Today, Tilbury Talks To… Llainy Swanson. Thank you for agreeing to take part today Llainy. Would you please let everyone know a little bit about yourself?
Hey, thanks for having me. So, I am a Scottish book worm with a habit of calling everyone Betty (boy, girl, animal – doesn’t matter). I have loved reading since I was a kid and you can find me, most days, curled up somewhere with Princess Trixie (cat) and a book.
What went through your head when you first decided to start your book blog?
I kept buying books I had already read and of course only finding out once I was a decent bit in. So I started the blog to keep tabs and eventually authors, publishers and PR folk reached out ask asked if I would read/review a book for them. It was so out of the blue, I was so touched as there are so many amazing bloggers who are really eloquent in their thoughts/writing. Mine is peppered with some of my daft catchphrases, OMG, Whaaaaaat, ooft etc but readers seem to react well to it.
Have you met any fellow book bloggers in ‘real life’ and what were they like?
Yeah, I met Sharon from “Chapter in my Life” fellow weegie, she is hilarious and lovely. Sadly the few times I have met her I have had to rush off but online and offline she is lovely and now we are boot twins (she broke her foot today, I broke mine a few weeks back, wee pies lol.) Shell Baker from Chelles book reviews, OMG she is a crackpot but in the nicest possible way. If you could bottle her personality and sell it, would be the richest person alive. She is larger than life, funny, genuine and so sweet. We finally met at Horrorcon (yeah really) and I can’t wait to have a proper meet up and drink with that crazy cat (and her selfie stick obvs). Noelle Holten from Crime Book Junkie, she is one of the sweetest wee chops <3 again the twice I have met her I have been away swiftly but the small chats offline and the many online, actually love her. She is the other half of Twinnie (Sharon is the other one) and she has written a book and it has been given the thumbs up from THEEEEE Martina Cole, ooft – bigger and better things for this wee gem! I have met others but it has just been a brief hello, or brief gab before a book event. Continue reading