Hi, my name is Sandra and originally I am from a place called Walkden, which is near Bolton, but I now live in Heaton Mersey, Stockport.
Welcome, Sandra. Tell us, how long have you been blogging and what is the name of your blog?
I have had my blog almost 2 years now and it is called readingwrites and can be found here: https://readingwrites.wordpress.com/
How do you fit all this reading into your life? (marriage/kids/job)
I read at every opportunity. I am a childminder, so as soon as the kids close their eyes my book is out. :) My husband is used to me ignoring him because I have my nose in a book, and my son is now 14 years old and well able to look after himself. The housework? what housework. :)
No idea. Never heard of that. LOL
What keeps you blogging?
I love it. I started because I don't have many friends who read like I do. So when I started to rave about a book they just weren't that interested. So I decided to start the blog and then I could write everything down that I wanted to say, and even if nobody read it, it gave me great satisfaction and it's still the same today.
It's a great invention, the internet, isn't it. Connecting likeminded individuals from all over.
What is your favourite genre?
I will read anything, apart from sci-fi. But I really love a good crime/thriller and I also love contemporary fiction.
You see, I watch lots of crime dramas, but I never read them. I'm a romance girl through and through, and I've never been able to get my head around fantasy.
Are you an e-reader or a paperback girl?
I do both. The kindle is so handy but my heart belongs to the paperback. There is nothing better than wandering round bookshops, and I love the smell and feel of real books. I also miss the pleasure of a good cover with a kindle book.
I know. Love my paperwhite, but every cover is grey. :-(
Oh that would have to be Aidan Turner. I have barely recovered from his performance in And Then There Were None, and I just know we'd be perfect together. :)
Do you have a favourite classic?
Frankenstein. Absolutely and utterly the best classic ever. Beautiful, thrilling and tragic. Not even slightly dated; and when you think Mary Shelley was just 22yrs old when it was published, its mindblowing.
Wow, did not know that!
What are you reading at the moment?
At the moment I am reading Chickens Eat pasta by Clare Pedrick. It's a memoir about Clare buying and renovating a house in Umbria, Italy. It was sent to me for review and it is proving very entertaining.
Thanks, Sandra. And if you want to read more from Sandra, click over onto her blog page, or you can find her on Twitter @monkbythesea or at the Readingwrites book blog on Facebook.