The Ultimate Book Tag
I received this tag from Emily over at Be Book Smart. If you have not been tagged yet, then I tag YOU!
1. Do you get sick while reading in the car?
Oh yes. I always get car sick so reading is out of the question unless I’ve taken Dramamine.
2. Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?
I would have to agree with Emily on this one and say, Ellen Hopkins. She writes in verse and it’s just amazing. I’ve had the opportunity to meet her and had her sign a copy of Triangles. She is one of my favorite authors because she writes about strong topics that affect everyone.
3. Harry Potter Series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer.
Eh, if I had to pick I would say Twilight. I never really read Harry Potter, but I’m not really into the magical fantasy genre. Don’t really need 3 points to defend my answer because I’m not really a fan of either.
4. Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is in it (besides books)?
Book bag? No. Purse? Yes. I go to college, but it’s online so I don’t need to carry my books with me.
5. Do you smell your books?
Of course, I do. I love the smell of brand new pages. I feel like Rory in Gilmore Girls when she is giving Anna a college tour of Yale and they’re in the library and she tells Anna to smell the book. Logan comes up, says something witty, but gives her crap about smelling books.
6. Books with or without little illustrations.
Mostly without, unless it’s a cookbook.
7. What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing?
As popular as it is, 50 Shades of Grey wasn’t exactly quality writing. Don’t get me wrong, I loved it, it just could have been written a lot better.
8. Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share!
I may not be remembering every single thing correctly, but I do remember my 3rd-grade teacher, Mrs. Shaw, saying something about how I never finish books. I would always start a book, but I’d have a hard time finishing it because something else would grab my attention. — I have come a long way since then!
9. What is the tiniest book on your shelf?
You know, I actually have no idea. Probably The Great Gatsby. I know it was short, but not sure how many pages exactly.
10. What is the thickest book on your shelf?
It used to be Until I Find You by John Irving. I have no idea what happened to my copy, but now my thickest book would have to be something by Barbara Bradford. I have a few of her books that are tall hardbacks, so that makes them pretty thick. If you’re asking page-wise, probably Kissed by an Angel by Elizabeth Chandler. Paperback is over 700 pages, and it just happens to be one of my favorite books.
11. Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?
Uh, I used to. A lot. There are a few things that have happened in my life to make me stop writing. I am just getting back into the groove, recently, and that’s what kind of prompted me to start a blog. Is that I would be writing again, no matter what the topic was. Yes, I do see myself being an author in the future. Whether it’s a novel or a collection of short stories, who knows?
12. When did you get into reading?
I have been reading since before I can even remember. I think at one point I hated reading, but as I got older, I loved it.
13. What is your favorite classic book?
I have not read many classic books, but I would have to say either The Great Gatsby or Anthem by Ayn Rand. Both are books that I read in high school that I really enjoyed.
14. In school, was your best subject Language Arts/English?
In my early years, it wasn’t. As I got older, it was the subject I did well in. Now, I am attending college for my BA in English, so I would most definitely have to say yes.
15. If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated, what would you do?
I would either give it to someone else who I think would like it, or I would donate it to a library.
16. What is a lesser known series that you know of that is similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger Games?
I have absolutely no idea. I never read either of those series, and I wasn’t too big on the movies.
17. What is a bad habit you always do (besides rambling) while blogging?
This one, I can’t really answer either. I just started blogging. So we’ll see how that goes, and maybe I’ll do an edit at a later date and tell you what it is.
18. What is your favorite word?
Oh, there is so many to choose from!
19. Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?
Definitely a nerd.
20. Vampires or Fairies? Why?
Fairies. Not too big on Vampires. They would be fine if Twilight hadn’t come out, but because of all the hype with it, I think it made vampires a little overrated.
21. Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?
Angels because one of my favorite books is about angels.
22. Spirits or Werewolves? Why?
Spirits. Again, it ties a little into Twilight. But also because I am on a Ghost Whisperer kick on Netflix.
23. Zombies or Vampires? Why?
24. Love Triangle or Forbidden Love?
Both! Always love a good love triangle, and I am just introducing myself to forbidden love so I’m liking that as well.
25. And finally: Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?
Full on romance, definitely. A few action-packed scenes within the romance is ok, but I much prefer the romance. I’m that way with movies too. Totally a romantic at heart.
- April 15, 2015
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