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The Bloggers Bookshelf – Lorraine from The Book Review Café @ReviewCafe

Welcome to The Bookshelf. Each week I feature an author or book blogger and talk about their bookshelf with them. It’s a light-hearted, book focused, Q&A.

I am so excited, because this week I have the absolutely wonderful Lorraine from The Book Review Café. I absolutely adore her blog, and although I don’t read the genre she tends to write about Hubs does and I am always adding books to his shelves on the back of her reviews! Lorraine is also a fellow Bristolian and we actually live in out of town areas that overlook each other on opposite sides of the river…Spooky Mulder right?!

I have had so much fun putting this week’s Bookshelf together and I do hope you enjoy reading it. Do head over to Lorraine’s blog if you haven’t already as it’s a treat to read, all her links are at the end of the page.

I hope you enjoy peeking into her bookshelf…

What was the first book you remember having on your bookshelf?
It would have to be Enid Blyton books especially the famous five, I use to save up my pocket money to buy them, I also collected the Lady Bird book I wish I had kept all my childhood books as there classics in my eyes and every time I see a cover for one of these books I get all nostalgic

What was the most recent book you added to the bookshelf?
Guilty Innocence by Maggie James, despite the subject matter I’m looking forward to reading this one as I’ve read such fab reviews for it.

Which book have you most recently read from your bookshelf?
He Said/She Said I was expecting to love this book, as it seems to have gained a lot of hype on social media, unfortunately although I enjoyed some parts of this book I struggled with others.

Which 5 books from last year would you not let go of from your bookshelf?
A Suitable Lie by Michael J Malone, The Mountain In My Shoe, The Night Stalker by Robert Bryndza  (it’s a signed copy and one I treasure, as I’m a huge fan of this author, just in case you haven’t guessed), Love You Dead by Peter James (a signed copy) Between You And Me by Lisa Hall not only did I love this book, but it was the first book that ever featured a quote from one of my review. I’m cheating here but can I have Block 46 by Johana Gustawasson ? I loved this book disturbing, dark and brilliantly told. Orenda books publish the most original and breath taking books as you can see I have a whole shelf dedicated to their books

Which books are you most looking forward to adding to your bookshelf?
Mör by  Johana Gustawsson, Maria In The Moon by Louise Beech, the next book in the Erika Foster series by Robert Bryndza, The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter, House Of Spines by Michael J Malone I could go on and on and…………

Which genre is most predominant on your bookshelf?
crime and more crime,  both fiction and non fiction I’m sure people look at me suspiciously when they take a look at the books on my bookcase wondering if I’m a serial killer in the making 😂

Which genre do you wish you had more of on your bookshelf?
Crime! There’s always room for more crime books on my shelves I really want to add more non fiction books to it though as I’ve always been fascinated on what makes a killer, I’m sure a psychologist would have a lot to say about my fascination with crime books.

If your bookshelf could talk what would it say?
My god not another crime thriller to add to the family!

What colour do you see more of when you look at your bookshelf?
Oh dear I’ve never thought to look but they are mostly black, what does that say about me I wonder? (ED: I say it says you have good taste in colours!)

Can you share a picture of your bookshelf / favourite bookshelf?

Spot the Orenda books

About Lorraine

My name is Lorraine and I love books and coffee so there was only one thing to call my blog. I love reading and always have a book or my kindle in my hand, and more often than not a cup of good coffee. I especially enjoy reading Crime and psychological thrillers and these are the books I mostly review on my blog. I started my blog in late August 2015 when I was off work after suffering an injury at work, I was bored one day and decided to start up a book blog. I never really thought about where my blog would lead, and never in a million years did I think any one would end up reading it, let alone follow me! or that I would be in contact with some of my favourite authors

I work full time so my life is pretty hectic, but I always find time to read and review books, although I do get frustrated that I am unable to read as much as I would like. My dream job would be reading and reviewing books from home with a cup of coffee in my hand 😂😂


The Bookshelf

the-bookshelf-logoI’m so pleased to have had you on the blog Lorraine! I was so excited when you asked to take part and it’s been really interesting seeing your answers and there are definitely some new additions to the Hubs shelves here!

Want to take part?
If you are a blogger or author and would like to take part in The Bookshelf click here, and fill in the really short contact form to let me know! I don’t currently have anybody booked in next week so first person to fill in the Q&A and return it to me gets that spot!

I can’t wait to hear from you!

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I'm BrizzleLass, I am a bookworm and my book blog BrizzleLass Books is where I share my love of books by writing reviews, sharing guest posts from authors, interviews and even the odd bookish giveaway! I have Bipolar and have been dealing with mental illness in one form or another since childhood, I was first diagnosed with depression at nine. It's not easy speaking out about my experiences, some of them are extremely painful, but if I can help even one person then I have succeeded in sharing my story. My personal blog is where I talk about my mental health among other things that interest me.

12 thoughts on “The Bloggers Bookshelf – Lorraine from The Book Review Café @ReviewCafe”

  1. Fab post, loved seeing Lorraine’s bookshelves (also big fan of your website!) I used to have all those lovely old style Enid Blyton books, my Nana used to buy them for me. I left them at home when I moved out and my Mam gave them away!! 😡😂Have managed to pick up the odd one at car boots.

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    1. Thanks Vicki, you’re so lovely! I think I may be the only girl on the planet who didn’t have those books! 😂 My Mum still has all our children’s books! She kept them for when she had grandchildren so has been slowly handing them to my sister as my niece has reached the right age for them! My niece’s bedroom looks like a library! 😂


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