I first saw this book tag on Jenny’s blog and I enjoyed reading it so much, I had to answer it myself. You can find her awesome post here. So, here we go!
Top three book pet peeves
1. Like Jenny – I don’t like when people are offensively snobby about books. For example if you mention that you read on kindle/audiobooks/like YA/enjoy genre fiction/only manage one book a year etc etc etc. It’s fine to say you hate x, y or z, it’s fine to be proud of how much you read but don’t diss people for being different to you.
2. When halfway through a book series they change the design of the books. It’s genuinely so evil. I know for series that get published over decades it’s probably impossible to keep them the same but UGH. If they could at least keep them the same shape!
3. Random penis descriptions. If you’ve watched my instagram stories you’ve seen this hatred grow but seriously if (male) authors could stop just chatting about penis’ that would be awesome. Thanks.
Your perfect reading spot
On the sofa with the fairy lights on, it’s so cosy and comfortable! Otherwise out in the sun, preferably on a sun lounger by a pool.
3 Bookish Confessions
I’m one of the 5 people in the world who didn’t love Harry Potter. I prefer reading on kindle to a physical book. I find bookstores can be intimidating and prefer libraries.
Last time you cried whilst reading a book
I actually haven’t properly cried whilst reading in a while! I’m not counting a few tears. So it was probably at the beginning of May bawling my face off reading The Illuminae Files series. SO good guys.
Number of books on my bedside table
Currently none because I tend to take whatever I’m reading around the house with me. So all the books that would be there are currently on the sitting room table in front of me! It’s usually between 1 and 3 though. Or between my kindle and audible app on my phone, about 300+…
Favourite reading snack
Candy kittens or M&S veggie gummy sweets! Or the Aldi pretend twister ice lollies. I like things I can eat without getting my hands oily/messy.
3 books you’d recommend to anyone
Wild Swans by Jung Chang, Body Positive Power by Megan Jayne Crabbe and A Change is Gonna Come from Stripes Publishing.
A picture of your favourite bookshelf
It’s not the best photo ever and I haven’t got it exactly how I want it yet but I’m in love with my rainbow bookshelf!
How much books mean to you in three words
They’re my escape.
Biggest reading secret
Um, I don’t know that I have one? I mean, I kept it a secret that I didn’t love Harry Potter for years but that’s kind of out in the open now 😂 maybe that I love the occasional romance?
I hope you enjoyed reading this tag and if you want to answer it too, definitely do! I love reading and watching tags.
xo Fleur xo