Today we have Catriona telling us all about her favourite book, here is what she had to say;
My favourite book is Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding. I think I would class this as my favourite book because this was my first introduction to the ‘women’s fiction’ genre. I was leant the book by a friend when I was still at secondary school (in 1998) and it was the first book to ever make me laugh out loud! I loved a book in diary form anyway and so I read this book quicker than I had read any other book. I rushed out and bought the sequel as soon as I could and read that just as quickly, and with just as much laughter as I did the original. I do like the films of the book but this is also the only book, really, that I’ve ever re-read, proving the the book is best!
Even though I was a bit younger then, I knew I would be able to identify with Bridget and her terminally single status. She was always trying to loose weight, look more intelligent, and put her foot in it so many times during the novel, who couldn’t love her? It opened up my eyes to what adult fiction could really be.
I’ve having really struggled with some of my mums book in order to try and move on from some of the teen stuff I was reading which was no longer challenging me. It was the perfect key into adult books for me, and spurred on my real love of reading!
Although I have a busy career as a teacher, I still find time to do a lot of reading, and love sharing the books that I find interesting through my blog, Fabulous Book Fiend. I like constructing the reviews and love the fact that Twitter allows me to share my blog with other, as well as the authors of the book. My own blog is still quite new, having contributed to another blog for about a year, but I am loving having my own space to do author interviews, features, lists and reviews. I’m a big fan of chick lit, but I try and mix it up with a few different genres on there too, mystery/crime excluded, it just doesn’t float my boat.
Thank you for taking part Catriona!