I recently spotted this ‘Book Worm Tag’ on a few of my favourite blogs and thought I would have a go at it, as I rarely do a rag post! I have really got back into reading lately; I am aiming to read at least 2 books a month this year and am currently on par to do this! If you are a follower of this blog you will know that I love reading and every so often will post a book review when I come across a good gem I want to share! I just find there is nothing nicer than snuggling up on an evening with a good book and a glass of wine on the sofa!
Do you remember how you developed a love for reading
I have no idea how my love of reading began! For as long as I can remember I have loved a good book. I remember reading all ‘The Babysitters Club’ books and the all the ‘True Romance’ series. Anyone else love these?!?
Where do you usually read?
I love to read in the bath! I think there is nothing more relaxing than a bubble bath and a good book. I also like reading in bed, it’s a good way to wind down before sleep. However if I become engrossed in a story I am quite happy to read anywhere and everywhere, I have trouble putting it down!
Do you prefer to read one book at a time or several at once?
How do people read more than one book at a time?!!! I think that’s too much for my little brain to handle! I would get confused and lose the thread of the story and characters!
What is your favourite genre?
That’s easy, I’m a complete romance addict and love a good chick lit! My friends think it’s because I’m single, but I just adore a good love story and if it has a bit of comedy in it as well I am hooked! My favourite authors include Lindsey Kelk, Paige Toon, Sophie Kinsella among many others! I am also the world’s biggest Harry Potter fan! I much prefer the books to the film and that’s saying something as the films are pretty awesome!
Is there a genre you will not read?
Autobiographies! I just can’t get my head into them! I find them hard work and sometimes tedious. I’ve read a couple that are amazing but it’s a rarity so I tend to avoid completely. I’m also not a fan of books like Lord of the Rings, it’s all just a bit too much for my little brain. I like to read as a form of escapism and to relax not to get a headache because I’m too confused!
Do you have a favourite book?
‘You before Me’ by Jojo Moyes, it’s the only book that’s ever made me cry! You can check out my review of it here. I am also a huge fan of Harry Potter, they are classics.
What is your least favourite book?
I’ve never made it to the end of a book I don’t enjoy! So not sure I can answer this question! If I’m not enjoying it, finding it awful or boring I tend just stop reading it.
What is the longest book you have ever read?
I have genuinely just sat in front of my book shelf trying to figure this out, now I have a kindle I’m not 100% sure of the answer. So looking at my shelf it looks like the answer is Harry Potter, The Order of the Phoenix!
What was the last book you bought?
I have just downloaded The Fault in our Stars by John Green. I wanted to read it before the movie comes out as I’ve heard so many good reviews on it!
Do you prefer library books or buying books?
I used to give going to the library when I was a child and early teen! I have to admit I now can’t remember the last time I stepped foot in my local library, which I now feel terrible guilty about as I think they are excellent provisions! I now tend to just download any books I want to read onto my kindle, but every so often I also buy a proper book. You just can’t beat an actual book! I love the smell of them and I’m also terrified I may drop my kindle in the bath!!
What are you currently reading?
I am just about to start ‘The Fault in our Stars’ by John Green.
Where do you buy your books?
Amazon tends to be my first port of call, but I also buy books at our local market, there is usually this amazing stall with piles of chick lit books all for a £1 each!! I also browse my local charity shops and sometimes supermarkets have good offers on books. I also love the smell of Waterstones, I love the smell of books and book shops, and yes I’m an odd one! However it tends to be a little expensive in there so only tend to make a purchase if they have an offer on.
Do you ever pre-order books?
I never used to but now I have a kindle I am terrible for this! A lot of my favourite authors seem to have books coming out this May so I’ve already pre-ordered a few. I love waking up to new books on my kindle!
How many books do you buy a month?
I tend to go through phases and buy a bunch of books in bulk and work my way through the pile and when I run out I do the same again!
How do you feel about second hand charity shop books?
I love them! I am a huge believer in reading a book and passing it on to someone else! I love sharing a book I’ve really enjoyed. I also love it when a books a bit battered and worn, I have a romantic view that they were loved and well read.
Do you keep your read and to-be-read books together?
Nope, all my read books are on my book shelf. All the to-be-read books are on the floor by my bed! If I had them all together id forget which ones I have read as I have loads!
Do you plan to read all the books you own?
What do you do with books you own that you know won't be re-read?
I sometimes keep books if I have really enjoyed them or I usually pass them onto someone else if I think they would enjoy it. I also donate to my local charity shop.
Have you ever donated books?
Yep all the time as if I kept all the books I’ve read I wouldn’t have space to store them! They either go to charity shops or friends.
Have you ever been on a book buying ban?
No unless I’m skint and am reducing my spending in general!
Do you think you own too many books?
Haha probably! I can get away with it a bit more now I have a kindle!
What a nice way to remind myself how much I enjoy reading! I now tag you all to do this post too. If you do, please let me know in the comments below!