Good morning my dear!
I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend and are giving Wednesday a good thrashing so far. Today’s post was one that I read over on Struggling Bookaholic’s blog and though I wasn’t tagged, I’ve decided to give this one a bash mostly because I love tags!
1. Do you get sick while reading in the car?
The thing with reading in the car for me is that I’m usually a driver and so reading is just not possible! On the odd occasion that I’m not driving and get to read, I don’t get carsick, no.
2. Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?
There are so many authors that I’ve read over the years that would fit this question, but the most recent one that stands out for me is Elisa Lodato, who’s debut novel An Unremarkable body just blew me away.
3. Harry Potter Series or the Twilight Saga? Give three points to defend your answers.
If you’ve ever read anything I’ve ever posted before or follow me on social media, you’ll already know the answer to this one. I absolutely love Harry Potter so this was not a question that even need to be asked.
- It’s Harry Potter
- It’s Harry Potter
- It’s Harry Potter
4. Do you carry a book bag? If so, what’s in it (besides books…)?
I mean I carry a bag for work which has my diary and stationary and work ID etc, but yes, it always has a book in there too.
5. Do you smell your books?
Not typically no, especially if I buy them at a used bookstore (who knows where they’ve come from or where they’ve been!)
6. Books with or without little illustrations?
Honestly, I really like books with illustrations. I’m a big fan of non-fiction books with illustrations but also just little doodles at the beginning of chapters and things like that.
7. What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing?
Honestly, I cant really answer this question. If I love a book then I love a book. The writing doesn’t have to be incredibly literary or mind-blowing, its all about how reading the book makes me feel.
8. Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share!
When I was 10, the head teacher of my primary school called my mother to his office, he was shocked that I was reading ‘Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging’ at the age that I was. I was mortified at the time, as I think my mother probably was, but now it’s something I can look back and laugh at.
9. What is the thinnest book on your shelf?
I think the thinnest books on my shelves are the three Shakespeare plays that I own. All of which are tiny and are the Penguin Popular Classics editions (the little green ones).
10. What is the thickest book on your shelf?
I think the thickest book on my shelf at the moment is Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke which is just over 1000 pages.
11. Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?
I would love to be able to write. Obviously I have this blog and have the basics of a manuscript written, but I’m not sure I’ll ever take the plunge and send it to an agent.
12. When did you get into reading?
I’be read since I was very, very small. My parents used to read to me as a child and when I learned to read myself, I read to them. I’ve loved books ever since.
13. What is your favourite classic book?
There is only one book that I could list here and that is Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. I own dozens of different editions and I re-read it very frequently.
14. In school what was your best subject?
I was actually really good at chemistry in school. Neither biology nor physics really interested me but I loved chemistry. I also loved English and was the only one that ever read the required reading!
15. If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated… what would you do?
Thank the giver and probably gift it to my old school or local library.
16. What is a lesser known series that you know of that is similar to Harry Potter or The Hunger Games?
I guess I’d probably go for something like River’s of London series by Ben Aaronovitch. It’s say its more like Harry Potter, due to the magic and the adventures that the characters go on. Though it would say it’s probably written for a slightly older audience.
17. What is a bad habit you always do (besides rambling) while filming?
Don’t a booktube channel so this one doesn’t apply to me!
18. What is your favourite word?
I think my favourite word in the name of the town with the longest name in Wales, which is Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. HAH!
19. Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?
Let’s not label ourselves shall we?
20. Vampires or Fairies? Why?
Fairies, because the come in so many different forms!
21. Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?
Shapeshifters, because they can be whatever they want to be!
22. Spirits or Werewolves? Why?
Werewolves. Because Lupin. Duh.
23. Zombies or vampires? Why?
Neither? Do I have to choose one? Hahaha
24. Love Triangle or Forbidden Love?
Umm, see the answer below….
25. Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?
Honestly, I’m not a fan of romance at all. I can handle a little bit in books as long as it is not the main focus.
And there we have it, the Ultimate Book Tag! I would love to see you do this tag, and if you do, please comment down below with your link so that I can find out a little more about you all!
Peace and pages