the ultimate book tag.

Hi, everyone! Today I thought I’d take a break from Poevember to do the Ultimate Book Tag! Thanks so much to the lovely Lois of You, Me, and a Cup of Tea for tagging me! You should all definitely go and check her blog out! So, without further ado, let’s get started.

1. Do you get sick while reading in the car?

I never used to, but lately I have been, unfortunately. I can read in the front seat of my father’s car without getting sick for some reason, but in any other car I’ll feel nauseous after about fifteen minutes of reading.

2. Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?

The name that comes to mind first is Ayn Rand, especially in her short novel Anthem. Telling a story without using “I”? That’s pretty unique if you ask me!

3. Harry Potter series or the Twilight Saga? Give three points to defend your answer.

HARRY POTTER.

1. DOBBY.

2. DUMBLEDORE.

3. A VERY POTTER MUSICAL.

4. Do you carry a book bag? If so, what’s in it? (besides books)

If by book bag you mean backpack, then yes. Besides books it has all of my school stuff, and probably ways about a fifth of my own weight. No joke. It’s heavy.

5. Do you smell your books?

I smell my books. I smell other people’s books. I smell rooms that have books in them (libraries…?). Smelling books is awesome.

6. Books with or without little illustrations?

Either way is fine with me!

7. What book did you love while reading but discovered later that it wasn’t quality writing?

I don’t know- I think any book that can make me really love it has quality writing in it regardless of who the author is.

8. Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share!

None that come to mind. Sorry!!

9. What is the thinnest book on your shelf?

It’s my copy of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens from when I had to read it in eighth grade. My copy of it has only 68 pages.

10. What is the thickest book on your shelf?

The thickest book I currently own is a bind up of Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This particular collection is the Barnes and Noble one and has 1077 pages- that’s a lot of Sherlock!

11. Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?

I love to write! I’ve always wanted to publish a book, although I don’t think I would set out to do it as my job.

12. When did you get into reading?

As soon as I learned to read, practically. My parents had always read me bedtime stories, so when I finally learned to read on my own I quickly developed an insatiable appetite for words and all things bookish. I regret nothing!

13. What is your favorite classic book?

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It’s short but packed with love, loss, and all of the feelings in between.

14. In school was your best subject Language Arts/English?

Definitely. Math, science and I are not friends.

15. If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated… what would you do?

Depends. I might give it another try if I didn’t hate it that much, but otherwise I would probably donate it.

16. What is a lesser known series that you know of that is similar to Harry Potter or The Hunger Games?

Why? Just read Harry Potter!

17. What is a bad habit you always do (besides rambling) while blogging?

I go into formal essay writing mode and lose all personality in my writing. Sometimes it’s hard for me to change my writing style because I’m so used to writing formal essays and articles.

18. What is your favorite word?

Ooh! I don’t think I’ve ever been asked this question before! Let’s think… the first word that comes to mind right now is “bookish” so let’s go with that. It’s so under appreciated- people, this is our word!

19. Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?

I usually call myself a nerd, but those other two certainly apply. But why get all bogged down with labels? If my love for books and learning means I’m a nerd or a dork or a dweeb, then so be it!

20. Vampires or fairies? Why?

Fairies, because they’re not going to feast on my blood.

21. Shapeshifters or angels? Why?

Angels, because they’re nice.

22. Spirits or werewolves? Why?

Spirits, because they’re not going to hunt me down every full moon.

23. Zombies or vampires?

This is a terrible question. Both options are really not pleasant, but I’m going to have to go with vampires. Zombies freak me out and I’d rather be turned into a vampire than a brain-eating zombie.

24. Love triangle or forbidden love?

Love triangle, assuming the person in the middle picks the person I want them to! Haha 🙂

25. Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?

Definitely the latter. I think that romance books, no matter how well written, can get a bit boring after a while. I’d much rather read about crazy adventures with a few relationships added to the mix.

This tag was so much fun to do! And guess what? I TAG YOU! That’s right, I tag everyone to do this tag!

Thanks again to Lois for tagging me!

Yours,

HOLLY

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