I seem to be in a weird reading and blogging slump. I primarily blame Tome Topple and Haikyu for this situation. Yet, I have no regrets. It’s annoying to not read as many books as previous months but I give myself a pass. After all, I read three books over 600 pages this month. I’ll try to pad it even further with manga.
I literally have 99 pages left on A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas. I started it on the final day of Tome Topple and then I started watching Haikyu. Five days, sixty episodes, new favorite. I read almost 300 pages yesterday, mostly on my Kindle. I proved to myself that I can finish a book in one day (I mean, read 300 pages at least), read multiple huge books in one month… and I tend to read faster on my Kindle than with a physical book because of that nifty “minutes left in chapter” thing on the bottom of the page. Heh. XD
Also, I’m a few minutes away from finishing the audio book to A Madness so Discreet by Mindy McGinnis. I admit, I wasn’t completely into it at the start but I recognize that it is so beautifully written. I have it on ebook and I might re-read it in the near future. But the audio book is fantastic as well.
How about doing a Tag post today? I’ve been uninspired and as much as I would love to write a review – I’ve read quite a few awesome books lately – I just don’t have the time and the attention to do that. Plus, I blog at work and often, I have an audio book blaring through my earphones while at my desk. (Either that or I’m writing fan fiction on the side lmao.) So here’s a tag and I’ve been seen a lot on booktube lately and it has made its way to the book blogging community as well.
It’s the I Am A Guilty Reader tag, originally by ReadLikeWildfire. I enjoy watching and reading tags and this one looks like something I can quickly do. Ten questions. I’ll try to keep it as interesting as possible!
Have You Ever Regifted A Book That You’ve Been Given?
Yes, I have. Although, it’s a book that I won from a giveaway. I can’t remember what it was exactly but it’s a non-fiction book by a stand-up comedienne. I was going to unhaul it but a co-worker said she wanted it so I gave it to her for Christmas.
Have you ever said you’ve read a book when you haven’t?
Yes, especially when I was younger. Hey, if you want to sound smart, you drop names like Jane Austen, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Victor Hugo, etc. Understand that I never had “required reading” and while I eventually read books from these authors, I did fake it a little bit in the past. 😉
Have you ever borrowed a book and not returned it?
Not from the library. I never checked out a book from the library… yet. But borrowed from someone else and never returned it? Yes. It was two Nancy Drew Mystery books. For sure, one was #56 The Thirteenth Pearl. I remember I was so excited to see that because that’s the last one in the series that I was collecting. I can’t remember the other one though.
Have you ever read a series out of order?
Yup. The Sigma Force series by James Rollins. I won book 7, The Devil Colony at a Goodreads giveaway and read that. Then I started collecting the whole series but I couldn’t find the first one, Sandstorm… until late last year on audio. So I pretty much read that series 2-5 in order then jumped around depending on what was available on Hoopla.
Have you ever spoiled a book for someone?
My mom. Just because she asked me. I’m pretty good about not spoiling a book or a show to anyone.
Have you ever doggy eared a book?
I may have but I don’t like the look of it. Definitely not MY books. Not even text books. That’s why page flags exist, people.
Have you ever told someone you don’t own a book when you do?
No. But I’ve done the opposite – I’ve told people I own a book when I actually didn’t. And it doesn’t really matter because I don’t lend out my books anyway.
Have you ever told someone you haven’t read a book when you have?
Nope. I will tell you that I’ve read Fifty Shades of Grey and I will tell you how you can enjoy it (hint: read it like bad fanfiction). There’s nothing wrong with reading a book, any book.
Have you ever skipped a chapter or a section of a book?
Absolutely. I would skim a lot like I did in Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes. And I have skipped full chapters from the A Song of Ice and Fire books by George RR Martin. I didn’t care for some of the POVs and frankly, I didn’t lose anything by doing so.
Have you ever bad mouthed a book you actually liked?
Er… no. Even if I were talking to someone who didn’t like it. It’s a start to a potentially good bookish conversation. If I faked it and agreed with that opposing opinion, I might just end up judging that person’s reading taste and turn me off from that person totally.
So there you have it. Which ones are you guilty of?
I actually finished A Madness So Discreet as I was typing this out. I’m starting Asylum by Madeleine Roux. And yes, it’s an ~asylum~ again. Oops. XD