I found The Book Blogger TMI tag on Spines and Covers and thought it would be the perfect way to celebrate my one-year bookstagram anniversary. I can’t believe it has been a year, I definitely think my account has grown and changed over the year, and I would like to think that I have improved.
How old are you?
What book are you reading?
I’m currently reading Hollow City by Ransom Riggs, and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I’m going back and forth between the two.
What are you wearing?
A grey oversized shirt and leggings.
I would have to say Cath and Levi from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.
Blogger or WordPress?
WordPress. I have never used Blogger; but I really enjoy the format and layout of WordPress.
Going outside being active or staying in and reading a book?
Staying in and reading a book always, I do ballroom dancing weekly but I want to be more active. However, getting cozy with a book and a cup of tea wins every time.
What is the last book you read?
Earlier this month I finished Am I Normal Yet? By Holly Bourne, I adored this book and a review will be up at some point. I highly recommend it.
What is the book you’re going to read next?
After I finish Hollow City, I was planning on finishing the Miss Peregrine’s series and reading Library of Souls.
EBooks – yes or no?
Physical books are my absolute favourite; nothing beats holding a book, turning the page, the smell. It’s unbeatable. However, every so often I will read an eBook on the kindle app on my iPad.
Where do you prefer to read?
I have two main spots to read, either reading in bed, or on the couch, which is an arms length from my bookcase.
Who is the last person you tweeted?
I don’t use Twitter very often. However, I last tweeted Rooster Teeth and Caiti Ward about the fact that Caiti showed some of the Rooster Teeth guys how to correctly eat Vegemite.
Whose blog did you look at last?
Sarah Taviani’s blog Commas and Ampersands, reading her “BEHIND THE SCENES: How I #Bookstagram” post which was incredibly informative and interesting.
Who is your favourite blogger?
Hmm that’s a hard one, I’m still getting into the whole blogger ‘verse, but I enjoy reading the blogs of Upside-Down Books, Brylie and Books, and the aforementioned Commas and Ampersands. Also, big shout out to Funk’s House of Geekery which is a site I read all the time, they are full of articles from all different writers about every facet of pop culture and it’s awesome.
Who is your favourite book-tuber?
Just like the above, still breaking into the whole book-tuber world, but the book-tuber I watch the most is Flipping Through Pages.
What do you do when someone tells you reading is boring?
I usually have a sharp intake of breath, exhale slowly whilst shaking my head, and tell them that they have no idea what they’re missing. Then walk away.
Who is the last author you spoke to?
I spoke to Bruce McCabe at Perth Supanova a couple of years ago, not an author I am familiar with, but I wandered near the table and had a nice chat with him.
Who is the last person you texted?
I texted my Mum earlier, but I don’t “text” often; I mostly message people through the Facebook Messenger app.
Who is your all-time favourite book character?
Hermione Granger. She is just so wonderful and I identify with her completely.
UKYA or USYA?
I think I mostly own USYA, which is great but after reading UKYA in the form of Am I Normal Yet? I definitely want to read more UKYA because its not just light and fluffy, it dealt with real issues in a great way. I also really need to support Australian authors and delve into more OZYA.
What is your preferred drink whilst reading?
A nice hot cup of tea, I have also a mug addiction!
If you hated reading, what would you be doing instead?
That is a version of myself I would not want to know or be affiliated with. Nevertheless, if I didn’t read I would probably just spend more time watching TV and movies.
How many bookshelves/ bookcases do you have?
I currently only have one bookcase, which has six shelves, and they are almost completely full. But the apartment my boyfriend and I live in isn’t big enough for me to get a larger bookcase, so this one will have to do for now, but I have dreams of having a bookcase that is the length of a whole wall.
If you had the choice to meet all your favourite book bloggers or all your favourite authors, which would you pick? You can only pick one.
Whilst bloggers are cool, I would not be able to pass up the chance to have a face-to-face with ALL of my favourite authors. That would be incredible.
Insta-love: yes or no?
Nope. Its just a tired trope and not at all realistic. True love grows over time by getting to know each other. Insta-love is excessively intense and quite creepy.
That’s a tough one; I don’t think its possible for me to narrow it down to just one… I adore Roald Dahl and J.K. Rowling they defined my childhood. However, I have also since developed a deep appreciated for Neil Gaiman.
What is the number one book on your wish list?
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, which I own but haven’t read yet. I’m constantly hearing people on Instagram rave about how great it is, so I really need to read it and see if it lives up to the hype.
Do you prefer books with female or male protagonists?
Female protagonists, and I’m happy with the caliber of female protagonists in YA recently, it’s a big improvement from the whole damsel in distress. I despise when authors have females that are just whining all the time, who are weak and do nothing during the book. Now we are getting more females who are strong and take charge.
What is the last song you listened to?
Dodie Clark’s ‘Someone in the Crowd’ La La Land cover, which is phenomenal. Have you guys seen La La Land? What were you thoughts?
Which do you enjoy reading more – negative reviews or positive reviews?
I don’t think I have a favourite; I enjoy reading both, because of the different perspective you can get. For example with a negative review, they delve into the story, and pick apart why they didn’t like it; whereas positive ones can sometimes be too fluffy and gush too much to give any real indicator about the actual story, which can be frustrating.
Who are you going to tag?
Anyone who is interested by this tag.