lainy-swansonThe next guest to arrive at my blog party on this sunny Friday is Llainy Swanson. I’m so pleased to see her. We’ve established that we live almost as far apart as it’s possible to be in the UK. (More than an 8 hour drive, including ferry.) But, thanks to the wonders of the internet, she’s right here in front of me. Llainy has brought enough WKD blue to keep us all going, plus, what’s that …? Glow sticks for all!

Whilst Sue runs to turn the lights off, so we can see the full effect of the glow sticks, why don’t you help yourself to some of Paul’s Marmite on toast, Llainy, and we’ll have a little look at your Q&As.

What is the first book you remember reading or having read to you? IT by Stephen King, I was really young and had no place reading it to be honest.  However, it hooked me and there started a long love affair with books, horror in particular.

If you could only take one book with you on a desert island, which would it be? I think it would have to be Lord Of The Rings by J R R Tolkien, I have read it three times already and always find something new it in, it is a huge book.

What are you currently reading? Second Look by Connie Stephany, she is an independent author whose first book I read and really enjoyed despite it being chick lit (not normally a genre I pick at first).  This is the second book following one of the characters from the first book.

Who would be at your dream dinner party (alive, dead or fictional)? Ooooh so many to choose from, going on most recent I think I would opt for Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad.  A brilliant mind tweaked and tormented by the Joker, imagine the conversations!

Describe your best ever holiday. A case full of books, my kindle full, then off to Las Vegas.  Hire the cabanas in the VIP adults only, get a crate of drink (both alcohol and water) with snacks then kick back and read my book in the sun, then off to the all you can eat buffet topped off with a bottle of Mike’s Hard Lemonade (we don’t get that here in Scotland).

What do you think is the best thing about social media? So many people pull together for so many great causes. The amount of opportunities to catch up with friends across the world, book clubs so so many positives to it.  I love that you can connect with authors when say twenty years ago, the closest you could get really was picking up their book.

And the worst…? Ugh there is so much nastiness.  Aside from that, it is the perfect platform for procrastination which can be both a positive and a negative.

What is the most important item you require for a quiet night in? It has got to be my book of course *laughs* which then leads on to a thick blanket, the kitty curled up beside me, small tea light candles and a scented candle to just set it off.  Uck whilst I am at it, the rain pelting down off the windows and some thunder and lightning thrown in!

Is it best to always tell the truth or is it sometimes better to tell a little white lie? Now that really is dependent upon the situation, I always advocate the truth where possible, however if all it will achieve is upsetting someone with no good outcome, a white lie is much better.

Thanks for those brilliant answers, Llainy. I quite fancy the idea of being all snug with a book, whilst outside a storm is raging. I’ll have to see what my two books can do to continue to change your mind about chick-lit. 🙂

Before you head off to play Cards Against Humanity with Neats, let’s just tell everyone where they can catch up with you.

Llainy is a blogger and reviewer at So many books, so little time.

wee-helperMuch like Jo, who has her lovely cat, Jaffa, Llainy also has a beautiful cat who reviews books with her. She’s known as her ‘wee helper’.

Don’t forget, it’s Friday, so one more guest still to come today …

Check out my full guest list here.




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