog with other, as well as the authors of the book. My own blog is still quite new, having contributed to another blog for about a year, but I am loving having my own space to do author interviews, features, lists and reviews. I’m a big fan of chick lit, but I try and mix it up with a few different genres on there too, mystery/crime excluded, it just doesn’t float my boat.
Thank you so much for the wonderful answers Catriona! It was really nice to get to know you a little better and to get some good recommendations for the summer! Have you read any of the books that Catriona recommended? Or do you think you now will?