Happy Monday! I hope you have all had a lovely weekend. I have spent a lot of time reading, which has been wonderful. This week we have Jade from Captured by Jade answering my All About Books questions this morning.

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I will get straight to is and hand you over to Jade now…

Hi, I’m Jade! I’m a stay at home mum to my four year old son, and spend my spare time blogging and reading – with a nice hot cuppa & good book in hand, I’m in one of my happy places! Primarily I blog at Captured by Jade sharing family lifestyle content, with an emphasis on photography and the great outdoors. Alongside this, I do actually run a dedicated book blog too – Reading with Jade.

Which book(s) are you currently reading?
At this moment in time, nothing! The last book I read was a reread actually – Still Alice by Lisa Genova. I love returning to books that I’ve had positive reading experiences with, and I actually only keep books I see myself rereading in the future.

What was the last book you read? And what did you think of it?
Seen as my last book was a reread (and mentioned above!) I’ll talk about the book prior to that – Thin Air by Michelle Paver. This was my first time reading Michelle Paver, but I’d heard a lot about her children’s fiction previously. Thin Air is a ghost story set on a mountain expedition, which sounds a little strange, but it works perfectly and I’d recommend it to anyone who enjoys subtle ghost stories.

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What book is next on your “to be read” list?
Oh, so many! In my role as book blogger, I’m incredibly lucky (& thankful) to receive books for review purposes, with a few upcoming titles I’m looking forward to being The Night Market by Jonathan Moore, Our House by Louise Candlish and Whistle in the Dark by Emma Healey.

What is your favourite genre to read?
My go to genre is definitely crime thriller fiction, however I would say I have quite an eclectic taste in books.

What genre do you tend to avoid?
Sci-fi!

I know this one is a tricky one, but what is your favourite book or series of books?
Isn’t this the hardest question for any bookworm?! I would say it’s easier to pick favourite series over favourite book, so I’m going to say the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.

Who is your favourite author? Or authors if you simply can’t choose one (It is a bit of a mean question)
Another tough one! I was recently asked who my favourite three authors were and in that moment I listed Cecelia Ahern, Lisa Genova and Emma Carroll.

What is your favourite book from your childhood?
Sadly, I don’t have too many memories from really young in childhood, and so I couldn’t pinpoint on this one.

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Photo courtesy of Jade

If you have children, which books can’t you wait to read to them?
Reading with my son is one of my all time favourite pastimes, and I have a bunch of books I’m super keen to share with him. Harry Potter is a given, seen as it is my favourite series, but before that I’m really keen to share the beauty of Roald Dahl with him.

If you could visit the world of any book, where would you go? Who would you spend time with? And what would you do?
This is such a good question!! Initially I was tempted to say Hogwarts, but I think if it were a once in a lifetime opportunity I’d want to visit the travelling circus (Le Cirque des Reves) from The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I wouldn’t necessarily spend time with any one character, but just wander the circus as a patron and get swept in the atmosphere and magic.

If you could bring any character from any book to life for a day, who would it be? And what would you do?
Sherlock Holmes… And tag along solving crimes, of course!

For any Harry Potter Fans, which house do you think you would be sorted in to?
I am indeed a Harry Potter fan, to the point where I’ve been sorted into my house on the Pottermore website! I’m a proud Hufflepuff – ‘You might belong in Hufflepuff, where they are just and loyal, those patient Hufflepuffs are true and unafraid of toil.’

Thank you so much to Jade for taking the time to answer my bookish questions! I would love to visit Le Cirque des Reves so much, it would be a truly magical experience.

You can find Jade over at her blogs, Captured by Jade and Reading with Jade and on Twitter too.

If you would like to take part them please send me an email: oddsocksandlollipops@gmail.com and I will send over the questions and information to you.