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“All About Reading” Tag

Shoutout to Books-and-Dachshunds for tagging me in this tag! Thank you so much!

What do you look for most when you pick up a book?
A) A beautiful writing style B) A character driven story C) A plot driven story

I feel like a book can have a beautiful writing style, but still extremely boring, bland, and mediocre, so that’s definitely out. It really depends on the book. I think I’ll have to go with plot driven story. I will still very much prefer the relationship/romance to be another main factor on the side, but I enjoy a plot driven story better because I just feel like having more external conflict (doesn’t mean no internal conflict) would make a more…adventurous book. I don’t know, it’s just my feeling (which I’m having a hard time explaining right now.

What are your pet peeves in books?

Hold on, let me get my list –

*Clears throat*

  • Instant love
  • When the protagonists spares the the villain and does the “no, he’s not worth it” thing (oh my god I seriously hate it with a BURNING passion)
  • Follow up on that last one, they spare this villain and then this action immediately bite them back because the villain literally went back and did the exact thing WHEN I EXPLICITLY WARNED THEM this would happen and THEY DIDN’T LISTEN
  • Because of that, this exact villain becomes the villain for the three out of five books of the series

If you could print one quote on your wall, which one would it be?

Damn, this is a hard one. “Stop eating”? *painful laughter*

Seriously though, probably “Work hard and be kind and amazing things will happen”, Conan O’Brien.

Which genre would you like to explore more?

Um, this is hard one. The genre doesn’t really matter (expect for non-fiction books), as long as they’re more adult books. Specifically the Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness.

Was there ever a movie adaptation you liked better than the book?


If one of your favorite books would be adapted or get a new adaptation, which book would it be and which role would you like to play?

Definitely Ia from Ignite the Stars. I really love her character, but mostly because she’s the only young Asian female book character I can think of right now.

A hyped book you wouldn’t recommend at all?

The Girl of Fire and Thorns. I really liked and appreciated how for once, the heroine is not skinny model-style-pretty like the other characters. But I just didn’t enjoy the book as much. I couldn’t even bring myself to finish it, which was a huge shame because this book had been recommended to me for so long. Oh well, if I am trapped on a island no absolute no other books to read, I’ll give it a try again (see if I’ll change my mind). But for now…this was a disappointing book for me.

A book that highly influenced your life and way of thinking?

I was actually just thinking about this question the other day, and it is definitely the Percy Jackson books. I’ve always been reading, long before I ever came across the Percy Jackson books. But it is this series that truly introduced me to novels, and to this day, because of my experience with this series, Fantasy is still my all time favorite genre.

Don’t even get me started on how I am now an official walking-and-talking Roman/Greek mythology thesaurus thanks to this series.

Are you a fan of re-reading books, do you do it often?

Hell yeah!

Which book title could easily be the title of your life?

Ugh…oh my god I’m actually completely blank on this one, I am so sorry.

*I’m not kidding I had been thinking an answer for this question for so long I’m clueless*

Which book should be required reading for everyone?

Honestly? I don’t think any book should be forced to anyone. I’m not a big fan of this idea in general.

I nominate:

Chloe @ Book Dragons

Sophie @ Sophie’s Corner

Anne @ Adventures with a Book Nerd

Lili @ Utopia State of Mind

Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

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