Thank you to Fernanda @ Mystery Date With a Book for tagging me! You should check out her lovely blog if you haven’t done so already! It took me a long time to get to this tag, but I really enjoyed answering these questions because they prompted me to reflect on some ideas I hadn’t visited in a while.
Here are the rules:
- Link back to whoever tagged you.
- Discuss based on these questions, or create your own to help you out!
Do you have any childhood favorites (I’m thinking along the lines of those chapter books in elementary school)?
There were many series I loved as a child, but the ones I remember impacting me the most were the Warriors series and all the Nancy Drew novels. Cats with superpowers thrilled me, and in elementary school, I hoped to either become a detective like Nancy or a lawyer like her father!
Is there a book/series that really got your reading hobby snowballing?
Definitely Percy Jackson and the Olympians! After starting (and finishing) that series, I became a huge Rick Riordan fan, and moved on to two of his other series – The Kane Chronicles and The Heroes of Olympus – as well as many others.
Are there any books you enjoyed, even though you had to read them for school?
I’ve actually enjoyed the majority of the books I’ve read for school. Some of my favorites include The Great Gatsby, The Things They Carried, and Of Mice and Men, to name a few. I love reading classics, and try to explore older literature in my leisure time as well.
Was there a book that changed the genres you read? (i.e. were you an avid reader of contemporary, but now it’s all about those dragons?)
Contemporary has always been my favorite genre as it is the easiest to relate to, but I’ve recently fallen for fantasy after reading (and loving!) Red Queen. You can check out my review of the novel here, and my review for its sequel, Glass Sword, here.
Are there any other books/series that hold a special place in your heart?
Many, many novels hold a special place in my heart, but if I had to pick one worth sharing it’d be To Kill a Mockingbird. To Kill a Mockingbird is the only novel that I’ve ever reread, and I plan on doing so many more times. Every time I pick up the novel, I learn something new about myself, the characters, or society as a whole.
What kind of bookworm are you now? You can mention anything. Can you easily read 100 books in 6 months? A slower reader? Are you a mood reader or do you set book goals? Do you hoard books? Do you have 79084 books on your TBR list?
This is something I’ve never thought about until now! I’m definitely an avid bookworm, and I’ve been one since I learned how to read (my parents have plenty of stories about my obsessions with literature and writing as a child). I’m a relatively fast reader, and I can usually finish a book within a few hours if I have time. I don’t set book goals; rather, I just try to read as much as possible, whenever possible, since I honestly can’t think of a single time when I wasn’t in the mood to read. And, as many of you already know, my TBR list has gotten impossibly long!
Do you have a shelfie for us?
Unfortunately, I don’t have a shelfie since my bookshelves are a bit cluttered and not in one location. I also borrow extensively from the library and only buy books I really, really love, so most of the books I own are required school reading material (but some of my favorites, nonetheless!).
- Jill @ Rant and Rave About Books
- Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews
- Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads
- Cat @ The Book Finch
I encourage anyone who wants to do this tag to go for it even if I didn’t list your blog! It’s a lot of fun answering these questions and reading everyone’s answers! 🙂