The Book Blogger Test


I've been tagged for the Book Blogger Test! Many thanks to the lovely Littleonion from Littleonion Writes who tagged me. :) 

1. What are your top three book pet hates?
-Cheesy romance lines








-Folded Pages








-Unnecessary love triangles











2. Describe your perfect reading spot.
-On the beach, in a hammock *sigh* I read the first two Divergent books in Hawaii along with Clockwork Prince in a setting similar to this:
-Another great place to read (and a bit more accessible): Reclined on a porch swing with a lemonade in hand

3. Tell us three book confessions.
-I haven't read any books by Rainbow Rowell. Basically EVERYONE has read at least one, except me of course...
-I dislike contemporaries and stay away from them as much as possible. I'm trying to break that fear and start reading them.
-I haven't read the whole Harry Potter series!! I read books 5-7. 
Well that was stressful. 

4. When was the last time you cried during a book?
The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J Maas ;(

5. How many books are on your bedside table?
Seven, the cleaning ladies just came today so I moved most of the books that were on my dresser to my bookshelf XD 

6. What is your favorite snack to eat while you are reading?
I like to eat popcorn or an apple or yogurt :)

 
7. Name three books you would recommend to anyone.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas, Divergent by Veronica Roth, Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

8. Show us a picture of your favorite shelf on your bookcase.


I'm feeling super lazy at the moment so I'm just going to show you a picture of books that were on my bedside table that have since been moved to my bookshelf (except the top four).









9. Write how much books mean to you in three words.
Irresistibly wonderful sustenance? Yup let's go with that. 

Books are irresistible because they are! I have no restraint when it comes to reading... Wonderful, yup books are really wonderful! Sustenance? Nope, contrary to popular belief I do not eat my books. They do help me through tough times though and help alleviate my stress from school and stuff like that. 

10. What is your biggest reading secret?
I mostly read on my iPad, I'm starting to buy more physical copy books but I still read a majority of my books through iBooks. It's just so much more convenient! 

I tag:


Missie @A Flurry Of Ponderings
Alex @The Book's Buzz
Carol @Covering All Covers
Naban @Literary Oracle
And anyone else who wants to do this! 

46 comments:

  1. This looks like so much fun!! I love your gifs, haha!!

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    1. It was tons of fun! You should do it :) haha thanks, I like them too :)

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  2. What a fun blog post! LOVED it! I have to agree NO FOLDED PAGES! I just can't deal with that. It makes me cringe when I see people do it. I haven't read anything by her yet either but I really want to read Fangirl. You really should read Contemporary more--there are a lot of good books in that genre. Great post!!

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    1. I know right?? I HATE folded pages. You're hurting the book. Thank gosh, someone else who hasn't read Rainbow Rowell!! I promise to start reading more contemporary ;) Thank you! And thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. Heeeeh. My first pet peeve is insta love. Though I hate unnecessary love triangles and folded pages *cringes* my favorite reading place is on our terrace :) though that picture sure looks inviting ;) You dislike contemporaries? Oh no!!! It's my favorite genre :D I love it. I love it hard. I hated Eleanor and Park and didn't really get it =/ It's different and there's nothing particularly wrong with it, it just wasn't my book. I'm afraid to start Fangirl but people say it's a whole lot different. Ooooh! ANNA AND LOLA AND TO ALL THE BOYS AND HEIR OF FIRE AND EVERYTHING :) Pretty, pretty! Heh. I read a lot on my kindle, but I love physical books :) I need to start reading them more. I have more unread physical books than read ones and my shelf is completely full. Need to fix this :D This was fun, Rachel ;)

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    1. Insta love was my number four ;) Ooh terraces are nice as well :) I'm starting to read more contemporaries, Siiri!! Maybe I just haven't read the right ones ;) It was lots of fun :D

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  4. Whoa.... we have the same confessions almost! O_O

    I have read HP though. I avoid contempories and haven't read Rainbow Rowell. We must be bookish twins of sort, Rachel! ;)

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    1. We are bookish twins, Sophia!! :D

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  5. A wee bit jealous of #2! I’d love to sit outside in a hammock, but it’s just too hot where I live. Also: you must remedy #3 by starting with Fangirl. That will break your Rowell AND contemporary avoidance ;)

    Don’t even mention The Assassin’s Blade to me O_O I’m about to reread it… and I already have the tissues on hand.

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    1. I WILL read Fangirl eventually :) I'm starting to read more contemporary which is good. Oh gosh, The Assassin's Blade makes me tear up. Be strong, Kayla!!

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  6. I had fun doing this test too! All your pet peeves are ones I absolutely hate too. I adore all the gifs as well, they are perfect! A hammock?!? They would be a perfect reading spot, I want one!!! The hammock and the beach that is.

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    1. I know right?? Hammock and beach, perfect place to read!! This was tons of fun :)

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  7. Very fun post, Rachel :)
    I agree so much with your pet peeves. I cannot stand folded pages... I try to sort of curl them the other way to get rid of the fold, but it never works. *stress ball squeezing motions*
    Ahh, that huge stack of books in your photo *drools* I only own one narrow bookcase, so most of my physical copies end up stacked around on nightstands, desks, etc. haha~

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    1. Same! If I find a book with folded pages I try to fold the other way to reduce the damage. Lol, yeah I have multiple book cases xD

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  8. Thanks for tagging me Rachel :D
    I can't wait to get started on this post.

    And don't even get me started on those unnecessary love triangles. They drive me crazy!

    Alex @ The Book's Buzz

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    1. Yay, can't wait! I HATE unnecessary love triangles with a burning passion.

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  9. "I dislike contemporaries and stay away from them as much as possible." Why, I am not alone! ;).

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    1. I'm trying to break that habit though!!

