An Interview with a Bibliophile

Hello Readers, I am back…. As the category suggests yes, with an Interview. But this time it is different. 

You must be thinking how? If you know me, you might know I love books. This year sometime back I met this young lady Brenna Henry from Cornwal England who is a Bibliophile like me and is a blogger too at https://bandiablog.com/ so I thought of Interviewing her. So here goes the interview.

 

Me: Hey Brenna, So I will directly start the questions. So, what book are you reading right now?

Brenna: I am currently reading Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

 

Me: What will you read next?

Brenna: Probably Vanity Fair by Thackeray.

 

Me: What was your favourite childhood book?

Brenna: George’s Marvellous Medicine by Ronald Dahl for sure.

 

Me: What were your reading habits like as a kid?

Brenna I started properly reading at about 10 years old, and I just read and read. I loved reading.

 

Me: How many books do you have checked out from the library?

Brenna: None! I just buy books instead.

 

Me: Do you have a bad book habit?

Brenna: I dog-ear the pages which I shouldn’t do.

 

Me: Do you read one book at a time, or several?

Brenna: Depends on the book. If it’s big and complex only one.

 

Me: What is your favourite book you’ve read this year?

Brenna: Definitely Call me by your name.

 

Me: What is your least favourite book you’ve read this year? 

Brenna: I liked all of them but if I had to choose it’d be War of the Worlds.

 

Me: What is your favourite place to read?

Brenna: My bed for sure, or on a long journey on a bus or train.

 

Me: What makes you love a book?

Brenna: The characters. If the characters suck I just can’t get in to it.

 

Me: What will inspire you to recommend a book?

Brenna: If I can’t stop thinking about it I know it was great.

 

Me: What is the one book you will always recommend to everyone?

Brenna: Wuthering Heights.

 

Me: Is there a book you love that nobody else seems to?

Brenna: I’m not too sure about that, I think people like the books I like.

 

Me: Do you read while you are: Eating? Taking a bath? Watching TV? Listening to music? On the computer? On the bus?

Brenna: Listening to music for sure, I get distracted otherwise.

 

Me: What is your favourite genre to read?

Brenna: Victorian novels, romance I think.

 

Me: What genre do you rarely read, but wish you read more of? 

Ans19) Maybe Sci-fi, I can’t quite get my head around it.

 

Though I still have many questions in my mind and I can still keep on asking questions but I guess We have reached our deadline. So Brenna the last question for you.

 

Me: Since which age u started reading and what was the first book you ever read.

Brenna: All the way through would be George’s marvellous medicine or War Horse.

 

 

Me: Thank you Brenna for your time.

Brenna Henry

 

 

Whoa! That was an amazing interview with a lovely bookworm. I loved it obviously.

What about you?

Let me know. 

So I guess it’s my time to take a leave. See you soon.

Take Care.

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Author: Moni

A caffeinated Workaholic ✌

183 Replies to “An Interview with a Bibliophile”

  1. Nice interview! I too am a book lover and it’s interesting to know about the favourite books and reading habits of other book lovers. Brenna seems to enjoy reading a lot.

  2. I love reading but as a busy mom of three and an entrepreneur I struggle to find the time! This year I have finally started listening to Audible books and I am loving it – I listen while I take long walks or run errands – even while I am grocery shopping. Its awesome!!

  3. Reading books and love for them is very useful as you have a lot of things to talk when you get around with your friends or get yourself in some gathering. I like the way you have presented the interview, it has given my English a new level. And let me say, you look pretty close to nature.

  4. I used to love reading, then somehow realize I just haven’t had the time. However, I now have a little one-year-old and have started reading to him. It’s like a win-win.

  5. What a fun interview. I really do need to find a good book to read. I love Victorian (or really most any historical) romance novels! I got hooked on romance novels when I was on bed rest during my pregnancy with my 2nd child. XD It was either that or deeply religious texts that I had no interest in.

  6. I’m a bookworm, too. It’s almost a disease for me. Often it keeps me from getting anything done. Once I pick up a book, I have a very difficult time doing anything else until it’s done. If it’s a series, I’m in big trouble!

  7. I don’t always love reading mayb because I didn’t know about any good book. But here I found so many suggestions which would really make me to start reading soon

  8. I love it too. Reading too. It’s amazing how you can learn and have fun just reading. Now I’m reading The power of habit by Charles Duhigg. Thanks for sharing.

