Good morning reader and a happy saturday! If you have been a long time subscriber then you are not new to this feature, and if you are new here, hello and welcome to my Coffee With Fay series, where I am in conversation with readers and/or bookbloggers. If you want to catch up with previous posts you will find them here
From reading dates and finding new books to discovering new coffee shops together, an iced coffee for her and a cappuccino for me, Lynn has been an overly constant in my life. If you asked her how we met, she’ll probably tell you I stalked her and made her my friend.(don’t believe her!!) That was late 2015. Since then we’ve shared countless of laughs, cries and lots of books! She is a treasured one, and a regular on the blog (Read here and here) and I am so happy to introduce you to her.
1. Tell me a little bit about yourself.
I am Lynnanne Wanjiru. An almost 25 year old with an odd obsession with bookshops, socks and SpongeBob. (Did that rhyme, I didn’t mean it to.) What else? I find this a difficult question seeing as the answer is dependent on who asks and when they do. I’m a daughter, sister, girlfriend, scientist, nature loving, cat adoring human. You said a little? (Laughs nervously). I should have left it blank.
2. What are you currently reading?
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. It’s set in high society Russia with tragedy, heartbreak, a lot of agriculture and humanity. Leo Tolstoy points out our faults in human beings as a whole. Because it’s never black or white. Every time he villifies a character, he redeems them in another way. There’s no good or bad person. It’s bad people who make great choices and vice versa. This makes it hard to ship any single character. Believe me, I’ve been #team one person or another. He really boomerangs with my emotions and for this I’m extremely annoyed yet grateful. Makes you answer the question, what is truly an evil choice if it was done out of love? Was it an act of love or evil? Trust me, there’s no correct answer.
3. What is your favorite genre and why?
Young adult but lately I’ve been leaning a lot towards Historical fiction. Since I haven’t read a lot on H.F I’ll speak on YA. I love YA because it’s relatable. It makes me laugh, cry, smile and sometimes it you’re lucky there’s a dragon.
4. What do you think about the reading culture in Kenya?
Well, it’s more extensive than I earlier thought. It’s considered trendy and that helps boost book sales in general but through my bookclub and bookstagram I’ve come across many amazing and inspiring readers. This is evident by the mushrooming of Kenyan bookstagram accounts all over socials.
5. Name 3 reading habits that you have.
- I cannot read more than one book at a time.
- I cannot put down a book I started reading. I’ll struggle with it to the very end.
- I’ll Google Tumblr pics of the book I’m reading whenever I’m in a slump. It normally helps kickstart my reading mood.
6. Do you prefer tea or coffee? How do you take it?
Coffee. Always. My birthstone is a coffee bean and other cliches. Haha. On hot days a cappuccino, on cold days an Iced Latte. But I’ve tried the vanilla rooibos tea from Woolworths and I’m not against it. Also I take a cup of tea before bed so…
7. What is one book you recommend to people?
Depends on the person. My all time favorite is The fault in our Stars by John Green. I have read it 8 times now. I also recommend anything by Philippa Gregory. Also, Call me by your name. Like I said, it’s dependent on the person.
8. Where can we find you?
_fat_kid_at_heart on Instagram
Lynn Anne on Facebook.
I don’t understand how Twitter works