Meet Emma: our member of the month!

What’s your name?
Emma Reekie
Where do you live and what do you “do"
I live in Glasgow and I work in HR
Best book you’ve read… don’t overthink it
This is like trying to pick a favourite child but I’m going to go with The Secret History by
Donna Tartt
What’s a book you pretend to have read but have never finished?
I did finish it but I have on occasion pretended to like it even though I hated it; A Little Life by
Hanya Yanagihara
What’s better – the book or the movie?
Always the book
Where do you read most often?
In bed
What do you struggle the most with when you’re reading?
Thinking about the next book I’m going to read
Most used emoji?
Favourite thing to do (when you’re not reading of course)
Going for seven mile hikes whilst drinking green smoothies and mediating…… the answer I
wish I could give but the truth is drinking far too much coffee/prosecco whilst in my pjs with
a good RomCom on the tv
What would your friends say about you?
That I am the best person ever……to wind up
Describe yourself in three words
Reliable, Friendly and Funny (well, I like to think so)
What’s something everyone should try at least once in their life?
Getting a short hair cut- simple but it is strangely liberating
What’s on your nightstand?
Character by Clare Whitfield
Why did you join Rare Birds?
I’d been on holiday in New York a few years ago and found a lot of bookshops were doing
“Blind Date With A Book” and I loved the concept but hadn’t come across it before. When I
got back home I did some online searching and stumbled across Rare Birds and have been
with them ever since.
Would you like to write a book? What would it be about?
I would absolutely love to one day but I have no idea what it would be about aside from
being historical fiction
What would be the title of your biography?
“I Literally Have No Idea What I’m Doing; Why Have They Asked Me To Write This Biography
and Why Are You Buying It?”
Invent the title of a self help book you’d most benefit from reading
I’ve used this before and I’m sticking to it; “So Know One Told You Life Was Going
To Be This Way; A Guide To Faking It As An Adult”