How I Read Book Tag


I am reading A LOT lately, but I have been a person who has always read a lot, so I am happy that Trisha Ann @The Bookgasm (whose blog just turned 1! YAY!!! Congrats again!) suggested that I do the How I Read Book Tag. Let’s find out some more about my reading habits!

How do you find about new books to read?

All the credit for that really has to go out to this amazing blogger community and the BookTubers out there! Sometimes it does happen that I just happen to scroll through the online catalog of my favourite online book store or I spot a particularly pretty cover in the wild that sparks my interest – it’s like magic when I find a book by myself! Yet, most of the time it is really due to all of you. Fangirling is contagious and when everyone reads something that seems interesting, I NEED to read it too!

How did you get into reading?

I’ve always loved reading! I didn’t even get into a lot of trouble as a kid, except for when I stayed up past bedtime, reading with a torchlight because I couldn’t stay away from a book. Books were always infinitely more intriguing than so many other things.

How has your taste in books changed as you got older?

  • Well for starters, I don’t read books in German (which is my primary language) anymore, unless that was the language it was originally written in.
  • I used to love books that were massive! Now, I am sighing when it is longer than 350 pages, because I know it will take so much longer.
  • Weirdly enough, I feel like I am reading more YA than when I was actually a young adult. Apparently I tried to be all grown-up back then and read grown-up fiction.

How often do you buy books?

Hi, my name is Kat and I have a book buying problem! *expectantly waiting for you to say “Hi Kat” back*

No, but let’s be serious here! I can’t control myself. I tried the whole book buying ban and it only ended in a binge-shopping at the end of it. Obviously, my money is limited. I can’t order anything if I can’t pay for it … so, I’ve tried to limit myself to a certain budget that I can spend per month, until I run out of my book-money-stash … it’s not going very well …

How did you get into book reviewing?

That is a very good question! I don’t know if any of you remember that, but my blog didn’t really start out as a book blog. I much more talked about TV shows and movies instead, but then books just sort of took over, because I felt like I got the most response out of those posts and that was fun.

How do you react when you don’t like the ending of a book?

I shortly think about throwing the book at a wall and then I remember that that might damage it and therefore refrain from doing so. It frustrates me to no end of course, but I guess it does make a difference if it’s a stand-alone or part of a series. Knowing that there might be a sequel always lessens the blow, but if it’s just that one book, I am afraid the rating will suffer a bit.

How often do you take a sneak peak at the ending to see if there’s a happy ending?

Hmmm … I know I shouldn’t do this, but sometimes I read the last paragraph of a book. I don’t do it to find out if it has a happy ending though. I don’t even know why I do it … it’s a huge problem of mine, especially if I “accidentally” spoil myself! But I do know better than to tell anyone about what’s going to happen.



Anna @My Bookish Dream

CW @Read, Think, Ponder

Jocelyn @52 Letters In the Alphabet

Victoria @Addlepates and Book Nerds


37 thoughts on “How I Read Book Tag

    • You’re welcome 🙂
      I am ridiculously proud whenever I discover something good before my other bookish friends now, even though I do apreciate all the recommendations. There’s just never enough time to get to all of them.

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  1. I actually read more german books now! But yeah, I used to only read german books that were translated from the english so I could read the english if I got confused (German is my second language) but now I only read german books if they were originally written in german!

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  2. Hi, Kate 😀 looks like we have a problem in common (but is it really a problem? According to my bank, yes!)
    I don’t read much in French, my native language, except when the book was originally written in it. I find English to be a much more detailed/pleasant language to read in!

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    • Seen as my money stash is diminishing by what seems like the second, I’d say it’s a huge problem, but there are still worst to be had. It’s like the problem of privileged people hahaha
      I can only agree on English being more pleasant to read! It’s just a lot more fluent in my opinion.

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  3. Thank you for greeting me on this blog, Kat and I’m happy you did this tag 🙂

    I imagine what a struggle it is for you stop yourself from buying more books especially since you started working in a bookstore. That’s my dream job (aside from ushering in a movie house for the free film) where I might get perks like discounts or free books if lucky. How was it, btw? I hope the customers aren’t giving you headache 😀

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    • I actually have to say that the books we have on stock aren’t half as interesting as I thought, so I am lucky in that department. Turns out, since the shops are all at the airport, we have way more magazines than books, which means I am not as tempted to buy books, but I am up to date on all gossip magazines, because I get to borrow them when there are no customers.
      Some customers are SUPER nice, others are really bitchy when we don’t have something they want :/


    • Yes! I am such an eager reader, that I want to get to as many books in as little time as possible. Whenever books are a little longer, they also take more time and I get impatient because I already want to start the next one …

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  4. Thanks for the tag! ❤ It was really interesting reading through your answers. I also read books in my primary language rarely now. Though I do read sometimes books in German, as I want to better my German knowledge. XD I also read more YA now, or rather I am finding out more books that are YA and that I'm interested in.

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  5. Yayyy for early readers! I’ve loved reading ever since I was a child too—fiction, mostly. Because who doesn’t love a good fictional story?! XD
    And omg YESS I totally have a book-buying addiction too! It’s really gotta stop… I’ve been getting better at it though recently! (Or so I like to tell myself, hehehe…)

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    • Yes! Fiction all the way! Nothing is better than fiction to start daydreaming at an early age 😀
      I tell myself that I am getting better at controlling my book-buying-urges as well, but ultimately I am not so sure hahaha

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  6. Great post! I’m also reading more YA than I used to- it’s odd cos I used to read a lot more classics, but going to uni changed my reading habits and actually made me want to read fewer classics than I used to :/ As an aside, I also don’t reread as much as I used to partly cos a lot of my old books are in storage and partly cos I have so many books I haven’t read to read! Which leads me onto… Hi Kat- I have a book buying problem too :p We need to start book-buyers anonymous :p (although that’s basically what book haul posts are for- though I have too much book-buying shame to actually do those)

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  7. I’m notorious for skipping to the end of books. I get too impatient, but then I get frustrated because more often than not I’ll spoil something. My friends have yelled at me to stop, but I can’t help it! It’s such an annoying habit. Haha

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  8. I am so happy I am not alone with this. I could relate to just about every answer you gave… you know, reading books in English instead of German, (unsuccessfully) sticking to a limited budget, getting annoyed with longer books because you just need to know how it ends – including the urge to spoil it and just read the final paragraph. And then there’s the matter of reading young adult when you are not quite a young adult anymore.
    I think you may have inspired me to do the tag myself, even though the answers won’t be very different from yours!

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    • Oh my *blushes* I am so glad you relate to my reading habits so much! We are reading sisters in spirit then! YES and AMEN to everything you said! And please, do go on and do the tag 😀 I’d love to read it even if it’s similar to mine!


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