Reading Habits | Tag | 2016

Saw this tag and thought I might share a few things about my reading habits.

  1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading? My bed, for sure. I hardly read anywhere else.
  2. Bookmark or random piece of paper? Bookmark. Sometimes Post-it’s I’ve made to bookmarks years ago.
  3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/ a certain amount of pages? I can just stop reading, but I prefer stopping after a chapter is over.
  4. Do you eat or drink while reading?  No, never.
  5. Multitasking: Music or TV while reading? Preferably none of them. I prefer not to multitask while reading.
  6. One book at a time or several at once? One at a time for sure. I have tried the several at once thing, but no, that isn’t for me.
  7. Reading at home or everywhere? Everywhere, just give me something to sit on and a book and I can read.
  8. Reading out lout or silently in your head? In my head mostly, but if it’s a part I have a hard time reading or taking in, I read out loud to myself (or rather whisper).
  9. Do you read ahead or even skip pages? Sometimes, depending on the story and writing style.
  10. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new? Keeping it like new if it’s a new or used but new looking book, otherwise I really don’t care.
  11. Do you write in your books? No. I haven’t done so far I probably not gonna (but never say never, right?)

 

Readabits

  1. When do you find yourself reading? Morning, afternoon, evening, whenever you get the chance or all the time? Whenever I can.
  2. What is your best setting to read in? My bedroom, in my bed without any excess noise around me.
  3. What do you do first – Read or Watch? Read.
  4. What form do you prefer? Audiobook, E-book or physical book? Physical books.
  5. Do you have a unique habit when you read? Not that I know of.
  6. Do book series have to match? YES!

25 Bookish Facts About Me | Tag | 2016

So, I’ve seen this tag on booktube for a few weeks now and just during this past week several booktubers has posted it on their channels. I thought I’d do this one as well even though I haven’t been tagged by anyone. I just thought it would be fun and for my readers, you, to get to know me a little better.

  1. I’m a mood reader. I can’t read something just for the sake of reading, which can be a huge problem sometimes.
  2. I’m never, ever going to read a book about cancer. I just can’t do it, I have tried and I just can’t.
  3. I have only ever listened to 1 audio book in my life. I have tried listening to a bunch but it’s just not for me.
  4. I judge a book by its cover. If a book doesn’t have an appealing cover, I won’t buy it.
  5. I read e-books a lot faster than physical books. I don’t know how or why, but that’s how it is.
  6. I never eat or drink while reading. It’s simply not what I do.
  7. I have a real hard time reading with noise in the background, no matter what that noise is.
  8. The first time I was spoiled for a book was while I was reading Cinder for a thing that happens in Scarlet but affects the love story line in Cinder.
  9. I hate cover changes (almost) above everything else. I won’t start/buy a series if the covers don’t match in the cover I want.
  10.  I read Carrie by Stephen King and hated it. I haven’t read a book by him since (unless you count books by Richard Bachman) and I don’t know if I ever will.
  11. The most wonderful smell in the world is the ”musty-old-book” smell.
  12. I don’t like hardcover books all that much and really prefer waiting for the paperbacks to be released.
  13. I love the trade paper paperbacks (the floppy ones) and prefer them if they are available.
  14. The first book I read a book under 24 hours was last summer (2015) and it was Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (read it even under 14 hours if I remember correctly)
  15. I have only ever permanently DNF’d 3 books in my life.
  16. I can’t stop reading in the middle of a chapter without feeling anxious.
  17. During 2009 I read Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (my favorite book in the twilight saga) 7 times.
  18. There’s only 3 movie adaptions of books I actually love, from books I’ve read (Tuck everlasting, Vampire Academy and the Perks of Being a Wallflower).
  19. Sometimes I can sit in front my bookcase for hours, pick up books, read the first sentence, flip through them and put them back. Simply give all my books some love.
  20. I never get embarrassed in public while reading a book, no matter the book.
  21. I have never doggy-eared a book page in my life for the sake of using it as bookmark.
  22. I love mass market paperbacks.
  23. I read the Percy Jackson series for the first time at age 26.
  24. Before I could read by myself (and even after that) my mom used to read to me and my brother, that stopped when I was about 10 or so (I don’t know why) and I continued reading on my own.
  25. (continued from number 24) The first ever book I read on my own was Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Swedish.

That was all for this post. I hope you liked it. Take care 🙂

The Ultimate Book Tag | 2016

  1. Do you get sick while reading in the car?
    Sometimes. I’m quite weird when it comes to reading in moving vehicles. If I start a journey by reading, I’m fine. If I don’t and start reading after the journey has begun, I’m not as ok. But I never get sick sick.
  1. Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?
    I know of one but can’t really explain why to be honest because I haven’t quite found the words to describe her writing, and it’s Tahereh Mafi.
  1. Harry Potter series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer. Harry Potter.
    * Magical world that ”could be real”
    * Believable characters
    * Discreet but oh so beautiful love stories
  1. Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is in it (besides books…)?
    No.
  2. Do you smell your books?
    Always! There’s just something special with book smells (especially really old, well read books)
  1. Books with or without little illustrations? Doesn’t matter to me.
  1. What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing?
    I’ve read quite a few of those, but at this moment I can’t think of one, unfortunately.
  1. Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share!
    Not what I can think of actually.
  1. What is the thinnest book on your shelf?
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald (47 pages)
  1. What is the thickest book on your shelf?
    Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon (1070 pages)
  1. Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author? YES! I’ve been writing all my life and will someday be a published author for sure!
  1. When did you get into reading?
    I’ve been reading for as long as I remember and before that my mom used to read to me and my brother, and I have always wanted to read and have bought books and so on. But it wasn’t until early 2009 when I read the Twilight Saga that my real interest in reading started. And it wasn’t until October 2014 when I discovered BookTube that I really needed and wanted to read all of these books I had missed out on for so many years.
  1. What is your favorite classic book?
    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë by far! ❤
  1. In school was your best subject Language Arts/English?
    Yes!
  1. If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated…what would you do?
    I would thank the person sincerely, since it’s the thought that counts, but then tell the person that I’ve already read it without telling him/her what I thought unless they asked. Then I would donate/sell/give away the book if I can’t exchange it in a store.
  1. What is a lesser known series that you know of that is similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger Games?
    Red Rising trilogy by Pierce Brown resembles the Hunger Games a little. I’ve just read the first book so far but I’m really looking forward to reading the rest.
  1. What is a bad habit you always do (besides rambling) while blogging?
    Haven’t really noticed any bad habits yet.
  1. What is your favorite word? Haven’t thought of that.
  1. Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above? I’m definitely a nerd!
  1. Vampires or Fairies? Why? None of the above.
  1. Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?
    Angels. I’ve never connected with shapeshifters before in the same way I have angels.
  1. Spirits or Werewolves? Why?
    Spirits. Have never liked Werewolves.
  1. Zombies or vampires?
    I have to say vampires in this. Zombies scare the living s*t out of me!
  1. Love triangle or forbidden love?
    I love both, but it depends on how the love triangle is portrayed, I don’t like overly dramatic ones that don’t have anything with the story to do but is just there. Haven’t read too much forbidden love unfortunately but what I have read, I have loved.
  1. Lastly: Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?
    Action-packed with a few love scenes for sure, or at least at the moment. I’m not into full on romance books at the moment, or have ever been now that I think about it.