Hello, everyone! Today seemed like a good day to do a tag, and I found this one that looked like fun!
Shout out to The Book Nut for their post inspiration!
1. Do you get sick while reading in the car?
Yes, incredibly so. It’s very frustrating because I wish I could, I love road trips and reading. I could get so much read during long car rides, ugh.
2. Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?
I’d say Victoria Schwab/V.E. Schwab’s writing is unique to me because in my opinion, it’s one of the best writing styles out there. She’s insanely talented at descriptions without overdoing it and crafting multidimensional characters that you fall in love with. I wish I could write half as well as she does.
3. Harry Potter Series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer.
Harry Potter even though the Twilight books hold a special place in my heart. I grew up on Harry Potter, my entire childhood basically revolved around it. I had themed birthday parties, I reread the books every year, I went to midnight showings of the movies, etc. Harry Potter is timeless, it has magic, and I will one day go to the theme park.
4. Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is it in (besides books…)?
I don’t really carry a book bag anymore. I’ve tried to downsize my purse because my shoulders would hurt from the amount of crap I’d lug around daily. I’m also afraid to transport my books very many places, even with a book sleeve.
5. Do you smell your books?
Of course, I’m not insane.
6. Books with or without little illustrations?
I don’t mind it if they don’t have illustrations. Honestly, illustrations are just an added bonus.
7. What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing?
I could be common and say Twilight because it fits so well here, but I think I might go with The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series. I haven’t read it since middle school, but I remember thinking then that they were amazing. A reread in the future might be necessary. And definitely a rewatch of the movies!
8. Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share!
I really can’t think of anything for this. I could go on for hours about funny stories from the bookstore I work at, but I can’t remember much from childhood.
9. What is the thinnest book on your shelf?
I’d say it’s The Grownup by Gillian Flynn. It’s only 67 pages long, so I’d say it’s definitely the shortest book I have, therefore the thinnest.
10. What is the thickest book on your shelf?
Probably The Stand by Stephen King. It clocks in at around 1153 pages, which is just insane. Will I ever read it? Maybe not. I have it on my shelf because my boyfriend’s mom told me it gave her severe nightmares when she tried reading it in college, and I became instantly intrigued.
11. Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?
I love to write. I used to write more often than I do now, and it’s always been a goal of mine to one day be a published author. That would be endgame goals for sure. I’d love to work in publishing/editing in general, so maybe one day. I have to get over my fear of someone reading my work though, I get very self conscious about my own writing.
12. When did you get into reading?
Childhood! My mom has always been an avid reader, and I learned to read really young. I was the youngest in my elementary school to hit the “Wall of Fame” reader status, which basically meant I read and took a bunch of comprehensive quizzes based off what I read to score a lot of points. I’ve always been a reader for as long as I can remember.
13. What is your favorite classic book?
Probably The Great Gatsby. It’s the only classic book I remember reading in high school that after I finished it, I didn’t hate it.
14. In school was your best subject Language Arts/English?
It was my best one, yeah. I was also oddly good at math too, which those two subjects usually don’t coincide.
15. If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated…what would you do?
Thank them and secretly pass it on or return it.
16. What is a lesser known series that you know of that is similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger Games?
Honestly the only thing that comes to mind is The Raven Cycle series, but that’s in no way “lesser known”. The first book, The Raven Boys, gave me major childhood series vibes though.
17. What is a bad habit you always do (besides rambling) while blogging?
Getting distracted on my laptop. I constantly open up tabs and goof around on the Internet. Then two hours later I realize I still haven’t finished drafting my post.
18. What is your favorite word?
I always thought long odd words were the best, like effervescence or mellifluous. I do like vellichor a lot because it means “the strange wistfulness of used bookstores”, but I think it’s more of an Internet word than a real-life word.
19. Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?
Probably more of a nerd.
20. Vampires or Fairies? Why?
Vampires, they don’t have to sleep and get to live forever.
21. Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?
Shapeshifters, who wouldn’t want to change into something else?
22. Spirits or Werewolves? Why?
Spirits, I don’t particularly care for werewolves. I blame my hatred of Jacob Black in middle school for that.
23. Zombies or Vampires?
Vampires, I think zombies are boring.
24. Love Triangle or Forbidden Love?
Forbidden love, 100%.
25. AND FINALLY: Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?
Action packed with some love scenes scattered, definitely. I’m a bigger fan of subtle romance than anything.
And that’s all, folks. Let me know some of your answers in the comments below!
Until next time,