Right now I'm reading...


Right now I'm reading... Taylor Swift: The Whole Story by Chas Newkey-Burden.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

The Book Blogger Test.

I was tagged in the Book Blogger Test by the lovely @shoefiend1984 and immediately wanted to have a go.  So here are my answers...

1. What are your top three book hates?


  • I hate borrowing books off people who don't want me to bend the spines - it scares me - and I spend the entire time reading worried that I'll accidentally crack it open.
  • Not being able to lend people books I have bought on Kindle.  I love lending books out to other people once I've enjoyed them and although I know you can do this (somehow!) on Kindle its not the same as actually giving someone a book.
  • I don't like reading to a deadline.  I know this makes me a really bad reviewer for publishers/authors but I like to decide what I want to read next, and read it in my own time.  As soon as I HAVE to read a certain book by a certain time it takes all the fun away for me.

2. Describe your perfect reading spot...

Anywhere at home where I can cuddle up under a blanket with one of my cats curled up on my knee. 

3. Tell us three book confessions...
  • I love breaking the spine of a new book.
  • I won't buy anything on Kindle that costs more than a couple of pounds, I'd rather buy an 'actual' book.
  • I'm obsessed with updating my reading progress on Goodreads.

4. When was the last time you cried at a book?

When I sobbed my heart out to 'Love Anthony' by Lisa Genova.

5. How many books are on your bedside table?

When I'm reading a book I carry it with me everywhere, it lives in my handbag by day and then comes to sit next to me by my bed at night as I'll often read before I go to sleep. 
My Kindle often sit by my bed too.

6. What's your favourite snack whilst you're reading?

Chocolate.  Chocolate biscuits or chocolate.  Did I mention chocolate?

7. Name three books you'd recommend to everyone...

With Love At Christmas by Carole Matthews.
Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson.
Still Alice by Lisa Genova.

8. Show us a picture of your favourite shelf on your bookcase...




9. Write how much books mean to you in just 3 words...


Page turning obsession. 

10. What is your biggest reading secret?

I can't stand classics, I know I should love them but I just can't get into the language so it takes me too long to read them which means I get bored. Sorry Jane Austen.

I tag:
@readinginpeace
@shoefiend1984
@meganinthesun
@pajamabookgirl
@emmaiswriting

2 comments:

Cherelle Titus said...

Thanks for the tag. Sounds fun :)

Catriona Merryweather said...

Its so funny, that picture could totally have been my shelf, I actually looked and thought youd taken a picture of the top shelf in my lounge!