Having been invited to look at Jocelyn’s post at The Reading Residence, I thought it would be fun to add my own answers to what is my fictional world. So here they are.
What were your favourite reads from your childhood?
Mostly anything by Enid Blyton especially her Mallory Towers, St. Claire’s and Famous Five series and I was also encouraged to read Tolkein’s The Hobbit by my brother when I was eight.
There are always those books that defined your teen reads and stay with you – what were yours?
Actually, I wouldn’t say so. I graduated to reading adult level books when I was about eleven, so I don’t define my reading that way particularly. I do remember reading the Sweet Valley High books and enjoying those but then I discovered more meaty sagas like Catherine Cookson! At the same time my Aunt had also introduced me to the books of Georgette Heyer.
Who are your favourite authors currently?
Oh that’s a tough one as they constantly change and grow. I love the work of Nora Roberts, Abby Green, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Marguerite Kaye, Louise Allen and many, many more. It depends on what genre I’m reading currently too.
Which 3 genres do you gravitate towards most often?
Historical, Romance and Thrillers.
Can you choose your top titles from each of those genres?
Historical: The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Penman, Romance: Devil’s Cub by Georgette Heyer and Thriller: The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver. Again, I could name so many books and so many genres.
And your least favourite genres?
I don’t really have any I actively dislike, but on balance I probably read less Fantasy novels.
Of the many, many fictional and fantastical worlds, where would you most like to visit?
Pemberly from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Come on, who wouldn’t?!
Everyone loves a villain, right?! Who would make your favourites list?
The Marquis of Vidal for a fun and thrilling villain! See Devil’s Cub…
Share the books that have had you sobbing?
Only one – ever – An Infamous Army by Georgette Heyer. The Battle of Waterloo, ’nuff said.
And let’s end on a high! Which books leave a smile on your face, and maybe elicit a few laughs?!
Not a series I read much, but recommended by a friend I distinctly remember snorting with laughter reading one of the Argeneau Vampires series by Lynsay Sands, Single White Vampire – and the cod piece incident! Go and read it for yourself, lol!