Good morning Kelly and welcome. Can I start, as always, by asking you a little about yourself?
My name is Kelly and I am the person behind the scenes of the blog Love Books Group. I live on the outskirts of Edinburgh with my three cats Tilly, Pawkey, and Poppet. My blog came to fruition in January, I needed an outlet to talk about all things books. I thoroughly enjoy the world it has let me become a part of. Getting to meet new people, authors, readers and fellow bloggers has been marvellous. It is now an everyday part of my life and I would be lost without it. It really fills my heart with so much love. I love social media and connecting with other book lovers. You can find me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. My favourite book is The Book Thief by Mark Zusak, it’s a very grounding book. When life gets overwhelmed with nonsense, reading a couple of chapters of it really silences the noise and you remember what is important. I also review theatre shows and festivals in and around Edinburgh. Including The Brunton Theatre, The Playhouse and most recently the CoastWord Festival 2017.
What made you decide to begin the Love Books Group?
My mum had been very poorly and I was spending lot’s of time in Dr’s waiting rooms, so I was reading a lot. I can’t recall the exact moment I came across the world of Bloggers, but it was a ‘Whole New World’ and I honestly love all the new friends I have made and the daily spring it puts in my step.
Can you tell us something about the group?
My blog, covers an array of book genres, I try to do blog at least one post a day. With the addition of Theatre & Festival reviews. We have a varied following. I am also always on Twitter and Instagram, talking to other book lovers and sharing my fellow bloggers and author friends posts.
Would you ever be tempted to write a novel? If so, what genre would it be?
I have the idea for a novel in my head. It would most likely be YA Fiction. I don’t know if it would ever come to fruition but the main character Polly is forever wandering across my mind.
Beach or city girl? Which are you and why?
I am a homebody at heart, so I will say Country girl. I like to be snuggled up with my books, blanket, cats and a candle burning in the corner. Usually Lemon scented.
Who are your favourite authors?
Mark Zusak, Jodi Picoult, Gemma Jackson and Shelley Day.
And lastly, you have been selected to take part in ‘I’m a Celebrity, Get Me out of Here. Choose four ideal fellow contestants and give your reasons for selecting them.
Goodness my idea of hell. I would be terrible on that show.
Ok here goes,
Tom Hardy ~ No explanation needed
Vic Watson ~ A lovely lady that I met last week at Noir@TheBar Edinburgh #3 ~ It would be lovely to get to know Vic and she’s a hoot so I know we would never get bored. Her Twitter and Blog are superb. ~ @vpeanuts elementaryvwatson.wordpress.com
Val McDermid ~ I had the honour of hearing Val talk about her new book at The CoastWord Festival. A humorous and natural story teller. She would be a must have for my crew!
And lastly I know it’s soppy but I would take my Mum. She would love the experience and we are a team!
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