What are your top three book pet hates?
- Soppy, lame insta-love stories disguised as dystopian, paranormal or fantasy books
- Abusive, bad boy love interests (eg. Hush, Hush and Poison Princess)
- Poor world building in dystopian or paranormal novels
Describe your perfect reading spot.
- Out in the park with the sun shining down on you and it’s peaceful.
Tell us three book confessions.
- I have a big problem with hoarding, and that includes books.
- I can’t actually read in bed, because I’ll get comfortable, prop up my book and then promptly fall asleep and wake up to my kindle hitting my face, or with a book in my bed LOL.
- I usually neglect my Kindle in favour of paperbacks.
When was the last time you cried during a book?
- I teared up reading The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith, but I was on the bus so I promptly put it away. The last time I really bawled at a book though must have been at the end of Allegiant, but that’s for all the wrong reasons. (NOOO FOUR WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU)
How many books are on your bedside table?
- Usually the one I’m reading at the moment. It joins my 3DS and my Nexus 7 tablet on my bedside table too (I’m a bit of a technophile too!).
What is your favourite snack whilst your reading?
- I don’t usually snack while I read but I do enjoy a lovely cup of tea while reading. When I do snack, it has to be something like grapes.
Name three books you would recommend to everyone.
Only three? This would make it super hard! Here’s something for everyone:
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
- Cinder by Marissa Meyer
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Show us a picture of your favourite bookshelf on your bookcase.
Here are some of the shelves on my big bookshelf in our living room, it has 6 rows and is double stacked. I’ve really packed it in! I barely have any room left on this bookshelf but I display it proudly to everyone.
Write how much books mean to you in just three words.
- Transporting through words
What is your biggest reading secret?
- I haven’t read half the books on my bookshelf…because I keep on looking for more!
TAG – You’re it!
The following are tagged to do the book blogger test next!
- Ikao at Sky Duck Books
- Cyn & Kim at Book Munchies
- Emily at The Loony Teen Writer
- Bec & Alise at Readers in Wonderland
- Chiara at Books for a Delicate Eternity
The Chocolate Book Tag
Thanks to my girl Dre @ Sporadic reads for tagging me in this recommendation based tag! It looks like a lot of fun and I mean CHOCOLATE. I can’t guarantee you won’t get hungry while reading this! (I know I did…)
Dark Chocolate – A book that covers a dark topic. (abuse, domestic violence, rape, loneliness, bullying, death etc)
Hopeless by Colleen Hoover is one that totally ripped my heart to shreds and then somehow put it back together again.
White Chocolate – Your favourite light-hearted/humorous read.
What Kills Me by Wynne Channing is a great one, spunky, wise-cracking asian vampire gets turned and she is hilarious all the way through, and goes through some serious character development as well.
Milk Chocolate – A book that has a lot of hype that you’re dying to read.
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski, I can’t believe I haven’t read this one yet. Truth be told I have a hardback on my shelf but it’s one of those with the uneven pages and I don’t want that to put me off the book itself.
Chocolate with a Caramel Center – Name a book that made you feel all gooey in the middle while you were reading it.
I’ve got to agree with Dre and say Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. That book just made me feel so many different emotions, elation, excitement, concern, nervous, upset, you name it.
Wafer Free Kit Kat – Name a book that surprised you lately.
Written in Red by Anne Bishop, I knew it was going to be good but I didn’t realise just HOW GOOD! The detailed, intricate world building of paranormals who own the Earth and actually treat humans like a food source, along with the interesting character of Meg and how she tempts werewolves with dog cookies was an interesting dynamic.
Snickers – A book that you are going nuts about.
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige, I just love the twisted horror aspects of the classic Oz tale! Massive fan.
Hot Chocolate with Cream and Marshmallows –What book would you turn to for a comfort read?
Firstly, hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows? DROOL. For a comfort read, I would probably go with a light fluffy contemporary that isn’t too serious, like The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith. Or for something tried and true, the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.
Box of Chocolates – What series have you read that you feel has a wide variety and a little something for everyone?
Definitely the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan! I think children, teenagers and adults would enjoy this series and the Greek God inspired plot was just a lot of fun.
TAG – You’re it!
You guys are all welcome to do the Chocolate Book Test or even the Book Blogger Book Test if you haven’t already, I would love to read your book recommendation and what your dessert inspired reads are! Link your post below if you are doing either of these tags and I’ll check them out!