Friday, 21 March 2014

The Book Worm Tag!

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!


  1. Great post hun, i could read in the bath though be worries the book would get wet lol. Great that you enjoy reading so much though. xx

    Anna-Maria |

    1. Haha I am always a bit worried about that, but I seem to have got away with it so far! xx

  2. Definitely getting involved in this! Writing it as we speak... it will go up next week on Loved this post :-)

    1. Oooh let me know when you've posted it!! x

  3. Ah I love reading in the bath too. You can't beat loads of bubbles, a candle and a good book :-) Xx

    1. That is completely my perfect way to relax! xx

  4. I love this tag! Definitely pinching it for my blog. I love reading about what our people are reading! I laughed at the to do books on the side of your bed. My poor bookcase cannae take anymore books and my room is turning into a messy second hand book shop!

    Wouldn't have it any other way, though!

    Holly x

    1. Let me know if you do!! I love finding out about what sort of book worms other people are! xx


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