Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Featuring: Charlotte of A Place on the Bookshelf

Today please welcome Charlotte, who blogs at A Place on the Bookshelf.

How long have you been blogging?
5 months :)

Tell us a bit about your book blog. What makes it unique?
My blog not only features discussions about books and the odd review but I talk about my Creative Writing course at university and talk about other bits too - like crafts and fashion/beauty. Hopefully it appeals to many other bloggers out there!

Writing in books: Yes or hell to the no?
Yes! I love writing annotations in books, but then that's because I love the look of a used book and putting your own mark on things! When I was doing coursework in English at secondary school and we had to annotate books I got really excited...haha

What's your favorite place to read?
I love reading in bed or on the sofa with a blanket and a cup of tea. As long as I'm cosy and warm I'm happy to read there!

Finish the sentence: My bookshelves are...
Extremely full. But organised! At uni, I have one shelf of 'to be read', one shelf of 'read' and my last shelf is other things like plays and books for my course.

My TBR pile is...
Ridiculously large. But I will tackle it! I keep meaning to read certain books but then buy newer ones and forget about the ones I have left at home...

What's one book that intimidates you?
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace - it's around 1000 pages long and has footnotes that are endnotes, so you'd have to keep flicking back and forth to figure out what's going on. Eventually I will read it but reading something a little simpler is more motivating, especially during assignment time!

How about non-book related hobbies? What do you do when you don't feel like reading?
I like to blog and do crafty things and watch a lot of TV and films...oops. At the moment I'm working on a Christmas stocking for my dog, Jack :) I also like to bake, although I haven't done that for a while. Most of my time is taken up with uni work though.

What's your favorite book to movie adaptation?
My favourite ones are The Shawshank Redemption, The Great Gatsby, The Green Mile and Fight Club.

What are 3 of your must-read blogs?
A Bookish Heart
Hailes Heart Fashion
A Beautiful Mess

Thank you for joining us today, Charlotte!

Remember to check out Charlotte's blog, A Place on the Bookshelf, and leave a comment or question for her below!


  1. Thanks for featuring me! Great questions x

  2. So happy you stopped by Charlotte!! Shawshank and Green Mile are really good adaptations, but I think I'm biased towards King's work! I'm a huge fan!! :)

  3. The Shawshank Redemption is my FAVORITE.

    I make notes and highlights in some books, but not in others. If it is not going to be a favorite book I probably won't keep it but trade it in for another book so I try to do the marking up sparingly.


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