I spotted this over on Jen’s blog, and promptly ran away with the questions 😀
Have you ever damaged a book?
I accidentally tore a page once. Only a little tear on a corner, I can’t even remember how, but I remember being horrified.
Have you ever damaged a borrowed book?
Nope, definitely not. I was furious when a friend returned some books I’d leant her with broken spines and dog-eared pages though.
How long does it take you to read a book?
It depends on the book, how much time I have to read, and whether it’s fiction or non-fiction. If it’s a fiction book I love, a day or two.
Books that you haven’t finished?
There are so many! I read maybe one in four books that I start. I get between a page and a couple of chapters in before I have to walk away. I’m so fussy! (Kindle Unlimited and the look inside feature are godsends!)
The Elemental Assassin books, whatever book one is. That’s a series that a lot of people recommend for urban fantasy readers, so I had a look. It was awesome, right up until she started having graphic sexual fantasies in the middle of an action scene! It completely destroyed the flow. Ugh.
The Iron Druid Chronicles book three. I really enjoyed the series up until then. It meandered, and got side-tracked, and I had to put it down.
Deadly Curiosities looked like a fun urban fantasy. It was more like a quaint little cosy mystery than an urban fantasy. Maybe people who likes cosies will enjoy it more.
There are hundreds, they’re just the ones that popped into my head.
Hyped/Popular books that you don’t like?
The Grisha books. I couldn’t get into the writing style, at all. I tried three times and couldn’t connect with it.
I couldn’t get into the Mercy Thompson books either.
Or The Mortal Instruments books.
Twilight, The Hunger Games, 50 Shades, and Divergent I think are all a given – you guys know me well enough to know they’re not my thing 😛
I wasn’t a fan of The Game Of Thrones either.
I don’t tend to pay much attention to the popular and hyped books because I am so fussy and likely won’t enjoy them as much as the hype states I should.
Is there a book you wouldn’t tell anyone you were reading?
I wouldn’t tell them about the non-fiction, but that’s more because they’d probably find it boring. I don’t think you guys care about equine nutrition, or the latest dog training methods!
How many books do you own?
Hundreds. I own perhaps 30 physical books, and hundreds of ebooks. I devour them!
Are you a fast reader or a slow reader?
Definitely a fast reader. Like I said, I devour books.
Do you like to buddy read?
I’ve never tried! I’ve worried that I’ll be too eager to read it quickly and then I’ll be bouncing around waiting until I can read the next bit. I like being able to just sit down and read.
Do you read better in your head or out loud?
In my head. I hate reading out loud, I get really anxious. I’ve read out loud to my husband when he’s been ill, but that’s it.
If you were only allowed to own one book, what would it be and why?
The Night Circus, because it’s such a glorious gorgeous book! There’s so much to enjoy and learn there.
This is a fun tag and I want to know more about you guys! If you want to join in please do run away with the questions and let me know so I can read your answers!