in todays stop on the September feature we have Smittens Book Blog. She has something in common with a few others, guess who she would like to bitch slap…
Tell us a little about your blog
I started my blog in November 2012, after author Debra Anastasia (Poughkeepsie) urged me to do so, when she read my reviews on Goodreads. And I’ve never looked back. I enjoy blogging almost as much as I enjoy reading. I love creating visuals, including casting the characters for each book I read.
I read contemporary romance, avoid books with an unhappy ending like the plague, and I always try to be as honest as possible, keeping in mind what my blog followers would enjoy reading.
You can read my reviews at http://smittensbookblog.wordpress.com/ or find me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SmittensBookBlog
So which book boy are you most smitten with?
Argh, there are so many. I’m a total book whore. I have more book boyfriends than is socially acceptable, for sure. But I guess I’ve got to say my heart lies with Kellan Kyle.
What is your absolute favourite book?
That’s like asking if I have a favourite child. I hate this question. Lol. Fifty Shades got me back into reading, so I owe Christian and Ana a lot. The Thoughtless series totally rocked my world. But there have been so many great books over the last couple of years. The Sweet Gum Tree definitely deserves a mention as it deserves way more recognition than it gets… Also, Hopeless, Real, The Bronze Horseman, the Too Far trilogy, the Love Me With Lies series, The Education of Sebastian and Caroline, The Mighty Storm, the Crossfire series… God, I’m such a commitment phobe.
You can have any book boy for one day – who is it?
One?! Jeez. Errrm… I suppose I’ll have to go with Kellan.
Which female character would you most like to bitch slap?
Haha! Brilliant. Definitely Kiera from Thoughtless!
Paper versus Digital?
Both. I was so hesitant to get an ereader, but it’s the best thing I ever bought. However, if I love a book, I need it on my shelf so that I can stroke it when I walk past.
How many books do you read in a week?
I try to read 3 or 4 books a week. I get through more in winter, less in summer, due to ‘real life’ work commitments.
How do you strike a balance between the books you have to read and the ones that you want to read?
I have a waiting list for my R2Rs (Read to Review) and I got through them systematically. And I have a list of ‘pleasure reads’, books that I’ve bought, that are sitting on my Kindle, waiting to be read. I usually do two R2Rs and then one or two pleasure reads. Obviously, I’m not always that disciplined, but that’s the general idea.
Have you ever waited ages for a book only for it to be a disappointment?
Yes. I’m going to leave that there. Lol.
What series would be your favourite?
Lol, yeh, I think I’ve answered this question already.
What character do you love to hate?
Oooh, I think Anthony from Aleatha Romig’s Consequences series… He totally messed up my head. I didn’t know whether to worship him or hire a hitman.
If you could read a book again for the first time what book would it be?
The Bronze Horseman, I think. Or maybe The Sweet Gum Tree.
What book would you like to see made into a movie?
The Mighty Storm and Weathering The Storm would make a great film.