Lila Does The Book Bloggers Test

Hey there! It’s me, Lila, back again to do yet another tag that I wasn’t tagged for! I remember seeing this tag float around, but I honestly can’t remember where I last saw it or who created it, as it’s kind of an old tag. Nevertheless, I’m here to do the tag because the fun won’t stop with me! So let’s get to it!

What are your top three book pet hates?

in terms of book physicality, I don’t have any except for when a paperback book is so stiff that you can barely open it (at least, not without cracking the spine) and when books in a series don’t match in height and width. In terms of my literary pet peeves, I dislike…

  1. the whole “miscommunication as a major plot device” trope
  2. flawless characters (what a yawn!)
  3. romanticizing mental illness (or any illness, tbh)–not cool, dudes, not cool.

Describe your perfect reading spot

Hmmmm..I think I’d need a big, comfy, cushy couch with lots of pillows so I have the option of sitting or lying down. Then I’d like two or three walls of books and I’d like the other wall to be made up of floor to ceiling windows. Lastly, I’d like a fireplace, but in the center of the room.

Tell us three book confessions

  1. When reading physical books I dogear pages.
  2. I have to be doing something(it doesn’t matter how small or menial as long as it’s something) while I listen to audiobooks or else I lose focus.
  3. I can’t take pictures of my shelves for bookstagram because they’re a total mess!

When was the last time you cried during a book?

Fun fact about me: I’ve only ever cried because of a book/movie/tv show twice in my life. And one of those times it was literally a single tear. I’m just not someone who gets emotional over fiction which is strange because I’m honestly a really empathetic and emotional person. But anyhow, the last time I “cried” during a book was in May 2016 at the end of The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh. Something really shocking happened in the story and I was so caught off guard that literally a single tear rolled down my cheek. Then, of course, I snapped out of it and kept reading.

How many books are on your bedside table?

So my bedside table is a desk that I’ve actually kind of turned into a makeshift bookshelf so there are a ton of books on my “bedside table.” Not all of them are on my TBR, though, because at the moment there’s no organization to how I stack my books, I just put them where there’s room.

What is your favorite snack to eat while you’re reading?

Anything and everything! What?! Don’t give me that look! I just really love food!

Name three books you would recommend to everyone

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Show us a picture of your favourite bookshelf on your bookcase

So…yeaaaaah….remember how I said my shelves are a hot mess???

Write how much books mean to you in just three words

A Fantastical Escape

What is your biggest reading secret?

Most of the time I like to be spoiled before I read a book…

And finally, who do you tag?

Fadwa @ Word Wonders

Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews

Trang and Lashaan @ Bookidote

Reg @ She Latitude


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Lila is a 27-year-old college student studying physics and a lover of literature. When she's not busy reading or saving the world through science, Lila can be found singing jazz and blues and obsessing over hedgehogs (a.k.a. the cutest animals in the multiverse!)

7 thoughts on “Lila Does The Book Bloggers Test

  1. Thanks for the tag, Lila!

    My shelves are a mess too so I relate to not being able to Bookstagram.. Illuminae is the best!!! I dog ear my pages too. I didn’t even know it was considered bad until I joined the book community, haha. Also, ugh yesss romanticising mental illness is THE WORST.

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    1. sure thing! lol, messy shelves (*hysterical laughter quickly turns int loud, hysterical sobbing*). thank god i’m not alone in dog-earing my pages! i also annotate, so apparently i’ve surpassed being a book dragon and just run straight on to being a book MONSTER lol! but i think it gives books character! (and we all know every good book needs a character [*please hold for applause for my incredibly corny pun*])


  2. Your top three pet peeves are mine as well, but I gotta admit that romance novels, which have miscommunication as a major plot device in ABUNDANCE, are my guilty pleasure, haha. I do wish authors would come up with more interesting conflict for ~drama purposes, but I guess most still fall back on miscommunication between the protagonists. 😛

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    1. that’s too funny. i think that’s part of the reason why i’m not a fan of contemporary romance. to me this trope just feels kinda like lazy writing? especially if its used in new adult or adult books–like, by 18, you should’ve learned to communicate properly.


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