1. Do you get sick while reading in a car?
Not really, tbh - although I believe I get headaches/possibly sick to my stomach while in a car if I try to read comic books. I tried this one time when I was younger and that was enough for me. I think it has possibly turned me off of them for life...I guess we'll see if I ever give them another shot later on.
2. Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?
I absolutely adore and fangirl over Patricia Briggs' writing. She is such an amazing writer and I don't even know how she does it. Seriously, 100% of the time I feel like I am literally inside her story and living the main character's life which is awesome (most of the time) being a part of the world set in the Mercy Thompson series.
3. Harry Potter Series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer.
Please let me explain! Firstly, let me start off by saying that Harry Potter was the first big series to actually get me into reading and actually enjoying it! So it shall always hold a special place in my heart. As for Twilight, that was a part of my bookish culture growing up while in high school. It gave me a series to fangirl over with close friends and family so I can't down it even with all the haters saying "Isabella has no emotion" and "There's nothing special about her." I will have to admit, that was one of the things that drew me to her. I know what you're thinking: how in the hell can you say that? Well, here's why: when you grow up feeling small and insignificant (as well as a huge introvert) you tend to gravitate towards others who feel the same way. Twilight taught me to have my own voice and to speak up for myself or else nobody will.
You can try to change my mind all you want, but I won't budge on the fact that I love them both. Let's just leave it at that.
4. Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is in it (besides books)?
Whenever I go to hang out at my friends or family's I will 99% of the time have a bag on me. It usually includes:
- Laptop + charger
- Notebook + writing utensils
- Reading materials: book + possibly a magazine
- Cell phone charger
- PJs + slippers
Let's just say I grew up as a creative kid who had loads of free time, none of which I wanted to be bored while adults had their fun time talking about boring adult like topics. Always having something on me has stuck and I'm perfectly okay with this. Plus, I like being comfy. 'Nuff said.
5. Do you smell your books?
Duh, who doesn't? It's literally one of the best smells ever. I dare you to try to prove me wrong (besides rain, that's my absolute favorite).
6. Books with or without little illustrations?
Small to minimal illustrations is fine in a book, any more than that and you're taking up space that I'd rather be enjoying by reading.
7. What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing?
I'm gonna guess a lot of people answered this by saying "Twilight" and that's perfectly fine. There could have been a lot of ways it could have improved, but what can I say? I enjoy easy reads and there's nothing wrong with that (unless that's all you read).
8. Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share!
None that I can think of, although I may have pretended to be a teacher as a kid handing out books to imaginary students. Other than that, I can't really think of much else?
9. What is the tiniest book on your shelf?
You know, I really couldn't tell you. I have at least 500+ sitting on my book shelves and I'm currently not at home to look at our personal library at the moment to correctly answer that.
10. What is the thickest book on your shelf?
Same answer as above. (Maybe I'll edit these two later if I remember to come back to them *insert maniacal laughter here*)
11. Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?
I use to write nonstop as a kid through college age. Adulting has really gotten to me and has inhibited my ability to write - it's hard to describe. I went through depression when I was younger in which I use to write then, but some time after I have trouble enjoying it again. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping the joy comes back so we shall see. I'm really hoping to write again soon, but I need the inspiration in order for that side to come back to me. Sometimes it's there, sometimes it's not.
12. When did you get into reading?
Around the time that Harry Potter was becoming popular. So that was probably middle school age?
13. What is your favourite classic book?
I haven't read many classics (for personal reading), but I've read some here and there for school. I think 1984 and Fahrenheit 451 were pretty eye opening though. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley was interesting.
14. In school what was your best subject?
I was really good with math.
15. If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated, what would you do?
Fake happiness, I'm too nice of a person.
16. What is a lesser known series that you know of that is similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger Games?
Shadow Falls by C.C. Hunter. Not sure if you could call it a lesser known series? I thought it was popular for a YA series.
17. What is a bad habit you always do while blogging?
I get distracted by the pretty and fascinating internet. LOL.
18. What is your favorite word?
Bookish? I mean, it's pretty cool - it has the word "book" in it and I love ending words with "-ish" sooo there's that.
19. Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?
I'll have you know that I am a COMPLETE NERD AND DORK. Were you really surprised? Look at the name of my blog.
20. Vampires or Fairies? Why?
Both? I love everything fantasy and paranormal so that's kind of a tie, but I probably would pick fairies over vampires. They're freaking awesome. They have magic and dance throughout the night under the moon eating food that appears out of nowhere. I think they've got it right. The lying would be a bit difficult though, but they seem to manage to get around it most of the time. Haha.
21. Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?
Shapeshifters, for sure. Refer to my answer to #2. Patricia Briggs is the bomb. Also the Stray series by Rachel Vincent. Pure awesomeness.
22. Spirits or Werewolves? Why?
Werewolves because hello - Jacob Black. He's my man and why, yes, I'm #TEAMJACOBFTW.
23. Zombies or Vampires? Why?
Hmmm, both? I don't know...there seem to be a lot of good books, movies, and shows when it comes to zombies?
24. Love Triangle or Forbidden Love?
I LOVE BOTH! Gimme the drama please and thank you.
25. And finally: Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?
Action-packed with a few love scenes thrown in. Even better if it has magic and adventure, then I'll all in.
I hope this helped you learn a bit more about me and my reading style. Please share your own blog post with the same tag and be sure to mention it with a link below so I can learn more about your bookish life! :)
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