Thanks to Reg at She Latitude for tagging me to do this ‘How I Read’ book tag! This looks like so much fun and i’m super excited to get into it!
How do you find out about new books to read?
When I was a kid I found out about books from my mum and the school library. Now I see amazing photos on Instagram that makes me want to go out and buy the book. Goodreads is also helpful, especially if i’m looking, not for a specific book, but at a specific genre or sub-genre.
How did you get into reading?
My mum. Growing up she use to read me a chapter (multiple chapters if I got my way) before I went to sleep and it was always such an amazing time. It’s what I looked forward to when I was told “it’s bed time”. From that I quickly learnt to read by myself, past my bedtime, with a flashlight.
How have your tastes in books changed as you got older?
Yes and no. Obviously as I’ve gotten older my reading choices have become harder reads, more mature reads and I’ve come to love the Classics (They use to scare me) but at the same time I’ve always loved fantasy/supernatural/romance/dramas and still read all of those genres. There’s just more swearing, sex and drugs.
How often do you buy books?
…Too often. It depends on whether I can afford to buy books, whether there is a particular book I want and whether there is someone there to stop me. This last month, I’ve bout multiple books on four separate occasions.
How did you get into reviewing books?
I think it was Instagram initially. I had taken a year off before I began Uni and i had a lot of spare time on my hands. I found book accounts on Instagram that had links to their book blog and decided that i wanted to give it a go. I love books and I always have an opinion so it seemed like the perfect solution to my boredom! There was also the hope that one day, when i (hopefully) gain a large audience, that this could turn into some form of a profession, that i might be able to make it into something legitimate and permanent.
How do you react when you don’t like the end of a book?
Generally it goes like this: Shocked disbelief –> harrowing anger –> crushing disappointment. The book may end up across the room and I may post a scathing review of my opinions.
How often do you take a sneak peek at the ending to see if there is a happy ending?
…A lot. I have little to no will-power when it comes to the happy ending I feel i’m entitled too. I know! It’s so bad and breaks book etiquette but sometimes I can’t help myself. Sometimes I just NEED to know if they survive or end up together or that everyone is just okay. Sometimes I think yeah okay I just ruined the fabulous ending but other times it makes me want to read the book even more because I want to get to that end. I want to get to that HAPPY ENDING.
If anyone is interested in doing this tag please feel free to and comment with a link to yours so I can give it a little peruse!