What was the last book you bought?
Apart from Christmas presents at the weekend I bought 4 second hand books. I know in that pile there is High Fidelity by Nick Hornby (I love the film it has John Cusack and Jack Black in it!) and White Teeth by Zadie Smith.
Name a book you have read MORE than once.
I read lots more than once! I think I’ve read the first chapter of Jane Eyre about 3 or 4 times – I keep deciding that I’m going to read it and then really struggle with the language and keeping focused on reading it!
Has a book ever fundamentally changed the way you see life? If yes, what was it?
The Bible or is that a cheaters answer! I know it sounds a bit kinda holier than that but it’s really not intended to be!
How do you choose a book – eg. by cover design and summary, recommendations or reviews?
I sometimes pick by cover as that is whats caught my eye but then I do it by reviews or recommendations as well.
Do you prefer Fiction or Non-Fiction?
Now that’s difficult. I think it depends really. I do like fiction but then I like the books to accompany shows like Long Way Down/Round or By Any Means so I guess Non-Fiction Travel comes in there as well. (Blame it on my Dad! He used to watch Michael Palin going round the world in as many different directions as possible)
What’s more important in a novel – beautiful writing or a gripping plot?
I think plot rather than writing – I love kids stories because they are so simple but have a point to them – why over complicate with oversized words.
Most loved/memorable character
I have no idea lol! I read so many books that sometimes I can’t keep up with who I like lol!
Which book or books can be found on your nightstand at the moment?
Erm a few books there.
Identity by Charlotte Scanlon-Gambill,
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky,
Becoming Bindy Mackenzie.
What was the last book you’ve read, and when was it?
I’m still reading Identity by Charlotte Scanlon-Gambill it’s taking me ages lol!
Have you ever given up on a book half way in?
I try not to give up half way because other wise you’ve spent that effort getting to know characters and then you give up and don’t know where it goes next.