Friday, 12 August 2016

The Ultimate Book Tag

Hey guys, this is Abi here,
And it's been a while since I've done a book tag, so I thought I'd do one.
So everyone, here's the Ultimate Book Tag! (It's long :) )

The Ultimate Book Tag 

1. Do you get sick while reading in the car?
Only, if I haven't eaten anything in a while. It would be quite a worry if I did because I do most of my reading in a car. 

2. Which author's writing style is completely unique to you and why? 
Hmmm... I've always loved  Malorie Blackman's writing style (I bet your sick of me mentioning her by now) because she is really good at getting into her character's perspectives, and her writing is what makes you believe in the character, and that it's not just her creating them. She makes them feel like real people, and that's the writing. 

3. Harry Potter or the Twilight series? Give 3 points to defend your answer. 
Harry Potter, hands down. 
Reasons? 1. The characters. They're magical and unforgettable. 
                2. The world. It's unlike any other.
3. The magic. 

4. Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is in it (besides books...?)
I don't have a book bag, but I make sure all my bags would be able to hold a hard-cover book (if I need to). Right now I'm reading Six of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo. 

5. Do you smell your books?
YES :). And if you don't, why not? 

6. Books with or without little illustrations?
I do like little illustrations, but I don't read many books that have illustrations, so I guess I'll pick books without them.

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 only thing that I can think of at the top of my head is the Pretty Little Liars series, by Sara Shephard. At the time, I really liked it, but as time went on after I read the first five books (I only got up to the first five) I realised that I hadn't loved it as much as I thought I did. 

8. Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share!
I actually don't have any stories about my books, funny or otherwise. Sorry!

9. What is the thinnest book on your bookshelf? 
Of Mice and Men, by John Steinback

10. What is the thickest book on your shelf? 
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J K Rowling 

11. Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being as an author? 
I do. Just recently I have started prepping to write a book. I don't have an outline, or a plot, but I have done a lot of prepping for the characters. I hope I write more than I have for my previous failures (just writing a chapter or two). 

12. When did you get into reading?
It was kind of a long process. From Primary School I liked reading, and then there was the reading challenge at secondary school, which excelled at :). After that, I was known as the reading girl, and I got serious about reading. So from like Year 7/8, I guess. 

13. What is your favourite classic book?
I can't choose between two of my favourites: Black Beauty, by Anna Sewell, or Heidi, by Johanny Spyri. Have any of you guys read either of these books? Because I love them both, for different reasons. 

14.  In school was your best subject Language Arts/ English?
When I was in school my best subject was English. It wasn't necessarily my favourite, but it was the subject that was sort of a relief. Like I walked into English, and I knew it was something that I was good at. I know that isn't the question, but I think that you are more likely to be better at a subject if you enjoy it, and I did love English. 

15.  If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated... what would you do? 
I'd say thank you, not tell the person that I'd received it from how much I'd hated it, and then pass it on to a friend as a present that I thought would enjoy it. 

16. What is a lesser known series that you know of that is similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger Games? 
After a lot of consideration, and I mean a lot, I'm just going to goo with the Demonata series, by Darren Shan. 

17. What is a bad habit you always do (besides rambling) while filming?
Well, I just blog, I don't film. But a bad habit that I feel like I have is underwriting when I'm doing a review, for an example. I want to be able to go into more detail about what I think about books. 

18. What is your favourite word?

19. Are you a nerd, dork or dweeb? Or all three?
What do these labels even mean? Probably all three, but who cares?

20. Vampires or Fairies? Why?
Vampires. I haven't read much of fairies, not since I was a kid. 

21. Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?
Shapeshifters. They just seem more interesting. Plus angels are just angels, their just... there, not really making an impact to the story. 

22. Spirits or Werewolves? Why?
I've read more books with werewolves, and there are a ton of different representations in them, but I'm gonna pick both. Spirits lead to murder mystery (unfinished business), so both. 

23. Zombies or Vampires?
There was already a question that involved vampires, but I'm going to overlook that. I think I'm gonna pick zombies though. Vampires have just been done to death (haha). 

24. Love Triangle or Forbidden Love? 
Even though I like a good love triangle, most of the books I've read contain a love triangle of some sort, so I'm going to pick forbidden love. I want to read more about forbidden love. 

25. AND FINALLY: Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?
Oh, action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in! Full on romance are just that, too full on. 

So that was The Ultimate Book Tag! I hope you enjoyed it, and I will see you tomorrow! (I still have a couple of catch up posts.) So, have a wonderful day and I will see you all then!

-Abi xxxxx