All About Books
These days I am doing everything except reading and writing. I found this Bookish Tag on The Book Nut’s Blog and I am hoping to kill 2 birds with one stone.
1. Do you get sick while reading in the car?
Nope, I can read through an entire road trip without any problem at all
2. Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?
PG Wodehouse. He is timelessly funny and his characters are immortal.
3. Harry Potter Series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer.
Harry Potter, without a doubt. I love it for the amazing magical world it lets me escape, for the lessons on friendship and some truly inspiring quotes that will stay with me forever.
4. Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is it in (besides books…)?
I don’t carry a specific book bag but a book or Kindle is ALWAYS in my bag.
5. Do you smell your books?
6. Books with or without little illustrations?
With illustrations, however, they aren’t so clear/ large enough in a Kindle book.
7. What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing? (Ex. I read Twilight before I read HP and thought the writing was amazing but read HP and now think Twilight is a little bit of a joke.)
The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad by Twinkle Khanna. It has interesting and powerful stories but Mrs Funnybones would get my vote between the two.
8. Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share!
Cant remember any at the moment.
9. What is the thinnest book on your shelf?
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach.
10. What is the thickest book on your shelf?
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
11. Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?
I do and No.
12. When did you get into reading?
I don’t remember the exact age when I started reading, but started reading pretty young.
13. What is your favorite classic book?
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
14. In school was your best subject Language Arts/English?
15. If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated…what would you do?
Keep it and give it to someone else later.
16. What is a lesser known series that you know of that is similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger Games?
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer.
17. What is a bad habit you always do (besides rambling) while blogging?
Reading ahead. I hate spoilers, but sometimes when the suspense is unbearable in a story, I just read the last page. I HAVE to know and I just can’t help myself!
18. What is your favorite word?
Hygee means the cozy feeling of relaxing with friends while having a meal or drinks. I always love catching up with friends, but I learnt this word recently and it is now my favorite word.
19. Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?
None of these!
20. Vampires or Fairies? Why?
Vampires. There is something magical and mysterious about vampires They have amazing powers of telepathy and telekinesis, communicating, reading thoughts and moving objects with the mind.
21. Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?
Shapeshifters. They are cool and isn’t that an amazing power to have!
22. Spirits or Werewolves? Why?
Werewolves. Now that’s another interesting power for a man to turn into a wolf at night and devour animals, people, or corpses but returns to human form by day.
23. Zombies or Vampires?
Vampires! Reason explained above.
24. Love Triangle or Forbidden Love
None of the above, but if I have to select between the two then forbidden love.
25. AND FINALLY: Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?
A balance of both.
Aha! A post is done and here’s hoping that this will nudge me to read and write more.
If you like this tag, do take it up. How would your answers differ from mine? Let me know in the comments down below!
June 9, 2018 9:21 pm|
Hey, this is interesting! Enjoyed reading your answers. Will try to do it.
June 9, 2018 11:05 pm|
Very interesting. Liked this very much. One word of caution on Item No. 1. Please do not read while driving. It is OK to read as a passenger. (Just kidding.)
June 10, 2018 11:43 am|
I love reading your tags. They are so much fun. Like you I love to smell books. I askari carry a Kindle around these days. Harry Potter is definitely a favourite. The younger son is enthralled by it these days.
June 10, 2018 12:58 pm|
I loved reading your answers. I can’t read while in a vehicle but trains and planes are okay. I loved your answers. I love Vampires as well Dracula started it all.
June 10, 2018 1:11 pm|
Shilpa, I enjoyed your answers. I love PG Wodehouse too – time for some kindle downloads 🙂
June 10, 2018 3:20 pm|
Enjoyed reading more about your book interests. Cool. me too adore books than any other things.
June 10, 2018 7:24 pm|
I LOVE this tag and got to know a bit more about you too, Shilpa 🙂 A lot of my answers would be similar so now thinking if I should do the tag 😉
But definitely a good one for book lovers to get to know one another.
June 10, 2018 10:31 pm|
Shilpa, it was nice to get to know you through this question/answer session. Your answers were quite interesting. And yes, HYGEE is my favorite word too. Just seeing the word makes me feel cozy! 🙂
June 10, 2018 11:47 pm|
This is a nice insight into the reader you and the person you. This is a nice tag, I would love to take. Please tell me how?
