I haven’t had much time to sit down and write over the past couple of days, so instead, I thought it would be fun to start the week with this little Book Blogger survey! I am a self-confessed bookworm and in light of my latest post, I thought it would be a great time to share some more of favourite reads and book habits. This tag first came to my attention after reading Stumbly’s post, and it was initially created by The Perpetual Page Turner – make sure to pop over to their blogs if you haven’t already¬!!
Author you’ve read the most books from:
My childhood favourite Jacqueline Wilson aside, probably John Green. I binge-read all his books when I was 14. This was followed by me leaving the cinema in tears after watching ‘The Fault in Our Stars’. Good times.
Best Sequel Ever
Nothing is really coming to mind atm, but Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins will always be a favourite.
The Star-touched Queen by Roshani Chokski. The airy-fairy language and incessant use of metaphors is making the plot difficult to follow.
Drink of choice while reading:
Green tea! Either that, or some water.
E-reader or Physical Book?
Despite how convenient e-readers are, I think I’ll always prefer a physical book. I struggle to get invested into a story when I’m reading from a screen.
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Dated in High School:
Liam from the Darkest Minds Trilogy by Alexandra Bracken.
Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:
The Bear and The Nightingale by Katherine Arden. The premise of this book didn’t sound like something I’d enjoy, particularly since it was historical fiction. But I loved it!
Hidden Gem Book:
Turning For Home by Barney Norris. I read this in just one day and found it to be such a cosy read.
Important Moment in Your Reading Life:
Discovering Goodreads. It is thanks to this that my TBR pile keeps on getting bigger, while the space for new books gets tighter.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
Kinds of Book You Won’t Read:
I try and not be too picky, but high romance novels make me cringe. Or anything with too much airy-fairy prose (like my current read). Sometimes it’s a bit OTT.
Longest Book You’ve Read:
I tried War and Peace . Or rather, I looked at the page count (1,255) and never got round to starting it. One day maybe.
Major Book Hangover Because Of:
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.
Number of Bookcases You Own:
Not enough. Seriously, there are books dotted around my room with no where for them to go.
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
While I don’t re-read often, Jane Eyre is one I’ve came back to. It will always be one of my favourites.
Preferred Place to Read:
My bed! I need to be comfortable and in a quiet environment when reading.
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from the book you’ve read:
“If someone asks you how you are, you are meant to say FINE. You are not meant to say that you cried yourself to sleep last night because you hadn’t spoken to another person for two consecutive days. FINE is what you say.” – Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. While this book was hilarious, its theme of loneliness was illustrated perfectly.
I regret having stopped reading as much when I started Uni. I fell out of love with reading as soon as I was given the endless reading lists composed of Victorian anthologies and 17th century criticism.
Series You Started and Need to Finish (all of the books are out in series):
Shades of Magic by V.E Schwab. I need to get around to finishing this ASAP.
Three of Your All-Time Favourite Books:
Unapologetic Fangirl For:
Alexandra Bracken. I’ve loved everything I’ve read by her so far and she deserves so much more praise!
Very Excited For This Release More Than Others:
The Darkest Legacy by Alexandra Bracken. I NEED THIS BOOK!
X Marks the Spot: Start on the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Worst Bookish Habbit:
I know I’m not alone, but judging a book by its cover. Who can say no to a pretty cover?
Your Latest Book Purchase
ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late)
The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer. Good books make you forger everything around you, and this book did just that. I couldn’t put it down!
What are some of your favourite reads and bookish habits?
Until the next post,