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Friday, May 16, 2014

TAGGED: THE BOOK BLOGGER TEST!


I was tagged by Megan from Reading Books Like a Boss to answer some fun questions!   Thanks Megan!!
Check out the end of the post to see who I’VE TAGGED!

What are your top 3 book hates?
  1. Like Nereyda, the OOPS! pregnancy is a BIG turn-off for me!  So predictable and never good.  Almost always a DNF for me.
  2. World-building -- it's just not for me.
  3. Lack of communication / break-ups because of a simple misunderstanding in which neither character just emits a simple truth!  I can't stand (and it is so common lately, especially in NA) when half of a book is devoted to the love interests in turmoil because of a communication breakdown and/or simple misunderstanding.  So frustrating -- TALK IT OUT!!
Describe your perfect reading spot:

I know this was asked in a Feature and Follow Friday.  My post is here.  Essentially, I love reading outside, on the beach with a view, or under a blanket by the fire, depending on the weather.  I have a great chair by one of our stoves and I read there every morning before work!

Tell us three book confessions:
  1. I never read print books anymore.  EVER. I am a kindle addict and I seriously have no use for print books.
  2. I've never read anything by John Green.  I own three of his books but I can't bring myself to read them.
  3. I am terrible at reviewing books -- I love reading and I love reading reviews of books I've read but I have such a hard time writing meaningful reviews.  If I love a book, it's really hard for me to communicate why I loved it.  It's much easier to tear a bad book apart and write a negative review, but who wants to do that all the time?
When was the last time you cried while reading?

I am definitely not a big crier while reading!  I think I have only cried twice while reading -- the last time was the ending of The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher.  The only other time was while reading Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah, which I didn't even enjoy that much but it was such a sad and depressing ending.

How many books are on your bedside?

A big fat ZERO.  Just my kindle!

What is your favorite snack while reading?

I don't love to snack while reading, honestly.  I usually am drinking sparkling water but I don't really snack while reading.

Name three books you would recommend to anyone?

That is so difficult since everyone I know really has certain genres that they love but I would say:
  1. The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher.  This series has no equal for me although Mud Vein was absolutely incredible and indescribable.   
  2. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.  I thought no book could top The Secret History but The Goldfinch did it.  I recommended this to everyone from my law partner to my mother in law and to my brother, and they all loved it!
  3. When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris.  I have read and/or listened to all of his books and they are all phenomenal but this one is probably my favorite.  So funny and so true regarding family.
Show us a picture of your favorite bookshelf on your bookcase:

This is so sad but I seriously have so few print books anymore.  I will update this with a picture of the ones I do have (almost all Linda Howard) when I get home.

Write how much books mean to you in three words:

Can't. Stop. Reading.

What is your biggest reading secret?

No one in my real life knows I have a book blog (even if I am so bad at updating it!)

I'm TAGGING:

1 comment:

  1. Let's campaign for birth control in books!
    I'm not a fan of too much world-building, it makes my brain hurt. Remembering so many names and places is just not for me although some books have worked.
    OMG, your number 3! I forgot all about that! I read this book once where the girl got stood up my her boyfriend and she was so freaking devastated that she just moved across the country and started a whole new life. She didn't even bother to see WHY he didn't show up for her date. Turns out, it was something dumb like a family emergency. I DNF that book. I can't stand that shit.
    I've never read anything by John Green either, he has such a huge fanbase that it's kind of intimidating...
    Tip: don't worry about writing meaningful or good reviews. Just write them. Who cares if people dont like them or if they are super short. Sometimes I read back on old reviews and I feel like doing a face palm. Like, did I really say that???
    And yes, it is so much easier to write reviews on books you hated than books you love. Sad but true.
    You and Megan need to chat about Mud Vein. She read it 3 times in a row and was a mess after it :)
    Except for my immediate family, no one knows I blog either. I kind of feel silly about it because I don't know anyone who really reads or loves books like I do.
    Awesome post Eva!

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