Hello, I'm Sharon and I live in the quaint city of Salisbury which is a big town really rather than a bustling city.
I've been there!
How long have you been blogging and what is the name of your blog?
I still can't believe it but I've been blogging at Shaz's Book Blog now for almost 4.5 years
That's pretty long in my experience. You must have seen some changes.
And how do you fit all this reading into your life? (marriage/kids/job)
I don't have a life... kidding. I'm a 40 something singleton and don't have kids so when I get home from work my time is my own. I've always preferred reading to watching TV so most days it's rare if my TV gets switched on, instead I'd rather curl up and read (when i'm not writing reviews or doing blog admin).
What keeps you blogging?
I love the whole sense of being part of a community and of course, discovering lots of fantastic books through recommendations from other bloggers or via publishers/authors through social media.
What is your favourite genre?
Over the years i've tried most genres. In my teens it was all about crime, police procedurals, law, even reading true story books about serial killers! Then I went through a romance phase so devoured books by authors such as Danielle Steele. Nowadays I like variety so tend to mix it up reading rom coms, contemporary, crime/thrillers but I still don't like reading horror/fantasy/sci-fi!
I did the real crime thing around then too, and am now mostly set on the romance genre, although I do read the occasional women's fiction or biography too.
Are you an e-reader or a paperback girl?
I'm 50/50 now. If you'd asked me 5 years ago I would have said paperbacks always but my brother gave me a Kindle for my 40th birthday which I now always have in my handbag to read whenever I have breaks at work, or if I'm going on a train journey anywhere. But as a means of relaxing in the evening I love nothing more than curling up with a physical book.
Ooo I think it would have to be the gorgeous specimen of a man that is Idris Elba. I can but dream especially seeing as my romance history is a little tragic...
Oh I do like him. Let me see... yes, I think we need a nice big shot of him.
Do you have a favourite classic?
My all-time favourite book is Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.
I've lost count the number of times I've read this book over the years, it's one of the few books I've re-read.
And what are you reading at the moment?
I'm currently reading a debut by Victoria Walters, The Second Love of My Life.
What a great title. Well that's Sharon, everyone. Thanks for coming, Petal. And if you would like to hear more from her, click on over to her place on the link below, or alternatively, look her up on social media. Enjoy!