Tilbury Talks To… Emma Smart

Today, Tilbury Talks To… Emma Smart. Thank you for agreeing to take part today Emma and welcome to my site. Would you let everyone know a little about you?

Hi everyone thanks to Mark for letting me answer these questions for you. Here’s a little something about myself. I am a full time carer for my disabled husband and a mum of to 2 boys, and reading is my escapism and it helps with my mental health as well.

Emma’s two reading companions.


What went through your head when you first decided to start your book blog?
Not much really I saw how well the blogging world is and I thought I have time and have always left a review of books on the various sites what I buy books from. So I thought to have some me time away from my home life I thought it would give me a hobby as that’s what it is for me really.

What are the best and worst things about being a book blogger?
Worst thing being a blogger is not enjoying the book and then you worry off upsetting the author because end of the day it’s the authors pride and joy that they have spent time on and the good points is finding new authors you didn’t know about and adding to your mountain off books that you have piled high LOL.

How soon after finishing reading a book do you write a review?
I try and write it as soon as I finish the book but half of time my family life gets in the way so as soon as have a spare hour I will try and get the review done.

Have you met any fellow book bloggers in ‘real life’ and what were they like?
Nope being a full time carer I struggle to get to any meets I’m afraid and they are always to far away for me as well as I don’t have spare money to travel far and cant leave the husband to long.

If you’ve not met any other book bloggers in ‘real life’ yet, who would you like to meet and why?
I would love to meet Shell Baker and Llainy Swanson as they are awesome and both are bonkers.

Have you met any of your favourite authors? Did the experience meet your expectations?
Nope not met any authors as  yet but here’s hoping I do.

If you could meet any author, alive or dead, and ask them one question, who would it be, and what would you ask them?
If I could meet an author it has to be Kimberley Chambers I love her books when I’m having a hard time finding a book I will go to hers as they grab me as soon as I start and have to fight to put book down.

Which book has had the most emotional impact on you? This can be any emotion – sadness, laughter, fear etc?
Any that has kids in that has been hurt that’s hard to deal with, Kimberley Chambers books has got me laughing out loud at them as I’m reading I haven’t had any what’s caused me to be fearful yet.

If you could transport yourself into one book and be part of the story, which would you choose?
The life of Crime by Kimberley Chambers that’s one book I would love to be part of.

In your opinion which book should everyone read at least once, and why?
Again any of Kimberley Chambers books but the one I must suggest to read is The life of Crime by her.

Who are your 3 favourite authors and what makes them stand out?
Kimberley Chambers she just now’s how to grab you from the first page and makes you laugh. Cathy Glass even though its not crime she does write some brilliant books and I love them also her other books under Lisa Stone.  And another one is James Patterson which is a new author for me but he knows what he’s doing.


Thank you Emma for taking the time to answer my questions. I’ve not read and of Kimberly’s work, but after your recommendations I think I might!

You can find Emma in the following places online:
Emma’s blog = https://emmatasker.wordpress.com/.
Emma on Facebook.
Emma on Twitter.

As always, thank you for your continued support.

Best wishes,


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