Hello! Thanks for coming back to read another instalment of Bookish Bloggers. Sadly I haven’t been able to post weekly despite having 50+ bloggers waiting in the wings, I am just not organised enough!
This week we’re meeting Jade from Raising the Rings. Jade is a mum to 2 young boys living in Norfolk. Her blog is totally delightful and I’m proud to call her one of my best buddies so you had better go and read her blog.
What kids of books are your favourite? Trashy? Mystery? Classics?
I actually love reading lots of types of books but there are a few genres I’ll avoid. I’m not really into history books and even though I always say to myself that I’m going to read a classic, I never do. I love thrillers and mysteries. I love being sucked in to a good crime story too.
What is the last book you read?
The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman. It’s the third in his ‘Dark Materials’ trilogy. It’s one of the first trilogies I ever read and I still love it to this day.
If you could make it compulsory for everyone to read one book what would it be and why?
One book I could pick up over and over again is Shocking Pink by Erica Spindler. I appreciate it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but I remember reading this at my Nan’s house, and then immediately wanting to read it over again. So yeah, give it a go!
Do you prefer to have a physical copy of a book or do you like using a kindle etc too?
I adore having the book in my hand. There’s just something about a book that you can’t replace with a Kindle; the smell of them and the sound of a page turning. Having said that I do use a Kindle to download books and short stories if we’re going on holiday. It means I can take 5 books and only pack one thing.
What’s the first book you can remember not being able to put down?
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. If I read it, even now, I still literally just have to do the next chapter, and I usually keep telling myself that until I’ve finished. I’m like it with all seven!
Is the book always better than the movie?
Always. There just isn’t any contest. I always read the book before a movie if I can help it because I want my imagination to run wild without putting an actor’s face to the name in the book. I do love to see other people’s interpretations of things that happen in the book so I do try to watch the film afterwards, it’s bizarre how my idea of something can be so different to someone else’s.
What were your favourite stories growing up?
My parents didn’t read to me so I don’t have any die hard classics that I “grew up” with. I did a lot of lone reading because I enjoyed it anyway, and I’m the only sibling that does actually enjoy a good book. I used to read Goosebumps and Jacqueline Wilson books, those were pretty good.
Do you kids like reading with you or is it a struggle to get them away from the TV?
Toby and Teddy both love books. They both adore touchy, feely books and books with flaps. Although they love books that have a good rhythm and rhyme to them. They love it when we do actions or make silly voices and I always try to read to them before bed. I find that it’s just those 10 minutes before bed that we actually all just chill out ready for the evening.
Woohoo! Thanks for reading this weeks bookish bloggers, I hope you enjoyed finding out more about Jade’s reading habits and you’re just itching to go and befriend her. You can keep up with her family on her blog Raising the Rings of have a chat on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.