Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Hooked On Books with Life as Mrs D

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 Sophie from Life as Mrs D

Sophie blogs over at Life As Mrs D - life as a wife, and Mum to Isla Jean. Sophie enjoys watching films, reading, and spending time down on her allotment, when she has the time.



What book(s) are you currently reading?
I have just started reading Johnny Wilkinson's biography. I love him, and it's a present my brother and his girlfriend got me for Christmas. I'm also reading a couple of Stephen Fry's books, as well as some random chic lit book that was free in the Kindle Store!

What book is next on your “to be read” list?
I have a whole bookshelf of books on my to be read list! I'm aiming to read a few more books from the BBC's top 100 list though, so I think Pride and Prejudice is next on my list. Yes, I'm one of those people that have never read any Jane Austin books!


What is your favourite genre to read?
I love reading crime fiction books, however they do sometimes require a bit of thought, so sometimes I can't resist a good old chic lit book!

Who are some your favourite authors?
I love Martina Cole when it comes to crime fiction. I really like Torey Hayden as well, she writes a lot about elective mutism in young children, which really fascinates me.

What are your top 5 favourite books?
Goodnight Mister Tom - Michelle Magorian
Noughts and Crosses - Malorie Blackman
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Dibs in Search of Self - Virginia Axline
Anne Frank's Diary

Paperback vs digital books - which do you prefer and why? 
I can never quite decide. I love the ease of a digital book, that you can take thousands of books with you anywhere, and you can get them with a few taps of your fingers. But I don't think I could ever live in a house without lots of books on the bookshelf. There's something so wonderful about reading a paperback book, and having all the books written by a certain author up on your shelves. 


What was your favourite book or series of books as a child?
I mentioned it above actually. My favourite childhood book is Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle McGorian. It's about a evacuee who softens the heart of the old man he is placed with.

Do you ever cheat and skip to the end of a book? Why do you do it?
No! Why do people do this!? I don't understand! It makes no sense when you read it, and then when you know what's going on in it, you've ruined it for yourself. I don't think you'd ever watch the end of a film before you watched the rest of it, would you?

 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 think it depends on the book. If it's one I've really enjoyed, or part of a collection I have or want, then I will keep it. But if it's just any old random book I will send it to the charity shop

Do you read one book at a time or do you have multiples on the go?
I tend to have several books on the go at once. What I read depends on what mood I'm in, how much time I have, and how tired Iam


Describe your ideal reading nook
I'd love a window seat, no drafts though! With lots of cushions, a blanket, somewhere to rest my drink and chocolate (!), and plenty of people to watch while they're walking by as I break from reading. It's got some have some soft lighting as well, to make it cosy when it gets dark

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17 comments

  1. I' going to check out her blog:) I like her answers a lot but I loved your qouestions! especially the one about the reading nook!

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  2. Love that Anne Frank's Diary is on there I remember reading that one when I was a a teenager and it deeply affected me...

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  3. Like Sophie, I love crime fictions - they're always so gripping :)

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  4. Love your post and so glad that I'm not the only one who loves a good book.

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  5. Really enjoying this series. I loved Goodnight Mister Tom when I was growing up too. Can’t wait to read it again with my own children.

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  6. I've not read most of these books so think I might have to have a look at some. I love this idea about how to share others blogs too.

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  7. Lovely post. I really need to get back into reading books again :)

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  8. I need to be surrounded by my "real" books too, although I have recently succumbed to a digital reader for practical reasons when travelling

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  9. I read Goodnight Mister Tom in school and loved it. I must add it to my kindle to read again. And I loved the Diary of Anne Frank too

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  10. I love the ease of digital books too. Love the fact that I can just think of a book and start reading it immediately.

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  11. Your interview is really cool! I love reading and also love to hear about others' so to say preferences in reading. Enjoyed both your questions and Sophie's answers!

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  12. I've never read a Jane Austin book either! Maybe I should read one this year. I love Goodnight Mister Tom, but I haven't read it in years... definitely need to read that again before the end of the year.

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  13. I never knew Stephen Fry wrote books - will have to gon off in search, I love him!!

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  14. I really need to fill in the questions to take part in this series, I love books x

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  15. The Lovely Bones is my favourite! I still prefer a hard good book rather than the electronic version.

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  16. Oh goodnight Mr Tom is such a sad and lovely story, good choice in books

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  17. I am a total book worm and so are the girls . Torey Hayden is definately my favourite author x

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