June 11, 2018 9:33 am|
This is so interesting. Strangely, I am in a no reading, no writing phase too.. Maybe this tag will be useful to break the lacunae. We have similar answers to Kindle in the bag and Gone with the Wind.. I love that book.
June 11, 2018 2:39 pm|
Nice..to know so many things about a fellow Blogger. I am not a big book reader kinda person but I anyway prefer romantic stories
June 11, 2018 5:31 pm|
This is nice Shilpa, love how you answered all so frankly and on the point. Harry potter yes any day anytime for me too. But I love Twilight equally 😉
Got to know about this tag from your post.
June 11, 2018 7:46 pm|
Hey, wow! I so enjoyed reading this post, Shilp! Got to know a bit more about you. And, yes, I am definitely doing this post soon! 🙂
June 11, 2018 9:12 pm|
Interesting read Shilpa. Gone with the Wind is one of my favorites too. Have you read A Thousand Splendid Suns?
June 11, 2018 10:31 pm|
This tells me so much more about you, Shilpa! Shantaram is the fattest book in my shelf too and I doubt if I’ll ever want to read it.
I had the exact feeling you had when I read ‘The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad’, it somehow was so bleh. ‘Gone With The Wind’ is your favorite classic? After abandoning it for more than 50 times, I’m trying to wade my way through it now. Hopefully, will make it.
June 11, 2018 11:32 pm|
This is a great questionnaire about yourself and letting your readers know more about you. I like Twilight more than fairy magic.
June 12, 2018 7:09 am|
Agree with so many here.. HP over Twilight, Wodehouse, Jonathan Livingston Seagull… Not shape shifters though! Nope! Castiel the Angel (from the tv show Supernatural) has got me on team angel for life 🙂
P. S. Definitely stealing this tag to write on.
June 12, 2018 9:21 am|
Oh Gone with the wind is my favourite too.. Loved knowing about you and tempted to do one about myself soon :)))
June 12, 2018 11:49 am|
Loved your candid answers Shilpa ♥️ and yeah I am an equally ardent fan of HP
June 12, 2018 12:01 pm|
This is another lovely post. Even I love to Hygee. Thanks for enlightening me with that word. I would never get sick reading on a car however I may get sick if I don’t keep reading.
June 12, 2018 12:14 pm|
Lunar Chronicles is something that i have heard, but haven’t read! I am keeping all these series as a to do list, once both my kids start full day school! I hate interruptions when reading 😛
June 12, 2018 3:06 pm|
Reading is a good habit always. It helps us to enrich our knowledge, it helps to release stress too.
June 12, 2018 6:00 pm|
This was a good read and relatable, as when i’m unable to bear the suspense, I go to the last and read it up.
June 12, 2018 10:48 pm|
This was an interesting and fun tag Shilpa, really liked going through it and knowing more about you
June 13, 2018 9:13 am|
This was so much fun. And you can read in a car! That’s almost a super power to me. And so very lucky. I’d get nauseated in minutes. I love Vampires too Edward Cullen was swoonworthy but I draw the line at Werewolves. I always felt sorry for Lupin. Oh and like you I abhor love triangles.
June 13, 2018 12:02 pm|
Ah! This sounds absolute fun. I loved reading your answers, Shilpa and I was nodding along throughout. Vampires. Check. Werewolves. Check. Gone with the Wind. Double check.
June 14, 2018 8:13 am|
Oho now this one was pretty interesting Shilpz. I now get sick while reading in a bus/car- earlier it wasnt so. And hi five on reading ahead – I do that bit too 😉
I will check the series by Marisa Meyer – am always on the lookout for fantasy fiction.
June 14, 2018 2:37 pm|
I love vampires too! Edward to Damian 😉
And I can’t read in the car.
June 15, 2018 12:58 pm|
interesting synopsis of book reading
June 15, 2018 10:21 pm|
Great to know the reader in you. My answer to the first question will vary depending upon how hooked I am with the book. I have not read Harry Potter yet., plan to read it with son when the time is right for him but I loved Twilight, all the books except for New Moon.
June 22, 2018 12:38 pm|
Interesting post. When you are travelling, it is better to avoid reading if the ride is not steady. It might put too much stress on your eyes.
I always carry a book. If I have to wait somewhere for something or someone, I take the book and read.
January 3, 2019 12:14 pm|
Twilight without a second thought
I love twilight from bottom of my heart
yes!! I love reading while travelling
and my books smell adorable