I saw this tag over on Kourtni’s blog, Kourtni Reads, and wanted to give it a try. It looked fun! Here goes:
Do you have any childhood favorites (I’m thinking along the lines of those chapter books in elementary school)?
Junie B Jones, for sure. I loved those book! Magic Tree House rings a bell too. I know those were my brother’s favorites, but I enjoyed reading them too!
Is there a book/series that really got your reading hobby snowballing?
Snowballing? Yes. It was actually Fifty Shades of Grey. I know, I see all of you shaking your heads. I liked reading when I was a kid, but then I stopped for a quite a few years. I picked it back up after Cosmopolitan Magazine recommended Fifty Shades of Grey as a must read. Naturally, I had to see what the hype was. I really enjoyed them. I started reading more and more, and now: I run a book blog. Yep, it definitely snowballed my reading!
Are there any books you enjoyed, even though you had to read them for school?
To Kill a Mockingbird. I’ve read that book twice, and I still like it. The Canterbury Tales was super good too. I thought it would be boring because of the language, but I was so wrong! Oh, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The latter two, I read in college during some of my English classes. I found them really interesting. I also found myself wondering I had not read them before!
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?)
Oh yes. Would it be bad to mention Fifty Shades of Grey again? It was my first erotic book. Of course, before that, I had read books with sex in it. But it was never in detail or anything of the like. It was more just implying they had sex. Now, I do read erotica. And I enjoy it! 😛
Are there any other books/series that hold a special place in your heart?
There is so many! Kissed by an Angel by Elizabeth Chandler was the first huge book I read – 700 pages! It’s also my favorite book. To date, It Ends With Us holds a special place because I am so damn proud of Lily. I have been in her shoes. I know what it felt like. ❤
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?
What a loaded question. Ummm. I am a cute bookworm? Haha. Hell no, I cannot read 100 books in 6 months. That would be nice though. I could maybe read 65 in a year. If that. I would say I am more of a medium reader? I usually read a book a week. Sometimes more, sometimes less. It honestly just depends. As for mood: I was a total mood reader. Sometimes I still am. I do set book goals, or my monthly TBR, only because I do accept review requests (and NetGalley, come on.). But I usually try to fit at least 1 book a month into my TBR that is not for review. I’m hoping this new year will bring less review books and more of what tempts me. Yes, I hoard books. No, I do not have 79084 books on my TBR – more like 1500. Haha!
Do you have a shelfie for us?
Actually…. No. I don’t have a bookcase for all my books right now. So they’re stuffed (read: messily organized) onto two shelves in a walk in closet. Yep, it’s my chaotic mess.