  9. I love to read! I think my grandma actually tricked me into it. I remember her always telling me that I love reading and one day, I picked up a book from school called, “Goodnight, Mr. Tom” and that was it for me. I read all of the time now whenI have the time to do it.

  10. When I was in my young age I always love to read books but I forget to go back in my reading routine when I become and employee and a mother at the same time. I love this interview and it really went very well and I think this interview inspires me to go back on my reading routine.

  11. great interview and very insightful – as an avid reader myself, I must admit that I have not read very many Victorian romance novels, what would both of you recommend? Sometimes, I get tired of what seems to be the formula for contemporary romance novels these days, so anything that would shake me out of this rut would be appreciated. Blessings!

  12. Even if I love reading very much I have to admit that recently it’s harder and harder for me to find books that really keep me awake and that I can’t put down. I’m looking for new suggestions and ideas 

  13. Interesting post and a lovely interview! I used to read quite a lot during elementary school but nowadays I just have zero time for that. Sometimes it would be nice to just sit down, take a cup of tea and read a good book. Hopefully I’ll carry on the habit when I’m older. 🙂

  14. Usually, I never comment on blogs but your article is so convincing that I never stop myself to say something about it. You’re doing a great job Man. Best article I have ever read

    Keep it up!

  15. You captured her passion for books, and would make anyone want to grab a book and take a journey. I read to my kids nightly, but although I used to read a lot, I just don’t make the time as of late.

  16. Great interview. I have to admit that I dogear pages myself. I know as a librarian I shouldn’t do that. And I don’t do it with library books. But I can’t imagine not doing it to my own books. I don’t know why.

  17. what a great interview. i love reading and while it has been a while since i’ve read a great book I am not def inspired to read a few i have sitting on my nightstand.

  18. This is such a great interview and it really went well. I am glad that there still a lot of people who really enjoyed reading a book and this interview motivates me to do as well.

  19. Nothing beats a good book and it’s strange how some of them live on inside of us for such a very long time. Great interview BTW, it’s great to see people are still reading and appreciating the older classics

  20. It’s admirable that she reads so much. I wish I had more time to read. I usually only have time to read when I go to the beach.

  21. A bibliophile is a new term never heard of that. I dont like when people dog ear the books but I love to listen to music while I read.

  22. Wonderful interview! The characters make the biggest difference for me, too. Once I connect with them, I can’t put the book down!

  23. I love to read as well, sometimes multiple books a week but usually either non fiction or cheap fantasy or scifi. But its interesting to see that known bookworms generally always end up with the classics.

  24. I’m also a bookworm and I love reading books a lot! I devoured several great books this summer and I can’t wait for more. I loved this interview as it touched upon the matters which are also important to me! 🙂

  25. I love books! I don’t always have a time to read them but even that I still buying more and more and now I need to check one which was mentioned in this interview ‘Call me by your name’

  26. I love to read too! i love the world of books. My ever first book was the first Harry Potter’s book. At a young age i love tales and the like. I’m glad there is more people like me who love a good book.

  27. This is a great interview! I have always loved reading, even from a very young age. My go-to genres are romance/drama and romance/comedy. I have a 2 chapter rule where if I am not drawn in by the end of the second chapter, I usually don’t continue reading. Luckily, this doesn’t happen often!

  28. What a wonderful post! My eyes lit up when I read: “Call me by Your Name.” I loved the film. I haven’t gotten around to reading the book but I know I’d love to for sure. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  29. I used to be an avid reader, but the season of life has me so busy with family obligations. Looking forward to getting back to my bibliophile self.

  30. I love how Brenna is reading the classics right now…I mean Frankenstein then Vanity Fair, Awesome. I personally have it on my bucket list reading list to read some books by Roald Dahl as well. We loved exploring Cardiff and learning more about him when we were there. It is always interesting to see what other Bibliophiles are reading and what interests them.

  31. I love reading. It’s the one thing that can get me to switch my brain off!

    One recommendation: when writing these types of articles, you should italicize the book titles so they stand out from the text 🙂

  32. Love the interview. I am book lover. Whenever I get time I start reading my favourite books. But I take time to finish the book.

  33. Interesting that a book lover doesn’t use the library! They make it so easy these days, my local one has an app to use to find and reserve books.

  34. Oh, this makes me miss reading so much! I’ve heard a lot about Wuthering Heights, but I’ve never actually read it – thanks for the inspiration, I’m going to download it to my Kindle!

  35. Reading books is definitely something that I need to do more of. I have become so consumed and busy with life that I have lost that time and I need to get it back!

