It’s that time again, another wonderful Monday morning, and that means more All About Books! I really love doing this new feature on my blog, each and every set of answers I get back is just so interesting, I love seeing the emails ping into my inbox! I can’t wait to share them all with you each week.

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Starting with right now! Today we have Neil who blogs over at One Dad’s View sharing his answers to my questions; so I will hand you over to him now…

I’m a working Dad who started a parenting blog last year about life with my 4 year old daughter as we transitioned from Nursery to Primary school.  Other interests include reading, Health and Well-being and all things gaming!

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Which book(s) are you currently reading?
I’m currently reading “I Found You” by Lisa Jowell. It was one of Audibles Daily Deals recently which I take advantage of a lot. I’ve only just started it but I’m enjoying it already.

What was the last book you read? And what did you think of it?
The last book I read was “After the Fire” by Will Hill and I loved it. It was recommended to me by a couple of fellow twitter users and is about a girl growing up in a cult in Texas. Mind blowing and a definite page turner.

What book is next on your “to be read” list?
I have loads of books on my to-read list but I’ve been meaning to get back into the Jack Reacher series for ages so my next book may well be one of those.

What is your favourite genre to read?
If I had to choose one it would probably be historical fiction.

What genre do you tend to avoid?
I don’t think there is one – I’ll try anything.

I know this one is a tricky one, but what is your favourite book or series of books?
Far too many to choose from but at a push It’d be either Ready Player One, Big little Lies, The Brilliance Saga or any of the Cormoran Strike books!

Who is your favourite author? Or authors if you simply can’t choose one (It is a bit of a mean question)
Bernard Cornwell, Lianne Moriarty or Robert Galbraith

What is your favourite book from your childhood?
I have very fond memories of the famous five books.

If you have children, which books can’t you wait to read to them?
I’ve no idea, there must be so much out there for my Daughter and I to discover. She loves her books already (she’s nearly five) and we love the Julia Donaldson ones in the main at the moment.

If you could visit the world of any book, where would you go? Who would you spend time with? And what would you do?
I read a book recently called “The time travellers guide to Medieval England”. I’m a bit of a history buff and would love to be able to travel to these kind of time periods and see first hand how people lived their lives. An easy/quick way back to the present would have to be a prerequisite though!

If you could bring any character from any book to life for a day, who would it be? And what would you do?
It would have to be Robert Langdon from the Dan Brown books. We could just go and grab a coffee and I would just sit there listening to him in awe. He also comes across as a decent bloke too!

For any Harry Potter Fans, which house do you think you would be sorted in to? (This seems like a kind of random question but I am strangely curious about which house people would be in)
Sadly I fail at the last question as I’ve never read a Harry Potter book nor seen any of the films. Please don’t judge me…..

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And there we have it, what fab answers. Thank you so much Neil. My husband recently read Ready Player One and he really enjoyed it, it’s currently sitting on my ever growing TBR list! Julia Donaldson is a favourite here too, there are so many wonderful children’s books aren’t there? I imagine Robert Langdon would be a very interesting person to have a coffee and a chat with.

You can find Neil over at his blog One Dad’s View or on Twitter. And as I recommended the All Soul’s Trilogy to him as he is a fan of Historical Fiction I can’t wait to hear what he makes of it!

If you would like to take part in my All About Books feature then please send me an email: and I will send over the questions and information to you.