1. Do you get sick while reading in the car?
Nope. I never get any form of motion sickness whatsoever… stick me on the rockiest boat, the most turbulent airplane, driving down Canterbury Road (total Sydney joke) and nothing, I have a great time with all the bumps. I actually enjoy them!
2. Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?
Truman Capote. I adore his style. It speaks so beautifully and yet remains so grounded.
3. Harry Potter Series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer.
Not even a challenge.
1) It’s really wise and deep
3) No creepy stalkers… other than Harry and Draco. Their dynamic is interesting.
4. Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is in it (besides books…)?
I have a big handbag, which I have an extraordinary amount of crap in, including books, laptop, wallet, notebook, pencil case, makeup, kitchen sink… you know. The average. But yes, there’s usually a book in there somewhere.
5. Do you smell your books?
Yep. UNASHAMED. Bring it.
I spent the other afternoon in the library and I SNIFFED THE BOOKS. It was glorious.
6. Books with or without little illustrations?
Without, unless they’re particularly cute or interesting.
7. What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing?
Twilight. I still probably wouldn’t hate it, I have fond memories (since I read it way before the hype) but the fangirls killed it. Perils of going to an all girl’s school.
8. Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share!
Not really… Only pestering my mum for a new book because I’d already finished the book she bought me the day before!
9. What is the thinnest book on your shelf?
Possibly Confessions of an English Opium Eater, though I have no idea why I still have it, since I hated it with a burning passion.
10. What is the thickest book on your shelf?
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy or The Count of Monte Christo by Alexandre Dumas.
11. Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?
I used to, but I don’t anymore. I’ve thought about starting up again, but don’t have the confidence at this point in time.
12. When did you get into reading?
I don’t even remember not reading… I’m pretty sure I was born with a book in my hand.
13. What is your favorite classic book?
Jane Eyre or Pride and Prejudice
14. In school was your best subject Language Arts/English?
My best subject was History and Geography, even though I hated Geography. I didn’t get good marks in English in high school because the English teachers didn’t like me. They had their favourites and I was not one of them, no matter what I did. I kinda want to go back and shove my current work in their ratty little judging faces!
15. If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated…what would you do?
I’d donate it to the Red Cross, or give it to someone who I thought would like it.
I had to tell an uncle of mine to stop buying me books, coz he always managed to pick books I really didn’t like!
17. What is a bad habit you always do (besides rambling) while blogging?
Being overly critical. Though I’m not even sure it’s necessarily bad, because being critical isn’t a bad thing. I just get critical over little things that probably don’t matter.
18. What is your favorite word?
Can you tell I’m a history freak?
19. Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?
Don’t think I’ve ever used the other two at any point in my life.
20. Vampires or Fairies? Why?
Ahhhhhh…. Fairies. I’ve always liked fairies. I have a little fairy statue collection, they’re so cute.
21. Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?
Shapeshifters, coz it would be cool to be able to do that!
22. Spirits or Werewolves? Why?
Spirits. I’m a mad ghost story lover, I loveeee ghosts.
23. Zombies or Vampires?
24. Love Triangle or Forbidden Love
If I had to choose one, I’d go forbidden love. But neither of them is particularly appealing to me.
25. AND FINALLY: Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?
Full on romance. Preferably with some element of credible danger or cuteness, or even better, a ghost.
My perfect love story would involve the sassy ghost of a highlander, haunting a mansion and coming across a woman who lives there. They then have a sass fest and fall in love.
That was fun!
I tag anyone who wants to do this, but also I specifically tag:
Rachel @ Confessions of a Book Geek
Anjana @ The Resurgent Bookworm
Jessica @ The Bookworm Chronicles
Holly @ Nut Free Nerd
Cristina @ Girl in the Pages
Elizabeth @ The Bookish Universe