Hi, my name is Cathy Ryan and we recently moved from Somerset to a beautiful part of the North Wales coast.
Oh, I love North Wales. I spent many holidays there as a child.
How long have you been blogging and what is the name of your blog?
I began my blog in November 2013...
Same as me!
...private initially because I just wanted to keep a record for myself. But because I couldn’t set it out the way I wanted to without going live, I thought, what the heck, and went for it. I haven’t regretted it for an instant although I knew nothing at all about blogging to begin with. My blog is called BetweenTheLines and, as well as book reviews, it includes guest posts, interviews and photos. Amateur photography is a hobby I enjoy very much.
Me too. - We could be twins! I love taking photographs, particularly macros of flowers and nature shots.
And how do you fit all this reading into your life? (marriage/kids/job)
Our daughters are grown up and have flown the nest, we do have a grandson though, who I love to spend time with. I don’t work so basically my time is my own, and when reading isn’t an option I listen to audiobooks.
I grew up listening to audio books at night, going to sleep. I don’t know what to do with myself if I listen to them these days. Maybe when my kids are older…
And what keeps you blogging?
I love sharing my love of books with like minded people and I enjoy very much the wonderful blogging community. I’ve found lots of brilliant books which I probably wouldn’t have otherwise and made many new friends.
It’s a real community, isn’t it?
What would you say was your favourite genre?
That’s a difficult question. If I had to pick one genre it would probably by Mystery/Thriller. Or is that two? ;-) But I enjoy lots of different genres including Urban Fantasy, Contemporary, Drama and Historical.
Are you an e-reader or a paperback girl?
Given the choice, the money (and the room!) I’d choose paperbacks every time. I love ‘real’ books. It’s not practical, though, so I have a mixture of both.
We do in my house. My husband fills the shelves stuffed full with paperbacks and I have my Kindle. :-/
No contest here, it would the the late 60s/early 70s Elvis. I mean, need I say more? ;-)
Do you have a favourite classic?
I do, it’s Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. I’ve always loved this story and have the audio version as well, read by Patricia Routledge. I can’t resist the intensity, the vivid and evocative scenic descriptions.
Unfortunately this story was ruined for me when my hubby pointed out that in one particular rendition we had on DVD, Heathcliff looked a lot like my brother!
What are you reading at the moment?
At the time of writing I’m reading The Bad Girl by L Donsky-Levine, a gritty novella, and listening to Written In Fire by Marcus Sakey, the third of the Brilliance series, an alternate reality/sci-fi trilogy.
Thanks for coming to talk to me, Cathy.
And if you want to see what Cathy’s up to lately, you can reach her blog here: https://betweenthelinesbookblog.com
And you can also contact her on: Twitter - https://twitter.com/CathyRy
Or Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/betweenthelinesbookblog?ref=hl
Thank you so much for having me :-) I’ve enjoyed joining in.