Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Hooked On Books With Rabbit Ideas

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 Jenny From Rabbit Ideas

Jenny is a parent to two young children. Her blog; Rabbit Ideas, focuses on early years literacy, on a budget.



What book(s) are you currently reading?
I am just about to start All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.


What book is next on your “to be read” list?
I’m on the hunt for YA books to read at the moment, so if anyone has any recommendations, please do drop me a message!


What is your favourite genre to read?
A mixture, really. I love my classics, but am getting quite interested in Steampunk, recently. I have young children so spend a lot of time reading picture books and first chapter books with them.


Who are some your favourite authors?
Dickens, Steinbeck, Julia Donaldson, Oliver Jeffers, Anthony Browne.


Paperback vs digital books - which do you prefer and why?
Probably paperback, just because I tend to be easily distracted on a device. I also spend a lot on time on screens for work (social media support) and on building my blog, so I like to read for pleasure with a physical book, instead.


Do you ever cheat and skip to the end of a book? Why do you do it?
No, I don’t skip to the end, but I am a serial book abandoner. I give it a dozen pages or so, but if a book is really not for me, then I feel no guilt in leaving it there and reading something else.


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 often read library books, so don’t have this dilemma. If they are mine, however, I tend to give them away, unless they are universally amazing (hence a small collection of classic books) and things which I would really love for my kids to read at some point. I also keep quite a few non-fiction books which I know I’ll want to dip in and out of again. I am becoming more and more selective with what I keep, as I get older!


Do you read one book at a time or do you have multiples on the go?
Multiples, usually. I tend to binge read; going a few weeks without reading much and then blitzing a few books in a weekend. I do this with my own writing, too.


Describe your ideal reading nook
Somewhere totally quiet and where I know I will not be disturbed for hours, if not a few days. Food ready prepared for me, everything I need in the house already, lovely big windows to gaze out of while I think about what I am reading. No technology or distractions and a notebook and pencil to write down ideas, important points, or indeed start my own stories, too. Not much to ask! ;-)


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