book tag

Ultimate Book Tag

I was tagged by the wonderful Jenny over on her blog so, here we go!

Do you get sick when reading in the car?

I don’t really get sick as much as bored if it’s a long journey and I need to take a break. I tend to read a lot in the car.

Which Author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?

Lemony Snicket. A Series Of Unfortunate Events was the first book series I ever read and there’s just something really compelling in his writing that I am yet to find in any other book.

Harry Potter or Twilight saga? (Give three reasons why)

Who on earth would pick the latter here?!
1) It was the first book I read in which I related to one of the characters: Hermione.
2) There’s magic
3) Some of the best, closest friends I have, I made because we both love Harry Potter. Jenny is one of those!

Do you carry a book bag? If so, what’s in it? (Beside books)

Typical things like keys, ipod, phone, tissues and the “Honey Trap”  lip balm from LUSH.

Do you smell your books?

Can you really call yourself a book lover if you don’t?

Books with or without illustrations?

Apart from maps, I prefer my books not to have illustrations because it prevents the imagination from creating its own image of the characters. Kind of like when you read a book after seeing the film. You’ll only see the cast as the character, right?

What book did you love while reading but later discover wasn’t quality writing?

I’m most likely going to get attacked for saying this but Harry Potter by J.K.Rowling. Let me set the scene for you: I’m sat in my first ever Creative Writing class at University and the teacher asks how many had read Harry Potter. Naturally, we all raised out hands. Then she dropped a bombshell: “J.K.Rowling is a good storyteller but not a good writer.” BLASPHEMY we silently declared. When I re-read Half Blood Prince a few months later, I realised she was right. That doesn’t mean I love it any less.

Do You have any funny stories including books from your childhood?

In Primary School me and two of my friends used to recreate the Gryffindor vs Slytherin Quidditch match from Chamber of Secrets. One of us would be Harry, the other would be Malfoy and then the third would be the balls and would run around doing gestures to represent the bludger, snitch and the quaffle.

What is the thinnest book on your shelf?

The Great Winglebury Duel by Charles Dickens.
It’s one of Penguin’s 80 classics for 80p

What is the thickest book on your shelf?

A Clash of Kings by George R.R.Martin

Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as an author?

I’m a writer and I hope to get published.

When did you get into reading?

As a child, I guess. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t reading.

Favourite Classic?

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

If you were given a book as a present that you’d read before and hated, what would you do?

I’d keep it, but probably never read it.

In school was your best subject English?

Yes. I did both English Literature and Language in college and my degree is in English and Creative Writing.

What is a lesser known series you know of that is similar to Harry Potter or The Hunger Games?

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld.

What is a bad habit you do when reading?

I get sarcastic at characters and yell at them.

Favourite word?

Serendipity – the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.

Are you a nerd, dork or dweeb?

Nerd, I guess.

Vampires or Fairies?

This is so hard! ummm Fairies!

Shapeshifter or Angels?

Neither.

Spirits or werewolves?

Werewolves.

Zombies or Vampires?

Vampires.

Love triangle or forbidden love?

Forbidden love.

Full on romance or action packed with a few love scenes mixed in?

Action with a few love scenes.

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