Thursday, March 27, 2014

Featuring Kathleen Kelly of Celticlady's Reviews

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

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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 http://www.bookbrowse.com/quiz/)

The Eclectic Reader

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

3 comments :

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

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  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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