Q1- WHAT STARTED YOUR LOVE OF READING.
Lesley- Being read to as a child was my favourite thing to do but I hated having to wait for someone to have time to do it so I begged my mum to teach me when I was either 3 or 4 and never really looked back.
Q-2 WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE CHILDHOOD BOOK OR BOOKS.
Lesley- From about 6 - 10 I couldn't get enough of the Baby Sitters Club and the Baby Sitter Little Sister books by Ann M Martin. I loved that there was always a new one to read!
Q-3 WHICH BOOK DO YOU WISH YOU HAD READ AS A CHILD/TEEN ?
Lesley- I didn't start reading The Harry Potter series until I was 14 or 15, but I know I would have enjoyed them just as much if I started younger. I definitely wish The Series of Unfortunate Events had of been around when I was in primary school though. My twisted little self would have been all over those.
Q-4 LIBRARY , BOOKSHOP , SHOP ONLINE ? WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE TO SHOP?
Lesley- Learning about online shops like The Book Depository changed my reading life. I love being able to order the particular edition of a book I want. It's like magic to me, although I do love browsing around physical bookstores and finding titles I didn't realise I needed. I still miss the huge Borders Books that use to be close by me.
Q5- DID YOU ALWAYS WANT TO BE A BLOGGER / REVIEWER ?
Lesley-Not at all. It didn't occur to me to start something like my Booktube channel for the longest time but now I can't imagine life without it.
Q6- ARE THERE TIMES YOU CAN'T READ ? IF SO , WHAT DO YOU DO?
Lesley- There are times when I'm not as motivated to read as others but I find rereading an old favourite can help or buying a new title that sounds exciting to me.
Q7- WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT BEING A BOOK REVIEWER ?
Lesley- The feedback is definitely the highlight for me. Talking about a book I love and having other people respond with how much they enjoy it too, especially if someone picks something up on my recommendation and thanks me for introducing them to a book they ended up loving. It just makes my day.
Q8- WHAT BOOK RELATED PLACE IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO VISIT?
Lesley- Oscar Wilde's grave outside of Paris! I was in Paris years ago but ran out of time to visit. I know it will be something I regret forever if I don't make sure to get back there and see it for myself.
Q9- HAVE YOU EVER SAT DOWN AND READ A BOOK IN ONE SITTING
Lesley - Definitely. Quite a few times in fact but the one that stands out the most is The Great Gatsby. Nothing could have made me put that down the first time I read it. It was just one of those times when the book you pick up fits your mood exactly and I just had to keep reading.
Q-10 FAVOURITE GENRE
Lesley- I don't know if you would definitively count this as a genre but Modern Classics are just something that I can never seem to get enough of. Books written in the first half of the 20th century just seem to speak to me in a way other books can't manage most of the time. I adore them.
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