Book Blogger Test Tag || Book Tag

Hey beautiful people!

Zuky @ BookBum tagged me in the Book Blogger Test Tag — which I’m O B V I O U S L Y excited about, as I’m ALWAYS up for a book tag ha-ha! BookBum was one of the first book blogs I began following, which is pretty funny since she reviews a lot of horror and psychological thrillers — which I don’t read because I’m a chicken s**t.

But her reviews are so wonderfully put together! She’s a beautiful writer that’s able to capture enough information without spoil the whole thing. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand … she’s really nice to boot!

Apparently, I did this back in 2018 and there are quite a number of similarities — but I was shocked by how many things were different! Here’s that post if you’re interested!

The Rules

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.
  2. Answer the questions asked on this post — don’t stress it’s quick!
  3. Nominate and notify some peeps — 5 preferred.

Question One. What are your top 3 bookish pet peeves?

Ooooo … let’s get personal!

  1. Same as Zuky, I can’t stand movie poster book covers. Honestly, the book came before the movie in the first place — and the original cover is almost A L W A Y S better.
  2. Insta-love … for goodness sake, ENOUGH WITH THE INSTA-LOVE! And let’s be real for a second, it’s called insta-lust — THAT I don’t mind.
  3. Stickers on covers — UGH! It takes F O R E V E R to get them OFF! And they leave that sticky residue … GROSS!

Question Two. Name a perfect reading spot.

Ideally, at the cottage on the dock with a cup of tea — the cottage life is so peaceful, and being near water is a form of medication for my soul. Or in a hammock in the forest!

My REAL perfect reading spot is in the comfort of my home. I read on my couch, facing the window for some of that natural light. I usually have reading socks on and I’m wrapped in a comfy blanket too. Oh! And a cup of coffee or tea or hot chocolate.

Question Three. Give 3 reading confessions

Uh oh … of course one of these questions is on here …

  1. Same as Zuky, I will sometimes skim a bit ahead of a book that I’m really into — just to take a peak at what’s to come.
  2. Because I love living in my Utopian world that I’ve made for myself, I tend to avoid super sad ending books (not always, but sometimes). So there are times … when I’m unsure how a book is going to end … I will read the last two paragraphs of the book. I’ve been getting better at not doing that, at least.
  3. Even though I have SO many books on my shelves that I haven’t read yet, I’ll break my personal book buying ban because “I only want to read that one book” …

Question Four. When was the last time you cried during a book?

Ugh … the better question is, when do I NOT crying during a book. When I actually wrote up this post (beginning of February), I just finished Autoboyography and The Hate U Give … so yeah, the tears have been rather constant.

Question Five. Number of books on your beside table.

There are usually 3 to 5 books on my bedside table at a time. They provide decor in one of the nooks of the Ikea box thing I use as a bedside table … and those are the books I plan to read next or I’m currently reading, so it’s handy.

Question Six. Favourite reading snack

Like Zuky, I don’t tend to eat when I’m reading — I’m not that talented at multi-tasking and I don’t want to spill. I do like having some sort of beverage though, usually tea or coffee.

Question Seven. What are three books you’d recommend to anyone?

Question Eight. Provide a picture of your bookshelf

Question Nine. How much do books mean to you in three words

Love Beyond Comprehension

Question Ten. Biggest reading secret?

Hmm … this is more of a “book blogger” secret than a “reading” secret. I love this community — I feel as though I’ve found like minded people here. But keeping up with this blog gets me anxious at times. It’s hard, ya know? It’s not the blogging per se; I’ve gotten much better with that. It’s trying to keep up with the other social media outlets in addition to finding time to read all of your lovely posts. I get guilty when I can’t find the time to read everyone else’s beautiful thoughts and reviews — workin’ on that though!

The Nominees

Inside My Library Mind | A Book. A Thought. | Bridget & Books | The Book Nook UK

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26 thoughts on “Book Blogger Test Tag || Book Tag

  1. Your ideal reading spot sounds like bliss! 😀 Your bookshelves also look really cute!
    I feel you about catching up with other blogs/bloggers. It can be so overwhelming at times. I try not to feel guilty about missing a day, but sometimes life just gets in the way and you have to just let it go, you know? Although, it’s so much easier said then done! 🙂

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    1. It’s wonderful! I took a picture but forgot to put it in the post ha-ha! And thank you! I want to put it down to two eventually but I want to get a longer one from Ikea so I can still have more books. I want it in my room but I wasn’t sure if a larger one would fit ha-ha!

      I’m glad I’m not the only one — it’s so hard! If this was my full time job then sure … but unfortunately, it’s not 😦

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      1. Oh haha! Gives you an excuse to write a post about blissful places to read! 🙂
        It’s the bookshelf conundrum, haha! I had this issue when got my last bookshelf, I got a really big one and had figure out how to get it to fit. In the end I got rid of the desk I didn’t use and put the bookshelf in! 😛

        Right!? Wouldn’t that be a fun full time job! 🙂

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  2. Thank you SO much for tagged me, beautiful! ❤️. I love the questions, they’re very original. And I feel exactly like you about your “secret” thing, I feel so guilty too when I fail to check other posts or be active in social networks, can be a bit stressful at times to be up to date with everything, I agree
    I loved your answers, I always enjoy reading your post so much 😍

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    1. Of course! I can’t wait to read your answers – I love seeing other peoples’ responses!

      As I was saying to Meghan (another amazing blogger), I’m glad I’m not the only one who feels this way. Well, I wish we all didn’t feel guilty and what not — but it’s nice not to feel alone. I’m hoping to get better at not feeling that way though! I also really want to get back into Instagram — but I want to make sure I’m ready for it lol!

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  3. You are such a doll! I love your blog XD And your tags make me feel like I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE! Those book pet peeves!!! On point! One and three, especially, I was like YAAASSSSS! And your third confession? Yeah, it’s like you know my secrets XD

    “Question Eight. Provide a picture of your bookshelf” My immediate reaction: You act as if I have just one?

    Hahaha! What a nifty little tag! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Awe thank you!! You’re so sweet!! ❤

      I think that's one of the things I love about tags; it makes me feel as though I connect with people here more than I already thought.

      Oh yes — question 8 — I was ACTUALLY going to change the question to "bookshelves" … but I didn't lol! I want to combine a few of mine and have one bigger bookshelf … but I have to see if I have the room.

      Thanks for commenting! You should do this if you haven't yet (officially tagging you)!

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  4. That’s so true! It shows us there are a lot of people who understand us and then when we find differences, I think it makes us consider them in a different light than we would total strangers.

    Haha! That’s awesome! I’m saving up to buy a new one. Right now more than half of my books are living in copy paper boxes turned sideways into makeshift shelves 🙈

    Oh, cool! I haven’t! Thanks!

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