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?
- Like Nereyda, the OOPS! pregnancy is a BIG turn-off for me! So predictable and never good. Almost always a DNF for me.
- World-building -- it's just not for me.
- 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!!
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:
- I never read print books anymore. EVER. I am a kindle addict and I seriously have no use for print books.
- I've never read anything by John Green. I own three of his books but I can't bring myself to read them.
- 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?
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:
- The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher. This series has no equal for me although Mud Vein was absolutely incredible and indescribable.
- 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!
- 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.
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!)