Good morning! It’s Tag Thursday here on SWB and today I’m bringing you The Book Interview Tag which I seemingly bookmarked after reading it on Bookmark Chronicles back in March 2019. It’s been a little while so I’ve updated some of the dates in there to make it more current! If you want to read Rae’s answers from last year you can find them here
The Book Interview Tag
Favourite Genres: Crime/Mystery/Thrillers aimed at any age. A good MG mystery? A fab YA thriller? A gritty adult police procedural? Yes please I’ll take all three
Favourite Female Authors: So many! Carol Wyer, Bex Hogan, Rachel Ward, Rachel Lynch, Laura Steven, Abi Elphinstone
Forever Favourites: Well this is a tricky one, if you’d asked me last year I would have said without doubt Harry Potter, now I’m trying to decide if I can separate the work from the author while she’s saying a lot of harmful and hurtful things… I have always had a great fondness for His Dark Materials. I feel like the Isles Of Storm and Sorrow trilogy by Bex Hogan may become a forever favourite, but I only read the first two a couple of months ago and the third isn’t out until next April so it maybe a little soon to claim that…
What was your first book of 2019? Evermore by Sara Holland
How did you like it? I thought it was a great conclusion to the duology!
What was your last book of 2019? The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch by Tom Fletcher
How did you like it? I thought it was just magical, the perfect Christmasy read!
What do you look for in a book? What makes it really stand out? I’m not sure there’s much specifically I look for in a book… I am drawn to pretty covers I must confess, but more generally a book gets on my radar if one of my dear blogging friends tells me about it… Dark and twisty is usually a way to grab me though…
Do you collect any particular sets or editions of books? I’ve own the special editions of The Book Of Dust trilogy, well the two that are currently out. Generally speaking I like my books to match, so if I have the hardback of one I need the rest to be hardbacks too. My pet peeve is when publishers change the cover style midway through a series. I’ve still not gotten over Fearless doing that 30 books into a series when I was about 15…
Do you prefer eBooks, audiobooks, or physical books? I have so much time for all forms of books! Paperbacks are the easiest for reading on my commute (not that that’s happening at the moment); I love a beautiful hardback, especially if there’s a gorgeous design hidden under the dust jacket; I think audiobooks in general are great for accessibility reasons, but also because it means I can read while doing the washing up… Although I generally read much faster than an audiobook, but I’m not keen on speeding them up so it takes far longer to get through a book that way. Finally I love eBooks for all the wrong reasons, they’re so much easier to read in bed at night, I realise reading with the lights off is bad for your eyes but…
Do you keep books you didn’t like, or do you get rid of them? I’m terrible at getting rid of books! I don’t tend to pick up books I don’t think I’ll enjoy so I’ve probably only got the odd one or two that I didn’t like… But I do have a lot of books that I know realistically I won’t reread… I think I need to get a bit more ruthless as I have boxes and boxes as there’s just not space for many bookcases in my flat, but part of me is still clinging to the idea that one day I’ll win the lottery, buy a huge house and turn a room into a library so I’ll need them…
What literary character best defines you or do you most relate to? I STRUGGLED with this one, so I turned to the lovely Charlotte and she told me someone Slytherin, but soft once you get to know them… I’m not sure who she’s calling soft but that is what she has decreed and so it is so.
I hope you enjoyed this week’s Tag Thursday! Let me know if you take on the interview!