Today I have two #bookhangover guests for you and first up it is the absolutely lovely Amanda. Amanda is a fellow blogger and has given me so much help advice over the last few months since I started blogging – in fact – it was Amanda’s blog that made me start my own! I’m really looking forward to getting to know her a bit better so I’ll hand over . . .
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Amanda. I freelance as an editor and proofreader. I also review books over on my book blog (www.gobookyourself.info). I review everything from chick-lit to horror! As long as it has words, I’ll read it.
What gives you an actual hangover?
Wine. I cannot drink wine without feeling like death warmed up the next day.
What TV programme?
I don’t watch a whole lot of TV to be honest but I do love British Drama and Comedy. I really love Keeping up Appearances and Doc Martin. I was so sad when I read that they were only going to make a new series every second year instead of every year. I also really like The Apprentice. It’s my guilty pleasure.
I can’t just pick one. I studied animation so I’m a huge fan of that. My favourite animated features would be from the French director Sylvian Chomet. I love Triplettes de Belleville. He only makes a feature every few years so it’s there’s always a feeling of sadness at the end.
I listen to soundtracks more than bands or singers. I love Vide Cor Meum from the Hannibal soundtrack. It gives me goosebumps every time I hear it.
Homemade chips. Give them all to me now. Sadness is eating the last chip on the plate 😦
Bookish people! I love meeting my bookish friends at book launches or events. But we all live so far away from each other so saying goodbye is always hard 😦
Finally, which book?
The last book that gave me a hangover was Shtum by Jem Lester. It’s about a family with a son who is profoundly autistic. The writing was so authentic. It was an emotional read.
Thank you so much for coming over today Amanda … It’s been brilliant having you here xx
You can find details of Amanda’s editing and proofreading services over at: