Reading and Ranting: The Book Blogger Test



I was tagged for this by Francine @ Always Lost in a Book and thought it was a fun little idea. It’s been a hectic week/month and I really like doing posts like this to unwind.

What are three of your book pet peeves? 

  • Insta-love. There are very few books where I can stand an insta-love couple, most of the time it automatically gets knocked down a star. I need to feel a reason to care that these people are together, if you just tell me they are in love then I’m bored and I don’t care.
  • No Worldbuilding. I’m not a character driven person, I thrive on details. I need to know what, the where, the when, and the how. If you paint an interesting picture but don’t bother filling in the blanks, then I feel disjointed from the story and I won’t be fully immersed.
  • Crappy characters made into love interests or friends. I know a lot of people in the real world choose to have friends who are jerks to them and that many people are in relationships with guys/girls who are obessive or abusive in some way…but honestly unless it’s a book about overcoming such a horrible relationship I want nothing to do with it. It’s not sexy to have a guy want to control you and having friends who insult you or pry into things that are not their business are not friends worth having. Boundaries are your friend.

Describe your favorite reading spot.

This changes. Some days I love sitting in bed covered in a quilt, and other days all I want to do is sit outside on the back porch and devour a book under the sun. I don’t have a favorite as of right now.

Tell us three book confessions.

Confessions means sharing something I haven’t previously made known, so I’ll skip over hating to DNF books.

  • I’m very anal about my bookshelves. In fact everyone I know makes fun of me  because of how obsessive I am. My bookshelves must be in the right order, and if they are not then I can’t function or sleep until they are.
  • I can really love an author as a person or talk to them on a daily basis, but hate their books. It’s awkward as hell, but that doesn’t stop me from putting it on my blog and saying why it didn’t work.
  • The amount of free Kindle books I download is directly connected to how stressed out or upset I am. The worse I feel the more I download.

The last time you cried during a book?

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan, on December 31st. I didn’t really cry though but I did tear up, which is a lot for me. The last time I outright cried (like actual tears) was Deathly Hallows when it came out years ago.

How many books are on your beside table?

3 as of right now and my Kindle. I had 6 but when I rearranged my shelves I put them back in their places to make sure I didn’t forget them, I’ve only picked three of them back up.

  • The Peculiar by Stefan Bachmann
  • Take Me To Your Reader: An Otherworld Anthology
  • Flesh and Bone by Johnathan Maberry

What’s your favorite snack while reading?

Anything really. I’m not picky when it comes to snacks, so I don’t stick to one.

Name Three Books You Recommend to Everyone.

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Show us your favorite bookshelf on your bookcase.

I’m cheating. I’m showing you all of my bookshelves! I just added two new bookcases (the black 5-shelf) so everything has been moved around and I haven’t settled on a favorite shelf yet. On the old set up it used to be my Harry Potter “Shrine” but I don’t have room for it anymore.



Write how much books mean to you in just three words.

They are life

What is your biggest reading secret?

Even though I hate them with a burning passion I own the Twilight books and refuse to get rid of them because they are some of the better looking paperbacks on my shelves.

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8 Responses to Reading and Ranting: The Book Blogger Test

  1. Who DIDN’T cry over Deathly Hallows?! lol

  2. Lol, I own the Twilight books too and I can’t get rid of them either. Because they got me back onto the whole reading thing after years of not reading or not knowing what fiction books to read. I loved how you mentioned the weak world building, that’s one of my pet peeves as well! ANd the destructive girlfriend/boyfriend, it’s just not a healthy attitude to be portraying.

    • I can understand that. I suppose I hold them for nostalgia reasons too, I read the first one when it came out and loved it. Then randomly I decided to re-read it (which is the kiss of death for books usually) and I loathed every minute of it…so naturally I read the entire series. *rolls eyes* Lol, there is no love left in me for them but I do love those covers. 😛

  3. My daughter took our set of the Twilight books with her when she went to college. With my OCD, I organize everything and my book shelves are no different. My husband laughs at me, when I get new books I then have to rearrange the shelf it goes on and probably the other ones too. O’well I could be a boring person. lol…

  4. Christy says:

    Don’t be such a hater in the people find love instantly. LOL. Loving the author but not the books – yup, I feel ya on that. Something similar with me is a lot of the time, I try not to know anything ABOUT the author if I truly love the book. Because it could kid of ruin the books for me. Twilight … hissss. 😛

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