It’s that time of the week again folks. Thanks to everyone who’s emailed asking to take part in Bookish Bloggers & for all the lovely comments on my interview with Chantal. If you haven’t a clue what I’m on about go read my introductory post to this new series ‘Bookish Bloggers’.
This week we’re speaking to Sarah mum of 3; Roo (9) tigger (5) and Piglet (7months) She’s currently on maternity leave but expects to be returning to work soon. You can read more about Sarah’s lovely family on her blog, Boo Roo and Tigger Too. Once you’re done here, of course!
What kinds of books are your favourite? Trashy? Mystery? Classics?
As I child I loved the Worst Witch books, the Harry Potter of my childhood. As I reached my teenage years I discovered Point Romance books and fell in love with the idea of romance. This has followed me through my twenties to the present day. I’m a sucker for a girl meets boy, girl can’t have boy, girl get boy.
What is the last book you read?
I don’t read half as much as I used to, something I really need to change. I’m currently saving up for a Kindle in the hope that this will make it easier for me to read more often. The last book I read would have been Pride and Prejudice, I adore this book and have read it time and time again. It is my turn to book when everything else in the world is going to pot. I know I can rely on Miss Bennett and Mr Darcy to make things right again.
If you could make it compulsory for everyone to read one book what would it be and why?
This is a difficult one…
As a child you need to read the classics of The Very Hungry Catepillar, Peace at Last and Funny Bones
As you get older The Worst Witch, Harry Potter and Jacqueline Wilson books are a must
As an adult you need to remember about how love used to be so anything by Jane Austen will teach you about social etiquette. With Pride and Prejudice being the highlight of them all.
Do you prefer to have a physical copy of a book or do you like using a kindle etc too?
I’m currently saving for a Kindle as I find the prospect of a large book sometimes overwhelming if I am short on time so I’m hoping that a Kindle will encourage me to read more often.
What’s the first book you can remember not being able to put down?
Someone Else’s Baby by Geraldine Kaye, a book from the Point series that I read as a teenage. I cried so hard when I read this book, it made me understand the pain of having to give up something so precious to you.
Is the book always better than the movie?
Not always, I do think that the BBC version of books are quite good and as they are spread over a couple of episodes it makes it bite sized for you to digest the plot line. I’ve not read the Harry Potter books yet and many people I have spoken to say that the books are better than the films so I need to see if this is true.
What were your favourite stories growing up?
Anything from the Point Romance series, I can remember working my way through them all at my local library and requesting ones to be sent from other libraries to make sure that I’d read them all. Many of them I read time and time again, loving all the teenage drama of high school crushes.
Do you kids like reading with you or is it a struggle to get them away from the TV?
I’m quite lucky in that both Roo and Tigger enjoy reading so will come and sit down to either read to me or listen as I read them a new story. Roo is an advanced reader so she loves to read to Tigger and is currently working her way through the Jacqueline Wilson series.
Thank you so much to Sarah for taking part in Bookish Bloggers, I really enjoyed reading your responses. Sarah often posts book reviews for both children and adults on her blog, you can check them out here.
Don’t forget to come back next Wednesday for another instalment of Bookish Bloggers. Also, if you’d like to take part just get in touch.
As I mentioned in my first post Stacie from Parker and Me runs #BookClub140 – a monthly twitter bookclub. The July title has just been announced as ‘Luckiest Girl Alive’ by Jess Knoll. You can find out more about #BookClub140 here