It’s been a while since I did a tag, so today I’m doing the Reader Confession Tag, which is fun and quick. Thank you Aralyn @Paper Addictions & Magic for tagging me! There aren’t any rules for this tag other than to answer the questions, so let’s get right into it!
1. Have you ever damaged a book?
No, I don’t think so. Although people have damaged mine on several occasions :(.
2. Have you ever damaged a borrowed book?
Nope, never! I would have died.
3. How long does it take you to read a book?
It depends on many things. If I’m not really into it, it takes me longer. It also depends on my free time. Nowadays, it usually takes me about a week to finish reading a book.
4. Books that you haven’t finished?
I have nothing against them, but I just couldn’t finish them up. They weren’t my style at all.
5. Hyped/Popular books you didn’t like?
This book was the Fantasy winner of the Goodreads Choice Awards 2013. I love fantasy. I love Neil Gaiman’s writing. This book though… not for me. It leaves a lot to the reader’s imagination. A LOT. Pretty much everything. Because of that, the plot felt rather simplistic to me and I was underwhelmed.
6. Is there a book you wouldn’t tell anyone you’re reading?
I don’t think so. Maybe if the title is embarrassing or weird to explain I wouldn’t tell a stranger, like these. But I doubt that I’ll read anything like that.
7. How many books do you own?
I don’t know how many eBooks I own, which is mainly how I read at the moment, but I have 161 physical books in my bedroom (not counting dictionaries).
8. Are you a fast reader or a slow one?
I think I’m a slow reader in the book community, but an average reader outside of it. It also depends on the type of book. For example, I read poetry slowly to savor the words and the meaning behind them. Even though I could read a poetry collection in a day, I tend to take longer and read just a few poems a day.
9. Do you like to buddy read?
I’ve only done it once and it was fun. I would love to buddy read again, but I can’t seem to find a book or a person to do it with (anyone interested? Wink wink).
10. Do you read better in your head or out loud?
Definitely in my head. Although sometimes I read out loud if I’m having a hard time concentrating. I read like a paragraph or a page out loud until I’m back on track with the plot and then keep reading in my head.
11. If you were only allowed to own one book, what would it be?
First of all, how dare you?! This is a cruel question. I think I would choose a poetry or short story collection because I could really analyze each poem and story, memorize them, and then with time their meaning could change for me and I would start analyzing them all over again. So… I’m cheating and picking one short story collection and a poetry collection: