(The date in the header image is wrong; I know)
I’ve been in not only a reading slump of sorts, but also a writing slump. I’m like 70% sure its because of my anxiety or the typical depression you get as a side effect of other invisible illnesses, but whatever the case I just seem to be drawn to book tags, so here’s another. This tag was made WAY BACK by Perpetual Page Turner. (I wrote this a little bit ago, oh well.)
Author you’ve read the most books from:
I may be wrong, but I’m going with Rick Riordan. Fifteen books in total (I think?).
Best Sequel Ever:
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
I have bookmarks in three books at the moment (when I’m writing this post) that I’m trying to get around to finishing. RoseBlood by A.G Howard, The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi, and A List of Cages by Robin Roe.
Drink of Choice While Reading:
Water, I don’t drink hot drinks and I don’t like the gross fluffy mouth I get when I drink fizzy drink while reading since I read for hours and don’t brush my teeth. Although when I’m reading a NA Rom Com or and Adult Rom Com, especially if I’m at my best friends house, moscato is my drink of choice.
E–reader or Physical Book?
I want to say physical book, but I read so much better when it’s an e-book. I don’t know, I love the feel and smell of reading but I read more productively on e-readers. So even though I prefer physical books I read more ebooks. Also I’m stingy and e-books are cheap. If I really enjoyed an ebook I’ll usually buy the hardcover after finishing it. I’m a book hoarder who doesn’t like tarnishing her treasures.
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:
This is super hard to answer because I didn’t date in high school – and I don’t date now – so I don’t know what type of guy I was attracted to in high school and I don’t know what I’m attracted to now? Maybe Peeta Mellark or Percy Jackson?
Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows. I hadn’t read much historical fiction before picking this up and I just wasn’t sure I’d enjoy it. But I was bored one night and just grabbed it and BAM it was one of my favorite books for the year.
Hidden Gem Book:
The Specialists by Shannon Greenland. It’s technically a series but whatever. Or the Kingmaker Chronicles by Amanda Bouchet, but I think that’s rising in popularity. I would say the Books of the Infinite series by R.J Larson but since it’s technically Christian fiction it has a smaller/specific audience so I don’t think it counts?
Important Moment in your Reading Life:
I used to read a lot as a child then I stopped. I must have been about 10 or 11 and I think someone told me the books I was reading were dumb and I just stopped… I briefly went through a reading phase at 13 because of a series called Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls by Meg Cabot, but I had pretty much stopped reading. It wasn’t until I was 15-16 that I began to really read again and I owe it all to my grade 9 teacher and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Not only did this series get me back into reading but it introduced me to reading critically and seeing how our reality is perceived by the author through their work. If not for my teacher and that book I wouldn’t be who I am today or a reader.
Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet.
Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:
Horror, terror anything very spooky or that deals with demonic spirits (demons I can manage, demonic spirits not so much – there is the difference) or similar themes. I just won’t touch them. Mysteries yes, horror/terror no.
Longest Book You’ve Read:
Apparently it’s Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K Rowling. I didn’t think that book was 870 pages but according to Goodreads it is?
** easy way to find this out. Go to your Goodreads “read” list, don’t scroll down but where you are on the screen there will be this little tab on the bottom that lets you choose how you want to scroll or how many books you want display. There is also a sort option with a drop down and you can sort by page.
Major book hangover because of:
I think I was in one after reading A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas, but I can’t be sure since sometimes I just don’t feel like picking up a book after reading something satisfying. Like I’ve gotten my high and don’t need to add to it or something.
Number of Bookcases You Own:
I’m not including one because it’s full of DVD’s not books, but five, plus three shelves in my mum’s big bookcase.
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
Goodreads tells me I’ve read Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan and Divergent by Veronica Roth 5 times each. I vaguely recall doing that but it was all within a short period of time and I haven’t picked either up in a long time. The book I continually come back to and have read 4 times now since first picking it up in 2012 is Flukes by Nichole Chase. I have a review for it HERE.
Preferred Place To Read:
Ideally the beach, realistically my bed, enjoyment wise? My friend’s couch, I just enjoy the company and surprisingly enough when I really get into a book I read a lot more proactively at her place, despite the distractions.
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:
“That the battles are usually in her head does not lessen the bravery of it. The hardest ones always are.” – Jackaby by William Ritter
“I also learned that I must walk by the Spirit, trust God, and not allow my emotions to dictate my actions. Faith cannot exist alongside fear.” – She Walks in Power by MaryLu Tyndall
And pretty much any quote where Percy and Annabeth are adorable. THOSE give me the feels.
Buying books based on popularity and Booktube/Bookstagram instead of following my own tastes and interests. I have wasted so much money on new hardcover books that I never touched. Although I still sometimes cover buy because I want pretty books on my shelves. I also have a continuous regret which is that I’m not more social or interactive with other book bloggers.
Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series):
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. I read Cinder and loved it back in February of 2016, I gave it five stars. But I just didn’t get around to buying Scarlet until months later, by which point I had kind of lost interest – though I still want to read the series I just feel I need to re-read Cinder but it feels like deja-vu and I don’t like that.. Making sense?
Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout and Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne. Percy Jackson because it was the first book that actually taught me something (not something about myself or something about growing up, but something actually factually based) and also the first book I picked up that mentioned ADHD and dyslexia – even though they’re mostly misdiagnosed in a sense- and as someone with ADHD that was new to me. Obsidian because it was the book that introduced me to the online book community and inspired me to start my blog and Winnie-the-Pooh because it was the book I grew up reading. It holds sentimental value.
Unapologetic Fangirl For:
This is hard to say because I don’t really ‘fangirl’ much anymore. But the first, and really only, series I became a major fangirl for was The Hunger Games. It was actually the series that got me back into reading, we had to read it for class and I missed the first reading in class so I was so lost to begin with, then I borrowed the book and just devoured it in under two days. I spoiled it for everyone in my class who hadn’t already read it, then I bought the second and thirds books (I actually bought the trilogy but anyway) and missed a day of school to read them both. Yeah, everyone hated me since I have a hyperactive mouth and I accidentally blurted out the biggest, most distressing spoiler I could have possibly blurted. Then we found out the movie was coming out and I became hooked on Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson. I had their posters up on my walls, I bought magazines for their interviews, I started a Facebook group called Fire Is Catching (which is basically dead now). I even bought the giant cinema posters for The Hunger Games even though I literally have nowhere to put them since they’re so big and they’re still collecting dust because I have no idea how to sell them. Unfortunately I began to lose interest in the series as I read more books and by the time Mockingjay Part 1 came out I honestly couldn’t have cared less. But yeah, that’s pretty much been the only series I was a major fangirl for.
Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:
A big part of me wants to say A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas but honestly I’m really looking forward to Kat and Meg Conquer the World by Anna Priemaza. It features a female character with ADHD and it’s so rare to see females with this disability in the media due to it being mostly associated with males. I, as a female with ADHD, cannot wait for this book. I hope it portrays both the ADHD and anxiety featured in the book accurately. It’s being released in November of this year.
Worst Bookish Habit:
Skipping to the end to see if it ends with a HEA. And sometimes, even if they end with a HEA, skipping to the end sometimes turns me off a book and I put it down.
X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
By Your Side by Kasie West.
Your latest book purchase:
ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):
Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet. If I’m reading I usually just keep reading through the night, I don’t really have a good concept of time so I don’t even notice it’s 2 in the morning.
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