I’ve seen this book tag going around on a few of my bloggy friends blogs (I stole these particular questions from Callum’s blog), and I have loved seeing their answers. Obviously, reading is one of the things that brings a lot of us together in this antisocial social platform; however, we all have our own niches, bad habits, and pet peeves. So here I’ll give you all a little peak at mine, let me know yours in the comments or in your own post!
How do you find out about new books to read?
Well on my blog feed obviously, my Goodreads feed, and from wandering around book stores. Though I have become a Goodeads addict and that is probably where the most of my discoveries lie. If I go though the stacks of a bookstore I am still pulling up every title on my Goodreads app and seeing what people have to say about it. I probably shouldn’t be so reliant on it, but it and the people I trust on it have yet to lead me astray. (and no they did not pay me to endorse them, though they probably should)
How did you get into reading?
I have always ben a reader. When I was younger and we were on road trips, either moving across the country or going to see family, I would read the whole time in the car. I will say when school was in session I wasn’t as much of a reader, especially when it got into Prep school and College. But since I have finished school my reading has sky rocketed. I just love it. It’s my way of escaping reality. I like to let myself get caught up in a fast paced story, swoon to a ship worthy romance, and be absorbed into an authors atmosphere or lyrical writing style. There are few things a good book can’t fix.
How has your taste in books changed as you’ve gotten older?
Well, I don’t read the Pony Club books anymore, so I guess you can say it’s matured. It’s changed a lot actually. I used to always find myself pulled toward historical fictions. Then when I was studying history I got a bit tired of it. I mean I was constantly reading history – non-fiction, articles, papers, you name it. When I had free time I wanted to read something completely different, and that’s when I found Dystopian, which lead me to Fantasy and Sci-Fi. I tend to stick to the YA genre, mainly because I love seeing the development of those characters as they grow into themselves, which is something I feel is a major aspect of YA. I also love a good classic novel, and some historical fiction and non-fiction. It’s gotten pretty eclectic I think!
How often do you buy books?
This is a never ending process, I am basically always buying books.
How did you get into BookTubing / book blogging
I have not broken into Book Tubing, but I started book blogging when I decided I wanted to write my own book. It started as a way for me to test out my non-academic writing and to learn from others who are out there trying to write books. And since I was reading so much to educate myself on this new genre I was trying to break into I figured I may as well write about that as well.
How do you react when you don’t like the end of a book?
If it’s a series that usually means I won’t be reading the rest of the books. I get pretty angry about it though, especially if I liked the beginning or preceding books in the series. I take it a lot more personally than I should, I know there is a reason the author did it that made sense to them, but I kind of have an ego, so if it doesn’t match up with how I think it should I don’t like it at all. I try not to leave mean reviews about it though, I know my opinion will not always be the popular one!
How often have you taken a sneaky look at the back page of a book to see if it’s a happy ending?
Oh I am the worst with this. I do it all the time! And I have been known to not finish books if it is an ending I don’t like. I have gotten better about that though because if the author does their job well enough they can usually sway me to accept the ending.