Book Tag |My Life in Books Tag

Hey Everyone,

I thought I would do another book tag as it has been a while since my Reading Habits Book Tag. Nobody has tagged me to do this tag, I found the tag while browsing on Youtube and thought it would be fun to do it.

Find a book for each of your initials.

S- Stardust by Neil Gaiman

N- Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

B- Betrayals by Kelley Armstrong

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Count your age along your bookshelf? What book is it?

It was my birthday last Friday and I turned 25. I don’t have a bookshelf in my room, my room is a bit too small to put a bookshelf in there. So I have a unit where I have some books that I like to look at, some books in baskets at the bottom shelving and some are in a drawer under my bed. I do have a separate area in my room for my TBR. I’ve ordered my TBR in genre but I only change it around just to prompt myself to some of the books that have been on my shelf for quite some time.

Read Shelf – A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

TBR Pile – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Pick a book that is set in your city/country?

Insanity Series by Cameron Jace

I have quite a lot of books set in my country, a lot of chick lit, a few crime novels. The Insanity series was something that I really liked. I have given up reading the series but the first couple of books were really good. It’s an Alice in Wonderland re-telling, Cameron Jace is a really good writer and I highly recommend anyone to see his work.

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Pick a book that represents a destination you’d love to travel to.

The Vegetarian by Han Kang – South Korea

I have always wanted to go to Seoul, South Korea. I hope one day I will get the chance to go there.

Pick a book that’s your favourite colour?

You can see my Top Ten Tuesday post on books with my favourite colour that I posted last week.

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Which book do you have the fondest memories of?

The Confessions of Georgia Nicholson by Louise Rennison.

I adored the series while growing up, I was obsessed with what Georgia and her friends were up to. I liked the diary format which was something that I hadn’t seen before and I would even finish the book in about a day. My favourite book and the one that I read the most would have to be Started by Furry Shorts.

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Which book did you have the most difficulty in reading?

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

I picked up the book due to the TV show and I really enjoyed it and decided to read it. I read it in September last year and I was in a bit of a funk. During the month of September, I was mostly distracted from applying for jobs and was getting quite stressed about it. But I pursued and really enjoyed the book.

Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest accomplishment when you finish it?

Any of the big books OR any of the books that have been on my TBR for over a year. I quite ambitious when it comes to the books that I buy. Most of the time, it’s books that I am really looking for and then there are books that I buy that I think “Ok, I can read this” but those are the books that are stuck on my TBR for months and I look at them every now and then and think “Will I like this book?”.

I had fun with this tag, I might do some more in the future.

Reading Habits Book Tag

Hey Everyone,

I thought of doing a book tag this week since I have been doing a lot of book reviews. I found this tag a couple of weeks ago and since I don’t think anybody tagged me, I am just going to do it out of sheer fun. It’s also a good opportunity for you to get to know me, I have been blogging for almost 4 years now but I converted to WordPress at the beginning of the year so you have no clue about me. I hope this tag gives you a bit of an idea of who I am.

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The tag was originally made by somebody called The Book Jazz on Youtube but it has now been deleted. I found the tag on The Bibliophile Girl’s blog 

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Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

I tend to read mostly in my bed, but I do enjoy reading my books on the sofa in the living room whenever I get bored of my bedroom.

Bookmark or random piece of paper

I have quite a bit of a collection of bookmarks but my go to bookmark is an old train ticket.

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Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/a certain amount of pages?

I kind of do both. Sometimes when I am reading a book and I am really enjoying it I would always stop at the end of the chapter. But when it is a book that I have started and unsure of, I would stop whenever I feel like it.

Do you eat or drink whilst reading?

I always have a snack while I am reading a book, my go-to is a bag of popcorn and a bottle of Pepsi Max. But if I am feeling a bit splurgy I would get a tub of Ben and Jerry’s.

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Multitasking: Music or TV whilst reading?

I can’t read in silence, I find it too quiet. I have recently gotten into listening to thunderstorm sounds, I found myself focusing a lot more while listening to sound effects, you should check out ZHAANTI. I used to listen to music while reading when I was younger but I decided to stop because every time I listen to the song 369 by Cupid feat B.O.B. I think of Twilight because I listened to the entire soundtrack while reading the book.

One book at a time or several?

I find reading one book at a time can drag for such a long time, I like to read more than one so then I can just jump to another book if I feel like, like Rory Gilmore.

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Reading at home or everywhere?

Mostly home but I do tend my time reading books on the bus to work, in the coffee shop and even in the garden.

Read out loud or silently in your head?

Silently in my head mostly, occasionally I would read it out loud it is mostly because I didn’t read it properly, so I would go back and read it again.

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Do you read ahead or skip pages?

It’s an old habit of mine to read the last page of the book because most of the time I have no clue what is going on. I think I did it because I wanted the book to have a happy ending. But most of the time I am very confused with the ending and I understand it a bit more when I finish the book.

Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

I like to keep my books in nice condition, there may be a few dents here and there but it comes from the love and care I give to that book.

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Do you annotate in your books?

I am getting into the idea of annotating my books, so far I enjoy tabbing them and underline passages that I really like in pencil but I am not that fearless with a pen just yet, baby steps.

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P.S. I have another blog post uploading tomorrow, it’s not going to be another book review. It’s going to be something that  I have been wanting to inlude in my blogging life. Enjoy xx