Sunday, 3 August 2014
Reader Spotlight: Jo Hurst
This morning it's the turn of fellow blogger Jo to appear in the Reader Spotlight feature.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I’m Jo from Cometbabesbooks, I am from a little town near Manchester, called Wigan. I love reading and holidays, I try to get away at least a couple of times a year. I started my blog in September 2013 and have made loads of lovely new friends since then. I am addicted to twitter.
Have you always been a bookworm?
Yeah I would say I have, I remember reading Ladybird books when I was little and it has just gone from there. I do have times where I can go months/weeks without reading, not so much since I started my blog as there are so many wonderful books I want to read and with working not enough time to read them all.
Do you have a favourite author?
I have so many favourite authors, Jilly Cooper and Jackie Collins from when I was younger and since I have been blogging I have discovered loads of new and wonderful authors like Holly Martin, Aven Ellis, AJ Nuest, Rae Rivers, Rebecca Raisin, Elaine Spires and Jane Linfoot, there are loads more I have missed, I could go on and on.
What is your all-time favourite book that you love to read time and time again?
It would be Gone with the Wind, I adore this book and if you like historical romance or just romance, then go and read this it has everything, I must have read it about 5 times. Although I haven’t read it for years, I intend to read it again soon and put a review on my blog.
Do you have a preferred genre that you mainly read, or are you open to read almost anything?
I mostly prefer fantasy, YA/NA or romance, whether it is chick lit or historical romance, I like a book I can lose myself in but don’t have to over think it. I have been known to read autobiographies but again this has to be by someone I really want to read about.
What book is top of your current wishlist?
Oh gosh there are so many, there are 2 books I'm looking forward to one is by Aven Ellis, Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista, Aven writes such hot men. The other is the second Sentinal book by Holly Martin.
Physical books or eBooks, what’s your preference?
I honestly don’t mind, they each have their advantages, I like eBooks as you can take them anywhere on your phone or e-reader. I love the smell of paperback books and again you can take these into a pool on your holidays, would hate to drop it in but it is less of an issue than dropping in your kindle. I’m not really fond of hardcover as I find these heavy and hurt my wrists but that is the only reason.
What was the last book you read that made you cry?
There have been a few recently, but the one that made me really cry was Tiny Acts of Love by Lucy Lawrie, it was gorgeous.
If you were going to be stuck on a desert island and could only take 3 books with you, which ones would you choose?
One would be Gone with the Wind, but then I would be stuck between Harry Potter and Twilight, if they’re in a box set can they be classed as one book?
What book would you like to see made into a film and who would you cast for the central characters?
Oh I don’t know, I really don’t like books that have been changed into films, when they make a film they miss so much out of them.
I would love to see Gone With the Wind, remade and have Stephen Moyer as Rhett Butler and Rachel Bilson as Scarlett.