Alrighty, let’s get started!
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their blog in your post
- Answer the questions the blogger who nominated you provided
- Nominate 10 other bloggers
- Create 10 new questions for your nominees to answer
What’s On My Bookshelf? (BookHarpy)’s Questions:
- What is your favorite cover for a book?
- It’s not my #1 favorite book (but it’s still pretty great) but I really love the cover art for Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. Simple, declarative, mysterious and yet explanatory. Beautiful but deadly.
- Do you prefer eBooks or physical copies and why?
- Physical copies. Although I don’t horribly mind reading an eBook on my Nook and having a large selection of books on one small tablet is incredibly awesome but nevertheless I still prefer a physical book. I love the texture, the smell, the weight, the look, and reading eBooks strains my eyes.
- What are you currently reading/plan to read next?
- I just finished Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge and I plan on starting Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas as soon as I find time to go to the bookstore.
- Where do you usually buy your books?
- Barnes & Noble, in-store. Although now that I’ve moved to the city I love to try and buy books from Little Shop of Stories in Decatur, GA to help support independent bookstores.
- Do you prefer to read one book at a time or various ones?
- I like to hone in and focus on one book at a time allowing myself to melt into the book’s world without the distraction of time and space travel by jumping back and forth between stories. Although while I was in school I did juggle reading several books at a time for my various classes on top of my recreational reading books (wow that sounds so fancy haha).
- What is your reading comfort zone and/or favorite genre?
- My favorite genre appears to be YA Fantasy Fiction. But I do love to venture out into other branches of reading.
- How do you feel about giving a bad/negative review?
- I feel awful but I won’t lie. I tend to take the approach of a politician where I deliver the blow wrapped in pretty words so while some may glance and allow themselves to believe I am delivering a compliment if one pays attention they will see that I am actually pointing out flaws and filling in the gaps with empty decorative writing. Criticism is also good to offer but criticism is not whining and yelling about everything you think the author did wrong. I disagree with raging about a book I don’t like. Perhaps it was written poorly or perhaps it just wasn’t my cup of tea but either way some person spent a lot of time creating a book and braved the decision to share it with the world and even if it’s a terrible book I will applaud their effort (although, once again, I will not lie and say it is amazing if it is not).
- Longest/biggest book you’ve ever read?
- Hmm…probably Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix which I think is the longest in the series? Although I bought (but have not finished reading) the entire Lord of the Rings series bound as one book and boy it’s a monster! It’s huge!
- Longest hiatus you’ve had from reading?
- I’m not sure exactly but if you exclude all of the books I was assigned to read in college then I hardly picked up a book for fun at all in the three years I was there. I tended to be so exhausted I would use my free time to turn on Netflix and fall asleep to it.
- Who/what got you into reading?
- My mom technically got me into reading but I was still learning how to read at all so I’m not sure it counts but she read to me a lot when I was little (in a way we were both learning how to speak english at the same time) and I tried to read as soon as I could and loved it. Then I picked up Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone when I was about seven or eight and was addicted ever since.
I tag all of my followers! I know that’s a bit of a cop-out but I don’t see why I should be limited as to who can and cannot participate especially since this is such an unspecific “award”. I’d love to read all of your answers if you decide to join in and if not then no sweat! Welcome to the book blogging community (:
- How do you arrange your books/bookshelf?
- If you already own a book but a new cover design is released would you buy a second copy anyway? What if you found a signed edition?
- If you could say one thing to your favorite author what would it be and to whom?
- What genre are you drawn to? Why do you think that is?
- What book are you dying to see as a movie or TV show? Who would play the lead(s)?
- Describe your blog in 10 or fewer words.
- Would you rather be a superhero or a witch/wizard? (Super powers or magic, basically)
- What is the scariest/darkest book you’ve ever read? The fluffiest/cutest? The most epic?
- Do you most often read a book in one binge-reading session or do you prefer to space it out over a few days/weeks?
- Why are you a fangirl/boy over books?