Monday, August 24, 2015

The Book Blogger TMI Tag

Monday, August 24, 2015 with No comments
Hey everyone! I know it's been a looong time since I've posted, but I wanted you all to know that I'm still here. I'm working on a post that will be up soon to explain what's been going on during this impromptu hiatus (which will now be officially over!), but for now, I thought I'd participate in a tag to fill in the void that I've left you all, haha! ;) I found this on The Runaway Reader, and have been meaning to participate.

How old are you?
What book are you reading?
The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan.
What are you wearing?
Work clothes - a black blouse, grey dress slacks, and black flats.
Favorite OTP?
My favorite OTP isn't bookish, it's Lily & Marshall from How I Met Your Mother. I aspire to have a relationship like theirs one day...
Blogger or WordPress?
I'm not really familiar with WordPress, since I've only ever used Blogger, so I really can't answer this fairly. I like Blogger enough, as it's easy to use and serves my purpose well, but WordPress themes are usually better eye candy. 
Going outside being active or staying in and reading a book?
I'm almost always inside, but on the rare occasion that I happen to be doing something outside, I find that I'm almost always in a better mood. How about a combination of going outside and reading a book?
What is the last book you read?
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan.
What is the book you’re going to read next?
Probably The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan. I know, predictable, right? But I just love this series!!! I also love the feeling of falling in love with a series that is new to me - it doesn't happen too often, but it's one of the greatest feelings in the world!
Ebooks – yes or no?
Yes. I love my Kindle! It's so convenient to carry around, and I'm never limited to one or two books to choose from, as I can fit an entire library of books on it!
Where do you prefer to read?
Definitely in bed, but when it's not insanely hot outside (like it is now), I do prefer reading outdoors.
Who is the last person you tweeted?
I don't tweet that often, but it seems the last person I tweeted was @GabeMedrano, because I was excited to have found another nerdfighter in El Paso.
Whose blog did you look at last?
J. Money's blog, Budgets Are Sexy. Not a book blog, but a really great financial blog that has some great advice on getting out of debt (yea, student loans suck.)
Who is your favorite blogger?
Wow, this is a hard one! There are so many great bloggers out there, and I follow more than just book bloggers, so it's really hard to choose...I may have to go with Leo Babuta on this one - he's the blogger for Zen Habits, which is a life habits blog that really offers some great advice. I probably read his blog more than any other, which is why I'm choosing him.
Who is your favorite book-tuber?
Probably Christine of polandbananasBOOKS. She's just so entertaining, and I enjoy watching her spoilery reviews after I've read the book, because I feel like I have someone to fangirl with. I need friends who read, lol.
What do you do when someone tells you reading is boring?
I laugh. And then I feel sad for them, because they don't know what they're missing. All it means is that they just haven't found the right book for them yet. 
Who is the last author you spoke to?
I don't speak to many authors. As far as I can remember, the last author I've conversed with was Oksana Marafioti, who happens to be an amazing human being.
Who is the last person you texted?
My sister.
Who is your all-time favorite book character?
Harry Potter.
Both? I haven't read that much UKYA, but they do have Harry Potter...
What is your preferred drink whilst reading?
Hot Cocoa
If you hated reading, what would you be doing instead?
Wow. If I hated reading and the other aspects of my life were all the same, I'd probably be unable to get out of bed from depression. Seriously, books are my escape from reality, and I don't think Netflix can really serve as an adequate replacement.
How many bookshelves / bookcases do you have?
One. But it's not enough! I plan on getting another one - the one I have now is a really nice bookshelf by Better Homes & Gardens that I bought at Wal-Mart, and I love the way it looks (plus, it's really sturdy!)
If you had the choice to meet all of your favorite book bloggers or all of your favorite authors, which would you pick? You can only pick one.
My favorite authors! Sorry, fellow bloggers, but there are some authors that I have been dying to meet sometime in this lifetime.
Insta-love: yes or no?
No. It's annoying, predictable, and unrealistic.
Favorite author?
I think I'd have to say John Green. His books are fantastic, but thanks to his Vlogbrothers videos, I also get to know a bit of the man behind the books - it makes me feel closer to what I'm reading. Looking for Alaska made me literally burst into tears and shook me like no other novel ever has, and I know that it isn't the best piece of literature ever written, but I was able to connect to the story and felt the same fears in regards to feeling trapped in a labyrinth, trying to find a way out.
What is the number-one book on your wishlist?
Winter by Marissa Meyer. It's been a painful wait, but I've managed to fill in the time with Rick Riordan's amazing novels. I still feel this void, though, waiting to be filled. I need more!!!
Do you prefer books with female or male protagonists?
What's funny is that I thought I didn't have a preference, but then I looked at my favorites list and discovered that the books I love the most all have male protagonists (Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Guy Montag, Hamlet, Pat  Peoples, Frankenstein's Monster, Holden Caulfield...). Hmmm....I guess I must prefer males.
Which is your favourite book-to-film adaption?
I think I'm going to go with Where The Heart Is, just because the book and the movie are just both so amazing! Gah!!! Also, I don't want to pick a movie whose book I haven't read, because it wouldn't be fair.
What is the last song you listened to?
Which do you enjoy reading more – negative reviews or positive reviews?
Both, I guess. It really depends on the voice and the passion of the reviewer.
Who are you going to tag?
Anyone reading this that would like to participate!


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