A little while ago I was tagged by Ellie for the Real Neat Blog Award, and I seem to remember she set some very interesting questions! Thank you so much to Ellie, she is one of the loveliest bloggers I know and definitely deserves a follow.
- 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.
- Have you always loved reading? Did you ever not like it? Did it just happen gradually?
I have absolutely always enjoyed reading. As a child I liked books, but it is only in the last few years where I have become an avid reader and begun taking in a range of genres, and I guess that happened gradually. Before that, I used to prioritise other things above reading.
- How would you describe one of your favourite books in only natural terms, for example, “raging sea”, “soft wind”, “flowering meadows”… etc
This is such a unique and tricky question! One of my top 10 reads of 2019 was The Passengers by John Marrs, which I shall describe as a “powerful hurricane”
- What is a book you are guilty of buying because of its cover?
That would have to be The Binding by Bridget Collins. The cover is really beautiful, so you can hardly blame me lol. Thankfully, it is also a very good book!
- Do you drink/eat while reading or it is a sacred time where nothing other than your hands come into contact with the book?
Yes, I do often eat and drink while reading. It is usually with a cup of tea and perhaps some cake, but I also read during my lunch break at work. I take care not to damage the pages!
- Who is your favourite villain, and why?
I don’t really have a favourite villain in books, but I find them interesting to read. Using Harry Potter as an example, I love when it looks into Lord Voldemort’s past. I also cannot help liking Bellatrix 😉
- 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…?
I usually look in bookstores and other book blogs, as well as my library. I love visiting bookstores, but the ones I buy are more likely to be already on my TBR. Anything else that piques my interest, I try and get from the library.
It is on book blogs where I get the best recommendations, and this is often the place which helps me decide the most if I want to read a particular book.
- And finally, do you think that a certain book has changed your view on life/the world, which one and why?
It is hard to choose a specific book to answer this question, as I think that there are a number of books that have shaped my thoughts and some of my views of the world.
Some of the non-fiction books I have read, and also the novels that have left the most lasting impact are the ones which explore extremely powerful themes. This seems like an inadequate answer, but it really is difficult to choose just one!
- Is there a book/series that you have reread and developed a completely different opinion on it since the first time you read it?
- Is there a particular time of day when you like to read, or you read more often?
- Are there any characters that you don’t like, but everyone seems to love?
- Which book do you recommend to just about everyone?
- Which supporting character do you think should have their own spin-off book/series?
- Do you have a particular strategy for reviewing books (taking notes, writing the review straight away after finishing the book, a set structure etc)?
- Can you recommend a book/author that you think is completed underrated?
There is, of course, no obligation to do this tag. If you do, link back to me so I can see your answers!
Happy reading 🙂