Thursday, 3 December 2015
Brook Cottage Books is thrilled to welcome reviewer Kate Moloney with this reviewer spotlight feature! Lets find out about Kate and her blog.
My blog is called Bibliophile Book Club.
How did you come up with the name?
Bibliophile is an individual who loves books and I thought, 'hey, that's me' so I figured why not incorporate it into my blog name. I added Book Club as I wanted it to be more about interaction with people and when I hear book club I automatically think of people discussing books so it fit nicely.
What sort of books do you review?
I mainly read and review crime/police procedural/psychological thrillers but I'll read anything if I like the sound of it! My favourite genre is crime though, I love reading it and never get sick of them!
Do you take part in tours?
Funnily enough, I hadn't done a single tour until last month (October) where I was asked to participate in two blog tours. One of the was for Patricia Cornwell's new book Depraved Heart. I was never as excited in my life to see my little blog on the tour pics on Twitter!
Why did you decide to start a blog?
I started to blog because out of everyone I know, I read the most. And I didn't want to keep boring my family and friends with all my talk of books so I just decided to set up a blog, followed by a Facebook page and I changed my Twitter to reflect it too. I love to talk about books, read books, find new authors, read fellow bloggers posts etc so I figured why couldn't I do it too!
Best piece of blogging advice?
Write what you think when reviewing, not what you think the author wants to hear. Criticism doesn't have to be soul destroying. Honesty and clarity are two of the best things you can employ in your review.
List 3 great books you have read lately
For Reasons Unknown by Michael Wood
I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh
Sycamore Gap by LJ Ross
These three are only a small selection of some fantastic books I've read lately!
How many books are on your TBR pile?
I've just done a count and my TBR sits at 371 books. 164 kindle/ebooks and 207 actual books on shelves!!! Uh oh!!!
How many books do you read a week?
On a good week I can read up to 4 books maybe, and on a busy week I may only get one read. It depends on whether or not I have the time/make the time. With 2 kids that can be quite difficult sometimes.
List 3 interesting facts about yourself.
Oh god, I'm useless at these sorts of things!!!
I love tattoos, I have 7 and I'm planning my next two.
13 is my lucky number. I was born on the 13th and married on the 13th and I have two 13 tattoos.
I don't talk in the mornings until I've had coffee. You have been warned!
Tell us where we can find your blog.
My blog is bibliophilebookclub.wordpress.com where you'll find all my reviews, blog challenges and recommendations.
I have a Facebook page www.facebook.com/bibliophilebookclub and you can find me on Twitter @bibliophilebc and if you want to contact me you can email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to Kate for answering the interview questions. If you are a book blogger and would like to appear on the blog or to sign up to be a Brook Cottage Books tour host then please email email@example.com