A Life in Books with Claire Sheldon.


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?51u5be9RmFL._SY450_

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.


71EQu2YvcIL• 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?51rXfhamc-L

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.


51vO9+zSZ1L• 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.


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Hi, I am an avid reader and have been all my life. I put it down to being an only child and having a teacher for a mum. The idea of this blog is to share my passion for reading and review new and upcoming books as well as those that may have been out for several years. I also review on Twitter @Bookliterat

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