This evening I am happy to welcome author Lucy Felthouse to my blog, to answer questions on the books that have been important in her life. Her book Stately Pleasures is available now.
Lucy Felthouse is the award-winning author of erotic romance novels Stately Pleasures (named in the top 5 of Cliterati.co.uk’s 100 Modern Erotic Classics That You’ve Never Heard Of, and an Amazon bestseller), Eyes Wide Open (winner of the Love Romances Café’s Best Ménage Book 2015 award, and an Amazon bestseller) and The Persecution of the Wolves. Including novels, short stories and novellas, she has over 150 publications to her name. She owns Erotica For All, and is one eighth of The Brit Babes. Find out more about her writing at http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk, or on Twitter or Facebook. Sign up for automatic updates on Amazon or BookBub. You can also subscribe to her monthly newsletter at: http://eepurl.com/gMQb9
What was you favourite book from childhood?
I read so much that I couldn’t possibly pick a single one. I loved pretty much anything by Enid Blyton. I just loved getting lost in her imaginative, fun worlds.
What type of books did you read as a teenager?
I devoured Point Horror books, and also got a lot of hand-me-downs from my cousins, who are a few years older than me. So I probably read some books that were a little too old for me, like some of the saucier Mills and Boon books! But I would pretty much read anything I could get my hands on.
What was your favourite book that you studied at school?
It’s a toss-up between Dracula and Frankenstein. They’re memorable, and have spawned so much other literature, film and TV—that’s just such an amazing achievement.
What is your favourite classic book?
I admit I haven’t read a ton of classics, and not nearly as many as I should have, but ones that stand out are Dracula, Frankenstein, The Secret Garden and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
What would you consider to be one of the best books you have had over the last 5 years?
Actually, the book I just finished was amazing. I can’t remember the last time I was so utterly gripped by a book. It was Stolen Child by Laura Elliot. I just found it to be a real page-turner. It was deep, but still a very easy read—I read a lot at night just before bed, so if books are too tough to get into, it can take me weeks and weeks to read them, but I whizzed through this one.
What book to you think you should read but never get round to?
Oh, sooo many! Insane amounts. There are just so many books in the world. I do think I should read more classics. Maybe I should print off a list (if there is a comprehensive one) and start checking them off.
What do you consider to be your favourite book ?
I don’t have a favourite. I read far, far too widely and have done for so many years that I couldn’t choose a single favourite book. I tend to have favourite authors instead.
8. Is there a book that you have started but been unable to finish?
Yes, over the years there have been a few, but I’m not going to name names.
If you were stranded on a desert Island which 2 books would you want to have with you
This is similar to the favourite book—I really don’t think I could choose just two! I think, providing I had some warning that I was going to the island, I would just pick two books that I fancied reading at that moment.
Kindle or Book?
Both. I still have one foot firmly in each camp, and probably read equal amounts in paperback and Kindle. I admit that Kindles are much more convenient when travelling, for long plane or car journeys, etc, though. I used to end up with more books in my suitcase than clothes back in the day!