Doing bookish tags is always a lot of fun, but even more so when they get more personal. Today I’m participating in The Real Neat Blog Award. I was nominated by Ellie from Read to Ramble. Definitely check out her blog, because it’s amazing and she’s really sweet. Let’s take a look at the questions she asked me!
- Display the award logo.
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog.
- Answer the questions of the one who nominated you.
- Nominate some bloggers.
- Ask them seven questions.
ELLIE’S QUESTIONS FOR ME
Have you always loved reading? Did you ever not like it? Did it just happen gradually?
Books have always been a big part of my life. I remember loving to read for as long as I can remember. My mother always made sure that I was read to every night when I was little. There was a time that I didn’t read much though, only here and there. I got back into the swing of things around the release of Twilight and have slowly started reading more and more again.
Now there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t read. Well a day here and there, but it’s either because of a busy day or I’m sick. Especially since starting the blog, books play an even bigger part in my world.
How would you describe one of your favourite books in only natural terms, for example, “raging sea”, “soft wind”, “flowering meadows”… etc (also I’ve had a lot of coffee today, can you tell?)
Okay, I think I need some coffee before I can answer this and I don’t even like coffee, haha. It’s time to answer the other questions and then come back to this one…
I’ve answered all of the other questions and I still have no clue how to answer this one? The story has a mix of all types of natural terms and conditions, haha.
What is a book you are guilty of buying because of its cover? (Don’t look at me like that, I know we’ve all done it!)
I know they say don’t judge a book by its cover, but I’ll be the first to admit that I buy books because of their covers all the time! One of my most recent cover buys is The Kingdom of Back. The story sounds really interesting, but it’s not the first thing I noticed.
Do you drink/eat while reading or it is a sacred time where nothing other than your hands come into contact with the book?
I always have something to drink close by (mostly tea) when reading. At times, I will have a snack while reading. Most of the time I’ll put my book down when I eat it and then read afterwards. My books can look like they’ve been read, but I don’t want any stains.
Who is your favourite villain, and why?
Villains have to do a lot for me to make them my favorite, haha. I recently read Vicious by V.E. Schwab and these characters have definitely become my favorite villains. This author made me dislike them, but by slowly giving me more pieces of their stories, I guess it made me understand them more? Victor and Eli are very interesting.
When you are looking for a new book to read/buy, where do you go? Bookstores, online, book blogs, Goodreads, your friends/family, your shelves…?
All of the things you’ve listed are things that I use when looking for a new book. This year one of my goals is to read more off of my own shelves. There are so many backlist books I’m excited about. I’ve been doing good so far.
When looking for new books, I ask friends, look at blogs and sometimes just browse in a bookstore. So many amazing books are constantly being published, it’s hard to keep up!
And finally, do you think that a certain book has changed your view on life/the world, which one and why?
It’s not really a book that’s changed my view on the world. I knew all of this before, but The Exact Opposite of Okay is definitely a wake up call. I still really recommend this book to all teenagers. How girls/women are still treated when it comes to their sexuality is horrible. Click on the title of the book to read my review.
BLOGGERS I’M NOMINATING
I’m choosing to nominate a few bloggers. Please don’t feel pressured to participate if it isn’t for you! I like reading other people’s answers, so if you do end up participating, let me know. I’ll come take a look!
MY QUESTIONS FOR MY NOMINEES
If you could choose a book to read again for the first time, what book would you choose and why?
What’s one thing you think everyone should know that’s thinking about starting a blog?
If you could create your ultimate reading spot, what would it look like? What would you need to make it feel complete?
We have a lot of ways to read these days (paperbacks, hardcovers, audiobooks and e-books). What do you prefer and why?
Who is your favorite author and what book by them is your favorite? Why do we need to read it? I know this is technically a few questions, but I’m curious!
Do you read with the dust jacket on or off?
What kind of reader are you? Are you a mood reader? Or do you have a set TBR every month?
The Real Neat Blog Award was a lot of fun to do! I hope you enjoyed reading about it! What was your last cover buy? Let me know in the comments!