Thursday, March 27, 2014

Featuring Kathleen Kelly of Celticlady's Reviews

Today please welcome Kathleen Kelly, 
who blogs at Celticlady's Reviews.


What's the meaning behind the name of your book blog?

I am Irish and love anything associated with Ireland. I have been to Ireland twice and found it to be a beautiful, mystical place.

How long have you been blogging?

Since 2009

Tell us a bit about your book blog. What makes it unique?

I love to share my passion for reading and I do participate in a lot of book promotion tour companies. 

What genres do you write about most, and why?

Historical Fiction is my favorite genre and has been for as long as I can remember. I sometimes think I was born in the wrong era. I do prefer Irish/English history, in particular the Tudor era.

What's your earliest memory of reading?

I can't remember exactly when this happened, but I found that I could escape my real life and become someone else, even for a short time.

What was the first book you read over and over, or the book you've reread the most?

I do not care to reread a book but I have to say the only one I remember doing that with was Gone with the Wind.

Writing in books: Yes or hell to the no?

Oh no....

What's your favorite place to read?

I guess I would have to say, in my living room although I do read every night in bed before I go to sleep.

Do you have any reading accessories you can't do without?

I have an iPad and two Kindle Fires and I also read on my phone when I go somewhere. I also love books too.

Finish the sentence: My bookshelves are...

numerous, the only room in the house that does not have a bookcase is in the bathroom, only because the humidity would ruin the books.

My TBR pile is...

a mile high.

What's a book that's changed your life?

I can not really think of a book as changing my life other than the fact, like I said before, I can escape into someone else's adventures.

One book you like that no one else seems to, or vice versa?

I would have to say that some of the books my husband reads, especially the Civil War ones. I just am not interested in that type of book.

To DNF or not to DNF?

I guess it depends on the book. I have so many books that are scheduled to read that if I can not get into a book in at least the first 75 or so pages, I can not read it.

What's one book that intimidates you?

I think that the book that intimidates me would be the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. I have read three of the series but there are so many after that I got tired of the series..

If you could go to any literary destination, where would you go?

Anywhere in Ireland.

How about non-book related hobbies? What do you do when you don't feel like reading?

I love to spend time with my family, traveling and video games.

What's your favorite book to movie adaptation?

I am not a huge fan of book to movies, I think a lot is lost in the translation of the story. I would prefer to read the book than watch the movie.

What are 3 of your must-read blogs?

Barbara Erskine
Historical Novel Review
Passages to the Past

What is your reading personality? (via quiz at

The Eclectic Reader


Thank you for joining us today, Kathleen Kelly! 
Remember to check out Kathleen's blog, Celticlady's Reviews
and leave a comment or question.


  1. Hi Kathleen :D Nice to "meet" you! My Tbr pile is a mile high too.

  2. Thank you so much for stopping by! (And, I apologize for commenting so late!!)

    You know, Ireland is a place that I have always wanted to visit, but never have. Someday, I will go there and get to discover all the beauty for myself. I haven't read much lit based in Ireland though. Maybe I need to change that?!?


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