Hey guys! As you probably already know, throughout the month of November I’m shining a spotlight on thirty wonderful book bloggers 😊📚 If you’re not already following them, then I’d definitely recommend that you check them out – these guys are all such wonderful bloggers and all incredibly kind and supportive.
Today is the turn of the lovely Norrie (from Reading Under the Blankie) who posts some beautifully written reviews as well as giving great book recommendations!
I’m Norrie, the blogger behind the blankie @ Reading Under the Blankie.
I run on caffeine, cat hugs, and cuss words. I enjoy mysteries and thrillers, but wouldn’t touch romance with a stick. I love science fiction and have secretly been dreaming about joining the Starfleet since I was fourteen. I love being warm (25 degree Celsius is the optimum operating temperature) and hate anything with coriander.
Blog about what you love, they said. It will be fun, they said.
They were right, by the way.
Where did your love of reading come from?
I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t a reader. When I was little, I used to nag my mum to read for me, but she would often fall asleep in the middle of a chapter. At age 5 I decided to take matters into my own hands and learned how to read so I could skip the middle man (middle mum?).
What is your favourite book that you’d recommend to anyone and everyone?
I don’t have a favourite book per se, but when it comes to Beartown by Fredrik Backman, I’m pretty much like Barney from How I Met Your Mother. Do you remember how he promoted Ted all the time?
That’s me with Beartown.
Hi! Have you read Beartown?
Which author (dead or alive) would you love to meet and why?
I can’t say I really fancy the idea of meeting dead people. Good thing my favourite author is still alive. I’d love to meet Stephen King! I’d probably faint from excitement and miss the whole thing.
What is the most memorable/sentimental book you’ve read?
I don’t do sentimental. The Dark Tower series by Stephen King is pretty memorable though. Love that series!
What is your favourite genre to read and favourite book from it?
I love suspenseful mysteries and thrillers. I don’t do favourites, but I can’t recommend enough these five books I read recently from this genre.
What are your top tips/tricks for fitting reading around a busy schedule?
Quit your job, and forget about social life! You don’t need friends when you have books, do you? In case you are like me, and actually need a job (you know, so you can afford all those books) and also like your friends, you still have a few options.
Carry a book with you at all times.
If you are using public transport, read while commuting.
Need privacy? You can either practice looking extremely unapproachable or perhaps hide in the toilet.
I read every morning before I leave for work. This already sets my mood and makes me feel better because I started my day with something I enjoy. During my lunch break, I usually go to a cafe, or sit in the kitchen in my office and sneak in some reading time. Colleagues may approach, but I developed a withering death glare, so nowadays they think twice before interrupting me. I also tend to read every night before falling asleep.
What have you just finished? Did you enjoy it?
Oh, boy, did I? Just finished Bird Box by Josh Malerman, and it was terrific! I don’t read as much horror as used to when I was a teen, but this was the perfect book to ease me back into the genre.
What are your favourite TV shows at the moment?
I’m absolutely loving Anne with an E. Anne of Green Gables was one of my favourite books when I was a kid, and this show managed to capture the essence of Anne so well.
Brooklyn 99 is one of my all time favourites, and it’s on constant reply, along with Parks and Recreation.
Castle Rock was pretty spooky, and it’s a must-watch for all Stephen King fans.
Love weird stuff? Watch Fargo. You won’t regret it!
I hope you guys are enjoying reading this month’s series of posts as much as I’ve loved organising and collaborating with so many amazing bloggers to create them! 💖 Check back tomorrow! x