Interview with Angie B

Reader Questions

Firstly, let me say a big thank you for taking the time to do this interview for my blog. You don’t have to answer all questions but all I ask is that you answer them honestly and in your own words (after all that is pretty much what my blog is – the first thing that comes into my head). I have attached my own interview responses to help you out if needed.

So tell me a bit yourself……

 

What is your name? (This can be any nicknames you may have)

Angie or Angela, although I prefer Angie (Angela only gets used if I’m being told off – yes that can still happen at 30)

 

What do you do for a living?

I am currently a training coordinator and have my own blog for book reviews and journals, plus anything else I think people may enjoy reading or looking at

 

If you could invite three famous people to dinner, who would they be and why? (They don’t have to be living)

Audrey Hepburn – she is my favourite actress, I have most of her films (although I haven’t managed to watch them all yet). Totally beautiful and such a talented lady

Bill Gates – I would love to know how he started out and what gave him the drive to be a successful entrepreneur (maybe get a few money making tips from him)

Bob Marley – he was a legend as far as reggae music was concerned. He could play us a set at the end of the evening and help me to dream of the beautiful Caribbean (unless I win the lottery and it would no longer be a dream)

 

What are your favourite past times?

I love socialising and meeting new people. Especially love reading (I know that’s a pretty obvious thing for), love listening to music which I have a variety of taste in (currently listening to party hits of Brazil). I love to dance, my one regret in life is giving it up but it still doesn’t stop me doing it around the house or on a night out. I have a new found passion for blogging and using social media to connect with more people. I also enjoy watching TV and films with a wide variety again (apart from horror)

 

What genre of books do you enjoy reading?

I enjoy reading anything as long as it’s got a good story line to it and I can relate to at least one character. I try to mix up what I read so that I don’t run the risk of getting bored of a genre. I could read a murder mystery/thriller, then pick up some chick lit or a biography. Not a big fan of non-fiction but if it makes me laugh then I’m in.

 

Are you reading anything at the moment, if so what is it?

I’ve just started reading The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen, it is quite yucky like the rest of her books but so addictive.

 

Name five favourite authors or books

Well I just finished reading To The Moon And Back by Jill Mansell and absolutely loved it so she is definitely one of my top five now

Tess Gerritsen for a bit of blood, guts and murder

Lindsey Kelk for light hearted chick lit

I Heart Series is definitely a collection I have fallen for

Then I’m going cheat and say Sophie Kinsella and Jane Costello are joint in my favourite authors list. Can’t believe I put that question in, knowing how difficult it would be for me to answer.

I want to start reading stories by authors who haven’t been published yet (just because publishers don’t think a story will sell, doesn’t mean there aren’t people out there who won’t enjoy reading it)

 

If you could be a character from a book, what character would you be and why?

Angela from the I Heart series because she took a gamble and came better off, travelling the world, doing things she enjoys and not to mention having a super-hot rock star boyfriend.

 

What attracts you to a book? I.e. do you tend to go for it because you like the cover or that particular author, or do you read the back to find out what it’s about first (you’ll be surprised how many people don’t)

OK, I have to be honest here, I tend to look at the front cover and make my decision from that. I love anything with a girly or colourful picture on the front. I do also go for anything by certain authors because there’s a pretty good bet that I am going to enjoy what they have written.

 

Has any book influenced your life, if so how?

Not really but I do always like to get lost in the story and like to feel that I have become that character, that’s when you know it’s a good book. I do feel that I can relate to the likes of Bridget Jones (most women probably can).

 

 Which do you prefer e-books or paperback?

I love my Kindle for taking on holiday, and nowadays a lot of stuff that I read is only available on Kindle or tablet. Being honest though, I will always be a true fan of a hard copy book, that smell of pages and feeling you get as you reach near the end of a book (you can’t physically see that with a Kindle).

 

Is there any authors you would recommend to other readers, or authors that we need to watch out for?

I recently read and reviewed a book by Kathryn Player called Moody not broody (unfortunately it isn’t available on Apple but you can get it on Kindle), Kathryn is definitely one to look out for I think. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and loved how close to my own life it felt.

I also really like an author called Maggie Shayne. I read Gingerbread Man whilst in Tenerife and couldn’t put it down. I have a few of her books downloaded onto my Kindle ready to read whilst on my hols.

 

Well, that’s the end, hopefully you have enjoyed reading this as much as I have enjoyed completing it.

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