Thanks to Stephen at Stephen Writes for the nomination! Stephen is one of my favourite bloggers and writes some beautiful reviews! Be sure to give his blog a follow.
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Is there a book/series that you have reread and developed a completely different opinion on it since the first time you read it?
Hmmm this is a hard one! I don’t think there are any series that, once I re-read them, I developed a completely new opinion. Most of the time re-reads just reaffirm my love for the books.
Is there a particular time of day when you like to read, or you read more often?
I like reading in the morning and before I go to bed. These tend to be the times that I have more availability to sit and read. But with working shifts I tend to just read whenever I get the chance.
Are there any characters that you don’t like, but everyone seems to love?
I dont think so? I’m a sucker for a cinnamon roll and those tend to be universally loved. There are certainly characters that I see people criticising but I love them: Delila Bard (ADSOM) and Darayavahoush (City of Brass).
Which book do you recommend to just about everyone?
There are a few, because a lot of my friends have a quite varied taste in genres. But recently It would have to be The Ten Thousand Doors of January, the writing in that book blew me away, and I squealed with joy when I got an ARC of the authors next book in the post the other day.
Which supporting character do you think should have their own spin-off book/series?
Fun Question! It used to be Nikolai Lantsov but then we got King of Scars ( thank you Miss Bardugo!) But I would also love to read more about Holland from ADSOM, especially delving into his past.
Do you have a particular strategy for reviewing books (taking notes, writing the review straight away after finishing the book, a set structure etc)?
I’ve actually only just recently started taking notes, usually once I’ve finished the book to keep the main plot points in my mind when I’m reviewing, but I will also do it if I read something I think might be important. Being able to highlight passages on my kindle is a godsend & I do occasionally tab my books if I find a quote I like.
Can you recommend a book/author that you think is completed underrated?
I don’t think the author is underrated but The Greatcoat Series by Sebastien De Castell deserves so much more love. I think his Spellslinger series is more in the spotlight with it being YA, but for those who love a good adult fantasy with a brilliantly built world and hilarious and utterly human characters, I can’t recommend it enough.
- If you could live for one day as the character in a book, who would you choose and why?
- What is the first book you remember loving?
- What is your preferred reading format? (PB, HB, E-book)
- If you could only take 5 books to a desert Island, what would they be?
- Pick 5 characters and create your own literary squad.
- Do you have any hobbies other than reading?
- If you could move to any fictional world, where would you pick?
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