I can’t resit a good book tag and it’s been a while since I did one! If you’ve done this book tag then please leave a link to your post in the comments as I love reading other peoples answers! And if you haven’t done this post then I’m tagging YOU!
Do you get sick while reading in the car?
All the time and its so frustrating! I’m not a fan of audiobooks either so those long journeys are usually just spent listening to music instead of reading.
Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?
Laini Taylor and Jay Kristoff’s writing style are both heavily detailed and filled beautifully with intricate and unique metaphors that come to life on the page.
Harry Potter Series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer.
Hands down Harry Potter!
a) It’s a classic and magical adventure loved by all ages and one which continues to play such an important role in my life.
b) It’s characters and world building are both so detailed and unique, Twilight doesn’t even come close.
c) The films!
Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is in it (besides books…)?
I tend to carry a book in my handbag but I really want a nice book jacket to keep them protected!
Do you smell your books?
I don’t actively go out of my way to smell my books but when I get a new book I can’t resit and have to give it a quick sniff!
Books with or without little illustrations?
I don’t think it makes a difference. I do think illustrations are a unique and added extra that can sometimes enhance a reading experience but they’re not a necessity.
What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing?
I had to study The Hunger Games in my first year of university and after lots of analysis and re-reads, I ended up not loving it as much as I used to. I still think the entire concept and characters are brilliant but writing just ins’t as good as I remembered it to be.
Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share!
I’m trying to think of something funny but nothing is coming to me? The only book I really remember reading when I was a child was Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I remember being super proud of myself when I finished it as had over 600 pages.
What is the thinnest book on your shelf?
Daisy Miller by Henry James. It was a book I studied for my American Literature module at university and is only about 80 pages long!
What is the thickest book on your shelf?
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy which has over 1200 pages! One day I’ll read it, but that day isn’t any time soon!
Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?
I do write a little bit, I’ve got all these ideas in my head and lots of unfinished drafts on my laptop. I see it more as a hobby than anything serious as I know how extremely competitive the publishing industry is! Maybe one day…
When did you get into reading?
I’ve always loved reading even when I was younger. I remember staying up late and reading under the duvet cover with a torch!
What is your favourite classic book?
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott! I adore this story and its heartwarmingly wonderful characters, everything about it just makes me so happy.
If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated…what would you do?
I’d graciously accept it and give them no indication that I was ungrateful. I’d probably then pass it on to someone who I know would love it.
What is a lesser known series that you know of that is similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger Games?
It’s not a book tag if I don’t mention Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson! This storyline is full of an intricate magic and political system, a cast of loveable characters and a unique world that fans will adore.
What is your favourite word?
Don’t make me choose! A classic would be Middle Earth, or Camelot or the Wizarding World, I’d be happy in any of them.
Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?
How about none of the above? I am a bit of a closet nerd who keeps her love for all these fandoms to myself but I’m perfectly capable of interacting in social situations.
Vampires or Fairies?
After reading Holly Black’s Folk of the Air series I have to say fairies!
Shapeshifters or Angels?
Shapeshifters! Mystique was always one of my favourite X-Men!
Spirits or Werewolves? Why?
Werewolves! Remus Lupin was again another favourite.
Love Triangle or Forbidden Love?
Forbidden Love. Shakespeare created a trope that will never grow old.
Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?
Definitely an action packed adventure pocketed with a few love scenes, you get the best of both worlds then!