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 Kate (from Confessions of an Avid Reader) who posts some exciting bookish content, fun reviews and excerpts of her own writing!
Hi, My name is Kate and I am the voice behind Confessions of an Avid Reader.
I started blogging about books because I felt like I’d always write these long social media posts about why I loved the most recent book I read. However, I felt like I was holding back. So, I did some research on how to start a blog then well, the rest is history.
Where did your love of reading come from?
I was 11-years-old when I first started reading. I remember I was unable to put down Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. It was one of those books I’d read into the wee hours of the night. Then as I got older, I didn’t read as much. I discovered TV shows, concerts, movies, etc. As of October 2017, I got back into the reading habit with Gerald’s Game then the Outlander series. I’ve lost count how many books I’ve read total since then.
What is your favourite book that you’d recommend to anyone and everyone?
Yikes. That’s a tough question to answer! I would have to say… either A Breath of Snow and Ashes or Gone Girl or It. Those are my top favourite books.
Which author (dead or alive) would you love to meet and why?
Another question I’ll say yikes to because, again, it’s a tough one! Either Gillian Flynn, George R. R. Martin, Stephen King or Diana Gabaldon. …or J. K. Rowling or Kristin Hannah. It’s tough to choose, ok?!
What is the most memorable/sentimental book you’ve read?
Hands down, The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. There was so much ugly crying going on at the end for me.
What is your favourite genre to read and your favourite book from it?
My favourite genre is Historical Fiction and my favourite book from that genre would probably have to be America’s First Daughter. I loved how Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie brought Thomas Jefferson’s daughter to life. They did a great job painting a picture with their words.
What are your top tips/tricks for fitting reading around a busy schedule?
My tip for fitting reading around a busy schedule would have to be… read when there is a quiet moment. Read at night with a nice cup of tea, under your favourite blanket, possibly cuddled up with your fur baby. But in all honesty, I’m still trying to figure how to fit it in my schedule. But what I do is listen to the audiobook while I’m at work or when I’m driving.
What are your top tips/tricks for writing your own work?
When you feel inspired, write. When you have a sudden idea, record it (when you’re not near a pen and paper). Just write when you can. That’s what I’ve learned during NaNoWriMo. Oh and outline your ideas for your story then start writing from there. The rest will flow through you.
What are you reading now? Are you enjoying it?
A Court of Thorns and Roses. I’m really loving it right now.
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