Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Hi Edel, thank you for asking me to take part in this bookish Questions and Answers session. Here are my answers.
I must admit, I don’t often borrow from the library. I’m a bookaholic. I can’t stop buying, which is why my TBR pile is always heaving. I like to buy books both online and at a bookshop. What I love about buying from abookshop is the browsing. I feel like a child in a sweetshop amid all those beautiful, colourful, enticing books neatly stacked on the shelf crying ‘Read me, read me.’ I rarely walk out with one book.
Yes, I love running, well, jogging really. I also love a good, long stroll, and the occasional bike ride. As a writer, I need to stretch my legs regularly. I’ve often created plots and twists during one of my runs. It’s a very inspirational activity.
Unlike watching T.V., where I consume half a dozen chocolates and several packets of crisps, I don’t eat whileI’m reading. I just get lost in the story. Perhaps it’s because reading requires more of your attention. Or maybe it’s because I usually read at bedtime.
No, I’m a slow reader. The fastest I’ve read a full length novel is two weeks.
Only if I know the person well enough. Reading is so subjective, which is why some people rave about a book while others don’t like it at all. I sometimes buy my husband books – some he loves and others never see the light of day. But he’s always too polite to tell me that he doesn’t really like it, so pretends he hasn’t got round to reading it yet. I then sneakily slip the book into the charity bag.
Running. Music. Nattering. Good food. Wine.
Kelly Florentia is an author of women’s fiction. Her debut novel will be published by Accent Press in 2016.
To Tell A Tale Or Two…A collection of short stories with a Twist by Kelly Florentia is available for download from Amazon.