Here are her responses:
How long have you been a blogger?
I started the book blog in late May 2010
Approximately, how many books do you read every year?
It depends – last year I read 129, this year I’ve read over 130 already. I’m having a baby next month though so I expect that my reading pace will slow down quite a bit after that!
Do you own a Kindle or a Nook (or another electronic book reader), and do you prefer it to reading a traditional book?
I have a Kindle – I’ve had it for almost a year now. I love it but I see it as more an accessory to my physical book collection, not a replacement. It has lots of advantages, such as making it very easy to read eARC’s (I can’t read on my laptop) and also it’s so convenient for holidays. I love the fact that I can take so many books away with me and have such a wide reading choice but yet not take up any room in my luggage!
What were your favourite books as a child?
I loved anything Enid Blyton – the Famous 5, the Magic Faraway Tree books, the Wishing Chair books, etc. I also read quite a lot of Babysitter Club books when I was probably aged 7-10
If you had to pick one, what’s the best book you’ve read in the last twelve months?
Only one? That’s hard! I think The Post-Birthday World, by Lionel Shriver
Who are your three favourite authors?
Another hard one! I read so many books it’s really hard to narrow it down. I really like Jennifer Echols for YA Romantic Drama/Comedy, Lionel Shriver is a recent favourite and…John Irving.
Which book has had the greatest impact on your life?
I think The Swiss Family Robinson, by Johan David Wyss. It got me interested in writing stories, which fuelled my interest in reading further… so it was a cycle.
Which books are you most eagerly anticipating?
The Sending, by Isobelle Carmody which is the next in the Obernewtyn series, which I’ve been reading since I was 14, Matilda Is Missing, by Caroline Overington, The Marriage Plot, by Jeffrey Eugenides.
Which book character is most like you?
To be honest I’m not real sure I’ve ever come across a book character like me – maybe a tiny bit of Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables. I felt the same way about being tormented for having red hair as she did!
If you had to invite some book characters round for dinner, who would you choose and why?
Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games, Nicholas Brisbane from Deanna Raybourn’s Lady Julia series, Ranger Manoso from the Stephanie Plum novels and Rob Ryan from In The Woods, by Tana French
What advice would you give to new bloggers?
Do it for yourself – read and review the books you want to and be honest. It should be as fun and as enjoyable as possible.
Which other book blogs do you recommend?
Shannon has a great blog over at Giraffe Days – one of the first book blogs I discovered when I started mine. Books I Done Read has lots of humor in its reviews and I also love to visit The Broke And The Bookish.
Many thanks to Bree for taking the time to contribute to The Book Base.