Ever wonder about the person behind the blog? I mentioned back in January (here) that I would be starting a Meet the Blogger series. This series will feature some of my favourite bloggers as we go behind the scenes and have them answer the questions!
Next up is Lorraine from The Book Review Cafe
Thrilled to have this blogger on Clues and Reviews today! Lorraine is essentially the queen of the British crime bloggers; she always reads the best novels and gives some seriously stellar reviews! Not only that, but Lorraine would be the first person to go for blogging advice and to welcome newcomers to the blogging world!
Let’s see what Lorraine had to say when I put her in the “hot seat”.
Why did you decide to join the world of book blogging?
Hi Sam and thank you for inviting me to feature on your awesome blog.
I started my blog back in September 2015 I had an accident at work and spent three months at home I read book after book and I decided that I wanted to share my reviews somewhere else besides Amazon, so I decided to look at starting my own blog, I really thought of it as an online journal of all the books I read. I never thought for one minute people would actually read my reviews. So after much twiddling and lots of swearing (I’m not very tech-minded), I finally had the book review café up and running.
What have been your favourite and least favourite parts of being a book blogger?
I love interacting with other bloggers it sounds cliched but bloggers are so supportive of each other. I also love seeing quotes from reviews on blog tour banners and the highlight has to be a quote from my review being featured in Between You And Me by Lisa Hall that left me speechless.
My least favourite part? Writing reviews sometimes my mind goes blank and I struggle to write a review, as I read mostly Crime and psychological thrillers it sometimes hard to come up with something new without resulting to cliches!
What have been your 3 favourite books to review since you started book blogging?
Oh that’s a hard one I’ve read some fabulous books since I’ve started blogging but after some thought I would have to say The Night Stalker by Robert Bryndza, A Suitable Lie by Michael J Malone and Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
Have you always been a reader? If not, what got you into reading?
I’ve always been a big reader even as a child all my pocket money went on books. Reading as always played a big part in my life and I can’t think of a time when I didn’t read.
Now the impossible question…what are some of your favourite books?
Aghhhh now that’s an impossible one!
That’s like asking a mother to choose her favourite child, I love crime books so some of my favourites are series they include Angela Marsons, Robert Bryndza, Peter James, Karen Slaughter and Lisa Gardner I could go on and on here! I would pick up their books without hesitation.
I also loved The Mountain In My Shoe by Louise Beech very different to my normal read but it’s a fabulous book.
Be sure to check out Lorraine on her social media.
Thanks so much for taking part, Lorraine!!
And, as always, if you are a blogger and would like to take part in this feature, please let me know!