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Random Book Tag (14 Questions)

Felt like doing another book tag (haven’t done one in a long time) so here it goes!

1. Do you get sick while reading in the car?

Thankfully, no. I’ve never gotten car-sick from reading in the car that I remember. I’ve got a strong stomach I suppose!

2. Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?

Probably Ellen Hopkins. She’s the first author who introduced me to free-verse writing and I’ve loved it ever since. If a book is written in free-verse, there’s a 90% chance I’ve read it or will read it. If you’re interested in reading her work, I’d recommend starting with CRANK.

3. Harry Potter series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to support your answer.

Twilight Saga. Not that I don’t like HP, I do. I like them both. I haven’t finished reading the HP series (I’m on the 3rd book and haven’t picked it up in a while because life), but I’ve enjoyed it so far and I’ll finish it eventually. Now, onto the points for Twilight;

  • Loved the world. Now, I haven’t re-read the TS so if I had recently, I might have a different opinion had I read it, like, 2 weeks ago, but I’m going on my initial thoughts on it from when I read the series years ago.
  • It represents a simpler time in my life. As stated before, I read the series during my middle school years and those years were a lot more positive and decent than my high school years. Twilight is happy nostalgia for me.
  • Yeah, Bella was pretty annoying sometimes and not the best protagonist, but when I think about Bella, I think about Kristen Stewart who I really like. I know a lot of people don’t think she can act, but I really disagree. Bella wasn’t a very bubbly personality and how she was in the movie is essentially how she was in the books. Going on a tangent here, though, in my opinion, Kristen Stewart is a good actress. She’s been in a good amount of other good movies that showcase her acting ability.

4. Do you carry a book bag?

No, I don’t. But I’ve seen a good amount of cute ones. I used to during school but not so much anymore.

5. Do you smell your books?

Haha, yeah sometimes. Old book smell is so comforting.

6. Books with or without little illustrations?

I say with! I like looking at illustrations, big and small. It helps paint a better description of the story and characters for me.

7. What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing?

Hmm, kinda having a hard time with this one. I know most people scream Twilight but I’m not on the hate Twilight bandwagon. I actually really liked it. Yeah, it had its fair amount of issues but I liked it. I’d probably have to say the first Fifty Shades book. Haven’t read it again in a long time but I do remember seeing a few phrasing issues in there.

8. Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share!

Not sure if most people would find it funny but I think it’s more cute: I played with toys like any other kid but I always preferred a new book over a new toy.

9. What is the tiniest book on your shelf?

Crap, I have no idea. *Thinking…..* Ah, the Arthur books by Marc Brown! I have a lot of my old children’s books still left on my shelf. Never getting rid of those.

10. What is the thickest book on your shelf?

Probably IT by Stephen King. Currently in the middle of that one now.

11. Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?

Well, I’m an INFJ (if you haven’t taken the 16 personality test, I recommend it! It’s fun, free and it provides a lot of insight into our personalities, etc., and this one doesn’t take so I write better than I talk a lot of the time. I have thought about publishing a story one day and have written the beginnings of a few, along with a short story for college English, in the past, but I don’t think I’d ever publish anything. I write for myself and I like keeping my writing private.

12. When did you get into reading?

As a tiny thing! I was read to a lot while still being in the womb, haha, but I was physically able to read on my own at around 3. Been reading ever since.

13. Favorite Classic Book?

Haven’t read many classics so I don’t think I can honestly answer that one. Not a big classics person. I have a generous amount on my shelf but I don’t feel obliged to read the classics if that makes sense. SOMEWHAT enjoyed reading As I Lay Dying in senior English class. I think I would’ve enjoyed reading it more if it was on my own though, hehe.

14. If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated, what would you do?

Aw 😣 I’d probably just donate it. The gesture is really kind though.

There were about 8 more questions in this tag and they’re all YA themed questions and I don’t read much YA so I’ll just leave those be. Thanks for reading!

Don’t know who was the original creator of this tag (it’s old), though I got the questions from here.*

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