A few weeks ago, I was nominated by Jess to do the Book Blogger Test. She shares her fun adventures and writes a lot of interesting things on her blog. My current favorite is her blog post on the future of content creators. Make sure to check her lovely blog.
- Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.
- Answer the ten questions asked on this post.
- Nominate at least five people to do the tag.
- Let your nominees know you nominated them.
1. What are your top 3 book pet peeves?
- Long introductions from editors or translators.
I perfectly understand that an introduction or a preface is essential in creating a context for the book. However, it just drives me insane sometimes when I see an intro taking up the first 20 pages of a book. I always end up skipping the intro and jumping straight into the first chapter like the impatient human that I am.
- Missing pages.
I still can’t forget that one time I was deep into reading The Bell Jar and realizing halfway through that my copy was missing a few pages. I searched online for a PDF version of the novel in order to read the missing ones in my book.
- Ugly book covers.
What counts as an ugly book cover is a matter of subjective judgement. As for me, I prefer artsy creative covers.
2. Describe your favorite reading spot.
I don’t have any special place in the house for my reading sessions. I just read on the bed or on the couch or on the floor, or wherever it is quiet and comfortable.
3. Tell us 3 book confessions.
- I don’t like hardbound books. As much as I can, I try to look for the paperback version.
- I haven’t read Harry Potter, LOTR or Game of Thrones or any of those popular series.
- Back in high school, I wrote a novel which circulated around the campus. The ending was tragic and made a lot of sophomores cry. I burned the copy right at the end of the school year haha. I consider it to this day as the first ever book I’ve written.
4. When was the last time you cried during reading a book?
It was about a few years ago. I couldn’t exactly tell why but I remember weeping at the end of Lolita. Nabokov is a masterly writer, for sure.
5. How many books are on your bedside table?
I don’t have a bedside table. I always keep my books on the shelves.
6. What’s your favorite snack to eat while you’re reading?
I don’t like eating and reading at the same time for fear of staining my beloved books.
7. Name 3 books you would recommend to anyone.
I love to recommend controversial books to people, so for starters here are my top 3:
- Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
- Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
- 1984 by George Orwell
8. Show us a picture of your favorite book on your bookshelf.
9. Describe how much books mean to you in just 3 words.
Meta space-time manipulation. For me, every book I have read does exactly that: defy the conventional reality of space and time.
10. What is your biggest reading secret?
I don’t have any.
That is all for today’s blog post.
See you again in the next one.
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