Friday, 25 July 2014

The Summer Guest by Emma Hannigan Blog Tour : BookTastic Talk

Today I have got the ever so lovely Emma Hannigan visiting on my blog for her blog tour for her fabulous new book The Summer Guest due out on 31st July. Emma is talking everything books!

First book you read
My mum was a Montessori teacher and very keen that my brother and I should learn to read. So I had a love and respect for books from a very early age. The first “grown up” book I remember reading clearly was The Magic Finger, by Roald Dahl. I adored it and I’m thrilled my daughter did too.

Book you could reread a hundred times over
In general I don’t reread books. I’d rarely go back to a book unless it’s to buy it again as a gift. I’m one of those people who loves to enjoy the magic of a story, savour it in my mind once it’s finished and swiftly search for the next slice of deliciousness!

Favourite fictional character
Wow, that’s a hard question to answer! There are so many character that I’ve identified with and indeed missed once the book is over. I suppose I’ll have to go with the one that’s stayed in my mind over the years and that’s Sophie Zawistowska the heroine from Sophie’s Choice. Her circumstances were so harrowing and she was given the most unthinkable conundrum I could ever conceive. Not the most cheerful choice is it?  

Book that you would most recommend to your friends and family
I couldn’t possibly settle on one! I’m always buying book gifts and I’m probably quite annoying when I find one I love! I’ll give it to several people and ask them repeatedly if they’ve read it. I haven’t gone as far as posting them surveys and demanding book reviews – yet…

What you’re reading at the moment
I’ve just returned from a blissful two-week holiday where I got to indulge in lots of reading. I’m almost finished Sheila O’Flanagan’s new title If You Were Me and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. In fact I don’t want it to end!

Thank you for stopping by Emma.
You can pre-order The Summer Guest now

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