Back again with another book tag post! Two in two months? I’m as shocked as you are tbh. Post diversity? I don’t know her.
*smiles* Anyway, I saw this tag on Wild Heart Reads and was interested to answer the questions and share those answers with y’all! Again, I hope you’ll share some of your own with me in the comments!
1) What was the last book you read?
As I’m typing this post, the last book I read was AMERICAN LOVE STORY by Adriana Herrera!
2) Was it a good one?
Yes! I loved both the main characters and the ways the author handled the difficult topics she tackled within.
3) What made it good?
The characters–their personalities, their convictions, their continued efforts to better themselves. Also, the friendships in this series are so great, and I love reading more about them all!
4) Would you recommend it to other people?
Absolutely, but I would warn that the main themes, outside of the romance, are racism, anti-Blackness, and challenging privilege and the criminal justice system. Also, one of the main characters is a criminal prosecutor for sexual assault and domestic violence cases. Heavy aspects that could be triggering.
5) How often do you read?
I try to read a little bit every day, but that doesn’t always happen, so depending on how I feel, it may be every day, a couple times a week, or not at all.
6) Do you like to read?
*stares into the camera*
7) What was the last bad book you read?
The last book I rated 2 stars or less at the time I’m writing this post would be THE TRIAL OF THREE by Lia Meyers.
8) What made you dislike it?
The format was far too short for everything the author attempted to accomplish. My review is here.
9) Do you wish to be a writer?
Nah. I used to think I wanted to be, but I’m definitely more of a reader than a writer. And if I was to get involved in any aspect of publishing, I’d want to be an editor, not a writer.
10) Has any book ever influenced you greatly?
Yeah, of course. I think it’s kind of impossible to be a reader and not have any books affect you strongly in some way.
11) Do you read fanfiction?
Not anymore. I’m not really part of any fandoms anymore, so I don’t have much reason to search out fanfic.
12) Do you write fanfiction?
Same as above. I used to write fanfic when I was on tumblr and part of fandoms there, but since leaving that platform, I haven’t written any, and in fact, I stopped writing it a while before I left tumblr anyway,.
13) What is your favourite book?
Impossible to answer, but a few of my favorites that I’ve read during Jan-Sept 2019 are:
- American Fairytale by Adriana Herrera
- Reverb by Anna Zabo
- Appetites & Vices by Felicia Grossman
- Not Your Backup by C.B. Lee
- Love from A to Z by S. K. Ali
- Fated Hearts by Garrett Leigh
- Goalie Interference by Piper Vaughn & Avon Gale
14) What is your least favourite book?
My least favorite of what I’ve read during Jan-Sept 2019:
- Escaping Mortality by Sara Dobie Bauer
- Castle of Lies by Kiersi Burkhart
- Red. White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
- No Two Ways by Chi Yu Rodriguez
- The Trial of Three by Lia Meyers
- Devil Next Door by Alex Jane
- Beginner’s Guide: Love and Other Chemical Reactions by Six de los Reyes
15) Do you prefer physical books or reading on a device (like Kindle)?
I like both, but these days, I prefer reading ebooks. I have carpal tunnel and slight hand tremors, so digital reading devices are easier for me to hold. Plus, they’re easier to carry around with me.
16) When did you learn to read?
Hell if I can remember. I’m sure it was in the day care I went to before I started school and reading at home with my parents.
17) What is your favourite book you had to read in school?
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
18) What is your favourite book series?
I love many series, but one of my current favorites is Brooklyn Ray’s PORT LEWIS books.
Who is your favourite author?
So many! A few are: Piper Vaughn, Talia Hibbert, Taylor Brooke/Brooklyn Ray, Adriana Herrera, Annabeth Albert, Xan West.
20) What is your favourite genre?
Romance all day every day.
21) Who is your favourite character from a series?
Who do you think I am that you think I could pick one?
(Bellzie from Piper Vaughn & Avon Gale’s HAT TRICK series.)
22) Has a book ever transported you somewhere else?
Keeping part of Ash’s answer:
Most of my favourite books will have done that, anything I can sink into for a few hours and forget myself and this world for a little while.
23) Which book do you wish had a sequel?
I dunno? If a book doesn’t have a sequel but I wish it did, I tend to just hold onto that for a little bit and then move on to another book.
24) Which book do you wish didn’t have a sequel?
I can’t really think of any off the top of my head, but I’m confident there are some I’d have strong opinions about if I really thought about it.
25) How long does it take you to read a book?
Depends on so many factors–my mood, what’s happening in my personal life, work, other commitments, length of the book, my interest/how well the book is holding it, etc.
I tend to be a slow reader, but sometimes, I can finish a book in a day or two, while sometimes it can take days, weeks, even months.
26) Do you like when books become movies?
If they’re done well, sure.
27) Which book was ruined by its movie adaptation?
There was a period in the late 00’s, early 10’s where nearly every adaptation was horrible, so pick anything from there.
28) Which movie has done a book justice?
The Hate U Give
29) Do you read newspapers?
30) Do you read magazines?
I used to when I was in high school, but I don’t anymore unless I’m in a doctor’s office or something.
31) Do you prefer newspapers or magazines?
Neither, but I guess newspapers
32) Do you read while in bed?
Yeah, I usually read a bit before I go to sleep.
33) Do you read while on the toilet?
34) Do you read while in the car?
When I’m the passenger, yeah, sometimes, but I tend to be the one driving most of the time.
35) Do you read while in the bath?
No. I don’t take baths, but even if I did, I’d be too afraid of dropping my ereader or book in the water.
36) Are you a fast reader?
37) Are you a slow reader?
38) Where is your favourite place to read?
On the couch or in bed.
39) Is it hard for you to concentrate when you read?
Yeah, sometimes. I tend to need background noise. If it’s too quiet, I can’t forcus.
40) Do you need a room to be silent while you read?
41) Who gave you your love for reading?
Myself lol my parents read to me when I was younger, but I ultimately developed it on my own, and in fact, was the one who really got my mom and sister into reading years later.
42) What book is next on your list to read?
I have a pile of ARCs as usual. At the top, currently, is SUMMER OF HUSH by R.L. Merrill because I owe a review soonish.
43) When did you start to read chapter books?
I have no idea, bro.
44) Who is your favourite children’s book author?
I loved the ARTHUR books!
45) Which author would you most want to interview?
Dunno, I’ve already interviewed several authors, but I’m sure there are more it would be fun to talk to.
46) Which author do you think you would be friends with?
Piper Vaughn and Taylor Brooke are both good friends of mine!
47) What book have you reread the most?
Pride and Prejudice, probably,
48) Which books do you consider ‘classics’?
Generally the old timey books, but I don’t think about it much other than to say that I hate the “classical canon” because it’s painfully white, allocishet, abled, and male.
49) Which books do you think should be taught in every school?
There’s a lot of recent YA books that I think should be considered, with marginalized characters and by marginalized authors.
50) Which books should be banned from all schools?
I don’t support banning books because it usually means books that are relevant to marginalized people and go against the status quo, but I’d be happy to never have Mark Twain, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, and the like taught again.