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  10. I really don't like cheesy romance lines either! I can't keep but roll my eyes at them!! I haven't read a book by Rainbow Rowell either...*high five* That Kiss of Deception book looks gorgeous. I think I'm going to buy it! Love the post, love!! :D

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    1. *high fives* Yay, I'm not alone!! :) Ugh those cheesy lines make me want to hurl... Kiss of Deception is gorgeous inside and out ;) Thanks lovely ;)

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  11. I LOVE contemporaries :o That's my favorite genre next to dystopian, fantasy, and historical. But I agree with the cheesy romance lines. Sometimes I like it if I really ship the characters, but the Nicholas-Sparks-cheesy is something I can just HURL outside. Haha.

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    1. I will read more contemporaries, I promise!!

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  12. Thanks so much for tagging me! I had a lot of fun doing this. ^_^

    Yes, I agree! Folded corners are so annoying, like no, use bookmarks please. And high five! I dislike cheesy romance lines where they go all "You're my sky" and stuff. Love the collection of books. The spine of Kiss of Deception looks pretty. Nice post! :D

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    1. *high fives* Or "you're my everything" *pukes* Isn't The Kiss of Deception so beautiful?! Thanks!

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  13. This looks like so much fun! I really want to do this on my blog. I need to get you to read a Rainbow Rowell book. It has to happen!

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    1. Well I officially tag you now :) I will read a Rainbow Rowell book eventually!!

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  14. I hate folded pages as well. I like my books shiny and pretty! I haven't read anything by Rainbow Rowell as well although I want to read like all her books. And I just to dislike contemporaries as well, but just finished a 5 star comtemporary (Second Chance Summer) that I would recommend to anybody :). Good luck with that pile of books, haha!

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    1. Folded pages hurt my bookish heart. I'm glad you overcame your dislike. I also read an AMAZING contemporary called "Even In Paradise" that I HIGHLY recommend. Thanks, I hope I can cut it down soon ;)

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  15. Don't worry...I never read a Rainbow Rowell book either ;)

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  16. I did this a few months ago! So much fun! :D LOL, my answer to question #2 is so boring compared to yours, which is my bed. But I agree, beach reading in a hammock sounds awesome...preferably with a pina colada.

    Oh, and don't worry! I've never read anything from Rainbow Rowell too! I have Fangirl on my Kindle and I keep telling myself I need to read it asap, I just haven't gotten around to it :(

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    1. ooh pina colada... I really thought I was one of the only people who hasn't read Rainbow Rowell! I'm glad I'm not :) You'll get to it eventually !

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  17. Unnecessary love triangles are really the bomb! And I mean the negative bomb. I adore relationship conflicts, but don't make THE love triangle THE relationship conflict. That just sucks, especially when the MC is wishy-washy about it. And also, reading on a hammock sounds so nice! I wish I had a hammock in our backyard back in the province. AND I HAVE NOT READ A SINGLE ROWELL BOOK EITHER. You and I are in the same boat, mah friend. *high five*

    Faye at The Social Potato

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    1. Haha yes, definitely the negative bomb. I know right? I love the angst in relationship conflicts, love triangles just aren't a good source of angst or conflict! *high fives* :)

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  18. You and me both for crying in The Assassin's Blade. SAMMMM. That was really really harsh. *cries a little more* I haven't read all the Harry Potter books either! Just 1 to 4, although I want to read the rest, they're just huge and kind of daunting. I love your absolute recs, though. XD I want to read The Clockwork Princess because I'm developing a real taste for Cassandra Clare's books. I want to read more! City of Glass had me laughing my head off. Oh Jace. XD

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    1. Assassin's Blade had me bawling ;( Yay!! You'll LOVE Clockwork Princess. It's another crying book though, have tissues ready!! Yessss, join the Cassie Clare addiction ;)

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  19. You...only read HP 5-7....*faints from overcome emotion*
    -C

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    1. I'm sorry Cass!! I've been living a lie, and I couldn't take it any longer!!

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  20. This looks like a fun tag to do! I might do it myself =)

    I tend to stay away from contemporaries but once in a while (mostly during summer) i feel the urge to read them. Also, I agree with you about folded pages... it makes me cringe!

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    1. Do it! The tag's lots of fun :) I shy away from contemporaries too. I'm trying to stop though! Folded pages *shivers* Thanks for stopping by!

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  21. This tag seems like so much fun! I'm also not a fan of unnecessary love triangles, but it seems like there's not as many in books anymore at least :)

    Contemporary is actually my favorite genre, and if you're looking for recommendations, some of my favorites are: Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer, The Distance Between Us and On The Fence by Kasie West, Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson, Biggest Flirts by Jennifer Echols, and Anna and The French Kiss and Lola and The Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins :)

    Reading on a hammock sounds so relaxing! I wish that I had access to one.

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    1. Thank gosh! I would die if every book contained a love triangle. Thanks for the recommendations, Montana!! I'm actually anxious to read all of those books ;)

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  22. Folded pages! Exactly! I just can't cope with them SLDFSDFN. I bought Throne of Glass last week, and started reading it last night and I saw the map page was folded at the edges and I'm just pissed.
    :(

    I haven't read any Rainbow Rowell yet, so *high five*

    Yikes, I had around 15 on my bedside tale, it's a dangerous tower of awesome, but it's down to 10 now, since I moved things around, but so need a proper clear out, too many books, not enough space. :(

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    1. Same, they bug me so much :P Yay Throne of Glass!! Nooooo, folded page -_- I always bend it the other way to try to fix it. *high fives* glad I'm not the only one! ;)

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  23. My biggest hate is for books that begin with "She was only sixteen when she discovered..." Ugh why everyone's writing about this age?

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    1. I know right?? A little variety please...

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