Hello Bookish Rookies,
How is the weather where you are at? It has been a rainy day which is like most days in Seattle and I don’t know how I feel about that because I got to read more although I love getting out in the sun.
If you are reading this post, then you are most likely into reading books and reading blogs which are related to books. As a new blogger in town, I thought it would be fun to do this Book Tag which would help us connect better. If you are a book related blogger then consider yourself tagged. If you get to posting about this then please do tag me, I would love you to read the post and know more about you and your reading style. 🙂
I came across this tag while browsing through random posts on Goodreads. The post I am referring to is by Wordnerddb, who referred to it from elsewhere. So I am really not sure of the origin of this tag but I figured it would be a fun post anyway. Now moving on to the actual questions,
Disclaimer : There are 25 questions and this post could be a little longer than expected. But we are readers aren’t we?
- Do you get sick while reading in the car?
I wish I did not as I could read a lot more but I do. If I attempt to read anything or even browse through social media for a duration greater than 5 minutes then I feel sick and nauseated 😦 Hate the feeling but thank god for technology and audio books. I have been into audibooks lately. Thoughts?
- Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?
Well, I am a newbie in blogger world and also in the book reading world. I would say I am not really qualified to answer this question. But I love Michelle Moran, I am not sure if it is her writing style, the concept of historical fiction or the fact that the stories are based on strong female characters, I am hooked and I love her work.
- Harry Potter Series or the Twilight Saga?
Well, I won’t lie that I was completely hooked to the Twilight movie line as a teenager but my love for Harry Potter is not and will not be time bound. So hi-fi all the Harry Potter fans.
Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is it in (besides books…)?
I do not have a separate book bag. But I do have a book/kindle in the bag I carry. My bag is a typical chick bag with all the essentials a girl needs and a good book is one of my favorite essential.
Do you smell your books?
All the time. Don’t they pacify you and make you feel at home?
Books with or without little illustrations?
I am not very keen on having illustrations in books but I don’t mind books with very very minimal illustrations. Too many could be distracting.
- What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing
I am exploring the school of books and I haven’t even reached A of the A-Z syllabus. I am not qualified to be the judge of writing. But I will continue to write how I felt while reading a particular book and whether I enjoyed it or not through my reviews.
- Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share!
The only books I read as a kid were Nancy Drew and most of the Enid Blyton series.
What is the thinnest book on your shelf?
This could be one of the biggest reveal through this post – 90 % of my books are borrowed from my library. I only buy books that aren’t easily available or books that I love and I am sure I would re-read in future. My thinnest book that I’ve read so far is Ganesha goes to Lunch by Kamla K Kapur. It an Indian mythology book I really enjoyed and had too many illustrations too. Anyone who wants a summary of the Gods and related stories then this is a good starting point.
What is the thickest book on your shelf?
I’ve never been the kind of person who looks at the number of pages. Although, I think The Book Thief , would be the thickest book with 552 pages which I am sure is next to nothing in this world.
Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?
The only writing I do is this blog and my personal journal. I don’t think I ever want to be an author. I think my lifetime will not be sufficient to read all the amazing books I want to read. So, sorry no time to write 😛
When did you get into reading?
A few months ago. I moved to Seattle in May and had a lot of time to kill while I waited for my work permit and found a job. So, books started as a way to kill time and soon became an obsession. Although I read around 10 books before, I feel like I awoke in September of 2016.
On a side note, I have a really bad memory. This blog is also a reminder of the books I’ve read and the way they made me feel at the time.
What is your favorite classic book?
Out of my little library, I think Little Women by Louisa May Alcott would top the list.
In school was your best subject Language Arts/English?
I was good at Mathematics and I loved the subject and solving problems. I sucked at pretty much everything else.
If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated…what would you do?
I am not sure. I think it depends on the sentiments of the person who gifted me the book. If they’ve signed it with a message then it will be a keeper for sure.
What is a lesser known series that you know of that is similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger Games?
You tell me your favorite and I will add it to my TBR.
What is a bad habit you always do (besides rambling) while filming?
This has to be modified slightly to fit the context here. This is really my third post and I feel like I need to proof read more before actually publishing my post.
What is your favorite word?
Serendipity. I love the way it sounds, it does sound magical doesn’t it?
Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?
I don’t think I fall in any of the above categories. Well, not yet.
Vampires or Fairies? Why?
Vampires. I think it would be cool to have a vampire in your army in war like situations than fairies.
Shape-shifters or Angels? Why?
Shape-shifters because the possibilities are endless.
Spirits or Werewolves? Why?
None. I don’t think I would be happy seeing either of them at anytime.
Zombies or Vampires?
Love Triangle or Forbidden Love?
This is difficult too. If I have to chose then I would say forbidden love. Why limit the madness to three people?
Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?
Action packed with a few love scenes mixed in obviously. I don’t think I can read romance books without a mystery or twist in them.
Now, to continue this on I would like to tag 3 of my favorite bloggers to do this tag.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this. I’d request all of you to go ahead and tag 3 more people and share the tag.
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