Hello everyone and welcome. Today I am going to do The Ultimate Book Tag which I found over at Thrice Reads. I really liked the questions and thought it would be a fun break to answer them. I am not going to nominate anyone to join in but if the tag is one you reckon you would enjoy, then please do get involved. Straight to the questions!
The Ultimate Book Tag
1. Do You Get Sick While Reading In The Car?
I get extremely car sick if I even check my phone while I am in a car… I am a wuss when it comes to the vehicular reading scenario 😦
2. Which Author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?
I think that Christopher Brookmyre’s writing is unique to me because no matter what subject he is writing about I am instantly enthralled. I love all of his books, from the Jack Parlabane series to his stand alone novels such as Bedlam.
3. Harry Potter series or the Twilight Saga? Give three points to defend your answer.
Harry Potter. It is a series that I have grown up with. I loved escapism fiction when I was growing up and this series was perfect. It is an outstanding feat to write such a enjoyable and expansive series, J. K. Rowling changed a lot of lives.
4. Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is in it (besides books)?
I actually carry at least four books around with me at any one time just in case some unexpected reading time presents itself. I don’t really need anything else in my book bag, maybe some mints to enjoy on a particularly long session.
5. Do You Smell Your Books?
I do, but I only really have new books in my house and it is not the same. I usually go to a bookstore for my fix.
6. Books With Or Without Little Illustrations?
Both. I love novels, novels with illustrations and graphic novels. The most recent graphic novel I read was The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil by Stephen Collins. Brilliant artwork and concept. Highly recommend it to all.
7. What Book Did You Love While Reading But Discovered Later It Wasn’t Quality Writing?
I have read all of Dan Brown’s books and loved them. I still do to be honest. I was only recently informed that his work is not as appreciated as I thought it was… I will continue to read all of his books as I don’t think I can stop now!
8. What Is The Thinnest Book On Your Shelf?
It was a book called Strungballs by Mike Russell. I can’t seem to find it at the moment. I love Mike Russell’s work, if you haven’t heard of him yet check it out. He uses abstract concepts and themes in a (very) short story format. Great stuff 😀
9. What Is The Thickest Book On Your Shelf?
I would have to bring up my copy of The Holocaust by Lawrence Rees. I am still waiting for the right time to read this. I really want to but I need a whole week, as it is huge, to get through it with no distractions.
10. When Did You Get Into Reading?
As a child. I was always trying to expand my knowledge of the world and I loved other people’s stories. I have my grandmother to thank for that as she was forever reading to me. Thank you.
11. What Is Your Favourite Classic Book?
I am going to go with Treasure Island. I had not read this as when I was a kid. I had just finished Black Sails and desperately wanted a copy. I brought Vintage’s re-release as I love the cover 😀
12. In School What Was Your Best Subject?
I was average at all my classes. I got through all my exams with decent enough grades but I never excelled in any particular subject. Too busy being the class clown 😀
15. If You Were Given A Book As A Present That You Had Read Before And Hated, What Would You Do?
I would like to say I would keep it. I would probably wait 15-20 years and gift it back to them and see if they notice…
16. What Is Your Favorite Word?
I have so many favourite words. I am addicted to an author called Mark Forsyth, he is an etymologist, his work is amazing. He has written plenty of books on forgotten/brilliant language. Go and check him out! My current favourite word is rambunctious 😀
17. Are You A Nerd, Dork, Or Dweeb? Or All Of The Above?
I am an amalgamation of all three. I am well aware that people regret having brought up films, games or books when I am around… I just don’t have an off switch and I like to share everything I know about a certain subject, well as much as I can before people leave!
18. Vampires Or Fairies? Why?
Vampires. I love Bram Stocker’s Dracula, I was captivated when I read it and that whole class of vampire is pure genius. Not a massive fan of the modern teen vampire though…
19. Shapeshifters Or Angels? Why?
I like both! Shapeshifters are great because they are so unpredictable. Angels have always had a place in my mind as my grandmother is incredibly religious and I grew up around religious imagery. I am not believer at this stage in my life but paintings that focus on religion stop me in my tracks.
20. And Finally: Full On Romance Books Or Action-Packed With A Few Love Scenes Mixed In?
Out of those two options I would choose action packed with love scenes. Though I pretty much read any genre and if it has meaningful or organic love/sex themes included then that is good with me.
Thank you for reading my answers to The Ultimate Book Tag. Please do get involved if you have the time. Thank you as always for your support and until next time, happy reading everyone 😀