Today I am absolutely delighted to be welcoming the lovely Meggy Roussel, a.k.a. Chocolate’n’Waffles, to Jen Med’s to help me spread a little book love. Meggy is a very busy bee at the moment, studying hard on a publishing degree so I’m very grateful she took the time out to take part. Before we find out all of Meggy’s bookish confessions, let’s learn a little more about Meggy.
I read, talk, cook, watch, learn and breathe. Not especially in that order. Oh, and I’m in love with Bordeaux, almost as much as I am in love with the English language.
This little corner of the internet is owned by a young woman named Meggy, who thought it would be fun to do her introduction with a third person narrative.
She is French, which means she can never be wrong about cooking. Or anything for that matter. She is a Yogi, which helps her staying sane and in pretty good shape for a stiff twig. She is an English student, which means she can talk for an hour about the differences between riveting and engrossing, and won’t hesitate to chase you with a virtual fork if you forget the difference between you’re and your. Yes, Meggy is a Grammar Terror, even though she herself struggles with harder points of the fascinating English grammar.
She is a dog mom, and will bore you to death with stories and photos of her baby dog, just like any mom with her offspring. She’s a tea lover with a strong addiction to waffles and chocolate. She isn’t afraid to talk about mental health and her battles against her illnesses. She’s a student in Publishing with big hopes and the perfect shoes to go with them! She’s a sanity keeper, when she remembers not to go crazy herself. But most of all, she is a book lover. And if you are here, you must be, too.
Favourite book from childhood
Harry Potter. I’m from the generation who grew up with the books and movies. I learned it all from there. I discovered friendships, opened my mind to magic, fell in love with creatures, and was taught life lessons. The big fat HP cliché! I do not own a wand yet because I’m still waiting for my Hogwarts letter! I think the owl got lost, just like my packages thanks to the post office…
The first book you fell in love with
The first book I had to read for school. We had a list to choose from and I was very happy to be responsible for my choice. It turned out I loved the book so much it now is in a terrible state, I must have read it a hundred times. It’s part of a series from Daniel Pennac and it is so imaginative and adorable I love leafing through them once in a while. It feels like childhood and happy memories.
Biggest book crush
The book character you’re totally in love with
Kay Hunter. Who said crushes had to be guys? I’m in love with that resilient and awesome woman who is a great version of who I would have wanted to be in another life!
Weirdest book crush
Parker, from Jillian Quinn’s book with the same name! I’m not one to fall for abs, or athletes in general, but Parker is cute, adorable, and so much more than what meets the eyes!
Hardest break up
The book you didn’t want to end
Furiously Happy. I wanted Jenny Lawson to keep whispering in my ear, I wanted more stories to make me feel normal, I wanted more laughing out loud in waiting rooms because of a terrible taxidermy mishap, I wanted to keep my friend forever. Instead I keep my copy of the book in my bag.
The one that got away
The book in your TBR or wish list that you regret not having started yet.
The Widow. I have put this one on my This Week In Books twice and twice it was put off because of ARCs. The Widow was the very first recommendation book I bought after reading Cleo’s (cleopatralovesbooks) review. It was a year and a half ago!
Guilty Reading pleasure
Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series. I can’t resist this series. It’ s perfect to cheer you up, the characters are so colorful you can’t think of anything else while reading, and Stephanie’s knack for finding herself in the most awkward or dangerous situations is priceless! Plus, I’m in love with one of her two love interests! #TeamMorelli
Love one, love them all
Favourite series or genre
Your latest squeeze
Favourite read of the last 12 months
Maria in the Moon. Still recovering from it.
Blind date for a friend
If you were to set a friend up with a blind date (book) which one would it be?
The Summer that Melted Everything. This book doesn’t get the love it deserves! I find it a great material to discuss! Let’s talk!!!
Greatest love of all
Favourite book of all time.
1984. For rekindling my love for books three years ago. Without it, there would not have been a blog, a change in life, a change in career, a new me! 🙂
Thanks Meggy. Some wonderful choices there. Really feeling the Orenda Love (and why not – completely agree). Harry Potter huh. Gosh you make me feel old lol. Agree with you about the Kay Hunter series too. I love Rachel Amphlett’s writing.
What do you think guys? Any suggestions for Meggy. She has quite a hectic schedule but I’m sure she’d love you to tempt her with more gorgeous book titles.
Have a wonferful weekend everyone.