eBooks or physical books?
Both. I love physical books but use a kindle a lot because my hands don’t work properly any more. Ebooks are easier
Paperback or hardback?
Paperbacks, although I have bought hardbacks written by a favourite author if eagerly awaiting their latest book.
Online or in-store shopping?
I buy most of my books online but can’t resist going into a bookshop.
Heroes or villains?
Either as long as they have a good side (I know, I know but it’s fiction innit)
A book you want everyone to read
Watery Ways: Valerie Poore. I keep going on and on about this book but it is just a lovely read about a woman doing up an old canal boat in a historic harbour in Holland singlehanded and making it into a home.
There are more lovely books in the series and I’m saving the recent one Faring Into France for my upcoming trip to France.
The whole series of Fat Dogs and French Estates are so funny. Loved them all.
Recommend an under rated book
Kevin and I in India: Frank Kusy
I cut up old birthday cards and use those.
Used books, yes or no
Yes, but I wipe the covers down with antiseptic wipes 🙂 No, I don’t have OCD I’m just a bit germ phobic 😉
Top three favourite genres
Crime fiction , memoir, history
The last book you finished
The Magdalen Girls
Characters or plot
Characters. I love back stories and what makes people tick. I’m a real people watcher (very nosy)
Short or long book
Long or short chapters
Name the first three books you think of
Pride and Prejudice, On Writing: Steven King, Coffin Road: Peter May – all three are in front of me on the bookshelf
Books that make you laugh or cry
Our world or fictional worlds?
Our world. Can’t cope with too much fantasy or dystopian.
Do you ever judge a book by its cover?
Yes, afraid so and some with poor covers have turned out to be good books and vice versa
Book to movie or book to TV adaptation?
Either, but if I’ve read the book I tend to avoid the adaptation.
Series or standalone?
Series because I often really like the characters and want to read more books featuring them.
I’m tagging Kate The Quiet Knitter, Mairead Hearne Swirl and Thread and Carol Hedges and Beth Haslam