Hello, hope you’re having a good week! I’m currently reading City of Glass but I’ve been quite busy lately so it’s taking me a little longer than anticipated. However, I do enjoy doing a good tag and I’ve seen this one floating about and it looked fun so I decided to take part so here we go!
1. Have you ever damaged a book?
No, well not deliberately. Unfortunately, I always end up ruining the spine but personally, this doesn’t bother me. But I do have a few books that definitely look…worn. Yet I’ve never ripped a page and all my books remain readable. The worst has to be the books I have to read for my English class because those have to survive being in my bag.
2. Have you ever damaged a borrowed book?
Nope, because I genuinely don’t borrow books. I don’t want to risk ruining it likewise I tend to prefer to own them so I can take my time reading it whenever I want. Though, if I was to borrow them I’d be even more careful, but accidents do happen and if it was bad I’d simply have to replace it.
3. How long does it take you to read a book?
It very much depends, it could take me 2 days to up to 3 weeks. Usually, I read contemporaries really fast because I find that they read easy and flow swiftly. The first half of the book definitely takes me longer, when the book gets going I can sometimes read the last 200 pages in one night since they’re typically the most intense and compelling pages.
Similarly, it also depends what I’m doing that week as when I’m at college I read a lot less since I have less time. But basically, it all depends on the book, whether I’m understanding whats going on and how gripped I am.
4. Books that you haven’t finished?
Shockingly, I haven’t not finished a book. Therefore, I typically only read books that I’m so excited to be reading anyways and urge myself to just finish it. Don’t get me wrong there have been books I wish finished faster or that I didnt want to finish. However once I’ve started I just have to finish it, then I can least talk about why I had these opinions about it after, but I certainly understand why you might decide not to finish a book.
5. Hyped/popular books that you don’t like?
Not sure, there hasn’t been any I majorly disliked but then again I have plenty of popular books I have simply decided not to read all together.
Though I’m currently reading the Mortal Instruments and sadly I’m questioning the hype because I’m not enjoying Clary as a character although I will talk more about this in my review once ive finished the book.
6. Is there a book that you wouldn’t tell anyone you were reading?
Not that I can think of, perhaps if it was some cringe smutty romance maybe I’d leave that out but I don’t read much of that genre anyways so it doesn’t really matter.
7. How many books do you own?
No clue, I don’t currently have my shelf up since we are moving stuff around the house so I anxiously have piles of books all over so I’m not quite sure at the moment. I wish I could easily sell my books but I’m really bad at just hoarding them instead.
8. Are you a fast reader or a slow reader?
I’ve always considered myself a slow reader, especially when I see a lot of people on my bookstagram flying through books in a day. I tend to take my time, yet I typically aim to read at least 50 pages a day.
9. Do you like to buddy read?
Never tried it, but would love to! I’d have to find someone of with similar pace as me and I don’t think I’d buddy read on a college week but I’d definitely do it over summer or on a holiday.
I’ve seen people in the community do it like a buddy read on a bigger scale, where people have a larger group chat here they monthly read a book together and I’d love to take part in one of those. Anyone interested?
10. Do you read better in your head or out loud?
In my head, I just read quicker plus I genuinely hate reading out loud since I always stumble over words and feel uncomfortable. So definitely reading in my head is just easier.
11. If you were only allowed to own one book, what would it be and why?
Hard… I love them all and I don’t typically re-read books anyways. But if I had to chose it’d had to be one of the Throne of Glass books probably Empire of Storms since it leaves me wanting more, along with goosebumps. It’s so intense, thrilling and emotional I love it!
Thanks for reading x