The Book Blogger Test Tag

The lovely Chelle from Chelle’s Book Ramblings has tagged me on this fun tag! Thank you so much, Chelle!! I love the way she expresses what she thinks in thoughtful, measured and honest ways in her blog, and I particularly enjoy Chelle’s discussion posts! Here are a few I loved reading: Strong Female Lead Vs Damsel in Distress, Reviewing New Releases vs “Older” Books, The Appeal of the Fictional Bad Boy.

Rules

1. Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog

2. Answer the ten questions asked on this post

3. Nominate at least five people to do it also

Top 3 book pet hates

  1. Cover change in a book series! You’re happily collecting your books and they look pretty together… and then the last book comes out and doesn’t match the others at all. Ughhh.
  2. Keeping books I will not read again on my shelves. They just stare at me accusingly, and I just know someone else would actually enjoy them more than me. So I like giving those away to language schools (I read mostly in English and some stuff in Portuguese), or friends.
  3. Neon-colored books. I know, very specific. But shiny green shiny pink books just don’t attract me.

Perfect reading spot

Trains and my bed! There is something about the constant background noise in trains that just helps me shut out the world and concentrate. And in bed I can change positions a thousand times, which not all armchairs allow me to do.

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Three book confessions

  1. I judge books by their font. If the writing is too big, I assume they’re trying to pretend the book is thicker and more dense than it is. If it’s too small, I assume it’s boring. Neither is true, I know, but it’s what I think.
  2. I hate the dark brooding guy vs. lighter nice guy trope. I don’t particularly have much against love triangles, but I do hate the color-coding: the dark haired boy is moody, temperamental and borderline abusive but sexy and steamy, and the light haired one is sweet, gentlemanly, patient, also gorgeous but not quite as steamy. Ughh.
  3. I break spines if I think it’ll make reading more comfortable. Please don’t kill me!

Last time you cried reading a book

I don’t really cry reading books, but The Nightingale broke my heart… I had to take pauses from reading to avoid crying.

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Number of books on your bedside table

Two! I try my best to read one book at a time, it helps me keep plotlines apart and makes it easier to review them. But yeah, doesn’t really always work out that way, since I am a mood reader and if I get on a historical fiction mood while reading a contemporary… I will start a historical fiction. And thus my book monogamy is ruined.

Favorite reading snack

Chocolate!

Three books you’d recommend to anyone

  1. Americanah, by Chimamanda Adichie Ngozi (Contemporary love story set in Nigeria, US and UK, strongly focuses on xenophobia, racism, sexism, BEAUTIFULLY written)
  2. Dark Matter, by Blake Crouch (a science fiction thriller even for those who don’t like science fiction!)
  3. The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas (YA contemporary, the most relevant book you’ll read this year. If you think you don’t like YA, I challenge you to read this one!)

A picture of your favorite bookshelf

My what-I-hope-to-read-soon shelf (picture from late September, it’s probably somewhat different by now!):

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Say hi to the Dutch kitty watching my books! 🙂

How much books mean to you (in three words)

Am nobody otherwise.

Biggest reading secret

Mom, I was reading Harry Potter under the blankets after you told us to sleep 15 years ago. Sorry.

I tag:

Stephanie’s Novel Fiction

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Darque Dreamer Reads

Kourtni Reads

Ally Writes Things

Fictionophile

46 thoughts on “The Book Blogger Test Tag

  1. awww thanks for tagging me! this is so cool!! i loved your answers! and yes, i also break the spine if it’s more comfortable to read! i am also very picky when it comes to the font. not the size really, but there is one font that i totally hate. i can’t read the book fast then, because it’s disturbing for me. i try not to buy books with that specific font 😀

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  2. Haha! I can relate to the changing of the covers. That literally drives me insane! Breaking spines though; aaah you break my heart with that one. Broken spines are the devil!

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  3. I totally judge books by their fonts, too. If the font is really small, I also assume it’s going to be boring even though I know that’s probably not true!
    Thanks so much for tagging me! I’ll try to get to it soon 🙂

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    • Ah so good to know! I thought I wouldn’t make it out alive when I confessed I break the spine hahaha And yes, I did meet one person who doesn’t judge covers (according to him), but I think most people do, consciously or not.

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  4. Midpoint cover changes or last book cover changes are the absolute worst! I have to have matching sets and that just ruins my collection. Shockingly I don’t have any books on my bedside table, but that’s because I can’t really read in bed anymore.

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      • I love reading in bed, but my boyfriend works 1st shift and I work 2nd, so when I get home he’s been asleep for a couple hours and it would be rude for me to turn on the light and read in bed. So if I really want to read before bed I have to do it on the couch in the living room.

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