So I recently stumbled upon this tag in the book community and I thought it would be fun to do it just to have a little fun and to help you guys get to know me and my reading habits a bit more.
Also school is slowly becoming unbearable and I’m becoming more emotional and upset so really I’m doing this so that I’m not tempted to post one of the emotional rants that I’ve got sitting in my draft folder. Trust me my draft folder is a mess of toxic emotions at the moment. You’re much better off reading this.
1) What format of book do you prefer? (Hardback, paperback, ebook, audiobook, etc.)
Ebooks! Always Ebooks! I do love a good hardback or paperback though and I do admit to getting all mushy when I see a beautiful book cover. And omg the new trend to have coloured pages on the outside of the book? Gorgeous!
I’ve tried audiobooks too but I’m terrible at them. I have ADHD so my mind goes ten million places and I usually have to rewind and I get annoyed.
So realistically, ebooks are my favourite.
2) What book are you reading now?
I’ll pick the one I’m focusing on out of the 4 that I am reading. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. This is my blind date book from the Rainbow bookclub and I’m so excited to be finally reading it.
3) Favourite childhood book?
The Secret Island by Enid Blyton. This is a book about a group of children who are being mistreated by their aunt and uncle so they decide to escape to a secret island. So they go about sneaking things from their house to the island and eventually they run away and live there. This book played on everything I love. Islands, escaping from life, building a life out of the twigs and grass that surround you.
I mean I always say that I owe my wild imagination to Enid Blyton’s books in general but I think this book was just really the one.
4) Do you have an ereader? Which device do you prefer?
Yes! I have a Kindle Paperwhite. My parent’s got it for my 17th birthday and it literally hasn’t left my side. It’s actually one of the things that help calm me down when I’m about to go into an anxiety attack or I’m panicking. Just holding it keeps me sane.
I would say that out of my phone, Mac and physical books, I prefer my Kindle.
5) How often do you read outside your comfort zone?
Embarrassingly enough, very rarely. I actually rarely venture out of the YA genre which is not great of me I know but I find it hard to read science fiction or non-fiction.
6) How do you feel about mature subjects in YA (e.g. sex or violence)?
Usually mature subjects in YA are pretty…mild. They aren’t too explicit and the violence isn’t too bad. But sometimes, though very rarely, authors go overboard and that’s when I have a problem. I’ve DNF-ed books for being too explicit.
7) What is your policy on book lending?
Here’s the trick guys. Bring your ereader to school and don’t tell anyone what physical books you have. The only person I lend books to is my grandma who I have now gotten to start reading novels. And she takes excellent care of my books. But generally if I let someone borrow a book of mine and they bend it even the slightest, they are out of my life. Out. Of . It.
8) What is your favourite language to read in?
9) Do you break/crack the spines?
I try not to. I literally do gymnastics to read a book just to keep the spine intact. The white lines look so horrid!
10) Do you believe you can say that Pride and Prejudice is objectively better than Twilight?
Confession: I’ve never read Pride and Prejudice. I know I know! But I did love Twilight so there’s that.