I love answering questions because a) it makes me feel like a rock star on Letterman (or I guess it’s Colbert now, isn’t it?) and b) it saves me from having to come up with my own original copy.
So thank you, my lovely FIG aka Selah @ A Bibliophile’s Style, for tagging me on the Book Blogger Test. Even though I know this is part of her nefarious plot to morph me from style blogger to book blogger, I shall play along because let’s face it – summer months are slow news months and slow brain months as well. I need all the help I can get.
Without further ado, then…
What are your top three book pet hates?
- Writing in books
- Dog-ear marking in books
- Bent, creased, marked spines
(Can we say neurotic neatnik schooled by Catholic nuns during her formative elementary school years?)
Describe your perfect reading spot.
- Alone. 72°F. Comfy leather club chair big enough to curl up in.
Tell us three book confessions.
- I’m an English major but I’ve never read Moby Dick.
- I’m a card-carrying fantasy geek but I’ve never read Tolkein.
- I’m a self-confessed YA lover but I’ve never completed the Twilight series.
When was the last time you cried during a book?
- February 27, 2014 – In the Age of Love and Chocolate by Gabrielle Zevin
How many books are on your bedside table?
- Just got back from the library and I’ve got 14 glorious tomes waiting to be devoured.
What is your favorite snack to eat while you’re reading?
- Cereal out of the box, Froot Loops preferably.
books series you would recommend to everyone. (Because if you love to read, why stop at one?)
- The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer – because fairy tales + Star Wars + tough-as-nails female protag = brilliance
- The Belgariad by David Eddings – because humor and complex characters in fantasy do not need to be mutually exclusive
- The Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger – because yes
Show us a picture of your favorite shelf on your bookcase.
- Although my HP books are the most photogenic, I think this shelf expresses best my rather eclectic reading preferences.
Write how much books mean to you in three words.
What is your biggest reading secret?
- If I told you, it wouldn’t be a secret anymore, now would it? 😜