Fellow blogger Trisha Ann tagged me for this questionnaire (a long while back) and it’s all about books and reading, so you know I had to do it! 🙂 Time for some rambles on reading!
How do you find out about new books to read?
By word of mouth, but mostly I discover new reads through book blogs I follow, and reviews from fellow writers and readers online whose taste in books is similar to mine. If they post about how much they loved a book, I’m going to rush over to Goodreads and investigate it! 🙂
How did you get into reading?
At an early age, my mother would read me bedtime stories and make up some of her own. Reading became a fun companion and entertainment for me through the years since, especially as my family moved from place to place. My love for reading is what soon developed my love for writing, and why I eventually wrote Strayborn.
How has your taste in books changed as you’ve gotten older?
I used to only read MG or animal-oriented books, but since being introduced to LOTR, The Hobbit and Narnia, I read stacks of Science Fiction and Fantasy works, and recently YAs like The Lunar Chronicles!
I am currently reading The Night Circus, and am loving the detailed and dreamy descriptions! (That circus clock is unlike anything else, you know?) It’s been a magical ride reading through the pages, so far. You can follow my progress on Goodreads at this link, if you like. 🙂
How often do you buy books?
Is it bad that for all of my Christmas presents I only ask for books? 😉 I stock up on as many as I can over the holidays and my Birthday, just like a squirrel stocks up on acorns, and then I spend the rest of the year reading through and enjoying my stashed pile!
How did you get into book reviewing?
When I decided to become a writer and author! I wanted to help out other authors by posting reviews, and it soon became a great way to share my favorite reads with fellow readers through this blog and my Goodreads account. I love connecting with others over a good book!
How do you react when you don’t like the ending of a book?
I get sad, like “don’t touch me or talk to me” sad! Lol, j/k, it used to be dramatic when I was young, but now I clear away the sorrow with: 1) chocolate, 2) a hot cup of coffee, and 3) moving on to the next book or a good TV show, forgetting about the book ending woes. 🙂
How often do you take a sneak peek at the ending to see if there’s a happy ending?
Never! The story would be ruined for me! However, there is an exception: If I’m planning not to finish a book, whether because I couldn’t get into the story or something else, then I might peek at the ending—just to know what happens to some of the characters, or to see if the book is worth finishing, after all.
Fun questions! How would you answer them?
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