The saying is “April showers bring May flowers”, but I’ve always said “March showers bring April flowers” is more accurate. Anyway, what better way to spend a rainy Wednesday night than to… write a book tag post? Thank you to Reading by the Moonlight for nominating me for the Meet the Book Blogger tag!
You can nominate 10 other bloggers & should keep the same questions
1) Who is your all-time favorite book character?
I love so many book characters, but my favorite would have to be Hermione Granger from Harry Potter, of course. She’s of the most relatable characters for me… I acted exactly like first-book Hermione all throughout elementary school, which is embarassing, but hey, Hermione turned out awesome by the end of the series.
Another relatable character for me is Jo from Little Women. I unfortunately did not like that book very much, but Jo is so much like me I just had to include her for this question.
2) If you were stranded on a desert island, which book would you take with you? (Survival books do not count)
I hate these questions….. it’s way too hard for me to choose just one book. I agree that I’d want to take a long book, but… which one?
My dad has been telling me over and over to reread The Lord of the Rings, so maybe I’ll use that for this question.
3) What’s your most unpopular book opinion?
I don’t like fantasy or romance. I don’t despise them (who could pass up just one nice contemporary romance on a hot summer day at the beach?) but they are my two least-read genres. The way romance is usually written almost always makes me cringe, and fantasy I just don’t gravitate towards.
All the YA (and adult) fantasy books seem really similar to me (The Blank of Blank and Blank)– of course, I haven’t read very much of the genre, so that’s really an unfounded assumption. Please leave fantasy recommendations because you might be able to convince me to read it.
4) What’s your weirdest bookish habit?
I’d have to go with reading while blowdrying my hair. I have long, wavy/curly hair that takes forever to dry, so I sometimes just read on my Kindle while drying it. This probably makes it take longer, but I get bored really easily and the alternative is blasting music in my earbuds above the sound of the hairdryer, which is probably a bit less healthy.
5) What character would you bring to a family event as your fake partner?
Hmmm…. I really don’t know! (What a lame answer, I know, I’m sorry, my brain is fried right now!)
6) What made you decide to start a book blog?
It’s almost my one-year blogiversary, so this is the perfect question. I really just started it out of boredom and because I talk an annoying amount at an annoyingly fast speed and I decided I needed a place where I could rant and rant without making people run away. I chose to blog about books because 1) I was getting back into reading during quarantine and 2) I figured I’d never run out of content because I’d never run out of books to read. Also because, you know, I like books.
7) What about reading and books do you love the most?
This is hard to answer because reading is such an integral part of my life; I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t “a reader.” Overall, I think the reason I like reading is because it teaches me about the world. I read less for escapism than to gain a better understanding of the world. (I totally meant for that to sound as pretentious as it did)
8) What is your field of study/desired profession/current profession?
I’m still in high school, and I’m not quite sure what I want to do with my life, but I plan to apply to college next year as a computer science major. I don’t have a clear idea of what kind of job I want to have, but it has to be interesting and contrary to the book blogger stereotype, I prefer STEM to humanities– especially considering careers. They seem to change every few months, but my favorite subjects right now are computer science and physics.
9) What are some book recommendations that became your favourites/obsessions?
I was really obsessed with A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder last year; it was one of my top books of 2020, and I picked it up because after I was watching YouTube and Ruby Granger recommended it on one of her “best books of all time” videos.
I also discovered Ruta Sepetys’s books from Hailey in Bookland‘s channel, and if you read this blog last year you’d know I was obsessed with those, and her books still remain my top favorite historical fiction books.
10) What is the book you shove down everyone’s throat?
Oh, there are so many. Sometimes I feel annoying on this blog because I recommend certain books over and over… sorry. Last year I forcibly recommended the AGGTM series as I mentioned in the last question, and also all of Ruta Sepetys’ books. This year, I will be telling everyone to read The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.
I also really liked The Martian this year and it helped kick off my huge space obsession that started last month with the Mars rover landing and with me starting physics at school.
and anyone who’s reading this now!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Hopefully I’ll be able to post more regularly soon, but I’ve been very busy with school so blogging has been on the back burner. I’ve been reading a lot, though!