The Ultimate Book Tag

Posted March 25, 2015 by Stormy in Books / 8 Comments

I wasn’t tagged specifically by anyone to do this tag, but I saw it on Quinn’s blog & and it looked really fun. I do tags pretty rarely(only if the questions REALLY interested me), but I really wanted to answer some of these questions.

1. Do you get sick while reading in the car?

I don’t get car sick, but I sometimes get headaches.

2. Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?

I’m gonna have to steal Quinn’s answer of Maggie Stiefvater because she’s the first author that popped into my head. I’m in awe of her writing ability and I want to know how it feels to have her imagination.

3. Harry Potter Series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer.

Harry Potter! I never read the Twilight books past the first one, so. . . my points are:

1)I’m not qualified to talk about Twilight b/c I haven’t read past the first one
2) Harry Potter has MAGIC and most importantly, DRAGONS. Vampires can’t compete with dragons.3) Harry Potter is less romance-focused, which is what I prefer(thank goodness, because as great of a writer JK Rowling is, getting me to believe in the romances she writes stresses the limits of my reading ability).

4. Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is in it (besides books…)?

No, but I carry a very large purse and I generally have either a paperback in it or my kindle, and I definitely always have my phone with the kindle app.

5. Do you smell your books?

Not really. . . but sometimes I pet them if the covers have a nice texture. I love the texture of the dust jacket for Not a Drop to Drink. It’s why it’s remained on my shelf even though I wasn’t a huge fan of the book(that, and because my copy is signed & personalized).

6. Books with or without little illustrations?

I love when books have illustrations! But it doesn’t bother me when they don’t.

7. What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing?

Er, yeah, I agree with Quinn that I’m not a huge fan of the phrase “quality writing”. That’s so subjective!

8. Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share!

Ha, I wish I did but I really don’t think I do.

9. What is the thinnest book on your shelf?

I think it’s Quidditch Through the Ages or Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

10. What is the thickest book on your shelf?

Under the Dome by Stephen King.

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

Yes & I hope so! I don’t talk about writing a whole lot on the blog but I’ve definitely mentioned it.

12. When did you get into reading?

I honestly don’t remember. I’ve *always* been a reader. My parents read a lot to me as soon as I was born and then I just grew up loving books(my parents aren’t big readers, though.)

13. What is your favorite classic book?

The Count of Monte Cristo most of the times. Sometimes I say Jane Eyre instead, but those two are my favorites.

14. In school was your best subject Language Arts/English?

History was actually my best subject, but English was up there too.

15. If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated… What would you do?

Nothing, really. Just accept the gift. It’s not their fault I hated the book!

17. What is a bad habit you always do (besides rambling) while blogging?

I often skip proof-reading my posts(oops).

18. What is your favorite word?

Vivid. I love how it sounds.

19. Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?

Do people still even use the word “dweeb”? I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone use it outside of ’90s sitcoms in the past decade.

20. Vampires or Fairies? Why?

Eh is my reaction to both of those, but I’d take fairies over vampires any day.

21. Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?

I think shapeshifters because there’s more to play around with there.

22. Spirits or Werewolves? Why?

Spirits for sure. I think I like werewolves less than I like vampires, and that’s saying something.

23. Zombies or Vampires?

Oh gosh, vampires. I HATE zombies. HATE HATE.

24. Love Triangle or Forbidden Love?

Forbidden love! There are some love triangles I like, but for the most part they’re over-done.

25. AND FINALLY: Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?

Action action action. I can take or leave the romance in any book. There are certainly some romances I’ve really rooted for, but it’s not a requirement for me to enjoy a book.

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8 responses to “The Ultimate Book Tag

  1. OK, I feel so much better knowing that there is yet someone else who did not love Not A Drop to Drink, and someone else who doesn’t completely love the romances in HP. Well, OK, I have one more book to go, so maybe I’ll change my mind, but I’m not super convinced by them at the moment, and it seems like some of the relationships are always making people’s Top 10 Best Romances lists or whatever.

    • Stormy

      I was so saddened by my reaction to NaDtD because I was looking forward to it SO much, and I even got my copy signed & personalized because I just KNEW I would love it. . . and then, no.
      I love Harry Potter so much, but in my opinion the romances are the weakest part of the series. JK Rowling is very good at constructing intricate plots and foreshadowing & a ton of other things, but romance is not her strong area imo.

    • Stormy

      It’s such a great word!
      Haha, I know. I’m not a fan of Twilight bashing, but between the two. . . HP all the way.

    • Stormy

      It was really fun to answer these questions!
      There’s a handful of authors I think have a pretty unique and distinct style, but Maggie Stiefvater is at the top of my list because it’s not just her voice and style but also the types of stories she tells.

  2. Great tag! I agree with you that love triangles are so overdone. I choose forbidden love as well. And I don’t mind it if books don’t have romance. I love action!

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