So I have been reading a lot of book blogs lately, for what should be rather apparent reasons. I mean I have always read a few but lately, I have been upping my game so to speak. I was reading Reading with Rendz which somehow led me to Blogger Books, which is where I found this tag.
It seems so simple and cute I thought I would give it a go. Hopefully you all enjoy reading it and understand a bit more about how I work as a reader.
Who – Who’s an author you’d like to have a one on one with?
Oh there are so many authors I would love the chance to talk to, Judy Blume, Bruce Coville and R.L. Stine who’s stories lit the fire of reading, J.K. Rowling whose stories I have read repetitively, the Bronte’s who wrote with such dark truth. But I think it would really have to be Neil Gaiman who never ceases to make my amazed at the power of words he truly astounds me at times. Some of his writing so neatly flips your world view you don’t even understand how, while other times each sentence he writes in like a hammer to your fragile reality jarring and irreversibly changed.
What – What genre or style do you most gravitate to?
Young Adult Fantasy, Thriller, or Magical Realism seem to make up most of my reading, although a good urban fantasy is good too. I don’t like high fantasy too much as it always seems like it’s trying to hard.
Where – Where do you prefer to read?
Anywhere that I can, I read on the bus and train a lot, but my preferred spaces are either in bed, curled up on the couch with my dog, or in a hot bath. Although I do get a lot of reading done via audio book while I cook and clean as well.
When – What time of the day do you prefer to read?
During the work week, I listen to an audio book while I get ready in the morning and then read on the train and bus to work, but I enjoy it most when I get home to unwind and then before bed as well. During the weekend I try to make at least every other Saturday a “reading” day where I just read as much as I want to. Still mostly mornings and evenings, with the day being filled with chores and boringness.
Why – Why is your favorite book your favourite book?
My favourite book is probably The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, which I know sounds really goth. I guess the key is I have made a pretty clear delineation between Sylvia Plath’s Life and Esther Greenwood which makes this book overall uplifting and encouraging. This book has so many poignant moments and uplifting passages and things that I hold onto till this day. Whenever I’m feeling stressed I can always calm myself by listening to my heart bray “I am, I am I am”! Inshort it literally changed my life, what I wanted from it and the way I view my own mental health.
Bonus – How do you go about selecting what you’ll read next?
I generally am a Mood reader but I try to limit my selection by what I have chosen before with a broad range chosen by things I “need” to read (ie. ARCs, New Release, Readathons), things I want to read, and new purchases.
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