Hey guys and welcome back to another Tag Tuesday! How are you all doing? I hope you are doing well. Today I am going to be doing the Ultimate Book Tag! The original tag was posted way back in 2012 with The Chapter Chicks on YouTube.
Let’s get into it!
1. Do you get sick while reading in the car?
I travel on the bus mainly to go to college and no, I’m lucky that I don’t get motion sickness because travelling is my prime time to actually read.
2. Which authors writing style is completely unique to you and why?
Gosh, I’m going to have to say, Rick Riordan on that question. I’m currently making my way through the Son of Neptune in the Heroes of Olympus series. He brings all of his characters to life and their adventures are exhilarating and I enjoy reading them so much but my favourite point of his writing is the humour. All of his books are packed with humour and I can never help but laugh. He is so witty!
3. Harry Potter or the Twilight Saga? (Give three reasons why)
I have to say Harry Potter. I mean, I don’t think many people would be saying the opposite. I loved Twilight when it was big. Who didn’t go through a Twilight phase? But my three reasons are
-I like the story line a whole lot more than the Twilight series and the writing is spot on.
-I love the world more and can get much more immersed in it.
-I think the franchise flows much better. All books and all the movies. I think it’s smoother. (Does this make sense?)
4. Do you carry a book bag? (If so, what’s in it other than books?)
I switch between carrying a school bag and a large handback. I always have books in it, of course. Also, my phone, my purse, pens, a copy of some kind a bottle of water and I’ve started to bring my laptop to college too.
5. Do you smell your books?
Yes… only when they are new. The effect usually wears off quickly.
6. Books with or without illustrations?
I’m okay with both and I read both but I would prefer if more books added illustrations because it really does bring the story to life more. It is what makes Miss Peregrines by Ransom Riggs and A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness so unique!
7. What book did you love while reading but later find out it wasn’t quality writing?
This can be many books for me. I have a tendency to just award a five-star rating to many books because of the feelings and emotions after finishing it. I look back on things such as Twilight and Divergent and let’s be real, the probably weren’t the best quality writing in YA.
8. Any funny stories involving books from your childhood?
I don’t think I have any funny stories, but a cute tradition that myself and two childhood friends had was relating to the House of night. When we started getting into them at first I think there was about 7 or 8 books out and we knew there would be more so we would buy three of the books each and swap them around. This is actually the book series that got me properly into reading. I think we were 11 or 12 when we were reading these books which wasn’t exactly suitable.
9. Thinnest book on your bookshelves?
I believe this would be my copy of the Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, it is tiny!
10.Thickest book on your bookshelves?
I am pretty sure this is my complete works of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I cannot wait to dive into this but it really intimidates me! It’s over 1000 pages long as the pages are super thin that you really have to watch in case of paper cuts.
11.Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself as a future author?
Yes, I also write and I really enjoy it but do I see myself as a future author? Well, that’s the dream.
12. When did you get into reading?
I am pretty sure I started reading actively at the age of 11 or 12. My mom was a huge reader so I definitely got it from her.
13. Favourite classic book?
I really need to read more classic books but for children’s classic’s it has to be the Alice in Wonderland duology by Lewis Carroll. The world is so fleshed out and whimsical and I could get lost in it but I would not like to be Alice in the story at all as she was treated as a total outcast. As for older classic literature, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I studied this for school and although I thoroughly enjoyed it, I need to read it for myself in my own time as I think I will enjoy it even more then. Studying might have taken something away from the story.
14. In school, was your favourite subject English/Language Arts?
Actually, surprisingly no. I did enjoy English a lot but it was not my favourite subject as some of the aspects we have to learn was not in my interest at all and tedious to sit through. My favourite subject in school was Home Economics!
15. If you were given a book as a present that you read before and hated, what would you do?
I would smile genuinely to the person who gave me the present and ask if I could return it to pick up something that was more in my style or I would pass it onto someone who I felt was more suited to the book.
16. What is a lesser known series similar to Harry Potter or The Hunger Games that you know?
This is a really tough question. Harry potter is such a unique series. I can’t think of another serious like it but the published fan fiction Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. The Hunger Games on the other hand, I would highly recommend The Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi!
17.A bad habit you do while filming/writing?
Sometimes when I’m writing blog posts and I go into a different tab to do some research or look up an answer to a question I have, I can sometimes get very distracted and 3 hours later I’m deep in YouTube videos!
18. What is your favourite word?
I don’t know if I have an absolute favourite word but I really like how the words box and fox and words similar sound.
19. Are you a dork, nerd or dweeb?
At first look at this question I was going to say they were all branches of the same thing and I was all three but after doing some research, they all had synonyms such as dull, boring, clumsy. I really don’t think of myself such as that. I thought they meant those who were passionate about things such as gaming or reading, apparently not.
20. Vampires or fairies? Why?
Definitely fairies. they are slightly different with every book and I love learning about their rules and personalities in every books. I find them way more interesting than vampires.
21. Shapeshifters or angels? Why?
When I think of angels, I think of the Mortal Instruments and my heart immediately goes to angels. I got an off feeling from Shapeshifters, can you trust them? They seem the most untrustworthy characters in novels!
22. Spirits or werewolves? Why?
I really like werewolves. I love wolves anyway in the real world. I would love to be able to transform into a werewolf… I think. I like the idea of having a pack also.
23. Zombies or Vampires? Why?
I do not like the idea of the undead coming back to try and eat my brains, no thank you. Vampires, definitely.
24. Love triangles or forbidden love? Why?
I think it is very hard to get a love triangle right before it gets that little bit annoying. Forbidden love is a little bit more exciting. Especially if you really want the two characters to be together, following them on their journey to see if they can overcome their obstacle that may be blocking their love.
25. Finally, Full on romance or action packed with a few love scenes?
Action packed with a few love scenes, definitely! I love both action and romance novels but with the latter option, you get the best of both worlds!
That was a long tag! I would love to hear some of your answers down below! Do we have any similar?
Thank you for reading and I will see you in my next tag!