A warm welcome to this week's Monday Meet Up guest blogger Kate Noble. Kate blogs at The Quiet Knitter.
Hi Kate, Thank you for agreeing to guest on my blog. Grab yourself a cake and tell us a bit about yourself, why you blog, what inspired your love of books, what sort of books you like reading.
Hi Karen. I’m mum to 1 human child of the toddling variety and 2 canines (a border collie and a border collie x). I’ve had a fascination with books for as long as I can remember and most of my spare time is spent either reading or knitting. It all really came about as a place for me to witter away about my thoughts on the books I’d read as a hobby, but since then it’s grown into a place where I feel proud to share my thoughts and reviews and I’ve recently taken the leap into participating in blog tours. I grew up surrounded by books so it seemed only natural to pick one up and get lost in a new world. My favoured books are generally crime fiction and thrillers, but I do dip into contemporary and historical fiction for a break now and again.
Knitting and books sounds a good combination to me. What is your favourite book of all time?
Without fail it has to be Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada. I read this in my teens and found it so hauntingly moving and it stayed with me.
How many books, on average, do you read a month?
Not enough to make a dent in my TBR pile! I would guess between 6 or 7.
Have you ever sat up all night because you were desperate to finish reading a book? If yes, what book was it?
Absolutely, I have a bad habit of doing this, I fall victim to “just another chapter” every time!
Do you ever cheat and skip to the end of a book?
What sort of plots do you dislike reading?
Anything overly silly, or takes too long to get to the point. I don’t like reading something and feeling like I’m wading through treacle.
What sort of things would you like to see in a novel?
Clever writing, creative plotting, interesting characters, and jaw dropping twists are all things that immediately spring to mind.
What is the most unusual place you’ve ever read a book?
Erm I’m not too adventurous so it would either be in the bath or on a sun lounger in Tunisia.
What author would you most like to have a cup of coffee with? Why?
Ooh good question….erm I would say either Stuart MacBride, I really enjoy his books and he seems to have quite an interesting sense of humour (and it would make my dad very jealous) or maybe perhaps Sarah Ward as she has excellent taste in Bakewell tarts and writes some amazing books!
Do you have any other hobbies?
Knitting would probably be the only other hobby I have, as I don’t think ironing counts even though I seem to spend a ridiculous amount of time doing it.
Do you write? If so, what sort of things do you write. If not, would you like to be an author?
I would love to write, but I don’t really have the attention or imagination to pull it off.
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Lovely to talk to you, Kate. Thanks for dropping by.
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