Friday, May 9, 2014

The Book Blogger Test: Get To Know Me More!

I was tagged by the Ely from A Book So Fathomless! All you have to do is answer the questions below, and then tag 5 other wonderful bloggers! Yay so guess what? This post will be getting to know ALL ABOUT ME! Which is going to be hard because even I don't know what I like...? But anyways, here we go!   

What are your top three book pet hates?

Insta-love. I know sometimes, the couple is meant to be, but most of the times, no. I really like it better when the two are just perfect for each other and the reader is just egging them on and FINALLY they kiss or get together OR SOMETHING and GAH it's so perfect!

Stupid character decisions. Did you really have to do that? Like why. I want to develop an emotional bond with my characters and this is not the way to do it.

Really, really bad world-building. I have a special place for worlds in my heart. And also fictional book characters that I can never meet in real life. It's all cool. nbd

Describe your perfect reading spot. 

On the beach, with an umbrella and ice cold lemonade, and no stupid seagulls that POOP ON ME. I still have a grudge on that one seagull.

I hate seagulls
But then on the other hand I love reading in bed, and that's where I get most of my reading done.

Tell us three book confessions.

Ugh, great.

1) I don't have a consistent way of rating books, it's all based on my gut feeling. Sometimes I even come up with a rating before I finish
2) I've only read 104 books in the last 3 years. *sigh*
3) I feel bad for not liking well-written books, when in truth I don't think I could've done a better job.

When was the last time you cried during a book?

Haha. ha. Code Name Verity.

How many books are on your bedside table?

None. You know why? Because I'm still at this godforsaken college with one more exam left and I just really want to go home and work on something more productive.

I'm not sure if my kindle counts for this though.

What is your favourite snack whilst you're reading?


And also while I'm on this beautiful topic, ice cream, cucumbers, walnuts, Ruffles chips, yogurt, cheese, chips and dip, fries, chocolate chip cookies, pizza, cinnamon sticks, the greatness that is donuts

Pancakes with maple syrup yum.
Ok moving on.

Name three books you would recommend to everyone.

1) The Machine of Death Anthology by Ryan North
2) Cinder by Marissa Meyer
3) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

That's it? I only get three recommendations? What is this madness.

Show us a picture of your favourite bookshelf on your bookcase. 

Don't worry guys I'll make sure to update this Sunday or Monday because I feel like everyone deserves to see my awesome bookcase.

Edit: Here it is!

Write how much books mean to you in just three words.

Wait? In three words? This is worse than coming up with a name for a blog!

without books, nothing                 THIS IS ALL THAT CAME TO ME.

What is your biggest reading secret?

My biggest reading secret is that I'm actually a book character. I wandered out of the book by myself and found this strange new land, which is this place. I started reading books from here, and plus I hijacked some poor girls laptop and internet because it's internet! I found out about the awesomeness of blogs, and here we are today! Yay now you know my secret!

For real though, I'm not sure I have a big reading secret.

My tags!

I will be tagging, hmmm, Emily from Follow the Yellow Brick Road, Angel from Spare Reads, Katrina from Chased by My Imagination, Hanna from the Waystone Owl, and lastly Jillian from Jillian's Books.

I'm sure anyone is free to do this though. AND YOU SHOULD. Because I like getting to know more about bloggers :D


  1. Ugh, that pancake gif. You're killing me:P
    This was a super fun post! I really enjoyed it.

    1. I'M SORRY I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL THOUGH. I've been dying for pancakes for the last 4 months.

  2. I AM UNBELIEVABLY HUNGRY RIGHT NOW. Congrats. *drools* I just...I just need lots of pancakes right now and I'm pretty sure I can't function until that's fixed. Okay, but anyway. AHEM. I loved this post. x) It's good to know you're actually an escaped character. Great. But honestly, be careful of your author, okay? AUTHORS CAN BE SO MEAN.

    Seagulls are awful. Bird in general I hate. I had a kookubarra attack me when I was 7 and steal my sausage. Sliced my cheek with its germy beak too. I am forever scarred. I will NOT go near a bird.

    1. SORRY It's just that I haven't eaten home made food for SO LONG and I just love pancakes! I can't wait to make some for myself on monday :D

      I've seen a picture of a kookubarra. I thought those weren't seen during the day? Ah well what would I know, AND YOUR POOR STOLEN SAUSAGE. I'm sorry for your loss

  3. Haha, love your reading secret!

  4. Really loved your answers, Val. That pancake GIF though...MOTHER OF GOD. I'm really craving pancakes now, or just some kind of warm food! But yes, awesome answers!!

    x Ely

    1. Thanks Ely! Yes I'm craving pancakes and all my favorite foods now too

  5. "I don't have a consistent way of rating books, it's all based on my gut feeling. Sometimes I even come up with a rating before I finish" hah this is so me. I'm glad I'm not alone.
    And eating popcorn while reading is LOVE. <3
    Thanks for the tag, val! Not sure whether or not I'll get around to doing this though. Awesome post, its always fun to learn more about the person behind the blog :p

    1. Hahaa it's okay! You know I always tag you in everything bookish!

      You know I'm starting to think that many many people besides us rate books before actually finishing. We're all so bad hahaahah

  6. I finally got round to doing this! Thanks for the tag :)


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