This is a different post for me! I felt that in order for everyone to get to know me better, you will have to know about the most important friend in my life and how her bookish opinions collide with mine.
So I decided to interview Cheyenne, my best friend of around five years. We’re that awkward kind of best friends where we met through fanfics and we are still yet to meet each other, yet we bully each other every day and love having a good laugh.
She has very different bookish taste to me, so here’s her thoughts on books.
1. If you could only choose one author to read from now on, who would it be and why?
Anyone who knows me at all will know that if I absolutely HAD to choose, I’d pick Daphne du Maurier. Her books are gripping and full of very complex characters – books like My Cousin Rachel are a kind of classic thriller, I guess. Everything she writes is just sublime – so layered and beautiful. Her own life intrigues me, too – I see a lot of myself in her personal writings.
2. We may be best friends in real life, but who would you have as your fictional best friend?
That’s a difficult one! My immediate thought was Hermione from the Harry Potter series but I think that if I were to meet her in real life I’d find her intelligence a tad intimidating. I reckon I’d get on alright with Beatrice from Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, though – she’s so sassy and would 100% be a right laugh on a night out.
3. What is your absolute favourite book of all time? (Chey, you can’t pick every single book. It has to be one!)
3. Sam, this is CRUELTY. I’m tempted to say either The Picture of Dorian Gray because it was such an eye opening book for me, but it changes constantly!
4. If you had to pick one fictional world to move to, where would it be?
Can I say the world from The Faraway Tree books By Enid Blyton? I haven’t read them for years but as a kid I was obsessed with them. She was so creative and the different places at the top of the tree sounded like perfect holiday destinations, if I’m honest!
5. Recommend me one book (and not one you’ve already bought me)
I recently read Fingersmith by Sarah Waters and it is amazing. Quite possibly the wildest literary ride I’ve ever been on…
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