Thank you to Laura @ the Book Corps for tagging me to do this!
The Ultimate Book Tag (or at least the one from Laura, there are so many different versions that I didn’t know what to do) asks 18 questions, and then you’re supposed to tag some people to answer the questions as well. I’m not going to tag anyone, but if you want to do this, consider yourself tagged!
1. Do you get sick while reading in the car?
Nope! I just have problems with starting to read, but once I start reading, I can’t stop! I either get really distracted or you can’t get my attention at all. But I never get sick! 😀
2. Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?
OOh, this is hard, but I’ll have to say Rose Lemberg! Everything about their writing is just so beautiful, I can’t get enough of it. It’s just so enthralling, and combined with their worldbuilding of their Birdverse–GAH. I need more.
3. Harry Potter or The Twilight Saga? Give three points to defend your answer.
Harry Potter, hands down.
- I’ve never actually read Twilight, nor do I ever want to. Ever.
- Literally, I’ve never been the fan of vampires. Twlight just seems to be the epitome of bad vampire fanfiction.
- As much as I dislike JKR for seriously milking the Harry Potter franchise, at least the books and movies are enjoyable?? I can’t watch more than 10 minutes of the Twilight movies without gagging.
4. Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is in it (besides books)?
I don’t have a bag specifically for books, but if I’m going somewhere, I’ll probably bring a bag to carry a book in it. Most often, I just throw my book in my backpack, or carry it by itself, though. When I do have a book bag, usually my phone, wallet, and a few pens are in it. Never know when you’ll need a pen!
(Also, if I did get one specifically for books, I’d want this one ->)
5. Do you smell your books?
I would buy it as a perfume too, but I can’t find it anywhere!
6. Books with or without illustrations?
Depends on the book. An Alphabet of Embers has some beautiful illustrations, but they just separate each story (it’s an anthology). Books with different illustrations for each chapter really bother me, because I feel like it almost takes away from the story! I can’t picture the characters or scenes for myself anymore, because the scenes are already pictured out canonically. Like in The Last Apprentice series (pictured), whole pages are taken up, and only allow for so much of the words to be on the page. While many of the illustrations are beautiful, I feel like I would have appreciated them more if they were in a separate book, or even more interspersed, instead of every chapter. (This is making me want to reread The Last Apprentice now…)
7. What book did you love while reading, but discovered later on it wasn’t good quality writing?
This is a really random book, but it’s called Jack Flint and the Redthorn Sword. It’s a Middle Grade novel, but when I tried rereading it, it was so bad. So, so, bad. It was full of tropes and the MC was just so infuriating. But when I had first read it, when I was like, twelve, I loved it so much.
8. What is the thinnest book on your shelf?
Easy, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – my copy is only 80 pages, including an introduction!
9. What is the thickest book on your shelf?
Oooh, there’s a few that are pretty thick, so I’ll just drop the top three.
- The Inheritance Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin – 1,462
- The Stormlight Archives by Brandon Sanderson – BK1 is 1,257, BK2 is 1,310
- A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin – 1,177
(WTF I had no clue I had so many books over 1k…)
10. When did you get into reading?
In 6th grade! We were basically forced into getting something from the library, and I chose this series called Ranger’s Apprentice, and I haven’t stopped reading since.
After RA, I got into those Warrior cat books, and my favorite character was Firestar, who was originally known as Rusty, and I was so excited because I had a kitten named Rusty. Basically, my love for cats and fantasy won me over.
11. What is your favorite classic book?
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. Or Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. OR The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. OR The Black Cat by Edgar Allen Poe. Basically a bunch of Gothic stuff, and Zora Neale Hurston.
12. In school, what was your best subject?
I’m still in school, and I’m still kicking ass in all of my English classes. I’ve literally taken all of them that my school offers, that they didn’t know what classes they could put me in without me walking out on them!
13. If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated, what would you do?
Oh, I would return it. Or trade it. Or just sell it. If they know me well enough, though, they’d know which books I’ve read or not, and which books I own…and most people would ask first.
14. What is your favorite word?
‘Defenestrate’! It’s literal definition is “to throw (someone) out of a window”. I love words that have really obscure and hilarious meanings like this!
15. Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb?
*crickets as I go google the difference*
I think I’m closer to a nerd. I don’t think I have a high IQ, but I do enjoy certain school traits and I do love some science fiction or fantasy.
16. Vampires or fairies? Why?
Can I say neither?? I am not a big fan of vampires, and I’m sorry to say that Sarah J Maas has kind of ruined fairies for me.
There are plenty of other magical creatures that I prefer though! Dragons, cryptids, werewolves, unicorns, and definitely others.
17. Shapeshifters or angels? Why?
SHAPESHIFTERS!!! Because not only could you be a cat, but you could also change your appearance however you want! You could get neon hair without bleaching your hair, and more 😀
18. And finally: full on romance book or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?
Depends on the book, the characters, and the plot. Most of the times, though, I’m really looking for action-packed with little to no romance at all.