THE READER CONFESSION TAG

The Reader Confession Tag

Woo! This should be fun!

Have you ever damaged a book?

Haha, yes! I remember when I was reading Cinder by Marissa Meyer I was so into it that I took it out to eat with my family at a Mexican restaurant. I can’t remember if it was on the table or if I was reading it when the the glass of water spilled…

How long does it take you to read a book?

Oye. That REALLY depends. Since I’ve been in school and are an English Literature major, books that aren’t assigned can be anywhere from 1 to 2 weeks, maybe longer (because school is always first, kids). If I’m assigned a book, I’ll always try to make the deadline. Since I’ve been out, I’ve been averaging about 4 daysish to 2 weeks per book, depending on the length and how into it I am.

I’m not the kind of reader who feels pressured to finish books quickly, as I like to really enjoy them. But, it really just depends on the length and how into it I am. I will often read a chapter or two, set a book down, do something else, and come back to it.

Books that you haven’t finished?

Ha! Okay:

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Eldest by Christopher Paolini

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

I’m sure there are a lot more, as I went through a phase in middle school where it seemed no books were really pleasing me, but those are what I can think of right now,

Hyped/popular books you don’t like?

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

We Were Liars by E Lockhart

Is there a book you wouldn’t tell anyone you were reading?

Not really. There are some genres I want to explore that I don’t think I would call up my mom and tell her I’m reading and have a chat about it, but I frankly don’t care what people think, haha.

How many books do you own?

No idea. Sorry. Maybe, like, 25 to 30 right now? I’m about to move, so I purged a lot.

Are you a fast or a slow reader?

Medium, I guess. Like I said above, it really just depends. Rarely do I finish a book in a day, though.

Do you like to buddy read?

I have never tried it, but would like to!

Do you read better in your head or out loud?

In my head, most definitely. In my head, I can do whatever I want.

If you were only allowed to own one book, what would it be and why?

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger.

I feel that book has a lot of things to learn from it, most of it just doing the opposite of what the main character does. But, I feel it has a lot of value, and I think it’s a book everyone should read.

Final Comments:

Well, that was super fun! Thanks to Sara @ The Bibliophagist for tagging me!

I tag

Rebecca @ Bookishly Rebecca

Cody @ Peaceful Oblivion

Best,

Daniel

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The Book SACRIFICE! TAG

Well, well, well. Why not start off my first tag with a tag riddled with unpopular opinions? Haha!

This tag was originally started by my favorite BookTuber Ariel Bissett!

Rules: It’s simple! Choose a book that you are willing to sacrifice in each scenario!

SCENARIO #1

An Over-Hyped book: Let’s start this off with a Zombie Apocalypse! Let’s say you’re in a book store, just browsing, when BAM! ZOMBIE ATTACK. An announcement comes over the PA System saying that the military has discovered that the zombies’ only weakness is over-hyped books. What book that everyone else says is amazing but you really hated do you start chucking at the zombies knowing that it will count as an over-hyped book and successfully wipe them out?!

ANSWER #1

I’m bound to receive some backlash from this, BUT IT MUST BE DONE. I shall wipe the zombies WITH…

City of Bones by Cassandra Claire

City of Bones

In short…I just really don’t get the hype. I couldn’t make it past page 200 with this one. It is also hard for me to support an author who I cannot respect (but SHHH…we’re not supposed to talk about that).

 

Scenario #2

A Sequel: Let’s say you’ve just left the salon with a SMASHING new haircut and BOOM: Torrential downpour. What sequel are you willing to use as an umbrella to protect yourself?

Answer #2

While I did attempt to read this one quite awhile ago, I still have not forgotten it.

Eldest by Christopher Paolini

Eldest

loved ERAGON. As a matter of fact, I highly relate it to the reason of how I started liking fantasy. However, Eldest was just a bore fest.

 

Scenario #3

A Classic: Let’s say you’re in a lecture and your English teacher is going on and on about how this classic changed the world, how it revolutionized literature and you get so sick of it that you chuck the classic right at his face because you know what? This classic is stupid and it’s worth detention just to show everyone how you feel! What Classic did you chuck?

Answer #3

Everyone had to read this at some time or another, I’m sure. So, I’m sure someone out there can agree with me on this one.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby

I think the over-pronounced symbolism that the teacher constantly tried to tell us existed in this book made me dislike it so much. Eh. Disagree or no?

 

Scenario #4

Your least favourite book of life!: Let’s say that you’re hanging out at the library when BAM global warming explodes and the world outside becomes a frozen wasteland. You’re trapped and your only chance for survival is to burn a book. What is the book you first run to, your least favourite book of all life, what book do you not fully regret lighting?

Answer #4

Okay…this one is a big one. While it is rare that I utterly HATE a book, this is one of them.

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

We Were Liars

OH MY GOODNESS I HATE THIS BOOK SO MUCH!! There I said it…it’s on the internet now and forever documented. I have no idea how this book got as much hype as it did. This book, in my opinion, was an utter waste of my time to read, 99% because of the ending, 1% because I just couldn’t handle the writing style or the main character.

Either way, if you’re a fan of this book, that’s fine. Maybe you can find an argument to change my opinion.

 

FINAL THOUGHTS

Well, I hope this doesn’t steer you away from this blog. Hahahahaaaaa.

Anyway…you can buy any of the books mentioned by typing them into Google, because I refuse to link them directly. Ha.

I think I’m supposed to tag people, but I don’t really know a lot of people on here yet. But, we’ll get there!

But, do keep in mind that this is just an honest opinion of an English Major.

Best,

Daniel xx