Today I’m joined by the lovely book blogger Abbie Rutherford, Abbie’s blog is fairly new, but it feels like she has been around for ever😀😀 I recommend you take a look at Abbie’s blog over at http://www.bloominbrilliantbooks.com/. So now without further ado here’s Abbie’s #TopFiveThursday…….
Top five books you’ve read this year so far?
The Trouble With Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon
Different Class by Joanne Harris
See How They Run by Tom Bale
My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry
My Husband’s Son by Deborah O’Connor
Top five authors you think everyone should read?
Daphne Du Maurier
Top five books you want to read by the end of 2016?
Skin and Bones by Tom Bale
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
The Things We Never Said by Susan Elliot Wright
Unravelling Oliver by Liz Nugent
Room by Emma Donoghue
Top five blogging tips that you would give to new bloggers?
This is a funny one for me to answer as I have only been blogging for about six weeks but I would say –
1. Don’t be afraid to make contact with other bloggers. You will find they are very friendly and supportive.
2. Twitter is better for generating visits to your blog than Facebook.
3. Video tutorials by Tyler Moore are great and easy to use when setting up a WordPress blog.
4. Don’t be afraid to ask if you want to do something such as an author Q&A. I have found authors and publishers to be really friendly. Don’t be shy, put yourself out there!
5. Don’t say yes to every author/publisher that contacts you asking for a review and only request books you really want to read on Netgalley. If you do you will end up being bogged down with books and reading may become less of a pleasure.
Top five blogs you follow?
Cleopatra at https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/
Joseph at http://relaxandreadreviews.weebly.com
Emma at http://damppebbles.com
( Aargh found this one difficult to answer as there are so many blogs I love!)
About Abbie Rutherford
Abbie is 40 years old and from East Yorkshire. She has lived in Sunderland for the past 21 years, but will always consider herself to be a Yorkshire lass. Abbie had always adored books and reading – something she gets from my mum. Abbie studied English Literature at A level and was thinking about becoming an English teacher, somehow, however, She ended up being a social worker. Unfortunatley chronic illness put an end to her career last year.
Abbie is mad about dogs and owns an Alsakan Malamute and a Siberian Husky x Alsakan Malamute, they are her furry babies! Aside from reading Abbie also indulges in a bit of cross stitch although it has taken a bit of a back seat since starting Bloomin’ Brilliant Books. Abbie has a terrible memory (which drives her poor hubby mad as she sometimes ask him the same question three times!), have a thing for Chai Tea Lattes and love rock music. Abbie is very very new to blogging but I absolutely loves it!