Today in the spotlight is the lovely Charlotte Foreman from BestChickLit so join us and get to know a little more about the person behind this amazing blog!
If you had to write a bio for yourself, what would it say?
I’m a bookworm of the highest order. Not being able to read is something I could never comprehend and having a good book in my hand is one of life’s biggest luxuries. I indulge more frequently than most.
Describe yourself in five words.
Persistent, friendly, hard working, obsessive and tidy.
What made you decide to start BestChickLit?
I wanted to create somewhere my books, as in the way I see the books I read, could live. I needed a place I could express my excitement about the stories I loved and hoped to share that will like-minded people.
What are the blogging highlights?
There are so many! Meeting any author is always a huge thrill for me and is the ultimate payment for all the hard work blogging takes. Having one of our reviews quoted on a cover is also exciting.
Do you have any pet peeves about the blogging / author / publisher / reading process?
I’m generally fairly laid back about what other people are doing but one of my real pet peeves is when people write spoilers in reviews, especially on Amazon. I simply don’t understand the need to layout a book’s every surprise, twist and turn. That’s not what a review is for, it’s unfair and completely unnecessary.
How does blogging fit into your family life, work etc?
I work from home so I’m able to interweave it quite easily.
When you’re not reading or blogging, you’re...?
Either working or doing family domesticated type things!
You receive a lot of author requests to read their books. How do you decide what to read and when?
Tell us something about yourself that readers won’t know from reading your blog.
I’ve got quite a temper on me ;)
What are you currently reading?
I’m just about to start You Had Me at Merlot by Lisa Dickenson.
Do you have any advice to authors about how best to approach bloggers and develop relationships with them?
Remember that just being friendly and polite goes a lot further than you’d think. As does checking out a blog before emailing over a review request.
A few fun, quick word associations!
Fire – hot
Cake – chocolate, fudge, gooey
Books - heaven
Ocean - blue
Abs – six pack
Holiday - sun
Babies – awww!
Diamonds - jewellery
Scent – perfume
Food – a good meal
Thanks for reading - as always, we welcome your comments!
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