Here on the Reader Spot, I share the bookish love of our avid book reviewers. From young adult to historical romance, chick-lit to a murder mystery, they know what they like, and they’re happy to share. Whether you are a reader looking for a new book, or a writer wondering what your reader wants, I hope you find this series enjoyable.
Next up to the Reader Spot is a lady who offers huge support to authors and book bloggers alike. She also organises the highly popular Author/Blogger Shenanigans in London and Birmingham. I’m over the moon to introduce the very lovely Kim Nash, from Kim The BookWorm. Find her book review blog HERE
What genre do you enjoy reading?
I love to read women’s fiction and crime. I like to mix them up so that after a couple of crime, I read something lighter and something that might make me smile. My guilty pleasure is also reading self-development and mind body and spirit books too! Which is kind of how I met you if I remember rightly Shelley. It was indeed 🙂
Do you have a favourite author in this genre?
Can’t name one! That’s like asking you which child is your favourite! I love Milly Johnson, Carole Matthews, Amanda Prowse, Miranda Dickinson. So many to name and I’d be here all day.
How do you prefer to read your books?
My eyesight is quite bad and getting worse even with my specs on. So bad that people laugh at how big I have the text on my phone. You could read my text messages from the other side of a room! So phone is definitely out. I like a paperback but that’s more because I’m a bit of a toucher! I love walking round a book shop and just touching the books! Weird I know! I really enjoy reading on my Kindle app on my iPad. Good job really as I work for a digital publisher!
Where do you purchase your books?
Mainly Amazon because I’m incredibly lazy and would rather things be delivered to my door!
Where do you find out about the books you read?
I read other bloggers recommendations. I get loads of recommendations from my book club. We don’t pick a book of the month. We go round the room talking about the books we’ve read and loved since the last time we met. It was our book club last night and there must have been well over 50 recommendations of books and authors.
Do you have a budget when buying books? Do you stick to it if you do?
A budget! Sorry, not sure what one of those is!
Do you write a review when you’ve finished reading? If so, where do you post this?
I try really hard to write a review of every book I read and put it on Amazon. There may be the odd one that slips through the net! Working for a publisher and with authors, I know the importance of reviews and try to encourage everyone I know to leave a review. It doesn’t have to be an essay but just some comments about how and why you enjoyed a book but without any spoilers!
What do you look for in a book? (Characters, plot, dialogue etc)
I like a book that makes me think about the characters when I’m not with them! I like a book that makes me smile. I like a book that makes my heart flutter. I like a book that I could easily jump into and be part of it. One that makes you almost feel like you are the protagonist. I sometimes read books where I want to scream and shout at the characters because I can clearly see something that they can’t. And I like a book with a twist! I occasionally like a book that makes my heart pound but not scare the living daylights out of me because I’m a big girls blouse!
Where do you like to read?
Literally anywhere! I suppose my favourite place I like to sit is on my armchair in my cosy lounge, curled up with my feet under me with a cuppa by my side. Or sometimes I have been known to partake in a gin and tonic too!
What social media platforms are you active on?
Facebook and Twitter which I use ALL the time. I’m on LinkedIn but am not really active although I did link up with an ex boyfriend on there recently, which made me laugh and I’m on Instagram but keep forgetting that I’m on it. That’s about all I can cope with.
More about Kim.
Kim Nash is publicity and social media manager at Bookouture, is a book blogger and family review blogger and lives in Staffordshire. She is single mom to eight- year-old bookworm Ollie, is an Independent Consultant for Arbonne International and she co-runs a book club in Cannock, Staffordshire.
I hope you enjoyed reading this feature, and if you are a book reviewer/blogger and would like to take part, please do get in touch.
On Thursday I’m sharing the book love with Sandra Foy from the Reading Writes blog.