1. How do you find out about new books to read?
The last two books I’ve read were ‘Maze Runner by James Dashner' and 'Matched by Ally Condle’. Both of these books were recommended by Youtuber Elle Fowler. I’m not sure if I’ll be purchasing any of the sequels yet.
2. How did you get into reading?
I had always loved to read. For as long as I can remember I’ve been reading. I got serious about reading when I read the Harry Potter series and it’s only within the last year or so, almost 14 years after reading Harry Potter, that I’m branching out and sampling different genres.
3. How has your taste in books changed as you’ve gotten older?
It’s changed but not dramatically. When I was younger I read a lot of fantasy and I still do, though my fantasy taste is very limited. I read a lot of teen books and I love to read true stories. Aside from true stories everything I read is somewhat childlike and teenageer-ish.
4. How often do you buy books?
Whenever I get recommended a good book or if an author releases something I’m interested in. Usually about once or twice every two months.
5. How did you get into BookTubing? (bookblogging, in this case.)
I don’t actually BookBlog at all. It’s a first for me.
6. How do you react when you don’t like the end of a book?
I stare at it menacingly and and if it’s got a sequel I’ll google the plot to it. I need to know *_*
7. How often have you taken a sneaky look at the back page of a book to see if it’s a happy ending?
Sometimes. If I’ve fallen in love with a character I’ll sometimes go look at their future. Severus Snape is the best example of this. I wanted to know if he was still around in Order of the Phoenix, so I might have skipped a bit into the book to check if there was dialogue from him. There was.
8. Do you get sick while reading in the car?
Yes. I am a very poor passenger whether it be on the bus or in the car. Reading is not my friend in vehicles.
9. Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?
Jacqueline Wilson. Her writing is so simplistic but has this pretty tone to it. It’s so easy to read and so easy to be captivated by.
10. Harry Potter Series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer.
Harry Potter. I didn’t even have to consider it. While I love both series, Harry is where it all began for me. Why?
1. All of the characters are 4D - there’s more to all of them than what we ever believed.
2. It’s got an amazing alternative universe that became my home.
3. It’s got Remus Lupin, the sweetest, yet most cowardly werewolf I know.
11. Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is it in (besides books…)?
I do. I also carry stickers, talc powder, hairbrush, clips, purse and some other little bits in it.
12. Do you smell your books?
NEVER. I’ve got a hypersensitivity issue which makes certain smells - books being one of them - very difficult for me to bare.
13. Books with or without little illustrations?
I can read books with both but love books with a little.
14. What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing?
Maze Runner and Matched. At times it seemed like the author was trying too hard or not enough. There was no even ground for me while reading them.
15. Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood?
Well, I don’t admit this to many, but my first Harry Potter book was stolen from my school library. I felt so guilty for so long about it that I had to purchase a brand new copy to put back into the school library. I never did put it back and now own two copies of GOF.
16. What is the thinnest book on your shelf?
Nearest to me is 'The Ghost Prison by Joseph Delaney'.
17. What is the thickest book on your shelf?
Nearest to me is ‘Fifty Shades of Grey by EL. James’.
18. Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?
I do. I don’t. I can’t commit enough to anything I write to even consider being published. I would like to write a children’s book … maybe.
20. What is your favorite classic book?
'Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte'. I fell in love with that book when it became part of my 5th year reading group. I’ve read it 3 times since.
21. In school was your best subject Language Arts/English?
It was. I did higher level and did very well in my finals.
22. If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated…what would you do?
I’d see it as a sign to try the book again. It’s happened.
23. What is a lesser known series that you know of that is similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger Games?
'The Wardstone Chronicles by Joseph Delaney' and ‘Cirque the Freak by Darren Shan’.
24. What is your favorite word?
'Fait Acompli'. It's two words I know but let me off. It just sounds so good on the lips. My mouth also loves to name 'Katerina' and 'Niklaus Mikaelson'. Let me know if you know where the final two are from!
25. Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?
Can you provide a definition for these?
26. Vampires or Fairies? Why?
Vampires because Damon and Klaus.
27. Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?
Shapeshifters because I know no angels.
28. Spirits or Werewolves? Why?
Werewolves because Remus Lupin
29. Zombies or Vampires?
Vampires again, because Damon and Klaus.
30. Love Triangle or Forbidden Love?
Forbiddon love. Love triangles break my heart!
31. 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 - The Hunger Games.
Now, I tag all of you books lovers to complete this survey. May the odds be ever in your favour.