Ahh! I’m so excited for this one. Thank you, thank you, thank you to my dear friend Jennie (@50sha3s0fjay) for tagging me in her 2019 Edition of the Ultimate Book Tag. I’m ready to answer the 24 bookish questions right now!!
Q1) Do you get sick while reading in the car?
As long as I keep my eyes on the words and don’t look out the window, I’m usually fine but, I do get dizzy from time to time.
Q2) Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?
Based on the riveting novel, We Were Liars, I’d have to go with E. Lockhart. Her writing style was so different to the point it bothered a lot of reviewers (that’s a good thing). It felt a bit eerie, so poetic, grasping, and beautiful.
Q3) Harry Potter Series or Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer.
Why can’t I love both?? If I had to choose based on the movies, I’m all the way, one thousand percent: Harry Potter but, please, hold your tomatoes… if I had to choose between the books, I never read one HP novel yet, I flew through every one in the Twilight Saga, as they were released…
My Three Points For Why I Read the Twilight Books and NOT Harry Potter:
- Twilight is written in 1st person. I have the hardest time reading in the 3rd. Plus, there are different POVs throughout, which is always super entertaining!
- I had already watched the first Harry Potter film before I found out there were books so, I thought, “I’ll just continue watching the movies. Forget about the books.” And, I stuck to that.
- I am a sucker for romance! No matter how far-fetched and strange. I raaarely read fantasy novels unless there’s love involved.
My Three Points for Why I Choose the Harry Potter Films Over the Twilight Films:
- Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson have outstanding talent. They captured my heart from Sorcerer’s Stone and still have it to this day. I pretty much grew up with them. ALSO, I still ache for Cedric and rarely think about Edward, LOL. That’s gotta be saying something, right?
- The HP films were paced so much better and every scene was thoroughly thought out. There was genius behind everything and nothing ever seemed rushed. There were more films to look forward to than Twilight had, helping us build stronger connections to the characters and storyline– that part is very important.
- HP wasn’t all about one helpless little girl (or boy), it was about EVERYTHING. I don’t even feel these two should ever be compared. They’re completely and totally different.
Having only read the first few chapters of the first Fifty Shades of Grey book, I think the comparison between Twilight and that Trilogy would make a LOT more sense.
Q4) Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is in it (besides books…)?
I do not tote a book bag around with me. I have all my books downloaded on my phone.
Q5) Do you smell your books?
No, but I do love the smell of them.
Q6) Books with or without little illustrations?
It’s super cute when they’re included but, I’m not upset or ever wondering “why aren’t there any illustrations?” when they aren’t and honestly, they sometimes feel a bit childish.
Q7) What book did you love while reading but, discovered later it wasn’t quality writing?
I don’t ever reread books so my first impressions are always my only one.
Q8) Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share!
When I was in 3rd grade, my mom caught me with my stuffed animals spread out like kids in a classroom on the floor. I was reading to them and showing them the illustrations in the book after I finished with each page. My mom had a photo of me doing this but, I have no idea where it’s gone off to.
Q9) What is the thinnest book on your shelf?
I don’t have a real life shelf of physical books, so I’ll see which book, on my Kindle shelf right now, has the least amount of pages… it is: Hey Ladies!: The Story of 8 Best Friends, 1 Year, and Way, Way Too Many Emails at 274.
Q10) What is the thickest book on your shelf?
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo at 401 pages.
Q11) Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?
By far, I am better at reading than I am at writing. Though, I do think I’d love to be an author one day– if the right idea ever strikes me.
Q12) When did you get into reading?
I have always, always loved reading; ever since I could!
Q13) What is your favorite classic book?
Hmm… classic book? I’ll go with The Outsiders, Of Mice and Men, and/or Lord of the Flies. I read them all in high school. 😛
Q14) In school was your best subject Language Arts/English?
Every single report card.
Q15) If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated…what would you do?
Gift it to someone else!
Q16) What is a lesser known series that you know of that is similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger Games?
I don’t usually read books in that genre but, I do watch the films and I have actually been keeping up with the Miss Peregrine’s series! I think it totally deserves more hype and another film or two, or three! I can see both Harry Potter and Hunger Game fans enjoying it.
Q17) What is your favorite word?
I’ve never gave it much thought… I’ll get back to you…
Q18) Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?
LOL, I reeeeally like Jennie’s answer to this one and I have the same one so I’ll copy and paste it here: “None? I wouldn’t describe myself as any of these things really, you tell me!?“ *crying laughing face*
Q19) Vampires or Fairies? Why?
Both are probably much cooler than being human.
Q20) Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?
I’ve never read much about shapeshifters but, who wouldn’t want to be an Angel? Aren’t they the most precious creatures to be?
Q21) Spirits or Werewolves? Why?
Hmm… I’d rather be a werewolf than a spirit because… aren’t spirits dead? Don’t they have some sort of unfinished business? Werewolves are awesome in the Twilight Saga, I wouldn’t mind living like them.
Q22) Zombies or Vampires?
Vampires, all the way! I would never want to be a zombie. They are dead, dumb, brain-eaters from what I know.
Q23) Love Triangle or Forbidden Love?
Oh my gosh, forbidden love tropes are my weakness. Love triangles make me beyond angry YET, I have to admit, I’m a sucker for them, too. Since I have to choose just one, though, it’s gotta be forbidden love!
Q24) AND FINALLY: Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?
Action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in. I get a bit bored with full on romance.
Again, all my thanks goes out to Jennie for tagging me to play along. If you’d like to participate in The Ultimate Book Tag, here are the questions:
- Do you get sick while reading in the car?
- Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?
- Harry Potter Series or Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer.
- Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is in it (besides books…)?
- Do you smell your books?
- Books with or without little illustrations?
- What book did you love while reading but, discovered later it wasn’t quality writing?
- Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share!
- What is the thinnest book on your shelf?
- What is the thickest book on your shelf?
- Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?
- When did you get into reading?
- What is your favorite classic book?
- In school was your best subject Language Arts/English?
- If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated…what would you do?
- What is a lesser known series that you know of that is similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger Games?
- What is your favorite word?
- Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?
- Vampires or Fairies? Why?
- Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?
- Spirits or Werewolves? Why?
- Zombies or Vampires?
- Love Triangle or Forbidden Love?
- AND FINALLY: Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?
I’d love to read all of your answers!
*All illustrations used in this post were found on Pixabay.