Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Brook Cottage Books is thrilled to have the wonderful reviewer Carol Wright, aka Dizzy C! Let's find out a bit more about the lovely Carol.

 JB: Tell me a little about your blog.
Carol: My blog is my little corner of the blogosphere to share the books I read, showcase authors and aspiring authors, bookish news and a little about my family.
JB: How did you come up with the name for your blog?
Carol: The DizzyC came from the fact that my husband thought I was quite Dizzy due to my forgetful nature and habit of repeating myself.  It stuck with me and when it came to thinking of a title for a very new blog, in which I wanted to remain quite anonymous the nickname seemed to fit the bill.  The little came from the fact that I expected it to be just that.  It has now grown and, although I am Carol at home, in the blogging world I answer to DizzyC.  J
JB: What sort of books do you like to read?
Carol: Chick Lit, Historical Romance, Historical Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Women’s Fiction.   All to escape my hectic life.
JB: Why did you decide to blog?
Carol: I began writing a Book Journal as I would remember a lovely book I had read but not the reasons why.  Then one day whilst searching the net for suggestions for my next read, I came across a book blog.  I began following a few blogs and decided I wanted to share my love of books with others, too.
JB: How long have you been blogging?
Carol: Over 2 years now.  Doesn’t seem possible.  I had a lovely comment from a lady saying how much she had enjoyed seeing my blog evolve.
JB: Do you have any other blogs?
Carol: I do have a Wedding Blog because I wanted to share my wedding planning and photos.
JB: Do you have an all-time favourite book?
Carol: Yes, Saving Cee-Cee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman.  It has the most gorgeous cover, I fell in love with Beth’s writing. It was the book that inspired me to write my first, very brief review on Amazon.
JB: What were your favourite books of 2012?
Carol: The Apothocary’s Daughter by Charlotte Betts and To Turn Full Circle by Linda Mitchelmore
JB: How many books are on your TBR pile for 2013?
Carol: Too many.  I have to turn review requests away sometimes. L Just wish I had more time for more books.
JB: Which book on your TBR pile are you most looking forward to reading? (at time of writing this post).
Carol: The Gilded Fan – Christina Courtenay  for historical romance
A Little Bit of Madness – Sheryl Browne for contemporary romance
JB: What book surprised you the most? (in other words what book did you read that was not your usual genre and you found yourself enjoying?)
Carol: That would have to be The Tudor Secret by Christopher W Gortner.  A Historical Mystery that had me gripped. I agreed to read this one as it was about the Tudor period, which is a favourite period in English history and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it.
JB: Do you have a favourite author?
Carol: Oh, dear. I have several..... Carol K Carr, Linda Gillard, Maggie O’Farrell, Carol E Wyer, Mandy Baggot, Carole Matthews.
JB: Give 3 book recommendations for the readers of Brook Cottage Books.
Carol: THE QUINTESSENTIAL GEMINI by Linn B Halton – Contemporary Fiction with an Astrological theme.
BEFORE I MET YOU by Lisa Jewell – Historical romance set in Soho, London in the 1920’s and modern day. 
THE TAPESTRY OF LOVE by Rosy Thornton – Contemporary Fiction
Thanks so much Carol for appearing the blog today.
Everyone, check out Carol's links and visit her blog. Its a fantastic blog and so worth a visit.


5 Responses so far.

  1. I love Carol's fantastic book blog. Thanks for a great interview.

  2. It's a nice change to see a reader and reviewer in the spotlight.

  3. Dizzy C says:


    Thank you for having me as guest. I seem to have been name dropping a little. LOL

    Thank you, Georgina. I am meeting some fab authors, like yourself, through my little blog. :)

    Thank you, Chris. :)


  4. Lindsay says:

    Lovely to see Carol featured here! I loved To Turn Full Circle too, great choice.

  5. Dizzy C says:

    Thank you, Lindsay x

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