Author – Kiera
To break up the Friday Favourites a little bit, and because we couldn’t decide who got which book boyfriend, (there was a heated discussion) we’re doing a Book Tag. I know that I like finding out people’s reading habits, so here are a few questions we answered about ours.
What is your favourite book?
Laura – Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. I don’t really even know why. It just makes me happy.
Kiera – Book…Singular? Really? Ummmmm…. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. Shhh don’t tell the other books!
What genre do you prefer?
L – Wow. Second question and I’m already umming. Probably Fantasy but I like Thrillers as well. Fantasy Thrillers?
K – I’m going to go with Fantasy.
What is your favourite book series?
L – Harry Potter. An obvious choice but they are all so magical. (Pun intended).
K – Daughter of Smoke and Bone series by Laini Taylor
What books did you hate reading in school?
L – We studied Daz 4 Zoe for English GCSE – it was pretty bad.
K – I can’t remember hating any of the books we had to read at school.
What is the first book you remember reading as a child?
L – We had the Ladybird book collection – I loved the Cinderella edition with her on the front wearing a pink dress. I always wanted a dress like that *sigh*.
K – The first books I remember reading myself were probably Enid Blyton Books. It would have been either The Famous Five or The Faraway Tree, but I can’t remember which one I read first. Oooh! Or The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame.
Bookstores or libraries?
L – Kiera you buy books from libraries! I would say Bookstore. Especially the really old ones that smell amazing and have wonky floors. Mr B’s anyone?
K – Both? If I had to pick one, could I cheat and say libraries and then still order books online?
How many books do you own?
L – Nowhere near as many as I would like.
K – Almost 400. Plus 200ish kindle books.
Do you read before bed?
L – Absolutely.
K – Every night.
What is your most comfortable reading position?
L – Curled up in a blanket on the sofa with my book on my knees.
K – Sat in bed with my book resting against my knees.
What is the most recent book you read?
L – I’m reading Half Bad by Sally Green.
K – I’m currently reading Outpost by Ann Aguirre
What quote from any book will you never forget? Why is it significant?
L – “I solemnly swear I am up to no good.” – Harry Potter Series. I love that you have to declare your naughtiness before the magic will work 🙂
K – ‘We can’t expect the world to be better than we make it‘ – DoSB (there is a pattern here…)
I just think it can be applied to everyone in a personal sense and in the wider sense of global issues.
Science Fiction or Fantasy?
L – Fantasy.
K – Fantasy please!
What books do you regret reading?
L – I don’t regret reading books. I have been disappointed by a couple of highly acclaimed books recently (no names) but I don’t regret reading them.
K – I don’t think I regret reading anything. There are a few book I wouldn’t read again though!
On average, how many books do you read per year?
L – Maybe 3 or 4 a month? I’m a reader, not a mathematician.
K – It varies, depending on what games are out. I can’t read a book and play RPG at the same time, as I find the stories get muddled. As an average I’m going to say 52 full books.
What book can you read hundreds of times and never get tired of?
L – Twilight. Please don’t shoot me.
K – The Hobbit.
Do you like to read outside?
L – Yes, in my garden with a cold drink and a big hat.
K – No. There are bugs and other people outside :p
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned from a book?
L – It might sound terrible, but I read to escape, and I don’t generally take much more than feelings back to the real world…
K – Probably to speak out. A lot issues are left not spoken about because they are taboo or sensitive subjects. I think that a lot of problems could be solved if they were just spoken about. Knowledge is power.
Of the past year, what is the greatest book you’ve read?
L – The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern.
K – Half Bad by Sally Green
Bookmark or a random piece of paper?
L – I have a lovely magnetic Batman bookmark, but it’s normally a receipt or something.
K – I have a pack of cards I use as bookmarks. I used to buy bookmarks all the time, and lose them just as often, so I started using cards. 52 for the price of 1.
Can you stop reading anytime you want or do you have to stop at a certain page, chapter, part, ect.?
L – I normally stop when I can’t keep my eyes open any more!
K – I like to at least finish the page, but I can stop reading at any point. It’s a skill developed over years of falling asleep reading, and having no choice but to find the point you can last remember reading.
Do you eat or drink while reading?
L – Yes.
K – Drink, yes. Eat, no.
Can you read while listening to music/watching TV?
L – Yes. Although I wouldn’t choose to.
K – Sometimes. It depends what I’m reading and what is going on around me. I have to start new books on my own in quiet, but once I get into the book I can read through most things. I don’t tend to put music on to read though.
One book at a time, or several at once?
L – I quite often have at least 2 on the go.
K – I have on very few occasions read more than one book at a time. I get the stories muddled easily, so generally I read one at a time.
Reading at home or everywhere?
L – Duh – everywhere!
K – Everywhere!
Do you read ahead or skip pages?
L – I try really hard not to.
K – All the time. If the characters are having a conversation I always read through the dialog and then go back and read the rest. I don’t know why, I have tried to stop doing it, but I’m just too impatient.
Breaking the spine or keeping it new?
L – Lets just say I am more careful when I borrow other people’s books…
K – New, new, new…. Please.
Do you write in books?
L – Who does that?
K – No. Why would you!? That’s what sticky pads or note books are for 😉
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