I was tagged to do the ultimate book tag by the lovely Eugenia @ Genie In a Book!
So let’s get right to it!
1. Do you get sick while reading in the car?
Yes! I get sick in the car, period. I have motion sickness… especially when I’m hungry. I totally need to be well-fed before getting in the car or else I’ll be holding my head between my knees for the whole trip.
2. Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?
I’ve only read ONE book from her thus far, but Hannah Moskowitz’s writing style in A History of Glitter and Blood was absolutely unique. It was gorgeously cluttered instead of annoyingly lyrical like most other popular authors.
3. Harry Potter Series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer.
Confession: I haven’t finished either series. I read the first four Harry Potter books and the first two Twilight books, so I can only speak for the books that I’ve read. Let’s count the movies in as well since I’ve watched all of them.
I’d say Harry Potter, just because:
- The world-building is more intricate,
- The main character isn’t an emotionless zombie, and
- I still plan to continue the series but have decided to stop reading the other Twilight books.
This doesn’t mean I don’t like Twilight–I do! I even cried watching the movies!
4. Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is in it (besides books)?
I HATE BAGS. I prefer to travel light (aka bring nothing but one book/my Kindle and my cell phone). So no, I don’t carry a book bag.
5. Do you smell your books?
Who doesn’t? ;) I remember specifically that my copy of Across the Universe smells peculiarly like a box of doughnuts. (I sniffed it again and yup, still has that doughnut smell.)
6. Books with or without little illustrations?
If they’re necessary to the story, then with. If not, without. ALSO, if the book is horror or if the pictures are creepy–NO PICTURES. This is why I’ve had Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children for more than a year and still haven’t read it.
7. What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing?
I read Fallen years ago. In fact I’m pretty sure it was the third young adult book I’ve ever read. I LOVED it back then, but now whenever I think about it I cringe at my earlier Gothic romance-virgin self.
8. Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share!
I don’t think so, unfortunately. I was never a huge reader as a kid. It wasn’t until my pre-teen years when I started to read full-length novels!
9. What is the tiniest book on your shelf?
I have this bindup of summaries Shakespeare’s works that’s literally smaller than my hand, but at the moment it’s lost and is probably buried somewhere under all my other books. Whoops.
10. What is the thickest book on your shelf?
This is actually a compilation of three books–it’s a bindup. But it still counts, right? Dark Reflections by Kai Meyer is about 890 pages long.
11. Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?
I dooooo. Right now I’m currently working on my WIP called Let’s Be Awkward, which is about a tall girl and a not-so-tall guy. :) I love writing, although I’m not sure I have the self-belief needed to become a published author. Maybe though… One day, we’ll see.
12. When did you get into reading?
When I was 11, I’d say. I read the book version of the Red Riding Hood movie because no one wanted to watch it with me. After that, I realized how awesome reading can be, and I started buying book after book after book.
13. What is your favourite classic book?
Like I said during the Coffee Book Tag, it’s The Merchant of Venice, AKA the only classic I’ve ever finished. And yes, I did read the Sparknotes simplified version. ;)
14. In school what was your best subject?
COMPUTER. No, seriously. I love this subject so much. ;) Last year we had to make our own website and I was like, I GOT THIS. I also love English, but I’m not amazing at it. Same goes for Social Studies.
15. If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated, what would you do?
I’d probably still keep it. I have a difficult time parting with books. I’m considering selling them, but probably not anytime soon.
16. What is a lesser known series that you know of that is similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger Games?
I’d rather not pitch other books as Harry Potter or The Hunger Games because if you guys end up reading them and not finding the similarities, y’all would come at me with pitch forks. ;)
17. What is a bad habit you always do while blogging?
I eat snacks and get grease all over my keyboard and mouse! Yuck. What’s worse is I’m often too lazy to get up and grab a towel to clean.
18. What is your favorite word?
Unicorn. Don’t even ask.
19. Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?
First, let us define these words via whatever pops up first on Google…
- NERD: a foolish or contemptible person who lacks social skills or is boringly studious.
- DORK: a dull, slow-witted, or socially inept person.
- DWEEB: a boring, studious, or socially inept person.
So I’d like to say I’m none of those. I am an honor student but I don’t like school, and I wouldn’t say that I’m socially inept (but I am awkward at first). Also, FUCK LABELS.
20. Vampires or Fairies? Why?
Fairies as in the fluttery, glittery and giggly kind? Or Faeries as in the darker kind? IS THIS A TRICK QUESTION.
21. Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?
Shapeshifters all the way! I’d rather read about them (because angel books, I’ve learned, bore the heck out of me) and I would also want to be one and to turn into a unicorn that poops rainbows.
22. Spirits or Werewolves? Why?
Can I say both? I like scary spirits, and I like scary werewolves… Gah. (Although personally I’d choose to be a werewolf because spirits don’t eat.)
23. Zombies or Vampires? Why?
I’d rather be a vampire because all YA books say they’re hot, so. But I’d read about either of them no problem!
24. Love Triangle or Forbidden Love?
OBVIOUSLY forbidden love. Love triangles only work out rarely for me, but I love forbidden love because ANGST. I am a big fan of angst, in case you didn’t know.
25. And finally: Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?
I’m a mood reader, so it depends on my mood. If I want something light, then bring on the romance! But normally I’d prefer the action-packed books with a hint of swoon. ;)
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