This isn’t something I was tagged in, rather I found it @ Twin Tales. You should definitely check out the amazing site, run by Annike and Zoë. Anyway, it looked like a lot of fun and I haven’t really done questions like this.
Have you ever damaged a book?
Not on purpose obviously, but I have damaged books—ripped page here, a smearing of food there. I think the worse I’ve ever done is waterlogged one of my books in middle school.
Have you ever damaged a borrowed book?
I definitely haven’t damaged a borrowed book—unless you count dog-earing the pages of a library book. I’d feel horrible and would have to buy them a new one.
How long does it take you to read a book?
To read a book usually takes me one to three days. It’s no surprise that big books or ones that I’m just not that into—also known as books for my literature classes—take me a bit longer. I mean if I’m into a book I usually make time, unless it’s finals then I have no time.
Books that you haven’t finished?
It’s not a permanent did-not-finish book, but I’ve been reading A Feast for Crows for like three years now. I’m just stuck halfway through.
Hyped/popular books you didn’t like only thought were OK?
I don’t know what this says about me, but I usually almost love books that are super hyped. I guess if I had to pick hyped books that I thought were just okay I’d pick maybe Me Before You and The Wrath and the Dawn. Don’t get me wrong, I liked both but I just expected a lot.
Is there a book you wouldn’t tell anyone you were reading?
I usually don’t post about the new adult-ish books I’m reading. New adult and sports romance books have recently become my guilty pleasure. They’re flirty and a lot of fun, but I definitely don’t advertise that I’m reading them—some I don’t even add to my Goodreads.
How many books do you own?
Not as many as I’d like. I have always loved reading, but buying books more than borrowing them from the library or online has become more of a recent thing. That being said, I have bought a really nice and big bookshelf from Ikea recently that I plan on filling asap.
Are you a fast or slow reader?
I consider myself a fast reader, but that only pertains to things that I enjoy. If it’s a boring novel or like an essay I have to read for class, it usually takes me a bit longer.
Do you like to buddy read?
I’ve never buddy read, but I don’t think I’d like it. I like to set my own pace, and I often end up unintentionally bingeing. I just don’t think it’d work with a partner.
Do you read better in your head or out loud?
I read in my head for almost everything. The only time I read out loud is to proofread my writing or to better understand a piece of literature I’m having a hard time understanding. I can not stress enough that the best way to edit a piece of writing—whether it be an essay, blog post, or creative story—is to read it out loud.
If you were only allowed to own ONE book, what would it be and why?
I think if I had to own only one book, I think it’d be The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I can just read this book over and over, and it was pivotal in introducing me to young adult fiction—and making me want to write young adult fiction
Don’t feel like you have to do this if I tag you, and I’m sorry if you’ve already done this and I re-tagged you. I’m also opening this to ANYONE who’s read it and wants to do it.
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