I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Books. Thank you!
Here are the rules:
- link back and thank the blogger(s) who nominated you.
- answer the eleven questions they give you
- tag up to eleven bloggers who have 200 or less followers
- ask your nominees eleven questions and let them know you tagged them!
Here are my answers to Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Books‘ questions…
1.) What genre would you say is your “comfort zone”?
Good Urban Fantasy, historical fiction, or humorous feel-good, cutesy YA. Combine these and ohmygod…perfection.
2.) How do you deal with reading slumps?
When I fall into reading slumps, it’s usually because I’m burned out on a particular topic, so I’ll try to read something that’s completely different.
3.) Do you prefer long books or short books?
Short books all the way. I groan if a book’s over five-hundred pages(unless it’s written by J.K. Rowling-then I squeal with delight). Brevity is the mark of a true story-teller.
4.) Can you still enjoy a book that has a few stereotypes in the plot?
Umm…generally no. In most cases, stereotypes are a sign of poor story-telling ability. If an author can’t take the time to make their characters original, they won’t have me as a reader.
5.) What are some of your bookish “deal breakers”?
Usually if a book is compared to a previous best seller, like “so-and-so is the next Harry Potter!” I’m usually wary because it usually means the book is lacking something and the publishers are hoping the reader will contribute it by using that comparison. Does that make sense? I am also very judgmental about covers and the status of the author. You’ll never catch me reading James Frey, a.k.a. the I am Number Four and A Million Little Pieces guy. Google him if you need to know why.
6.) If you don’t like the book you’re reading, will you put it down or finish it?
I’ll give it my best. If the writing is atrocious, I’ll only get to like chapter three. If the story is slow/not making sense/etc. I’ll try to stick it out.
7.) Do you prefer standalones or series?
I like both. There are some times when the story is so amazing that I need thirteen books about that world and then there are other times that one book is enough.
8.) What is the book that got you into reading?
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, a.k.a. my favorite book of all time, a.k.a. the book that got me into writing, a.k.a. my favorite book of the series.
9.) What are you currently reading?
I just got done with Legend by Marie Lu and I’m about to start on Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
10.) If you read a book and dislike it, will you still write the review, even if it is negative?
Yes. I’m not one to hold back my opinion.
11.) What was the last really good book you completed?
Ummm…hang on…*pulls up Goodreads* Out of the four and a half to five-star books I’ve read since January, these have stuck with me:
Cold Comfort Farm, Paper Aeroplanes, The Ghost Road, Graduates in Wonderland: The International Misadventures of Two (Almost) Adults
Now that I answered all of Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Books‘ questions, I’m going to tag a few bloggers and write a few questions of my own. I tag: Bookishly Speaking, 52 letters in the alphabet, and The Bookish Girl. *Would tag more but most blogs I checked had already been nominated*
Here are my questions for you:
1. What is the most overrated book or book series?
2. Do you usually buy your books, borrow them from friends/family, or rent them from the library?
3. Physical books or eBooks-which do you prefer? Or do you like both?
4. Weirdest thing you’ve ever used as a bookmark?
5. Favorite book based solely on appearance?
6. Favorite character from any book?
7. Where do you do most of your reading?
8. Who is the worst(as in the most badly written) character you’ve ever encountered?
9. What’s the oldest book you own?
10. Name a book you love, but think its cover is despicable. Why do you hate the cover so much?
11. What is the largest( actual size or page numbers) book you own or have ever read?