TGIF: Happy faces, smiles all round and the goddamn wonderful Friday feeling you just cannot beat. Bring on that weekend now please. Friday has become my book-tag day and after finally being tagged in one (I normally just fill them out as and when I please,) I’m a little excited to bring this to you today. First things though, you have to check out the blog that nominated me for this tag, thank you joysofbookworms. It’s a lovely one and I really enjoy delving through and reading through all the book-ish posts. Recently hitting 100 followers I think it’s definitely one to take a look at and click that follow button. Take a look here! Without further delay, onto the taaaaaaaaag.
D: Do you read more in the morning or at night?
I’m going to say morning? I tend to read when I get up and then on the bus to work and then I’ll squeeze in some reading on the bus home and then finally before bed if I’m not flat-out. So I think morning. Most of the time.
A: Are there any books that changed the way you thought about things?
I think The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch definitely changed the way I see life. Recently I’ve been struggling a little with anxiety and combating those negative feelings, but this book documents the life of Pausch, who is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and given a few months to live. The book is a memoir about what being positive really means and how we can always make a difference even in truly difficult times. It’s really helped to enforce the idea that we only live once and you really should live it to the full.
Y: YA or not?
A: Are there any characters you honestly believe to be real?
Intriguing. Honestly, are there characters I wish were real? Yes, definitely. Are there any I believe to be real, minus books which are based on or written as like autobiographies, no. Unfortunately the fiction world is, well, fiction. Saying that I’ve read The Chocolate Run by Dorothy Koomson so many times that they’re starting to feel real. Odd.
N: Nobody borrows my books or I don’t mind lending them out?
I really don’t mind lending my books out because I think it’s important to share with others my adoration of reading and if that means getting one of my own back with a broken spine or a slightly ripped page I think that I can deal with that most of the time. I currently don’t own any first editions or books signed by authors so they may be an exception to the rule in the future.
D: Do you ever smell your books?
I tend to smell books when I’m in old second hand book stores, yes I’m a public book sniffer. My own books, less so.
N: Not everyone likes books, is this a positive or a negative?
We’re all allowed our own opinion and judgement and although I adore books, some may not, and just don’t get the same butterfly feeling when opening a new book. I know mylittlebookblog has inspired a number of my friends to read more and I think that’s pretty wonderful. So it’s both.We’re all different and we all like different things and that’s okay.
I: I keep my books in the best condition or maybe not? Which are you?
I try my best, but ultimately the book will be trawled around with me squashed in my bag with my lunch, iPhone, notebooks, camera. It may be dropped in the bath, the corners may be folded over if I’m about to miss the bus and I might be a little heavy handed and crack the spine if I’m reading late at night. I try my best, but it rarely works.
G: Gosh I have too many books! True or False?
Yes. I think this will be forever true.
H: Have you ever spilled or stained your books before with something, and if so how?
The most memorable was at a house-party around a year ago now. The idea was to go dressed up as what you wanted to be when you were younger and I wanted to work in publishing and be an editor. I took a book with me, ‘Remember to Breath my Simon Pont,’ and somewhere between the opening of a second bottle of wine and the making of a second bowl of punch the book got liberally soaked in alcohol to the point of it being unreadable. Drunk Lizzy, you suck.
T: Toned or untoned while reading? . . or in other words. . .Do you read and workout at the same time?
Me? Work out. You are kidding right?
So there you go, my answers the Day and Night tag. I now tag Rachael Ritchey to complete this challenge and anyone with the word book in their website name *evil laugh.* Enough from me for now, new review up tomorrow, but happy Friday everyoneeeee.