Hello, hello! I’m here again with another Meet the Blogger post! This week we’re getting to know Emma, from Emma’s Bookish Corner!
Emma is a fantastic blogger who likes a lot of the same kinds of reads as me, so I’m always giving her blog a once over to make sure I haven’t missed anything. Be sure to go follow her for a wide range of book reviews and posts!
Tell us a little about yourself:
I’ve been a bookseller for seven years so if there is one thing I know its books! I’m currently on maternity leave with my 6 month old, Leo and I still manage to get some reading done – just about! Reading and books have been a big part of my life since I can remember and being able to share, discuss, review, recommend and interact with other book lovers is something I thoroughly enjoy.
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Questions & answers!
When did you start your book blog, and what inspired you to make it?
I started my blog in January this year. It’s something I’d been thinking on and off about doing for years, but I needed something for myself whilst on maternity leave so I thought now was a perfect time. I’m a bookseller by day (when not on maternity leave!) and spend my days recommending and reviewing books for customers and colleagues, so a blog felt like a natural extension of that.
What is your favourite book genre to read and why?
I read everything, but my heart belongs to crime. Especially good old fashioned mysteries. I always wanted to solve crime when I was younger so I think that’s where my love has come from. And I have a morbid fascination with what humans can do to other humans in fiction where there are no boundaries apart from the author’s imagination
If you could get everyone to read one book, what book would you choose?
One book??? I can’t pick just one book!! I’ve read so many under rated books but one that always stick in my mind is The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom.
Are there any really popular books you don’t like?
‘Gone Girl’ I really did not like it or get the hype. And ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ – I didn’t read it fully, but the bits I did (the good bits !) made me cringe.
What are some of your favourite book covers?
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry. Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor. Villa America (the paperback) by Liza Klaussmann. Any of The British Library Crime Classics.
Do you have any bookish pet peeves?
Movie and TV tie in covers. I hate them and will avoid them at all costs! And damaged books – I have to buy the most perfect books, any little dent, crease, scratch and I will put it back down. I look after my books like they are the most precious of things (which they are, let’s be honest) and it physically hurts me when I see people damaging books.
Do you buy or read secondhand books?
I do on occasion by second hand books. I love some of the older Agatha Christie covers, they are really macabre and morbid, I pick those up second hand more than any other books. But they are usually just to look at rather than read. I do prefer my books shiny and new!
What are you currently reading and are you enjoying it? (24th April)
The Original Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig. I am loving it. It’s going to be really hard to write a review because I’m enjoying it so much and I don’t think I can do it justice in a review.
Do you have any books you know you’ll never read?
I have a fair few historical non-fiction books that I’ve picked up thinking ‘oooh I really fancy that’ but I know I will never get round to reading them. But they look good on my shelf!
If you could meet any author, dead or alive, who would you want to meet?
Agatha Christie without a doubt. Her books are my go-to books if I need a pick me up and need to read something I know I will enjoy. They are my book comfort blanket. My life goal is to own a full and complete collection of Christie’s and so far I’m doing well. Or Pierce Brown – be still my heart! I nearly met him last year, but some horrendous morning sickness and pregnancy headaches prevented it *sad face* I cannot wait for ‘Iron Gold’ to come out, if anyone hasn’t read the Red Rising trilogy then you must!
Thank you so much Emma, for collabing on this post with me, it was a lot of fun and great to get to know you! Again, don’t forget to visit and follow her blog, along with her other social medias!
I have a couple more of these posts coming up soon, so keep an eye out for them! Also keep your eyes on your inboxes, as I’m going to be in contact with some of you for more posts like this!
That’s all for now! Thanks for stopping by!