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
Jocelyn @52 Letters In the Alphabet
Victoria @Addlepates and Book Nerds