This months Book Lovers Interview features blogger and Boolino Friend, Becca Farrelly. We asked Becca our ten probing questions to find out a bit more about her reading habits as a child.
Tell us a little bit about yourself:
I’m a stay at home parent to my 3 year old daughter Mia and I also write a parenting, lifestyle and fitness blog www.beccafarrelly.co.uk which takes up a lot of my time! I love working out and keeping fit and when I do get some spare time, I enjoy reading books by some of my favourite authors.
10 Questions: (Answer honestly!)
1. What is the most memorable book from your childhood?
My most memorable childhood book is The Solitaire Mystery and it was one of the most interesting books I have ever read. I think it only took me about 3 days to read as I just couldn’t put it down!
2. Are there any types or genres of books that you don’t like to read, or struggle with?
I struggle with historical books although I absolutely love history but I can’t seem to get into books based on historical events for some reason.
3. What fictional character most stands out for you and why?
The fictional character that most stands out to me has to be Miss Trunchbull from Roald Dahl’s Matilda. I remember as a child not liking school that much and when I read Matilda there were a couple of teachers I would have loved to have put a newt in their drinks!
4. Where is your favourite place to read?
I used to always love reading in bed however, now I love curling up on the sofa when Mario’s out and Mia’s in bed, with a hot chocolate and the lights dimmed. It’s so cosy!
5. If you were a fictional villain who would you be?
Good question! If I were a fictional villain I would be Mystique from X-Men as I would love to have the superhuman ability to change form. Just think about the things you could get up to!
6. If you could change the ending to any story book, what would it be and why?
I would change the ending of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows as I have always been fascinated by the Harry Potter books and I remember being so disappointed when the last book came out, knowing there wasn’t going to be any more. I would make sure Harry, Ron and Hermione never grew up and carried on having adventures throughout their lives!
7.What is your current favourite children’s book?
It has to be Room on The Broom, as massive fans of The Gruffalo, we have recently come across this one and it’s a bedtime favourite!
8. If you could make a book club, and invite anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
I would invite some of my favourite authors now such as Dan Brown and Cecelia Ahern as with all of those creative minds in one room; it would make for an amazing club to be part of!
9. And what book would you read at the book club?
We would probably read Sophie’s World as I read it as a child and haven’t yet re-read it although it is one of my top 10 all-time favourite books. I would love the opportunity to read it as an adult now.
10. Finally, if you could take one children’s book onto a desert island, what would it be?
I would say, The BFG by Roald Dahl because I have read it so many times as a child and young adult yet I still discover new things in the story and new things about the characters every time I have read it! It’s a fascinating story!