Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Book Lover's Blog Meme

Shamelessly stealing this from Zoe at "Bookhi," because it looked too fun to pass up! :)

Do you remember how you developed a love for reading?
 
I can't remember a time when I wasn't reading. I was always reading or being read to, but I vividly remember reading Harry Potter with my mom and dad. The first "bigger" books I can remember reading by myself are the Series of Unfortunate Events series and the Percy Jackson series. Of course I was reading books by myself before then, but no titles come to mind.

Where do you usually read?
 
Anywhere. ;) Usually underneath all the blankets on my bed at night or in the car. Though the reading corner in my bedroom makes for a great cozy spot to curl up in on rainy or snowy days.

Do you prefer to read one book at a time or several at once?
 
Multiple books at once! I have a system now. I limit myself to just six books at once: I'm in three different book clubs, so I read those three books along with one library book, one Harry Potter book (usually on audio, so I can listen to it and read another book at the same time), and one book from my TBR pile. I've trumped this system a few times with books such at Insurgent and Allegiant by Veronica Roth, the Darkness Rising trilogy by Kelley Armstrong, and The Unlikely Debut of Ellie Sweet by Stephanie Morrill, because how could I not read those right away?!

What is your favorite genre?
 
Though I have a soft spot for fantasy, It'd be easier to just list the genres I don't like as much: science-fiction (except for These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner, which I'm currently reading and loving, and The Host by Stephenie Meyer), horror (not that I've read much, but it just doesn't interest me--I don't like being scared), mystery, and poetry. I don't hate any of these genres, but they're not my favorites (fantasy, dystopian, contemporary, etc.)

What genre will you not read?
 
I'm not going to block myself off from any genre, but I don't think I'll read much horror.

Do you have a favorite book?
 
All together now: Harry Potter! :)

What is the worst book you've ever read?
 
I can't think of the worst book I've ever read, but recent reads that I didn't really enjoy were The Maze Runner by James Dashner and The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander.

What is the biggest book you've ever read?
 
Probably Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling. :)

What was the last book you bought?
 
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson (for myself) and The Twilight Phenomenon by Kurt Bruner (for my BFF).

Which do you prefer: library books or buying books?
 
As much as I love adore the library, I much prefer owning a book that I can read at my pace, rather than racing against a due date.

What are you reading now?
 
I'm currently reading six books: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling, City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare, Girl, Stolen by April Henry, These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner, Fauxpocalypse (to refresh myself on the stories of my fellow authors :) ), and I'm about to pick up I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai.

What are the disadvantages of being a book lover?
 
So many books, so little time!
 
I tag all of you! :) Feel free to do the meme in the comments!

6 People Made Me Happy By Commenting! :D:

Connecting to the soul said...

I love these questions and answers,, I will start with the last one first

What are the disadvantages of being a book lover?

So many books, so little time!

I so agree with this I love book stores and libraries there's no better feeling then to walk among books.


Do you remember how you developed a love for reading?

I don't remember when it first started but I remember having an English tutor who had a passion for reading and my love for books just expanded from there.




Where do you usually read?

Anywhere I can. There is rarely a time I am not with a book.

Do you prefer to read one book at a time or several at once?

Books are like potato chips, I can't stop at just one. I have several I'm reading on my kindle now, from mystery to romance.


Which do you prefer: library books or buying books?

If there is a book that interests me, I will check it out and read it first , then buy it. In my apartment there is very little space.


Adding a comment here: my ultimate job would be to work in a book store or library.

Connecting to the soul said...

I love these questions and answers,, I will start with the last one first

What are the disadvantages of being a book lover?

So many books, so little time!

I so agree with this I love book stores and libraries there's no better feeling then to walk among books.


Do you remember how you developed a love for reading?

I don't remember when it first started but I remember having an English tutor who had a passion for reading and my love for books just expanded from there.




Where do you usually read?

Anywhere I can. There is rarely a time I am not with a book.

Do you prefer to read one book at a time or several at once?

Books are like potato chips, I can't stop at just one. I have several I'm reading on my kindle now, from mystery to romance.


Which do you prefer: library books or buying books?

If there is a book that interests me, I will check it out and read it first , then buy it. In my apartment there is very little space.


Adding a comment here: my ultimate job would be to work in a book store or library.

Rich said...

O. M. G. How can you listen to a book and READ a book at the same time!?!?!?!? Its insanity I tell you!

Boquinha said...

I can not believe that "Eleanor & Park" was nowhere in this post.

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The Magic Violinist said...

@Connecting to the soul I loved reading your answers to the questions! :) It's always great when someone so passionate about reading (or anything else, really) gets you excited about it.
"Books are like potato chips." Great way to describe them! For me, books are like good chocolate. I want to savor each piece before moving on to the next one.
I volunteer at my local library every Tuesday morning, which is during the children's story time. It's great to check out their books, because they're always so chatty and love to tell me all about the books they're going to read and which ones are their favorites.

@Rich I get that reaction a lot. ;)

@Boquinha What?! *Checks post* Huh. Well I can guarantee lots of talk about Eleanor & Park in my next blog meme post. ;) It's the one that you tagged me on.