Behind the Blogger – Aileen McKenzie from Feminisialibros

Tell me about the person behind the blog?

My name is Aileen, I’m 34 and live in Glasgow with my other half and my 9 year old son Joseph. I work for a transport company in the finance department, sending out and processing invoices. I love reading (obviously) my other interests are politics and psychology. I’m a bit of a geek really.

When did you start blogging and why?

I set my blog up in August 2015, but only started blogging regularly summer of last year. I wanted to be able to share my thoughts on books with other people and reviewing on Goodreads and Amazon just wasn’t doing it for me. I love being able to reach so many people, and it gives me a sense of achievement that I don’t get through my employment.

What are your proudest moments or achievements todate as a blogger?

My proudest moment as a blogger was definitely having my review of “Every Dark Corner” featured on Karen Rose’s website! I couldn’t believe it when my review came up on her homepage, I was shaking! It’s always nice when an author reads and enjoys your reviews too.

If you had to breakdown the components of your ideal perfect book what would they be?

Ideally a book has to grab my attention at the beginning, and keep a hold of it all the way through. I love dark and twisted tales told by an unreliable narrator (particularly female) and I love endings where the antagonist doesn’t always get what they deserve. I’m not that fussy 🙂

What is your favourite genre to read?

My favourite genres are crime fiction and psychological thrillers but I’ll read anything except Erotica and Dystopian Sci-FI/Fantasy.

If you had to recommend 3 books what would they be?

The Mermaids Singing by Val McDermid, The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritson and The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling.

Finally, tell me more about your blog and why we should subscribe?

My blog is like an extension of me, although I mainly review books a lot of my own thoughts and feelings on other matters are expressed through the reviews, my thoughts on certain characters or situations etc. It’s an insight into who the real me is, and not the person you see on social media or over coffee. If you enjoy crime fiction and psychological thrillers you should DEFINITELY subscribe to my blog, as I mainly review those genres, and you get the added bonus of me attempting to be humorous, and my rantings on the state of the world today. It’s a win-win.

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