Thank you to the beautiful Whimsy pages for tagging me and coming up with these brilliant questions.. I had so much fun answering them!
1- Thank the blogger for nominating you. 2- Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you. 3- Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions. 4- List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award in your post/or on your blog.
1- What Other Hobbies do you have?
I also LOVE Photography. When my second son was born I developed a mad interest in all kinds of photography. I bought a Sony bridge camera (very cheap) and did everything I could possibly do to learn all the theory behind light, shutter speeds and photographing the landscape. I have been at it five years now and I still love everything about it.
2- Share One Interesting Fact About you
I have two different coloured eyes. One is blue and one is a light shade of green. Growing up I felt a bit freakish and didn’t like to look at people in the eye, often they would regard me as a bit rude but I merely didn’t want people to notice how different I felt with it. Nowadays I wear it with a badge of honour and project it as such because my eldest son has the exact same thing although his is brown and blue.
3- What was the last place you travelled to?
I am the SINGLE most boring person in the world, I’m sure, I have never been abroad and have rarely ever been out of Scotland. I think the last place we went to on a road-trip as such was Glencoe on a photography scout. Incidentally it is my favourite place in Scotland to just get away from the city life. In a hippy kind of way I feel at peace there, a kind of calm comes over me when we go there. You feel really inconsequential in amongst the mountains. My husband likes to hike there so it feels like a second home. It is stunning.
4- What was the last book you read?
I’m currently reading The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher . Anyone that knows me, knows that I am a crazy Star Wars fan and this is serious fodder for me. Princess Leia was and is my ultimate heroine. I always wanted to be that amazingly strong female that Carrie portrayed so well.
5- What is your favourite review you’ve ever written?
I think my favourite review I have ever written was most recently actually. I read The Honeymoon this month and it just absolutely struck a chord. A MAJOR one actually. I have had a similar experience in my life – well similar in the sense that I have been through someone needing to control pretty much every aspect of your life. It resonated so deeply with me and I usually try to steer clear of that type of story but I took a chance and it was so worth it.
6- Share your reviewing process: From picking up the book until it goes live on your blog.
I have an utterly huge TBR list. I have 6500 books on my TBR on goodreads (yup…it’s going to completely outlive me) and I have about 50 physical books in my bookcase that I am currently working through. I currently operate from a system where I will Read an ARC from netgalley I need to get through, then a ebook purely for myself and a physical book. I’ll make notes throughout my reading – this includes quotes I want to use and points of importance. My review is constructed by major themes or characters and I usually give a detailed breakdown of each point.
7- How old is your blog?
My blog is so new – It’s only 5 weeks old
8- Do you plan something special for your next blogiversery?
I would love to do a big giveaway when the blog turns 1!
9- Do you love doing tags? Why?
This is actually my first tag post and I am secretly overjoyed at having being tagged. This was a lot of fun to do and I hope I get to be more involved with the book community and join in a lot more.
10- Tell us 5 things you love about blogging or this community.
1- The community is so close, everyone shares and helps your blog grow.
2- I LOVE shouting about books
3- I love reading book tour reviews and adding to my ever increasing TBR.
4- It allows me to get my geek on.
5- Blogging helps me to avoid the dreaded reading slump.
11- One book to read this summer
Read THE HONEYMOON by Rona Halsall (LOVE LOVE LOVE IT).
1- Describe how you first got into blogging. 2- What is your working environment for blogging. 3- What is your favourite genre/why? 4- What has been your largest book haul? 5- Your top 5 blogging tips. 6- What is your favourite book cover? 7- Where is your favourite place to read? 8- What was the last TV show you watched? 9- What is your next read? 10- How do you want to improve your blog in the next year? 11- What is your favourite book of all time?