The Book Blogger Test

I am struggling a bit with my identity as a blogger, especially being called a book blogger. It was never ALL I did on here, but for a long time it was what I did most often – talk about books. That has become rare during my time abroad and I am now trying to figure out where I want to go from here seen as I am back in Vienna (and technically have more time to read again). So, I found the Book Blogger Test among my drafts, because Melissa @The Bookish Wanderer kindly tagged me for it. I very much doubt it will actually give you answers about whether you are a book blogger or not, but I thought it might get me back into the right spirit. So, here we go!

Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog
  2. Answer the questions asked on this post
  3. Nominate at least five people to do it also
  4. Let your nominees know you nominated them

Describe Your Perfect Reading Spot!

My perfect reading nook would be right beside a window with a gorgeous view. There would be a gazillion pillows and blankets , preferably so comfortable that I could sleep there if I wanted to. I also need a little space to put tea cups or snacks besides the stacks of books without actually endangering their safety with spilled beverages and the likes. Basically, I would want to be able to live in that little nook. Kind of like the picture below, just way more cozy and with a lamp for when it gets late.

Tell Us 3 Book Confessions!

  1. I often prefer movie tie-ins to the original covers. (Not always, but like 90% of the time)
  2. I once made a friend buy me a new copy of a book I lent her, because she was reading it at a pool and her cousin poured a bucket of water over her … and the book. Her mum did not understand why I made a fuss about it.
  3. Most of the books I read for my Goodreads challenge this year were comics and graphic novels.

When Was the Last Time You Cried During a Book?

Pretty sure that was during Words in Deep Blue! I adore that book (so much so that I made an aesthetic for the Book Aesthetic Tag), but it is sadness.

How Many Books Are on Your Bedside Table?

If we are talking literally on my bedside table … then none! I stack my books elsewhere.

What’s Your Favorite Snack to Eat While You Are Reading?

Snacks can be SO messy, but I am addicted to peanut flips. They are my weakness. Other than that I usually just enjoy a cup of tea while reading, but not so much food.

Name 3 Books You Would Recommend to Everyone!

  1. Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
  2. Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
  3. All American Boys by Jason Reynolds/Brendan Kiely

Show Us a Picture of Your Favorite Bookcase on a Bookshelf!

Hmmm … I don’t know. I am quite happy with how my growing comic book section is shaping up to look like. I hope that counts. (Also, sorry for the meh quality of the picture. Lighting is terrible in my room.)

Describe How Much Books Mean to You in Just 3 Words!

Escape. Solace. Joy.

I Tag Thee

*Don’t feel obliged to do the tag if you don’t want to or already have done it! Also, everyone who is interested in doing the tag but wasn’t mentioned by me, feel free to do it anyway! Just link back here so I can see your answers!*

51 thoughts on “The Book Blogger Test

  1. Ooh fun!! I like how you decided to do this- and I can really relate! I feel like sometimes we can be a bit pigeon-holed, so it’s hard to branch out. That reading nook looks *perfect*! hehe that’s so funny that you like movie tie ins, cos so many people get angsty about them- I buy them a lot (especially on kindle) cos they tend to be cheaper πŸ˜‰ Ahhh I’d have been devastated about that book!!! I had a book that got wet in the rain once… and I definitely cried about it πŸ˜‰ And this post is reminding me of all the books I’ve put on my tbr thanks to your recommendations… and still not read… *hangs head in shame*. And your graphic novel collection looks really cool!! Great post- thanks so much for tagging me!!

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  2. I think my perfect reading spot would be very similar to yours as well. That picture you included would be bliss, sitting there with a blanket, hot chocolate and a book especially if it is raining or snowing outside.
    I also love that you made your friend buy you a new copy of the book that she borrowed and got ruined. I hate when people don’t take care! Like we save our money for books!

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    • Thanks for agreeing with me on the book! Her mum really was putting up a fight. She was like “will you ever even read it again?” and I was like “THAT IS NOT THE POINT!!!”. All her books look really read through, while mine are pristine. She had to accept that.

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      • Oh gosh really?! How rude of her mum, surely you would want to instill the idea that if you break something of someone else’s whatever that may be you ask to replace it and apologise! I would have been exactly the same don’t worry!

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  3. I always thought of you as a media blogger/reviewer who makes forays into fiction writing. But that’s just my opinion, and it has been known to be against the grain (I actually liked Terminator: Genisys and the Dark Tower movie, if you can believe it).

