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…
- the whole “miscommunication as a major plot device” trope
- flawless characters (what a yawn!)
- 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
- When reading physical books I dogear pages.
- 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.
- 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?