Book Blogger Test Tag

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Thank you so much to Destiny over at Howling Libraries for the tag!

THE RULES:

1) Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.

2) Answer the questions asked on this post — don’t stress it’s quick!

3) Nominate and notify some peeps. 5 preferred.


1. What are your top 3 bookish pet peeves?

  • Stickers on covers — the ones which leave residue and the ones printed onto the cover itself.
  • Movie poster cover changes.
  • That weird type of cover texture that shows every fingerprint?

I’m hoping I understood this question correctly. Obviously there are much bigger problems in the bookish world, but I think pet peeves  implies the trival things we like to moan about not serious rep issues, bias etc.

2. Name a perfect reading spot:

Realistically? I love reading outside in the sunshine, but when that’s not an option I like our spare room (it’s my unofficial reading/writing room) or going out to a coffee shop. Dream spot? A huge bay window with padded bench looking out over a colourful, artfully-unruly garden.

3. Give 3 reading confessions:

  • I’ve bought plenty of books based purely on the cover or the online hype.
  • I dogear library books but not my own.
  • My ratings are incredibly inconsisant. Sometimes I lower GR ratings when I re-notice them later, sometimes I don’t. Even the intial rating has nothing but gut-feeling to it.

4. When was the last time you cried during a book?

Weirdly, I’ll tear up over quite a lot of books, but still not actually care about what’s happening? Like, my eyes think I’m an emotionally balanced, loving person but my brain knows I’m a stone-hearted bitch… But I remember *meaningfully* crying over both Feed by Mira Grant and The Edge of the Abyss by Emily Strutskie.

5. Number of books on your bedside table?

I don’t really do this. I usually just have my kindle or my current book next to the bed and the rest downstairs on my bookshelves.

6. Favorite reading snack?

Anything? I don’t have specific reading snacks. But I wipe my fingers, I promise!

7. What are 3 books you’d recommend to anyone?

I don’t think there’s any book that for everyone, but three books I’ve recc’ed to a lot of people are The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, The Bear and the Nightingale and Good Omens.

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8. Provide a picture of your bookshelf:

Pretty basic. Loosely by colour. The one at the top is for the Discworld Collection I’m planning to get, the stack at the top-side is for library books.

9. How much do books mean to you in 3 words?

Connection and Adventure. They let you explore new worlds and experiences, or just find a character that speaks to you in a way no-one else has. Even better if you can find both in one book.

10. Biggest reading secret?

 I don’t like deckled edges – I don’t understand why they’re so beloved.

 


TAGS:

Alexa from A Thousand Worlds

Aurora from Aurora Librialis

Nicole from Book Wyrm Knits

Greg from Book Haven

Barb from Booker T’s Farm

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14 thoughts on “Book Blogger Test Tag

  1. This is a fun post; thanks for the tag!

    Though… my bookshelves are crammed full and I’m jealous of your space. I also love the idea of sorting books by color, but again… I don’t have the space for that. 😉

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    1. My bookshelves were incredibly packed but we just moved house about 3 months ago. Just before we moved, I gave about 200 books to my local charity shop. When I first moved in the entire taller bookshelf was empty… 🙈
      I think we readers are all as bad as each other. 🤣

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  2. This is so fun! Thanks for tagging me!! And ugh- stickers on covers are the worst. Same with movie cover changes- they’re almost always bad? I don’t want to look at the actor every time I look at the book lol!

    I totally buy books based on the cover sometimes (cough more than sometimes cough). I’m kinda ambivalent on deckled edges too…

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    1. You’re welcome!
      Yeah, once I’ve decided I’m going to read the book before I watch the film or TV series, I really want to forget about the actors that were cast and anything else on the trailer, so that I can imagine the whole thing entirely for myself. Having the poster cover on the book kind of prevents that.
      Yay for shallow cover buyers! 😄

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