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The Book Blogger Test Tag

Hey all, Dani here.

Wow, just a couple more days left in November. Now I’ll be completely honest and say that I might scale back my posting schedule a bit in December. There are a lot of books I’d like to read and that is so much easier if I’m not spending so many hours writing up posts. But, as those of you who have followed this blog for awhile might realize, I’m not good at sticking to a scaled back schedule, so it’ll basically be posts whenever I feel inspired. Currently I have posts planned out for roughly half of December, and if the reading goes well then I’ll have a bunch of reviews up as well. I suppose we’ll just see what happens.

Anyway, today I have another tag for all of you. I tagged myself in this one after seeing it on Katie’s blog at Never Not Reading. So thanks Katie for the “tag yourself if you want to do this” and I’m looking forward to answering the questions.

But first: the rules.

  • thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog
  • answer the ten questions asked on this post
  • nominate at least five people to do it also

Okay, well let’s dive into the questions.

1. Top 3 Book Pet Hates

  1. I hate it when they change cover designs in the middle of a series. I have to have matching sets and so this drives me crazy
  2. I cannot stand getting a used book and finding writing scribbled in the margins. Or highlighting. It just bothers me so much. There were a couple times in university where one of the books for class was only available in used format through the bookstore, and I would sit there and go through the stack book by book, looking for the one that had no writing, or if that wasn’t possible then the least amount of writing. Actually, my favorite professor (who was also my academic adviser) used to tease me for being a book purist. Her books have so many notes in the margins from the many many times she has read them.
  3. I don’t actually know if this is really a pet peeve/hate on par with the first two, but I don’t like when a cover is misleading. Like if there is a badass looking female holding weapons on the front, I expect some kind of warrior character inside the pages, not an indecisive whiny damsel in distress type.

2. Perfect Reading Spot

Umm…anywhere I can read is a good reading spot, but I guess the perfect reading spot is a big comfy chair with blankets, and a table nearby to hold whatever I’m drinking, a snack, and probably another book or two in case I decide to have a marathon reading day.

3. 3 Book Confessions

  1. I am super picky about who I let borrow my books. I keep a list of who has borrowed books and what books they have, and the standard rule is that if you return the book damaged then you have to buy a replacement copy. I guess I’m like a library that way; I just don’t have due dates/late fees.
  2. I do judge books by their covers. An attractive cover or a catchy title will get me to read the book summary, and that summary lets me know if I’m buying the book or putting it back down.
  3. I sometimes think that I treat books better than I do people, but I’ve been working on that. It’s just that I can trust books to be there when I need them and I know that when life gets tough I know I have my books to help me through. Of course now I get that kind of support from my boyfriend too, but thankfully he understands just how important books are to my life.

4. Last Time You Cried Reading a Book

I mean the last time I teared up a little bit was while readingΒ Kat and Meg Conquer the World by Anna Priemaza. But the last time I full on cried was probably reading Rupi Kaur’s poetry.

5. Number of Books on Your Bedside Table

ZERO. I don’t really get the chance to read in bed right now because my boyfriend goes to sleep a couple hours before I get off work.

6. Favorite Reading Snack

Something easy to grab like pretzels or gummi bears or something. Basically I have to be able to grab at it with only one hand while my face is buried in the book. And I prefer for it not to be greasy or cheese covered, nothing that will risk damaging the pages.

7. 3 Books You’d Recommend to Anyone

  1. Colorworld by Rachel E Kelly
  2. Mistborn: the Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
  3. All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis
  4. (bonus book)Β The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

8. A Picture of Your Favorite Bookshelf

I can’t pick a favorite. I love so many books and I have them organized alphabetically so my favorites are scattered all over.

9. How Much Books Mean to You (in 3 words)

My Happy Place

10. Biggest Reading Secret

I don’t know that I actually have reading secrets. I’m pretty much an open book when it comes to reading habits or preferences, etc.

Oooh…tag time. I have no idea who all has done this tag already, because I do believe it is an older one. So if you would like to do this tag, then I TAG YOU!

20 thoughts on “The Book Blogger Test Tag”

  1. Mistborn (and pretty much all of Brandon Sanderson’s work) is just wonderful! I’m glad to see it among your favorites!
    I almost never eat at all when I’m reading. The thought of possibly getting something on my beloved books is simple too disturbing!

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    1. It is so hard to narrow favorites down to such a small number. That’s always my least favorite part of tag prompt and questions.

      I know the feeling. Thankfully I am very careful when it comes to my books and I’ve had years to figure out what snacks and/or meals I can handle while reading.


  2. I’m glad it’s not just me who has a problem with eating message snacks while reading! If it’s a particularly nice book, I sometimes get too nervous to even drink tea πŸ˜‚

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      1. I used to be able to say the same until an unfortunate incident with a very pretty copy of Harry Potter and a blueberry smoothie… now I’m very nervous about drinks and books πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆ

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  3. Sounds like such a fun tag to do! Maybe I’ll do it on my blog in the future! And I hate it so much when I want to buy a cover of a third book in a series and suddenly all the covers have changed!! It just makes me wait until a series is all the way finished to buy them πŸ˜†
    Don’t we all judge books by there cover? πŸ˜† First impression is everything!
    Great post!

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    1. Yay! I look forward to seeing your answers.

      The matching cover issue is why I don’t own all the books in Julie Kagawa’s Blood of Eden trilogy. The third book never came out in paperback, and the covers changed for book two of the hardcovers, so there is no way to have a matched set.

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