Unfortunately, I'm one of those people who just can't read in the car. I get carsick really easily. From time to time I have tried reading in the car to see whether I've outgrown my carsickness (if that even is a thing) but no. :( That is a major inconvenience for me as reading in the car is always better than having nothing to do (I'll also get more reading time!) but guess I'll just have to put up with it.
2. Which author's writing style is completely unique to you and why?
There are a few authors whose writing style really appeals to me but for the sake of this question, I have two, Rick Riordan and Cassandra Clare. It's a tie.
I really like Rick Riordan's writing because he always makes the story amusing and I will always have a great time reading his books. It's harder for me to explain why I feel that Cassandra Clare's writing style is unique to me but she stands out in my mind, I'll tell you that.
Read what Cassandra Clare said about her writing style HERE!
3. Harry Potter series or The Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer.
I like both, but my answer is definitely going to be the Harry Potter series. One, because Harry Potter was the first series that I've been so obsessed with when I grew up. Harry Potter wasn't my first book, but it was one that engaged me in the wizarding world . Two, because Harry is just plain awesome. Three, because reading about Harry and his adventures changed my perspective about a lot of things and it also taught me to be brave and kind.
4. Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is in it (besides books...?)
If this question meant a certain bag that I only use to put books in, then yes. I did buy a bag mainly to put my books in when I go out. Usually I will only put my iPad and sometimes a water bottle in it because the bag's going to be extremely heavy if I put too many things in it. Another reason for why I don't put many things in the bag except for books is that I'm afraid of damaging the books. I'd hate to see a slightly bent cover because of something I put in my bag!
5. Do you smell your books?
I never knew that not smelling your books was an option, but yes. I like hugging my books more though. :)
6. Books with or without little illustrations?
That depends on the type of book I'm reading, but more often then not I prefer books with little illustrations.
7. What book did you love while reading but discovered later that it wasn't quality writing?
Oh, oh, I have just the book for this question! It is The One by Kiera Cass. If you haven't read this series, The One is the third book of The Selection trilogy. While I liked The Selection, the second and third book I hated. If you want to know more, you can read my book talk on The One HERE.
8. Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share!
I had to stop typing and try to think of something for this question, and now I have a really -and hopefully, hilarious- story in mind! Be prepared to fall off your chair -or whatever you're sitting on- and roll around on the floor laughing until you're out of breath!
Just kidding. I don't have any funny stories from my childhood. I was a lame kid. I apologize.
UPDATE. I was thinking about books this afternoon and remembered a somewhat amusing story from my childhood. Let me share.
As I mentioned before in a post, I don't like reading around people. They disrupt my reading and I just don't like it.
When I was small, I hated reading around people, too. One day, I was at the bookstore with my parents. It was a pretty large bookstore, it was spacious and there was also a freaking reading corner, but it was littered with books and kids were crawling all over the place.
I had been picky about my reading surroundings since I was small. I didn't want to read there. I wanted somewhere quiet, someplace small but comfy. And mostly, I didn't want anyone there.
Most people would take their books and squash themselves between rows of unpopular books. I, however, chose to squash myself in the space between the back of the counter and the transparent glass wall that surrounded the bookstore.
I was elated to have found such a good place to read. It was exactly my size, it was clean, and get this: NO ONE WOULD FIND ME HERE. I was so focused on my newfound reading spot that I totally forgot about the shoppers walking by at the other side of the glass wall.
I must've looked like such a freak. There were probably a lot of finger-pointing at the-kid-reading behind-the-counter.
AND I DIDN'T NOTICE A THING. I remember tipping my head up from my book and a man was gesturing at me. My brain didn't want to interpret the action and I continued with my reading.
Within minutes, a shop assistant and I'm guessing the same man that was waving at me were standing at the entrance to my reading spot. I was so engrossed in my book that I wasn't aware of their presence until the kind shop assistant asked me to come out -which I didn't want to- and to please go and read at their reading corner -which made me want to scream. I JUST FOUND THIS PLACE AND NOW YOU'RE KICKING ME OUT?!
If I was any bigger than the age I was at that time it would've been awkward. I was just small enough to avoid any annoying questions.
Hilarious. Moving on!
9. What is the thinnest book on your shelf?
I had to get my ass -which is very uncooperative, by the way- off the chair and walk over the bookshelf to see which book is the thinnest on my shelf. That is probably the most exercise I got today.
The thinnest book I have on my shelf is The World of Veronica Roth's #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING Divergent series. Yes, I just had to type all of that out. Its actually a bonus booklet included in the Divergent box set but it'll do.
It is by far the most thinnest book on my shelf and I don't think its title is going to be beaten for a very long time.
10. What is the thickest book on your shelf?
I don't have to check my bookshelf to know the answer to this question, and it is City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare. Read my book talk on City of Heavenly Fire HERE !
11. Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?
I never told you guys this, but I have dreamed of being an author since I was small! I know I still have a long way to go, but I'm determined! It's also one of the reasons why I buy and read books so much!
12. When did you get into reading?
First off, I have to thank my mom for getting me to read. I don't know if I would've gotten into reading had my mom not bought books for me to read when I was very small, but I've started reading from a small age. Probably around the age of five or six.
13. What is your favorite classic book?
I could count the number of classics I've read with just one hand, but I'd most definitely say Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I love reading about the adventures and hardships the girls faced as they grew up, and the book touched my heart. Little Women is not only my favorite classic book, but one of my absolute favorite books, and I would strongly recommend this book if you are looking for a classic that won't bore you to death.
14. In school, what was your best subject, Language Arts or English?
15. If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated...what would you do?
I would still be very happy and surprised because not many people has given me books as a present before. I would feel sort of disappointed though, because I won't be able to love this present, and I'll probably just stuff the book into the back of my bookshelf.
16. What is a lesser known series that you know of that is similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger Games?
As I didn't really get this question, I'm going to assume that it meant which series you like as much as you liked HP/THG.
The Percy Jackon series, written by Rick Riordan. It isn't dystopian fiction like The Hunger Games, but reading about the Greek mythology in the Percy Jackson series is as good as reading dystopian fiction. This series is popular but I still feel that a lot of people haven't read the series because they thought it was going to be "childish". It's not. If you're refraining from reading Percy Jackson because of the same reason, go read it because it's awesome and not at all childish.
(question 17 was skipped because it was unsuitable to be included in here)
18. What is your favorite word?
I have still yet to come across a word that I'd take more of a liking compared to other words.
19. Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?
All of the above, I guess, because I don't really care.
20. Vampires or Fairies?
My affection for fairies ceased to be after I finished City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare, so vampires it is, then.
21. Shapeshifters or Angels?
I don't know. Both are cool.
22. Spirits or Werewolves?
Again, I don't have much of an answer but probably werewolves.
23. Zombies or Vampires?
24. AND FINALLY: Full-on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?
Definitely action-packed with a few love scenes. I'm a sucker for romance, but I'd usually prefer action books with romance, because while plain romance would probably be too boring for me, a good book always needs a good romance in it!
So that's it for The Ultimate Book Tag, I hope you enjoyed this book tag, have a good day, and happy reading!