WIT :: the book blogger test

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?

  1. Writing in books
  2. Dog-ear marking in books
  3. 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.

  1. I’m an English major but I’ve never read Moby Dick.
  2. I’m a card-carrying fantasy geek but I’ve never read Tolkein.
  3. 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?

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.

Name three books series you would recommend to everyone. (Because if you love to read, why stop at one?)

  1. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer – because fairy tales + Star Wars + tough-as-nails female protag = brilliance
  2. The Belgariad by David Eddings – because humor and complex characters in fantasy do not need to be mutually exclusive
  3. 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.

library

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? 😜
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8 thoughts on “WIT :: the book blogger test

  1. The dog-eared, written in, bad-spine books means that you truly own the book. It has been loved by you and it is owned.

    I heard that in English class back in the day and have always lived by it,

    • But the pristine, unblemished, untarnished book means that you’ve protected and loved it within every inch of your life. ;p

  2. I enjoyed this, getting to know your reading habits! My pet peeve about used books is when there’s a fragrance about them : 0 Favorite series would include Harry Potter, the Dark Tower and (my lower brow) Repairman Jack by Paul Wilson.

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