Kelly from This Northern Gal takes the Inside Out Challenge
Hello. Today I have another Inside Out challenge for you. Today I'm very pleased to bring you Kelly from This Northern Gal, a lifestyle blogger and a fellow member of the #NorthernBookBloggers. She also included some lovely pictures with her challenge submission!
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Hello! I’m Kelly from www.thisnortherngal.co.uk. I do my best to make my corner of the internet a positive place so on my old blog you’ll find reviews and recommendations galore. It’s technically a lifestyle blog, which means that I can write about all the things that I love -books, food and cruelty free beauty to name but a few!
Can you tell me about a book you have read that made you feel joy?
There are plenty of books that I could say for these but I think I’m going to go for Ice Cream for Breakfast. There is just something so liberating and welcoming about the way Laura Jane WIlliams writes that never fails to give me joy. I come away from her work feeling like I’ve just spent a few hours putting the world to rights with an old
friend. Ice Cream for Breakfast is all about taking a step back and finding happiness even when it is hard to see. If you feel like you’re in a bit of a rut, it is well worth a read.
What about a book that filled you with sadness?
I distinctly remember crying my eyes out at Marley and Me by John Grogan. I could barely read the last hundred pages or so because there were so many tears!
Have you read a book that made you feel angry?
Nasty Woman, a collection from 404 Ink, made me angry and happy all at once. It was both uplifting to hear stories from so many women and infuriating to hear about all the problems that they still face, often on a daily basis. That anger is only intensified when I think about just how many people face the same or similar injustices around the world.
Has a book ever disgusted you?
This is tricky! I’ve read some really grim texts in my time, including some questionable classical sources and early Gothic texts. At this point, it takes a lot to shock and disgust me. If pushed, I would have to say some of the short stories in The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter were really difficult to read.
Can you tell me about a book that made you afraid?
I read Bird Box by Josh Malerman years ago and I’m still terrified of it! More recently, I was super scared the entire time I read The Three and Day Four (both by Sarah Lotz). If you want to experience some fear, read them!
And finally, can you tell me a little bit about a book that you know inside out?
I have a few choices for this actually: Dracula by Bram Stoker, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood. I did some pretty hefty research work on them during my degree (with a few others) so I now feel pretty confident in my knowledge of them. In particular, Dracula and Wuthering Heights probably occupy a little bit too much of my brain...
Thanks for joining me Kelly, we love a bit of Gothic literature here in the BookWormHole!