So I put a few questions forward and this is what I got I found out she has weakness for Marian Keyes, enjoys the odd modern classic and also isn’t too keen on the mainstream. Read on to find out more….
1) Whos is your favourite author and why?
Marion Keyes – I know I should say some author who has made a great difference to the world of literature, but I read for escapism, I like happy stories, full to the brim with Clichés and make me laugh out loud. Marian Keyes ticks all of these boxes for me!!
2) And your five favourite books?
J.K Rowling – Harry Potter – I cannot decide on one, I love them all. I have been reading them since I was 11 years Old, I have grown up with the characters and fall in love with them everytime i re read them! I love these books for many reasons, its a constant reminder of my childhood and depicts adepth of friendship that one could only hope to find in real life!
Marion Keyes This Charming man – Its a delightful easy to read indulgence. I have read it a few times and always laugh the whole way through!
Sir Authur Conan Doyle – A study in Scarlett – It’s a beautifully written story that has aged well and is still relevant and understood by todays readers even though it was written in 1887!
Louisa Alcott – Little Women – Each time I read this I feel a little bit guilty for my completely materialistic attitudes and it always makes me want to do something good in the world. If you ask me, that’s what a great story should do. Evoke an emotion that makes you change for the better.
Harper Lee- To Kill a Mocking Bird – I studied this book in GCSE English and I’m so glad for this. If I had not been taught how to analyse a book I would have missed all the underlying messages and beautiful symbolism this book holds and that would have been a tragedy!
3) what inspired you to write the story?
I was thinking about how people try to stay in completely incompatible relationships. I started to think what would attract me to a man that may not necessarily be a good personality trait and I came up with talent. A man that is so intelligent and so engrossed in his art that he no longer lives in the real world.
4) e-reader or print?
Print, ive never used a kindle or anything …..yet! I can see the benefit of them though!
5) So what is your pet peeve and why?
People who only watch, read or listen to what ever everybody else is. I know this a perfectly acceptable thing to do, but it bothers me, because I know what they are all missing out on! Put the blockbusters down and dip your nose into something extraordinary. Everyone loves a hit (all the books I have mentioned are well known) But just don’t refuse to try something new!!!