The Book Blogger Test Book Tag

I found this book tag on EmiesNook blog, I’m glad she posted such a quick, thoughtful book tag that I could borrow from!

Especially since I am basically useless after finishing Empire of Storms last night, that book tore me to pieces, I’m basically dead. Keep an eye out for our discussion on it next Saturday, it ought to be a great one!

What are your top 3 pet peeves for books and reading?

 Pet Peeve #1: Reading paperbacks. I have having to try to keep the spine from crinkling, I have to constantly concentrate on not bending open the book all the way because I hate how paperback books look once their spines have been creased.

Pet Peeve #2: Overdone contemporaries. I get it John Greene did a thing with The Faults in Our Stars. Now, I feel like there are so many contemporaries out there with doomed couplings and sometimes it just feels like I’m reading the same books over and over again.

Pet Peeve #3: People asking what you are reading about, in the middle of you reading. Ok, let’s begin with A; I don’t like having to describe a synopsis made up in my own little mind to describe this book that I am in the middle of reading to you. B; I don’t want to stop in the middle of me reading to talk to you. C; just no.

Describe your perfect reading spot.

My beanbag in my library. It’s a beautiful, cozy, amazing room that is so comfortable for me and set up exactly how I want it.

Tell us 3 book confessions.

Book Confession #1: I’m a hardback freak and will always pick up the hardcover over the paperback any day.

Book Confession #2: I have an unhealthy obsession with Maas books. Both Throne of Glass and A Court of Thorns and Roses are my favorites right now and I don’t see that changing any time soon. Yes, this means at the moment, they are more important to me than Harry Potter…

Book Confession #3: I hate reading Victorian language. I like the writing in the books to be plain and simple and common. My mind doesn’t work in the olde-style language and I just really do not enjoy it.

When was the last time you cried during a book?

Last night, damn you Empire of Storms. I couldn’t handle that book and it’s just easier for me not to think about it, honestly.

How many books are on your bedside table? 

None, I have two terrible cats who believe that the nightstands are theirs to claim, so they always push everything of mine and my SO off of them through the night. I can’t risk a book like that.

What is your favorite snack to eat while you’re reading?

Hmm, I really try not to eat while I’m reading… See, I’m super anal about my books being clean and I learned my lesson again recently with And I Darken when I was eating a banana and got one of those little stringy pieces of the banana on the book and it turned the page brown where it landed on it.

Name 3 books you would recommend to everyone.

Book Recommendation #1: Harry Potter would have to be my numero uno. It’s the classical of the Millennial generation.

Book Recommendation #2: Throne of Glass series. No doubt, this is the book that got me into YA Fantasy.

Book Recommendation #3: My final book recommendation would be all of Rick Riordan’s books. He does such a great job teaching the actual happenings of the various Gods and Goddesses that I think anyone would enjoy reading about them in the light that he portrays.

Show us a picture of your favorite shelf on your bookcase.

Obviously my SJM is my all-time favorite section of my bookshelf and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Write how much books mean to you in three words.

Books are life.

What is your biggest reading secret?

My biggest reading secret is my fascination with erotica. I originally wrote love instead of fascination, but I don’t feel that strongly about it. Ever since Fifty Shades of Grey (not my favorite) I’ve picked up more erotica’s than I did before. The Crossfire series is my all-time favorite and I haven’t found a series to even come close to that one!


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