I am really pleased to be joined by Sandra from Bookloverworm Blog with me today. You may recognise the lovely photo above as the header from her blog. Sandra has been promising to take part for a long time but she is a busy lady so it has taken her a while to get around to it. But I’m delighted she has, so without further ado, let’s find out more about Sandra.
Thanks for agreeing to be part of my Blogger in the Spotlight feature Sandra. First of all, would you tell me a little about yourself?
I’m Sandra and I blog at BookLoverWorm. I live in Perthshire with my partner and two cats. I’m studying an MSc at the moment and when not doing that, or blogging, I’m working because annoyingly my bills insist on being paid every month! Apart from all of that I love visiting historic buildings, watching TV, reading obviously and baking when I have the chance.
What books/authors did you enjoy as a child?
I loved Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, Famous Five and Secret Seven. Clearly I’ve loved mysteries from a very young age!
What do you enjoy most about blogging?
Meeting new people, whether online or in person, and discovering new books and new authors. The blogging community is very supportive and discovering new authors whether through other bloggers or unexpected bookpost is really exciting to me.
Tell me about your blog – sell yourself!
My blog is growing slowly but steadily. I review mainly crime but also women’s fiction and historical fiction. As I’m writing this in January I’m also running a feature this month with authors who have very kindly provided guest posts on their plans, hopes and resolutions for the year ahead.
What’s your favourite book you’ve reviewed in the past year? Or favourite three if you really can’t choose.
This was really tricky for me, I had to leave a few out but I narrowed it down to three. In no particular order: Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent, Rupture by Ragnar Jonasson and One Day in December by Shari Low. All of these books were brilliantly written and kept me hooked the whole way through. Definite must-read!
What are you reading just now?
Everything! I’m reading Dark Pines by Will Dean for the blog tour, The Darkness by Ragnar Jonasson and Imitation in Death by J. D. Robb.
If you were on Desert Island Discs, what one book would you take with you?
The complete works of Jane Austen.
[Hmm – can’t find it in one edition so I’ll let you have this beautiful box-set!]
Is there a book you’d like to see made into a film? Who would be in your dream cast?
I’m not sure there is actually. There are books that I would love to see as film but equally I’m not sure how well they would translate, if some of what makes the book brilliant would get lost on screen.
How can people follow your blog or connect with you on social media?
My blog is www.bookloverwormblog.wordpress.com
I’m on twitter at @bookloverworm1
Instagram at @bookloverworm1 and Facebook also at @bookloverworm1
And finally, if you could be a character in any book you have read, who would it be and why?
I would love to be Eve Dallas from the In Death series. She is so confident and tough but still cares and has a soft side. I would love to have her feistiness!
This is Stana Katic playing Kate Beckett in Castle. There isn’t an Eve Dallas TV show or film but seems she’d be a popular choice for the role if it was ever filmed.