1..How do you know me?
Through you’re Wandering Wednesday posts.
2.Have we met in real life?
3.What is your bookish inspiration?
I read to escape, to be educated and to be entertained.
4.What is your favourite book and why? (I know this won’t be an easy ask so you can list more than one)
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis both are books I read as a child that hold nostalgic feelings for me, they are my real comfort reads.
5. What book got you into reading?
Sorry I have no idea
6. What is your fave series and why?
I love Eva Dolan’s Zigic & Ferreira series set in a police Hate Crime Unit in Peterborough. It’s a fantastic series with very real stories that always manages to challenge my views about life in the UK.
7. Favourite authors and why?
Lisa Jewell for her multi-layered characters and stories,
Nicky Pellegrino for her wonderful depictions of Italian life and food.
Margaret James is a new author I’ve recently discovered on Twitter who deserves more readers for her wonderful Charton Minster series.
8. Tell us a bit about you and your blog?
I’m Nicki a 40 something wife and mother to a 16 year old son. I live on the beautiful island of Jersey where we only have a Waterstones bookshop and a WHSmith to buy books from. Fortunately, we have a fantastic library service over here and all the charity shops sell second hand books too. Twice a year the local guide Dogs for the Blind charity have their second-hand book sales which raise thousands of pounds each time.
I’ve dabbled with blogging for years and have been reviewing books for a long time on Goodreads, Amazon and Waterstones but wanted a central place for all my reviews. I had a book blog on Booklikes for a few years but actually started this blog last October when Booklikes looked like it was dying. It recovered but I preferred the new format on WordPress and so made this my blog home. I’m very happy here and have been made very welcome by all the lovely book bloggers out there.
9. What’s your favourite colour?
I don’t really have one at the moment.
10. Here’s your chance to tell us all a bit about the last book you read and your thoughts?
It was Still Christian a short memoir by David Gushee, an American Professor of Christian Ethics at Mercer University in the US. It caught my attention on NetGalley when I was looking for a particular title. It was a fascinating, and bewildering read at times, making me realise how interlinked religion and politics are across the Atlantic, despite the fact that America is a secular nation!
Thank you so much for jumping on board Nicki you have been a tower of strength for my memes and have kept me going. You can check her blog out here https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/ her blog is amazing.