Meet Bookbabblers Review Panel

We thought we’d let you know a little about some of our review panel, thought it keeps growing all of the time! Along with these guys, Jocelyn (Big Bookbabbler!!) reviews books from picture books all the way through to YA lit, we have our Parents Panel over on our ‘For little Ones’ page and we’ll keep you updated with any new regular reviewers.


My Favourite Authors: Oh! Tricky one! I have millions of favourite authors, mainly because it changes every time I finish a really good book (which is most of the time!!). Some I’m really enjoying at the moment include: Mary Hooper, Jenny Han, Vanessa Curtis, Rosemary Clement-Moore and Heidi R Kling

Other Favourite Things: It must be quite obvious now..but I loveloveLOVE reading!! Writing has always been there for me..and talking..I could go on forever..PROCRASTINATION ROCKS MY WORLD! TheVampireDiaries & Twilight is also a HUGE part in my life. Mostly Edward Cullen.

If you could be any fictional character, who would it be? Bella Swan*ahem*SoICouldKissEdwardCullen*ahem* just joking. Okay, maybe I’m not. Or maybe I’d like to be Edward Cullen..hmmm..he sparkles, I *could* sparkle, what more could you want?


My Favourite Authors: Noel Streatfield, Kate Brian, Maureen Johnson and Gabrielle Zevin

Other Favourite Things: Watching my favourite films such as Amelie and Fame. I also enjoy playing the piano.

If you could be any fictional character, who would it be?: I’d be Scarlett Martin from Suite Scarlett and Scarlett Fever because she lives in a hotel in NYC..


My Favourite Authors: Gemma Malley, Sarah Dessen, Rachel Ward, Jandy Nelson, Jim Carrington, Delphine de Vigan

Other Favourite Things: I am obsessed with Japan and it’s culture! I am also a fan of cutting out pages and sticking them on my wall, drawing in my sketchbook, finding Classics to read, games (Zelda, Sims 2) and watching awesome comedy programmes (IT Crowd, Big Bang Theory, Mock The Week etc.)

If you could be any fictional character, who would it be? This is a hard one.. but I would really love to be Nonie from Sophia Bennett’s Threads. She gets to run a show at Fashion Week! What’s not to love? I’d also like to be Crow from Threads as well… Being able to create such amazing pieces of fashion I would die for!


My Favorite Authors: Cassandra Clare simply becuase she created the most fantastic series ever! as well as LJ smith and Simone Elkeles & Becca Fitzpatrick

Other Favourite Things: I really enjoy writing in my spare time even though I’m a reading junkie, I try to make that extra time simply for writing because I actually find it therapeutic. Oh, and I need music with me at all times. My favourite movie of all time would be Titanic becuase it was so amazing and romantic… sad, heartbreaking all mixed into one!

If you could be any fictional character, who would it be? I would really want to be Sayuri from Memoirs of a Geisha although I know she faces great hardship, I found her utterly amazing and loved her character.


My Favourite Authors: Noel Streatfeild, Enid Blyton (& Pamela Cox continuations) and Adele Geras

Other Favourite Things: My favourite films are Ella Enchanted and The Sound of Music. My favourite TV show is Horrid Henry and I enjoy cycling and dancing.

If you could be any fictional character, who would it be? I’d be Fatty from Enid Blyton’s Mystery stories because he’s so great at solving the mysteries and he knows so many detective tricks.


My Favourite Authors: Tanya Landman, Derek Landy, And Jeremy Strong.

Other Favourite Things: I enjoy the movie The Lion King, and I’m a BIG Doctor Who fan. Of course, I’m a big fan of reading, and I also enjoy writing little stories containing just up to 3 chapters.

If you could be any fictional character, who would it be? Hmmn. Hard one. I would like to be the character Graham, in The Poppy Field series by Tanya Landman.


My Favourite Authors: I have lots of favourite authors – I really love novels by Cathy Cassidy, Luisa Plaja, Keris Stainton, Holly Webb and also Tamsyn Murray. I have tons of favourite authors – too many to list here!

Other Favourite Things: My favourite movie is Wild Child, it’s really good. I have two favourite actresses; Emma Roberts and Miley Cyrus. They both care for the environment and they’re just so down to earth. They rock! My favourite TV programme is Eastenders. I don’t tend to watch TV during the day anymore, I only switch it on for Eastenders!

If you could be any fictional character, who would it be? Ooh hard question! Ummm….well I think it would be cool to be magical Rose from Rose by Holly Webb. It’d also be really cool to be Jo from Split By a Kiss by Luisa Plaja. I just can’t choose!


My Favourite Authors: I don’t have one favourite author, but I especially enjoy science fiction and fantasy books, like those written by Derek Landy, Terry Prachett and the joint authors Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell.

Other Favourite Things: I don’t have a TV, but I really enjoy following Doctor Who on the iPlayer.

If you could be any fictional character, who would it be? It would be Skulduggery Pleasant from the Derek Landy books.  He’s a brilliant detective, he has amazing magical powers and he can never be killed because he is already dead!

Ooh – lots of talking points there! It is tricky to choose just a few favourite authors and characters. Have your say and let us know your favourites and who you’d be – we’d love to hear from you!