Dang, is it Thursday already? That means it’s time for a book tag! I found this one on Shanah’s blog, because I’m a stalker and shouldn’t be left alone with time to spare.
1 – HAVE YOU EVER DAMAGED A BOOK?
I’ve put a book through the washing machine once. (I am the Ice Worm, by some author I can’t remember.) It was already kind of damaged, because when I was younger I had this weird tic where I would do this weird thing with the pages. I can’t even describe how it’s done, you would have to physically see me do it.
Other than that, I think I’ve bent a page or two here or there when putting a book in my backpack.
2 – HAVE YOU EVER DAMAGED A BORROWED BOOK?
That would be the ultimate shame. I’ve never damaged a book that I’ve borrowed (honestly, I’ve mainly only borrowed library books since the majority of my friends only have books that I already own), but I have had books of mine that I lent out be damaged. I don’t really lend out books anymore, unless I know that person very, very well (like Steven, probably).
3 – HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO READ A BOOK?
When I was in high school, I would be going through a 300-500 page book a day, because I didn’t have anything better to do. I would read in class, in the hallway, at lunch, after school, anytime I had time, I would be reading. I would do this the first few years of college, too, until I started on my core major courses and ran out of time to read anything.
Now I’m lucky if I read a few books a month, simply because I’m so busy. If I’m able to just sit and read, though, I can usually finish a 400-600 page book in a day. It’s not particularly difficult. Most of the time, though, it’ll take me a week or more due to my overwhelmingly busy schedule.
4 – BOOKS THAT YOU HAVEN’T FINISHED?
Look y’all, I’m not even going to answer this question because of the amount of judgement I would receive. I don’t even keep track of the books I don’t finish any more because it would be depressing.
5 – HYPED/POPULAR BOOKS YOU DIDN’T LIKE
Artemis by Andy Weir. THERE WAS SO MUCH POTENTIAL. SO VERY MUCH. And then he had to go and do a thing like put an immature, disgusting main character in there that I would’ve hated no matter their gender. Oh well.
I also really dislike anything John Green (I’ve read a few, not my style) and Perks of Being a Wallflower was so boring I could barely stay awake through it.
6 – IS THERE A BOOK YOU WOULDN’T TELL ANYONE YOU’RE READING?
Not really. I don’t particularly care who knows what I read. I don’t read anything super risque or anything like that.
7 – HOW MANY BOOKS DO YOU OWN?
Honestly, I think at last count, I’m pushing 800 or so. I’ve got books in boxes in my parents’ attic because I don’t have room enough for them. I’ve got so many books I don’t know what to do with them. I’m hoping to get a two-bedroom house when I get married and turn one of those bedrooms into a library/office space, because otherwise there would be no room for anything anywhere.
8 – ARE YOU A FAST OR A SLOW READER?
I’m a fast reader. I’ve always been a fast reader. I would take a different book to school everyday and people would wonder how I read them so fast. I taught a class on speed-reading a few years ago, and picked up a few tricks to help me read a little faster, but I don’t like using them because I feel like I’m going just a little too fast.
9 – DO YOU LIKE TO BUDDY READ?
Nobody would be able to keep up with me, honestly. Or if I did find somebody who was at my reading level and could keep pace with me, one of us would invariably be unable to complete the reading because of our busy life schedules. It’s just so much simpler to read a book on your own, without having anybody to answer to or anything like that.
10 – IF YOU WERE ONLY ALLOWED TO OWN ONE BOOK. WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY?
Lord of the Rings. Was there ever any doubt? It’s a long, long series, and it would be an absolutely wonderful thing to re-read time and time again, because there’s always something new you can catch. Actually, I really need to take the time and read it again. I’m due for a re-reading this year, because I didn’t make it through last year due to some pretty bad life occurrences.
Well, that was fun! If you’ve got any answers to these questions you think I should take a look at, let me know in the comments! I’m not going to tag anybody in this, because I think everybody should be free to do things at their own pace.
And as always, keep reading.
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