Hi. My name is Rosie Amber, I live in Fleet in the county of Hampshire, England.
A southern belle, much like myself. 🙂
How long have you been blogging and what is the name of your blog?
I’ve been blogging on Rosie Amber for 4 years, I run a book reviewing blog with a team of reviewers. We try to offer an author several different reviews all from one location. Plus I run challenges, writer advice posts, and try to bridge the gap between authors and their reading audience. Come over and have a rummage around the blog at Rosie Amber
I think we should! https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/
How do you fit all this reading into your life? (marriage/kids/job)
I don’t watch TV and I will read anywhere, so that really helps to get through books quickly. I do have to fit my reading around a busy family life and part-time work as a farm secretary.
What keeps you blogging?
I love the buzz from finding a new gem of a book and sharing it with my readers, it’s also great to get a conversation going about books, writing etc with the readers. We’ve recently had some cracking conversations about Book clubs and libraries on my Wednesday Wing posts.
I think I’ve missed that… Better make a note. And she’s @rosieamber1 if you’re interested.
What is your favourite genre?
I do like to mix it up, I’m a fan of YA Paranormal, but I’ll read most genres although Horror’s not a frequent genre on my book list, I need to sleep at night! Recently I have read HistFic, non-fiction, a travel memoir, fantasy, Sci-Fi, romance, women’s fiction and a short story.
Are you an e-reader or a paperback girl?
I like both formats, an e-reader is lighter to hold, but often I get “reader’s finger” an ache from all the screen tapping to turn pages. Holding a book is lovely as long as it’s not too heavy and I like to share books with friends, so a paperback is great for that purpose. I’ve recently started creating YouTube videos of my book reviews, so a paperback is also ideal to show in the video but not always necessary. http://www.youtube.com/c/RosieAmber
I’m a Kindle girl nowadays and never have a problem with the finger, LOL but if I return to paperbacks, I get confused when tapping the page doesn’t make it turn!
Who would you cast as the male lead for a romantic movie of your life? (artistic license expected!)
I have no idea, I’m not great at knowing actors, so I’ll take a character from a book. I think I’ll borrow Edward Cullen for a few hours and spend a time being exposed to his vast knowledge of culture and history, plus spend some time exploring the NW forests of America.
I take it we’re not talking about the teen Twilight sensation here…?
Do you have a favourite classic?
I’ve not read any classics for years and years, although I did re-read The Jungle Book a couple of years ago. In the future I would like to see the Harry Potter series given the Classic label, Penguin ran a survey recently asking which books we thought should be future classics and I voted for Harry Potter.
Oh, what an interesting thought. My husband always teases me that students will be studying my books for their high school exams in years to come. LOL I don’t think so. 😉
In January I read 22 books, so I don’t like to answer with just one book, my next books will be; The House At The End Of The Street by Meena Van Praag, Dead Beat Dad by J.R Rain (Available from Feb 20th), The Dean Machine by Dylan Peters , One Way Fare by Barb Taub and I’m hoping to get an ARC of Souless by Sarah J Pepper. (Available from Feb 23rd)
I’m sorry… 22 books in a month!?! I feel so inadequate.
Thanks for coming on Rosie. I’m definitely going to take a look at that Wednesday twitter thing and hope that several others join in too. Bye!
One has to read a lot to catch up with Rosie. Great feature!
Too modest Olga, you read plenty too.
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Any readers out there who’d like to have a try at reviewing? Rosie Amber chats about #Books and #BookReviews #MondayBlogs with @WendyLouWriter
Thank you Judith.
Lovely post. It’s great to hear Rosie’s answers to the questions for a change!
Many thanks June.
I read it and I can say it gives more insight into who Rosie is. Congratulations!
Thank you Carmen.
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Enlightening interview, Rosie. You have many hidden talents. Twenty-two books in January? I started three and didn’t finish one. Tsk tsk.
Oh dear, I hope it wasn’t because they were bad?
Great interview Rosie. I knew you read a lot but did not realize you were so busy. You humble us all.
Thanks John, book reviewing is very rewarding and a great way to help authors.
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So true. 🙂
Hi Rosie – fascinating interview … you live with lots of creativity around you .. and obviously thoroughly enjoy reading books and writing reviews .. cheers Hilary
Thank you Hilary.
Wow, that is impressive – 22 books a month! I do that on two. Great interview! 😊
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