About Us

We are The Midnight Readers. So named because we read into the early hours of the morning once a book has hold of us! We are addicted to all genres and that is what you can read about here.

If you would like to know more about us please read our questions and answers below.


What is your favourite book?
Bungle: The Hobbit! When I was in year 6 my teacher, Mr. F read this to the class every Friday and everyone would just sit and listen. Even the naughty kids would sit there and not move. We all loved it so much that when we got to the end Mr. F started it again.
Helen: This is such a hard question to answer; I have read so many brilliant books! If I had to pick one it would be Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks. I had to read this book for my English Lit  A level and I really couldn’t get into it! Then all of a sudden I was gripped and it was the first book that really moved me.
Sally: OK, this was a difficult one because there are so many series that I am completely hooked on! That being the case I decided to go for a book which is a one-off.  So I took a look through the shelves (a few times!) and in the end I decided to go with The Fault in our Stars by John Green. I've read hundreds of books, new and classic and loved so many of them but this is the only one that actually made me cry! It is so poignant and beautifully written but at the same time it's not flowery or over-indulgent which is probably why the plotline punches you in the guts the way it does.

Who is your favourite author?
Bungle: To name just one would be hard. I do love the worlds created by J.K. Rowling, Melissa Marr, J.R.R. Tolkien and Mara V. Snyder and Sarah Addison Allen.
Helen: My favourite author would have to be Sarah Addison Allen. She writes so beautifully and I fall head over heels with every book she writes.
Sally: OK, this would have to be Julie Kagawa.  She has the most fantastic imagination!  I love how she has the ability to create worlds that are so unique, so detailed in terms of settings and characters and yet even in that detail leaves plenty of scope for your own imagination (to quote Anne of Green Gables).  I love it when an author gives me room to think further around the plot rather than just laying it all out there for me and that is exactly what Julie Kagawa does.

Why do you like reading?
Bungle: Because it allows me to escape into another world. I never understand it when people say 'I don't like reading' getting lost in a book is truly amazing! Authors such as Amy Plum and Sarah Addison Allen write with such detail  that I could smell the coffee shops in Paris or taste the baked goods in Garden Spells. How can people not want to read with detail & realism like that!?
Helen: Reading for me is escapism! I hated my school and I use to cling to my Harry Potter books at break time and escape to Hogworts. If I have had a stressful day or I feel fed up with the situation around me I stick my head in a book.
Sally: Escapism, pure and simple.  I need something to feed my highly active imagination!


If a book was written about your life what would it be called?
Bungle: WOW, ummm something along the lines of  'The Surviving Sugar Plum Cake Eating Fairy' ~I have my reasons! haha!!
Helen: A series of unfortunate events! (I don’t have much luck!)
Sally: What is her natural hair colour anyway?


You may not believe it but………
Bungle: I once ate 20 roasters & boiled potatoes with my Sunday lunch. I love food and I can eat as much as the next guy!
Helen: I am a huge Tom Jones fan! It’s his smooth welsh tones!
Sally: I met Yasmin Le Bon at the height of her supermodel fame.  She was stunning, I was 15 and not stunning.  I still carry the emotional scars with me.



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