Note: This was supposed to be posted yesterday, but unfortunately WordPress hates me so it’s slightly delayed. Sorry about that!
I was tagged by the lovely Ashley over at Words We Heart for the Book Blogger Test tag – thank you so much! :) Questions and answers are below (plus, Kim might be joining me for this later on as well! Yay!).
What are your top three book pet hates?
1. Too many typos in books – it just takes away from the story and makes the experience so much less enjoyable.
2. When the book is paced ridiculously slowly for the first 90%, and then the author suddenly realises that nothing’s happening and the ending comes zooming at you. (It’s kind of like the author just went OH MY GOD NOTHING’S HAPPENING I NEED TO PACK A WHOLE NOVEL’S WORTH OF ACTION INTO THE LAST 20 PAGES)
3. Having people assume that reading = doing nothing whatsoever and then proceeding to sit down and talk to you while you’re like can’t you see I just got to the best part?!
Describe your perfect reading spot.
My reading nook, hands down! (Starbucks is a close second, though. Or really any coffee shop. I enjoy the background noise.)
Tell us 3 book confessions.
1. Even though I love, love, love hardcovers, I rarely buy them because they’re ridiculously expensive – only with my absolute favourite books (or the ones I can’t find in paperback). I’m totally not opposed to people giving me hardcovers, though – that’s a whole new story! ;)
2. You know that one really weird person you see who’s sitting on the bus reading, and tears are literally streaming down their face because they’re that invested in fictional people who have never and will never exist (and when you get off they look up and ask you what stop it is, and you find out that they were supposed to get off four stops ago)? Yeah. That’s me.
3. I’m a sucker for mysterious/brooding/tears-behind-the-painted-smile boys in books. (*cough* DEAN WINCHESTER *cough*)
When was the last time you cried during a book?
Last week – it was a reread of The Knife of Never Letting Go, by Patrick Ness. Such an amazing book, oh my gosh. I was bawling my eyes out. :P
How many books are on your bedside table?
Just one – my current read (It’s Kind of a Funny Story, by Ned Vizzini). I try not to keep too many books on my bedside table, mostly because that’s where I keep all my notebooks and a couple of pencils, so it tends to get really crowded if I have a billion books there too.
What is your favourite snack to eat while you’re reading?
It’s not technically to eat, but I love drinking hot chocolate while reading. Makes me feel so cozy. :D (Bonus points if it’s raining and/or snowing out!)
Name three books you would recommend to anyone.
Oh, that’s an easy one! Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell; The Diviners, by Libba Bray; and Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes.
Show us a picture of your favourite shelf on your bookcase.
Right now my tablet is temporary out of order so I can’t take a photo, but that’ll be posted soon! :)
What is your biggest reading secret?
There was that one fiasco when I decided that eBooks were more convenient than physical ones, so I sold all my books. (Hint: that only lasted for a week. I missed them so much that I bought them all back and promised I’d never subject myself to that again.) *sigh* I was young and naive back then. ;)
Write how much books mean to you in three words .
Three words?! This doesn’t begin to encompass how much they mean to me, but it’s a start: they’re my wings.