Tagged: The Book Blogger Test
I usually don’t do these, but when Joy @ Joyousreads tagged me, I figured why not. I’m narcissistic, so it should be easy to talk about myself. Kidding. Kind of.
What are your top 3 book pet peeves?
- Holding breaths – “I released the breath I didn’t realize I was holding …” I swear, I seriously want to punch something every time I read this. I bet it’s in at least 98% of the 60+ books I’ve read this year, so far. Authors, stop doing this!! Just. STOP.
- Magically appearing vehicles – It drives me crazy (pun totally intended) when Character A drives to a certain destination, then somehow goes somewhere else with another Character B in a different vehicle. Then Character A eventually gets dropped off at home without their own vehicle, but the next day or whenever they go out to get in their car, it’s like it has always been there. Uh, what the hell? How did your car get home? You left it at the first destination! Guess it’s magic. There are different variations of this, but you get the idea.
- Romanticized abuse – I’m not talking about when an unhealthy relationship is acknowledged or the characters are growing and/or working through it – that’s life. I’m talking about when a character (usually the dude) is a demeaning dick and/or even physically abusive, but it’s twisted into romance. I’ve seen this a lot more in YA and it’s disgusting.
Describe your perfect reading spot.
Anywhere outside in the warm sun. Mountains, beach, lake, backyard … whatever. If the weather is warm and the sun is shining, then I’m a happy reader.
Tell us three book confessions.
- I used to have hundreds of books, but gave then all away after I got my first kindle. Don’t blame the kindle, though, it isn’t his fault. I just realized that I didn’t like the obsessive hoarder mentality I had with them. And there were a couple of instances that made me realize that there are a lot of people who could be enjoying them instead of them sitting on my shelves and in boxes. I no longer keep any physical books I get no matter how bad I want to, they are always found a new home. The only book I have is my signed copy of The Night Circus.
- I appreciate it when publishers send me books, I really do, but I don’t really like it when they send them unsolicited. There’s a good chance I won’t read it, and then I feel a little guilty. I know this is a psychological marketing strategy, so that might be why it bothers me.
- I don’t reread books. I’ve only reread one, and that’s because I was reading it with someone the 2nd time. I’ve gone back and read certain parts or skimmed, but never fully read them. There are books that make me want to, and I could see myself doing so in the future, but I just haven’t when there are so many unread books to read.
When was the last time you cried over a book?
Listen, I’m a hardcore bitch, I don’t cry. Kidding. Mostly. I actually cry more while reading than I do anything else, and that’s part of why I love books so much – they make me feeeeel. As of this moment, Love, In English by Karina Halle made me ugly cry.
How many books are on your bedside table?
Nada, zero, zilch. Unless you count when my kindle is on it. Then technically, there are hundreds.
What is favourite snack whilst reading a book?
Whatever kind of snack I’m in the mood for. My current obsession is Lays Limon chips. Yummm …
Name three books you would recommend to everyone.
- The Time Travelers Wife – It’s very sentimental to me.
- The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane – No matter your age, read it!
- Twilight … Ha! Kidding. I do not recommend that. Every Day by David Levithan
Show us a picture of your favourite shelf in your bookshelf.
But there aren’t any books …
Write how much books mean to you in three words:
Words can’t express.
What is your biggest reading secret?
Hmmm … I can’t think of one. Well, okay … I’m a paperback abuser. When I read paperbacks (rare anymore) I bend the books all the way back and crack the spine throughout reading so they stay open easier. I know, I’m awful.