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  4. That reading spot looks PERFECT, I so want that in my future home someday, this is goals ❀ I have Words in Deep Blue looking at me, on my TBR shelf at the moment and… I AM SO NERVOUS and not ready for it, but at the same time, I really want to read it. I LOVE your aesthetics so much as well ❀ Thank you for tagging me!! ❀

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    • Thanks πŸ˜€ I think so far everyone wants a reading nook like that.
      Don’t be afraid of Words in Deep Blue! It’s such a beautiful book and it’s not JUST sad. It’s also really cute πŸ˜€
      I hope you don’t get tired of me tagging you always hahaha you don’t actually have to do the tags if you don’t feel like it.

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  5. Wow, that reading spot looks seriously PERFECT! I can imagine just sitting there and reading for hours! πŸ˜€
    If that happened to a book I was lending out I would definitely have the friend replace it! It’s seriously the worst when someone else (on accident or purpose) damages your book! That’s one of the reasons that I don’t tend to lend books to people, I have been disappointed too many times.
    Wolf by Wolf was such an amazing book! It’s one I definitely recommend to everyone as well. I have heard many amazing things about Queens of Geek and it’s definitely one that I plan on checking out. πŸ™‚
    Thank you for tagging me! ❀

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    • I’ve had some terrible experiences with lending books as well. I get that they don’t do it on purpose and sometimes it’s not even them but someone in their circle of friends/family that does it, but I don’t get why I have to pay the price. Another friend got a big cut in the cover of a book because her friend took it away from her and threw it on the ground and I felt like crying when she gave it back to me. She acted like it was nothing and I didn’t have the confidence to tell her off.
      So glad we share the love for Wolf by Wolf. And please, please read Queens of Geek. It’s so much fun!

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  6. I need that nook that you described ❀️

    How could your friend’s mom not understand why you’d make a fuss about that??? Sure, it’s not your friend’s fault, but your book got damaged while in her possession sooo…

    Most of the books I read for my Goodreads challenge are comics as well haha. It’s why I’m at 218 books or something πŸ˜‚

    I really need to read Wolf by Wolf – it sounds like my cup of tea but I’ve never seen it at the bookstore and when I order a book online it’s usually a very specific one, so I just don’t think of Wolf by Wolf. One day though! And yes too Queens of Geek ❀️

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    • We all need that nook and the money to make it happen hahaha
      She was really insistent on the whole “you’re never going to read it again anyway, so why does it have to look good? Just put the dust jacket over it” -.-
      Comics are the best and they also really help with reading slumps for me.

      YAS! READ WOLF BY WOLF! PLEEEEEEEEASE!

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      • Oh my goodness she can’t decide for you if you’re going to read it again or not!
        Yeah same here! Whenever I find myself not being able to pick up a book, I can read a comic instead.

        I WILL I JUST NEED TO GET MY HANDS ON IT. Sometimes I really wished that they would just stop publishing books for a while – I can’t keep up!

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      • I hear you so much on that one! I just can’t keep up with the new releases. There is so much coming out that I would absolutely like to read, but I haven’t even read everything I wanted to from 3 years ago hahaha

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  7. I… was traumatized halfway through this post. A BUCKET OF WATER ON A BOOK!!!! I’d have made that friend pay for a copy too. I would’ve been even more crazy mad if it was a book I deeply cherished, had a lot emotional value or even was marked with post-its and what not!!!

    Love the looks of your comic collection. It’s so rare to see people with comics, whenever I see them, I get super jolly!! πŸ˜€ Thanks for sharing! πŸ˜‰

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    • I don’t have any reasonable explanation of what happened to the book. I only remember seeing it and being utterly shocked because .. how does one even do something like that to a book and still dare present it to me. If, for some inexplicable reason, that had happened to me, I would have bought another book even before the attempt of returning the ruined one.

      My collection is still SO tiny, but I have at least two three signed copies of stuff, which makes me ridiculously happy.

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  8. You literally just described my ideal reading space. I love the idea of having a cosy little reading nook with a view. I just like things all warm and fuzzy. I will always have a cup of tea on hand when I read, or if I feel like an intense moment is about to happen in a book I’ll make a cup of tea just to prepare myself for the onslaught of feels haha.

    I so understand the struggle of finding that blogger identity. The reason I never included books or reading in my blog name was that I didn’t want to limit myself to just books, but even though I have ideas on posts that aren’t related to books I’m hesitant to actually write/post them for some reason.

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    • We all need the money and space to create a reading nook like that. We deserve it!

      You should definitely try your hand at other blog posts as well! I would definitely always enjoy reading them πŸ™‚ I just know it. And if it’s during one of those weeks that I am a little absent, never hesitate to send me the link for something via DM. I want you to feel comfortable to do whatever you like on your own blog! ❀

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