The Ultimate Book Tag

Look at me, finally catching up on my tags! Thank you so much to Jessica @ JMTuckerman for tagging me (like a million years ago)! I’m sorry it took me so long to get to it! Everyone please go check out Jessica’s awesome blog here! She writes great posts and reviews, and is a lovely person to talk to!

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1. Do you get suck while reading in the car?

Yes, always have, always will. I can read on the train with no dramas, but not cars at all. To be fair, I also get sick sitting at the back too, so I might just have an issue with cars in general.

2. Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?

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C.S. Pacat. The way she writes, even the most mundane sentences are imbued with tension. It’s incredible and I highly recommend people check out her work.

3. Harry Potter or The Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer.

Harry Potter! (Would anyone actually pick Twilight?)

  1. Badass female characters (As opposed to Bella Swan who jumps off a cliff because a boy doesn’t like her)
  2. An incredibly unique magical world/system (Sparkly Vampires don’t count)
  3. Life-long platonic friendships (Bella ditches her friends the moment she meets a boy)
4. Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is in it (besides books)?

No, I don’t, but I do have a library bag! It’s green and has tiny cartoons of sheep on it!

5. Do you smell your books?

Of course! Who doesn’t? If I could bottle the scent, I would!

6. Books with or without little illustrations?

I like little illustrations at the beginning of chapter titles. I think they’re cute.

7. What book did love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing?

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The Dark Age by Traci Harding. I adored this book when I read it years ago, and recently tried to reread it, only to discover how poor written the novel was. Such a shame because the story was so interesting.

8. What is the thinnest book on your shelf

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

9. What is the thicket book on your shelf?

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. 973 pages!

10. When did you get into reading?

When I was 13! I read They Came on Viking Ships by Jackie French for an English class at high school and fell in love with it. After that, I spent hours in the school library borrowing books, where I discovered On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. Doubly fell in love, and have become a life-long reader ever since!

11. What is your favourite classic book?

Can you guess, or should I write it anyway?

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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE forever and ever.
Also, Jane Eyre and The Picture of Dorian Gray. 

12. In school, what was your best subject?

English and history!! Not to brag, but in year 12 I got the highest English mark of the graduating class for final exams. 💁🏻

13. If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated, what would you do?

Return it for store credit! I wouldn’t tell the person who gave it to me, I’d do it behind their back because I’d feel too bad! (I’ve actually done this before shh.)

14. What is your favourite word?

‘Daydream.’ It’s so pretty.

15. Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?

I had to look up the proper definitions because I didn’t want to label myself incorrectly! And I discovered that I actually prefer geek! Sorry that’s not in the questions, but I don’t want to be a dork and I don’t really understand what a dweeb is.

16. Vampires of fairies? Why?
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Fairies! You get immortality like the vampires, but you’re not dead and you don’t have to drink blood. It’s a win-win.

17. Shapeshifters or angels? Why?

Angels. I’d hate to be a shapeshifter, it would be so painful. At least as an angel, I’m all powerful.

18. And finally: full on romance book or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?

Action-packed books with a few love scenes mixed in! Don’t get me wrong, I do love my romances, but I need an intriguing plot to keep me interested, otherwise where’s the angst and reason for the couple to be separated before realising they can be together? Huh?!

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I tag:

Nadwa @ Painfully Fictional
Sophie @ Blame Chocolate
Anj @ Seaweed Books (I know she’s on hiatus, but tough)
Avery @ The Book Deviant
Eva @ Brilliantly Bookish

Hope you all have fun completing the tag (but please don’t feel obliged to if you don’t want to / have done it before)!

❤️ Laura

 

19 thoughts on “The Ultimate Book Tag

  1. Nadwa @ painfullyfictional says:

    Thank you so much for tagging me, Laura! 😍 The tag looks super interesting. Also, I totally agree, fairies are way more kickass than vampires. (P.S. i LOVE that Feysand fanart *fanning myself*) I’ve always wanted to check out C.S. Pacat’s Captive Prince series! I hope I’ll get around to reading her books soon XD

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  2. Em says:

    I love this tag!! So cute! And I love those illustrations at the beginning of chapters! They are so cute! And why would anyone pick Twilight over HP? Is there even a question there?

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  3. Sophie @ Blame Chocolate says:

    Absolutely epic tag, Laura! 🙂 I found myself nodding in agreement throughout hahaha Especially with the last answer – YES, YES, YES. No plot, no angst, no actual feels! It’s so simple, people xD
    Give me a complex book with a teeny bit of romance any day. I guarantee you I’ll love it more than any book revolving around a relationship.
    I won’t elaborate any more considering I’ll be doing a post on this soon (thank you so much for tagging me! <3) but yeah, I loved your answers and will probably have similar ones hahaha

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