Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Hooked on Books with A Cornish Geek

 Hi Everyone welcome to another instalment of Hooked on books. You may not know but I run a book group on Facebook called Hooked on books with Joanna Victoria which you are welcome to join to talk all things books. 

Every Wednesday I will be bringing you a brand new guest series. I’ll be featuring  some lovely bloggers  who will be sharing their answers to reading/book related questions. I hope you manage to find some more wonderful blogs to read.  If you’re a blogger and want to take part then get in touch!

This  weeks instalment features Emma from A Cornish Geek

Cornish and proud, uber geek, bookworm, stationery obsessed, proud mumma and self-care enthusiast.  



What book(s) are you currently reading?

Just started reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - for the first time! Hufflepuff paperback edition. 

What book is next on your “to be read” list?
I've got quite a long TBR but I think I'm going to prioritise The Hate U Give next. 

What is your favourite genre to read?
It depends on my mood but lately I'm really loving feminist non-fiction.
Who are some your favourite authors?
Jodi Picoult, Sarah Knight, Holly Bourne, John Green, Jane Harper, Jane Austen.

What are your top 5 favourite books?
This is a super-hard question but I'm going to pick a range of titles: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton, Batman: The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb, Danny, the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl and The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. 

Paperback vs digital books - which do you prefer and why? 
I've only ever read physical books. I refuse to get an e-reader. I like to hold a book and I like pretty covers. 

What was your favourite book or series of books as a child?
The Magic Faraway Tree. I really want to re-read it. 

Do you ever cheat and skip to the end of a book? Why do you do it?
Nope, I enjoy the journey as much as the destination, if not more than. 

 Do you hang on to your books once you've read them? Or do you prefer to pass them on to a charity shop / a friend?
I save every single book. Taking part in book swaps is really hard for me as I spend ages pondering over what to part with. 

Do you read one book at a time or do you have multiples on the go?
I dip in and out of coffee table books but generally have one novel on the go at one time. 

Describe your ideal reading nook
I only ever read on the bus - the commute is the only time I get to myself these days. If I'm pages from the end of a thriller I try and finish it in bed but reading in bed normally sends me to sleep. Ideally I'd love to curl up in a good armchair though.


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27 comments

  1. I too only like physical books, there's nothing quite like that fresh new book feel!! It's one of life's small pleasures getting and reading a new book!!

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  2. I wish I had the space to hang on to every single book like she does, it's really hard for me to find space x

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  3. Lovely series. I'm going to join in the Facebook group, as I'm an avid reader myself, mainly non-fiction though.

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  4. Ahhhh I love the Time Traveller's Wife too - much preferred as the book than the movie!

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  5. Yes, just like Emma I love Jodi Picoult as an author! Her books are always so thought-provoking :)

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  6. I'm really into reading at the moment so this was a great to read! It's given me some ideas of books to read in the future x

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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  7. I a a total book addict and we are running out of space in our home because I love collecting them so much. I never wanted an e reader as I like the look and feel of books, but I've had to give in...we are away for three weeks this summer on holiday, and being a fast reader, that's at least 12 books which would be too heavy!!

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  8. Great series. I loved the faraway tree as a child too - Blyton's stories are such fun! Enjoy Harry Potter (it's one of my favourites!) x

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  9. What a great idea for a series. Lovely to see the different genres and types of authors people like too! I'll pop you an email about taking part.

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  10. What a fab series. I am such a book worm but I have found it so hard to read since having children and working a lot in the evenings. I currently have a huge collection of books to be read!

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  11. I am loving your new series, making me wish I had the time to enjoy reading books again. I really should make the time

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  12. Harry Potter for the first time - got such a magical experience ahead! Love those books x

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  13. My TRL is also really long but I have debated about re-reading the Harry Potter series too x

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  14. I never skip to the end either!! I enjoy experiencing the story as I go BUT sometimes it is hard not to want to peek!

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  15. Great interview. I love reading while commuting too. But I find time when home as well.

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  16. I love the Magic Faraway tree, such a classic childhood book. I brought it for my daughter so that I can re-read it with her xx

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  17. oh I am an avid reader you always find me with my nose in a book I have not read the Harry Potter collection but my teen daughter has them all

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  18. Love the idea of this book club and the series of interviews with avid readers. I have to confess, though I used to read A LOT I haven't read anything in soooo long :( I like some of the suggestions from Emma though! x

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  19. I have just got my son reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - he loves it. I have just finished the Cursed Child

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  20. I love reading interviews about fellow book lovers. I think it's so nice to read while you're commuting. I find it relaxing especially when there's traffic and you've got a long way to go.

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  21. I love all the Enid Blyton books and spent many days as a child up the faraway tree. I really ought to find time to read again x

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  22. I love Jodi Picoult books and have read them all. I love a good book recommendation!

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  23. There are some great choices here. Loved the Magic Faraway Tree when I was little and am a huge fan of Jane Austen. She was such an astute social observer.

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  24. This is a great series - I totally agree about The Magic Faraway Tree for a children's book, such lovely stories.

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  25. My favourite book is The Magic Faraway Tree, remembering reading it over and over again when I was a child!

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  26. I often read on buses. Especially long coach trips

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  27. I'm a big book worm too so I will be checking out some of Emmas suggestions. I'm almost jealous of someone reading Harry Potter for the first time, it's going to be such an amazing adventure.

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