This evening I welcome fellow blogger Claire Sheldon to my blog to discuss A Life in Books.
Can you tell me a bit about yourself?
I am Claire, a mother, an account administrator for an insurance company and Multiple Sclerosis suffer. I was brought a Kindle for my birthday a couple of years back which ignited by enjoyment for reading again. I then started reading books from new authors I had never experienced before which in turn re ignited my passion for writing again. So I decided to also start writing a blog which has been a very surreal experience as I am from the “Live Journal Generation” but who wants to read about my problems.. csheldonblog.wordpress.com
• What was you favourite book from childhood?
I always loved the Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe as a child it used to be always shown on television at Christmas along with the other chronical of Narnia tales, this was prior to the big film re makes which I can say hands down I didn’t enjoy. I was also brought the audio tape of the Lion, Witch and Wardrobe to which I play repeatedly. I always believed that the Silver Chair was my favourite from memories of the BBC adaptations which I never read till I was much older.
• What type of books did you read as a teenager?
I didn’t read much as a teen, I never used to have the patience with reading I never did Harry Potter or The Lord of the Rings I just didn’t have the patience. Though I do remember as a child my dad trying to get my to read The Lord of the Rings at the dinner table which never helped my want to read.
• When you were at school what was your favourite book you studied?
My favourite hands down was The Inspector Calls. I have seen it on television and the play several times. There was always something about that story that I enjoyed.
• What is your favourite classic book?
Does the Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe count!?
• What would you consider to be one of the best books you have had over the last 5 years?
I think hands down the answer will be Mark Edward’s books I really enjoyed a lot of his early books, before I learnt the formula so to speak and became too busy analysing the book and not reading for enjoyment.
• What book to you think you should read but never get round to?
So many, have you seen my Amazon wish list? There are books by author’s that I enjoy who keep releasing new books, on top of all the new authour’s I want to explore. This evening I got down from my bookcase “I Let You go” by Claire Mackintosh. I had been looking at this book for ages thinking that I must read it and at last I’ve got round to it.
• What do you consider to be your favourite book ?
To many… but going on the theme above I think I’d go with “Follow you home” by Mark Edwards
• Is there a book that you have started but been unable to finish?
Sleepy Head by Mark Billingham I tried so many times to keep reading it but I just got bored and gave up.
• If you were stranded on a desert Island which 2 books would you want to have with you
Exclusion Zone by J M Hewitt as Jennifer’s books are not only a story but also a history lesson all rolled into one.
Then something I haven’t read and looking at my shelve I think I will go with Sarah Hillary Someone else’s skin.
• Kindle or Book?
The Kindle got me into reading again, by you can’t give a friend a kindle book that you recommend whether as you can with a book.