Hey everyone! I’m here again with yet another tag (actually, two tags). I was tagged for this by Jenna @ Reading with Jenna, and I knew I had to do it. This is actually a mash-up of two tags into one, and I thought Jenna’s idea of combining the two tags together was wonderful, so I did just that!
HOW DO YOU FIND OUT ABOUT NEW BOOKS TO READ?
I find out about books in a few different ways, but the main way is definitely BookTube. I really enjoy reading posts about new books, but I often have to sit down and give these posts my full attention; whereas, with BookTube, I can play videos while working out, or while I’m doing some light math homework. Also, there’s just something about seeing the physical book in someone’s hands that really appeals to me. Other than that, I find out about new reads from my favorite blogs, Tumblr photos and Goodreads.
HOW DID YOU GET INTO READING?
I’ve been a reader ever since I can remember. But I think I first started seriously reading in third grade when I moved to England and discovered my cousin’s bookshelves. The first book I decided to pick up was the first Harry Potter book, and I flew through the rest of the books in the series (the sixth one hadn’t yet been released.) My teachers in elementary school held a reading session every day where she would read a book out loud, and I discovered more books and more worlds through that too, including A Series of Unfortunate Events. The rest is, as they say, history.
HOW HAS YOUR TASTE IN BOOKS CHANGED AS YOU GOT OLDER?
Hmm, I haven’t really thought about this much, but I think I used to read tons and tons of paranormal when I was younger. I’m not huge on paranormal anymore- I’m more into high fantasy than anything. I usually can’t stand paranormals anymore, but I used to be crazy about them during my middle-school days.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU BUY BOOKS?
I think it depends, to be honest. If I’m reading a lot, running through my bookshelves like crazy, I find myself buying a lot of books too. But if I’m in a reading slump, my book buying decreases a lot. I think another factor is location. Last academic year, I lived right across the street from the famous the Strand Bookstore and I used to buy 15-20 books a month. Now, my residence hall is much further away and there aren’t many bookstores around, so my buying has significantly decreased. On an average though, I would say I buy at least two books in a week.
HOW DID YOU GET INTO BOOK REVIEWING?
I started reviewing books when I first started working at Barnes & Noble. Even though I was an avid reader back then too (this was 2013), I didn’t read nearly as much as I read now. Working at B&N opened my eyes to how many different worlds there were to be discovered, and I started flying through books. Until I realized that I had way too many thoughts, and not enough people to share them with. I started reviewing books early in January 2014 on Goodreads; later that year, I made a book blog on Tumblr, and in January 2015, I decided I wanted a closer community, and this blog arose.
HOW DO YOU REACT WHEN YOU DON’T LIKE THE END OF A BOOK?
I scream into my pillow and go rant to my mom while she looks at me like I’m crazy. 😀
HOW OFTEN DO YOU TAKE A SNEAK PEEK AT THE ENDING TO SEE IF THERE IS A HAPPY ENDING?
Never. If there’s one thing I won’t do, it’s spoil myself for books.
HOW DO YOU KEEP TRACK OF YOUR TBR PILE?
My TBR pile’s a mess. I have so many books on my Goodreads’ TBR-shelf. So many that I have to go on Goodreads every few months and remove stuff I’m no longer interested in. So, I guess the answer here is that I DON’T keep track of my TBR pile?
IS YOUR TBR MOSTLY PRINT OR EBOOK?
It’s a little bit of both. New releases that are super expensive usually end up as eBooks on my iPad. I have approximately 40 or 50 unread eBooks in my iBooks library at the present moment, while I also have around 50 unread print books on my bookshelf. So…
HOW DO YOU DETERMINE WHICH BOOK FROM YOUR TBR TO READ NEXT?
Sometimes, I just feel the urge to pick up something and I know from the moment I finish my current read what I’m going to pick up next. But at times, I’m totally stumped, I usually ask people on Tumblr. Or I grab two or three books I can’t decide between and make my parents blindly pick. xD
A BOOK THAT HAS BEEN ON YOUR TBR THE LONGEST
This has been on my TBR ever since it came out in 2012! I really want to read it, but I’m so scared because I’ve heard some really horrible things. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get to it soon because I’m really excited about the TV miniseries, and I want to read the book before I watch the show.
A BOOK THAT YOU RECENTLY ADDED TO YOUR TBR
I didn’t LOVE the first book, but I enjoyed it enough to want to give the second book another try- not to mention that the cover is absolutely stunning. This title hasn’t been released yet, and it comes out in early November, I believe.
A BOOK THAT’S ON YOUR TBR STRICTLY BECAUSE OF THE COVER
I know nothing about this, except that it has one beautiful damned cover.
A BOOK ON YOUR TBR THAT YOU NEVER PLAN ON READING
I think… the Interestings by Meg Wolitzer?
AN UNPUBLISHED BOOK ON YOUR TBR THAT YOU ARE EXCITED FOR
A BOOK ON YOUR TBR THAT EVERYONE HAS READ BUT YOU
A BOOK ON YOUR TBR THAT EVERYONE RECOMMENDS TO YOU
A BOOK ON YOUR TBR THAT YOU ARE DYING TO READ
Hasn’t been released yet, but dear God am I excited!
HOW MANY BOOKS ARE ON YOUR GOODREADS TBR?
Guys, I’ve never done this before, but I’m super exhausted and don’t have any more energy to stay awake! So, I’m not going to be tagging anyone- or rather, I’m going to be tagging EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU. If you want to do either or both of these tags, please feel free to do so. Feel free to mention me in your posts as your tagger, because right now- you’ve all been tagged, officially, by me. <3