It’s Sunday and I’m ill. That literally has nothing to do with this post but I’m just not feeling all too good (it’s only a bad cold really, I’m just feeling sorry for myself!) so I thought I’d share!
Anyway, onto today’s actual post and it’s a tag because I haven’t done one in ages! I got tagged for this one by the fantastic Rebecca over at MyLifeAsASportsFangirl. Rebecca is literally amazing and her blog is wonderful so definitely go and check her out asap!
- Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog
- Answer the ten questions asked on this post
- Nominate five people to do it also
- Let your nominees know you nominated them
Top Three Pet Peeves
- I’m going to call it a pet peeve,even though it is literally the bane of my existence, if only because I will take every single opportunity presented me to call out love triangles. I just actually can’t deal. It makes me annoyed with the characters involved, annoyed with the book. Just annoyed. Period.
- Girl on girl hate. Gaah. I hate this. Especially when the relationships between two girls isn’t even central to the story of the novel, it is just chucked in there for no reason! So annoying.
- The b*tchy popular girl. Dear YA authors, it is possible to be popular in high school and not be a b*tch. Thank you.
Perfect Reading Spot
Funnily enough I’m not 100% on this one. I do most of my reading in bed at nightime which is really nice, being tucked up all cosy and warm. But I actually really enjoy reading outside in the sun as well, with just the sound of the birds in the background, the smell of flowers and grass, maybe a gentle breeze but not enough to flip the pages. Now that sounds pretty perfect to me!
Three Reading Confessions
- Right, this is a huge one and I can’t believe I’m just casually chucking it into the middle of a tag, but it is something I have been meaning to get off my chest for a while, so here goes. I don’t get the deal with Kaz Brekker from the Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo. I like him well enough and everything, but everyone else seems to absolutely love him and I just don’t feel that way. Give me Matthias Helvar any day!
- I do/don’t buy books based on their covers. *Hangs head in shame. Yes, I do buy books based on their covers and I also choose not to buy/read books based on their covers. And yes, I do have double standards. Basically, if you’re an unattractive book (for example, real people on the cover) then I’m going to need you to have a really good blurb, but if you’re a pretty book and your blurb is ok then chances are I will give you a go.
- I wish I read more books in Welsh. Growing up I used to read a lot of books in Welsh and I really enjoyed it, in fact of my whole reading life, one of the books I remember crying most reading and being most affected by was a Welsh book. Even so, as I’ve got a little older I’ve pretty much stopped reading Welsh novels all together. I think it might be because there’s not that big a YA genre in Welsh but saying that I haven’t really looked much into it. Maybe soon I can have a better look and give some more books in my native language a go!
Last Time I Cried During a Book
Ooh, I love this question. So the last time I cried reading a book was in January when I read the amazing Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu. Towards the end of this book I just could not stop and it was a real mix of emotions with happy and sad tears all at the same time.
Number of Books on my Bedside Table
So at uni I don’t actually have a bedside table, I literally just have to use the floor beside my bed. At the moment down there I have five books, a magazine and the little notebook I use to write down books as I read them. Three of the books are ones I finished recently that won’t fit on my bookshelf then there are my two current reads, one for uni and one for pleasure (Scarlet by Marissa Meyer).
Favourite Reading Snack
I don’t actually eat or drink when I’m reading, is that weird? Basically (and I’m not sure if I have mentioned this before on my blog so apologies if I have!) I kind of whisper as I read, like whisper the words. I don’t know why, it’s just something I’ve always done. But, that does mean that I actually physically can’t eat or drink while I’m reading, I have to take a break in the middle instead!
Three Books I’d Recommend to Anyone
- The Book Thief. The Book Thief. The Book Thief. Need I say more?!
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Agreeing with my fellow THUG squad member on this one. An amazing book that deals with important, contemporary issues. A must read for anyone and everyone.
- Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu. I recently read this book and it was actually amazing. Again it deals with issues that are so real and prevalent in our society today. Read it, read it, read it now.
A Picture of my Bookshelves
Behold the bookshelves in my uni bedroom and please excuse the terrible lighting!
How Much do Books Mean to Me?
I’m not going to lie, I actually don’t know how to answer this question. Books are so important and will always be so important to me, no matter how much I happen to be reading at a particular moment in time. Books have helped me through some hard times and have helped to form some pretty good times. They have helped me to become the person I am today and continue to inspire me to grow and become the person I want to be. They mean a lot.
Biggest Reading Secret
Shall I bring up the Kaz Brekker thing again?
So there we have it. The Book Blogger test! So do we have anything in common? What are some of your answers to these questions? And am I completely crazy for not having a huge thing for Kaz?
I am going to cheat here and not nominate anyone specific just because I haven’t been around much recently so I’m not sure who has and who hasn’t done this tag. But please, please, please if you like this tag take this as a free nomination, I would absolutely love to see your answers!
As always, happy reading!