Friday, 7 February 2014

FUNKY FRIDAY - with reviewer Sonya from A Lover of Books

It's that time again - where do the weeks goThis week I'm chatting to Sonya at A Lover of Books - read her blog here.  Sonya has always been an avid supporter of writers, both Indie and traditional and I'd like to thank her for all her tweets and reviews of my own books. 

So, Sonya, what made you decide to start a book review blog? 

I realised after doing a few book reviews that some authors and publishers preferred it if you had a blog for publicity purposes.  I never actually dreamt that I would start one and it took some courage, but I decided to give it a go.  I'm so glad I did.

What type of book keeps you turning the pages and up all night? 

Anything light hearted such as your novel 'Diary of a Mummy Misfit', plus exciting crime thrillers tend to keep me turning the pages and staying up for ages.

Oh!  Thank you - remind me to buy you an extra large glass of something if we ever meet!  As an avid reader and reviewer, would you ever put pen to paper yourself?

At one point I did want to write but seemed to give up on the idea.  Who knows though, one day I might change my mind.  It's good to know that if I was to ever publish a novel there would be lots of support out there from people hopefully wanting to review my book. 

What type of books make you want to chuck them at the wall?

I read a large variety of books and have been lucky enough so far not to have come across any that I just haven't got on with. 

How would you tactfully say you hated a book?  Or do you say it as it is?

If I was given a book to review which I really didn't like I would either let the author  know, or on reviewing it, I would take into consideration that other people might enjoy reading it even if I didn't get on with it.  We all have different tastes after all. 

Is there one book you could read over and over again?

I'm sure there are a few books I could read over and over again, but I would wait for several months before doing that. 

You can follow Sonya on Twitter @destinylover09

* * * NEWSFLASH * * *
Twitter buddy, Jamie Dougan is running a freebie promotion on Amazon this weekend.  Grab a copy of 'Grande Plage' while you can and help boost those rankings.

My current WIP is half way there and I'm thoroughly enjoying myself - writing about a not particularly nice person is fun!

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