Do you remember how you developed a love for reading?
I honestly can’t remember ever not reading. I’d read 101 Dalmations by the age of seven.
Where do you usually read?
Usually in bed, or at the kitchen table while I’m eating breakfast. I have to snatch time these days – I have so much else to do.
Do you prefer to read one book at a time or several at once?
I usually have at least four on the go. Like now – Coldbrook, The Bone Palace, Walking Dead Compendium, Anna Dressed in Blood, The Atlantis Gene and a Rachel Morgan book that I can’t even remember what it’s called it’s been that long since I picked it up…
What is your favourite genre?
Urban Fantasy, but I love scifi, straight fantasy and most other genres as well. I mostly read YA, but again, won’t turn my nose up at anything really.
Is there a genre you will not read?
Nope. I’ll read anything. Including dodgy free amazon soft porn.
Do you have a favourite book?
A Madness of Angels by Kate Griffin.
What is your least favourite book?
The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister.
What is the longest book you have ever read?
The Stand or IT by Stephen King, not sure which clocks in as longest.
What was the last book you bought?
Er… I don’t buy many. I think it was Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry. Because it was on sale on Kindle for about 20p.
Do you prefer library books or buying books?
I have used libraries far more frequently than book shops lately.
What are you currently reading?
I already listed these up there ^ somewhere… It was a long list, I’m not typing it again.
Where do you buy your books?
Mostly second hand book fairs and charity shops. If I want something specific, Amazon.
Do you ever pre-order books?
How many books do you buy a month?
Usually none – I get a lot free. But when the second hand book fair is on…. About 50. Usually for less than £5.
How do you feel about second hand charity shop books?
They sometimes smell a bit funny but the random book marks you get in them can be comedy gold, and it feels nice to support charities. I generally use it for books I know I’m going to read then probably give straight back to them.
Do you keep your read and to-be-read books together?
I have a semi-elaborate system. See my ‘Anatomy of a Bookshelf’ series.
Do you plan to read all the books you own?
I’m trying. I keep getting sent new ones to review though.
What do you do with books you own that you know won’t be re-read?
Charity shop, or give to someone I know that will read it, then say they can keep or give to charity.
Have you ever donated books?
Have you ever been on a book buying ban?
Yes. I’m on one pretty much permanently. I only make very occasional exceptions. I just get sent too many books to make it necessary to buy them.
Do you think you own too many books?
My boyfriend would certainly argue that I do. I don’t think it’s possible, but for the sake of space, I have to be quite strict with myself.