Good morning readers and another Friday, another book tag. I’m working on some new features and I am looking for a number of guest posts from writers, about all things bookish. If you have something book related you’d like to get off your chest or you just fancy rambling a little on my little book blog, comment below. Would be lovely to hear from you. For now, onto le book tag.
What are your top three book hates?
Book ‘hates’ seems a little strong but I would have to pick,
1) Wishy washy characters, or female characters who fall for men that treat them terribly.
2) Books that end on definite a cliff-hanger. Nooooooo
3) Book hangovers. Nuff said.
Describe your perfect reading spot.
I think snuggled up in bed after a long day of work, pyjamas on, Eeyore close by and a mug of steaming camomile and nettle tea as you do. However, I do also adore sitting in the garden with a cider in the sunshine slowly getting a little burnt/tanned. Oh the joy.
Tell us three book confessions.
1) I don’t get terribly sentimental about many books. I read posts about not liking giving books away; I prefer to pass the books on and let other readers enjoy them
2) I really like having books picked for me. I always get asked which books I’m really craving to read, but I prefer to have people pick ones they think I’ll like. I would rather read something you think I might like rather than pick it myself
3) I think recieving books from other people that have already been read is brilliant. I think recieving pre-loved books is just as special as newly bought.
When was the last time you cried while reading a book?
I last cried reading Leftovers by Stella Newman, I think it was because I connected with the events in the book so strongly. It was quite a refreshing cry because I related to it so deeply. It was a good cry, I must add. 🙂
What is your favorite snack while you’re reading?
When reading these tags I’ve noticed a number of readers/bloggers mention not eating whilst reading, choosing to read and then snack. However if you ever happen to bump into me whilst I’m reading, I will be most likely munching on salt and vinegar Pringles. Get in my tummy.
Name three books you would recommend to everyone.
Three books I would recommend to everyone. See readers are all different so this is a little tough. I think, anything by Haruki Murakami. His style is so intense and then so frail, it ebs and flows so gently. Second I think would be Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin, it is such a moving and classic novel. Finally I think, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. It is just, sublime.
Show us a picture of your favorite bookshelf on your bookcase.
Not quite a bookshelf, but this is an image of my book-suitcase. Which I think is a little perfect.
Write how much books mean to you in just three words.
Everything and more.
What is your biggest reading secret?
I think, maybe, that I haven’t read a lot of books that you would expect a ‘reader’ to have read. I recently got round to reading ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ ‘The Bell Jar,’ and ‘Of Mice and Men,’ but not books such as Catcher in the Rye, Great Expectations and Jane Eyre, but I’m trying to read more. I’m currently reading Gerald’s Party by Robert Coover and it is so decadent and so evocative of the time period I think I will have to read more.
There you go, some really interesting questions answered by yours truly. I now tag anyone that describes themselves as bookish to complete said quiz. Love you all 🙂