  36. Nice interview! I am not that into reading books but it was good to know about the favourite books and reading habits of other book lovers.

  37. Great interview, I love reading, it makes me relax, I’m into books like harry potter as well as sci-fi stories are interesting to read, I’ve read few books last summer and still there’s a lot more to read.

  38. I love reading books… it’s not always easy to find the time at this point in my life, but when I do get a chance I appreciate that time much more…
    Great interview by the way… Now I have more to add to my list with your suggestions ; )

  39. As with the rest of my family, I love reading and when I was young I loved the fact that our house was full of so many books. My children (aged 6 and 10) have also caught the reading bug – it’s a lovely way to relax! It was interesting to hear about Brenna’s favourites.

  40. It was fun to read an interview with a book lover. Having published a travelogue ourselves, we are always curious to learn from people who love reading! Thanks for such a fresh post.

  41. Enjoyed interview with a book lover. I love reading though these days read articles more on diverse subjects but i used to read books earlier both fiction and literature.

  42. What a fun interview!! I wish I could get into books a little more but I just can’t seem to make time for it. With 2 toddlers at home, it’s hard to squeeze in a few moments uninterrupted! I think when they get older I will probably read more.

  43. I don’t always make time to read as much as I’d like so I just recently joined a book club and it’s been an awesome way to stay motivated to READ!

  44. What a fun interview. I am also a book lover who reads more of work-related books lately instead of fictions. It is interesting to know that Brenna reads while listening to music to keep herself from getting distracted, because I personally find sometimes music can be a distraction when I read, Lol. Nice post!

  45. In time, I lost the habit of reading books. I learned very early to read (at 4 years old) and I read the entire library of my parents (hundreds of books) to my 9 years. I think I read a book a week. After college, I could no longer take a single book in my hands – I wanted to rest from reading and learning. So I’ve been reading only ebooks and professional books for 10 years.

  46. I remember reading Wuthering Heights in school, not a fan at the time. I wonder if I read it now as an adult, would my opinion change…Thanks for sharing the interview.

  47. When I was younger, I would easily read 200-300 pages a day, now it seems to be very rare that I even read. I did just read 200 pages of a book yesterday though which was really nice. In first grade, I became obsessed with books and that was literally all I wanted to do, was to read. Wuthering Heights is on my list…Maybe I’ll read it next,

  48. So fun to learn about others hobbies. Good for her for finding all of the time to read instead, helps your brain stay young.

  49. I am a book lover, too. In my room I have a mini shelf so I can see all of my books. I really enjoy reading. The interview is great. It’s fun to know other people and as well.

  50. I’m just getting back into reading. I found my favorites, R.L. Stine’s Fear Street, in the Dollar Store one day, and just fell back in love with reading. I’m a bit slow, and read several books at a time, but I’m never too confused. I may have to go back a page or two to refresh, but I have no qualms with reading more than one book at a time.

  51. I love reading so much, am a self confessed bookworm! I can stay at home for a week without ever getting out just as long as I have books to read, well magazines will do, news articles. Whatever printed material as long as I keep my eyes and imagination busy!

  52. I think I would also call myself a bibliophile except I wish I read more! I LOVE books and reading and I get so caught up in them. Sometimes I get so sucked into a book, it’s all I can think about. I can definitely relate to Brenna in so many ways. I love great characters. Sometimes, I’ll read a book and have to put it down for whatever reason and when I’m not reading I feel like I’m missing out on something – like it’s continuing without me lol. So weird. I just love books! Great interview!

  53. Great interview! I love to read books. Currently, I’m obsessed with non-fiction. I read fiction sometimes. Harry Potter and anything from Dan Browns always have a spot in my heart. 🙂

  54. It’s definitely an oldie but goodie, but I keep meaning to read Wuthering Heights. I think I saw the movie long ago, though! 🙂

  55. What a great article!! I was a total book-nerd in school…I find myself missing getting carried away by a character or an awesome story-line now that am “all grown up “ and time is stretched so thin.

  56. Love this – I can totally relate to this! What a great interview 🙂 Always love reading what other people are reading too – gives me some good ideas!

  57. I guess I’m what you’d call a non-practicing bibliophile. LOL. I absolutely love books, and I love to read every chance I get. Unfortunately, I haven’t had a chance in months. =(

  58. Bibliophile! -Me too.. I love reading about others who love reading as much as I do and of late while I have mainly read childrens books and YA books, I read just about anything and everything (with a very few exceptions)

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