Book Talk

Sunshine Blogger Award

The Sunshine Blogger Award has been around for ages and the truth is, I’ve done this a couple of times before but, here goes again, just for the fun of it. 

The rules are:

• Thank the blogger who nominated you by linking to their blog
• Answer their questions
• Nominate a bunch of people you like!

What’s the best book you’ve ever read?

That’s easy, I’ve mentioned it before it’s, Serpent’s Reach by C.J. Cherryh. It really is a very simple adventure story that, at the time, when I read it, had quite the effect on me. I also reread it on a regular basis. 

What’s the worst book you ever read?

Well, that would have to be THE CUBAN AFFAIR, which is several hours of my life I will never get back, ever! Slow, boring, predictable, and just all around bad writing made this one an absolute dud!

If you could be a fictional character, who would you be?

I think anyone who knows me, knows I had a passion for Alice and the Mad Hatter growing up, so either of those characters would be right for me. Or maybe, Winny the Pooh.

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

What, other than stupid people? Oh dear, in books, fake jeopardy. It drives me insane that authors too lazy to do due diligence, constantly put characters in situations you know are dumb, or which they miraculously escape from, or suddenly find the key to the locked cellar they’re in … and you get the picture. 

What’s your favourite hobby?

What, only one? Who only has one hobby? Reading, writing, gardening, cooking, travelling to foreign places, it’s a BIG list!

What’s your dream job?

Again with the one? I’ve had several dream jobs at different times in my life, from working in print & publishing, to graphic design and yes, I was an Air Traffic Controller too, once upon a time!

Who is your favourite author? 

Naah, can’t do just one: Louise Penny, Sara Paretsky, Ursula K. Le Guin, Barbara Nickless, Len Goldberg … and so many more!

What’s your favourite genre?

At the moment, a  mix of crime fiction and SFF.

How was your day, today, on a scale of 10?

About a 7!

What got you into reading?

Mostly my father, who was a voracious reader. But it was also a family pastime, in that we got taken (as kids) to the library every week. And, at one point in my life, I didn’t just have one library card — I had about a dozen. 

What is your all-time favourite TV show?

Again, am I allowed only ONE? There have been a ton over the years, but I’ll go with Star Trek: Discovery, The Expanse and Madam Secretary and let’s not forget, Bridgerton. 

Okay, I think that’s enough to let you know a little bit more about me, or, at the very least, what I like to read. 

So let’s tag a couple of people and get them to share some answers with us all. I nominate:

Jonetta | Sophie | Inge | Susan | Deanna | Lindsey | Jo


  1. It’s been so long since I’ve seen one of these and I miss them. You learn so much about your friends.

    I had no idea you had so many hobbies. That’s great and I’m envious. I’ll do my best to get this done.

    • That’s exactly what I thought. So decided to throw this one out there and get everyone joining in, in a bit of fun. I always love to hear a little bit more about everyone. Find out what they do when not reading. 😉

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