Thank you so much to Destiny over at Howling Libraries for the tag!
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.
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.
Alexa from A Thousand Worlds
Aurora from Aurora Librialis
Nicole from Book Wyrm Knits
Greg from Book Haven
Barb from Booker T’s Farm