Okay, so it’s been forever since I did one of these posts. I like throwing them up on the blog every now and then so when I spied this one, recently, I thought, well why the heck not!
- Thank and link the blogger who nominated you ✔️ – not technically nominated, but tomasgrizzly put it on their blog and left nominations open to anyone. Thanks Tomas. 🙂
- Include the tag graphic in your post ✔️
- Answer the ten questions the blogger asked ✔️
- Nominate between five and ten bloggers (I think I’ll do what Tomas did and leave it open)
- Ask your nominees ten book-related questions! ✔️
- Don’t feel bound to these rules ✔️
- (Most importantly) Have fun! ✔️
Questions For Me To Answer
Do you have any “reading ritual”, such as a specific time, beverage, place?
Not a specific ritual, as I don’t do it all the time. But when I’m choosing to have a good, solid reading session I like to get a cup of tea (made by my partner, because I can’t make a good cuppa to save my life!), a fuzzy blanket and either get in bed or curl up on my side of the sofa.
How do you choose what book to buy/read next?
The Gods of Reading slap me on the side of the head and pull me into bookstores….
Okay, actually I have a large collection of unread books and I will usually stand before the bookshelves, paralysed with decision, wasting oodles of time before reaching for a “safety” book that I have probably read 100s of times.
On other occasions, I already have like a list of books in my head and I just work my way through them. And if I start a series, I usually devour the whole thing before moving on.
What is your preferred format (print/ebook/audio) and what led to this preference?
Print books, specifically paperback. My focus is too scattered for audiobooks, without the need to hold something and focus my eyes on it, I will always be “doing” something else and then 1 hour in realise I hadn’t paid attention to what was being said.
eBooks are okay, and I have a load of them but I am so sick of staring at screens – computer screens, tablet screens, phone screens. One reason I like reading is to get me away from technology and devices.
Hardbacks are too heavy and I get frustrated at not being able to shift position or hold the book with one hand while drinking aforementioned tea.
Do you have a “guilty pleasure” book or genre?
Not that I can think of.
Do you remember at what age you’ve read your first book (on your own)?
Can’t remember the age, I remember the book (my partner even located an old copy years ago for me for nostalgia). It is called Ninety-Nine Dragons. I found it in the Infant School Library and took forever to read it (I struggled to learn to read when I was younger and was super behind everyone else in my year).
Was there a book where you really liked some minor character – and if yes, what was it?
In The Cruel Prince, Vivienne was Jude’s sister and was more of a side character (to me) yet I really liked her character and would have loved to have seen her more heavily-protrayed in the book.
What’s the longest you’ve been up reading a book because you just had to read “one more chapter”?
When I was a teenager, I would definitely stay up late to read. Then put the book down, kip for an hour, wake up read more. But for a solid reading session, probably stayed up until 3am at the latest. I like my sleep 😉
What do you consider the ideal length of a book?
Between 80,000 and 100,000 words. I love huge 200,000+ books and I love novellas, but yeah around 80 – 100K words is definitely where most of my fave books fall. Meaty enough, without going on too long. lol
Have you ever read a book just because it was popular?
I suppose so. I was told I just “had to read” A Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas by so many people. Hated it, thought it was awful. Characters just pissed me off. Never read any more of that series. I had, thankfully, already read A Court of Thorn and Roses series by the same author (loved it!).
If I had read A Throne of Glass before ACOTAR, I might never have given ACOTAR a chance.
Have you read a book in a language other than your native? If yes, in how many languages?
Nope, I am only just learning another language (French… what we learn in school doesn’t count if it doesn’t stick) but I doubt even if I became fluent that I would choose to read books in another language. Though I do love movies in other languages (yes, with subtitles!)
As mentioned, rather than tagging people. I am just going to leave this for anyone who wants to play. If you do, the questions are below. If you don’t, no problem 🙂
Questions For You To Answer
Do you read books only once or do you sometimes read books multiple times?
What is your favourite books series?
Is there a spin-off of a book series you would love to see?
Dust cover jackets, love them or hate them?
Do you lend your books to other people?
What is the last book you read that really hit you, emotionally?
What is your favourite book trope?
Have you read any books that had more than one author?
Is there a book that changed your life?
Do you have any books that have been signed by the author?
Happy writing & stay safe
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