Hi peeps! I’ve got a lot of posts in my drafts folder but today I decided to publish this one: meet the book blogger tag, created by Samantha and Amber over at Bibliomavens! Thanks so much, Isha at Paperback Tomes, and Cherry, at Letters to the Lost, for tagging me!

Let’s get into the tag right away!

The rules

๐ŸŒพ Nominated bloggers can nominate ten other bloggers

๐ŸŒพ Use the same questions from the tag

๐ŸŒพ Tag the original creator (Bibliomavens) and the blogger who tagged you (Isha and Cherry)

The questions


WHO IS YOUR ALL TIME FAVOURITE BOOK CHARACTER?

So many of them! But if you’re asking for one specific person…Luna Lovegood.

She’s just so weird and kind and comfortable in her own skin and so unapologetically herself and does all that without wandering into ‘manic pixie dream girl’ territory. She’s also very intelligent, empathetic, creative and brave. Did I mention weird?


IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND, WHICH BOOK WOULD YOU TAKE WITH YOU? (SURVIVAL BOOKS DO NOT COUNT)

My guess is I’ll take a hyped YA book that I really, really want to read but I don’t have time to. Because if I’m stranded on a desert island the one thing I do have for sure is a lot of time. Legendborn. Or The Gilded Ones. Spin the Dawn, Six of Crows. Oh right. I can take only one. Can’t I just drag an entire library (minus the survival books, of course) to this island with me?


WHAT IS YOUR MOST UNPOPULAR BOOKISH OPINION?

The Grisha trilogy was not that bad. In fact, I found it to be quite good. And, um, Pride and Prejudice is boring. I tried to give it another adjective because it seemed like everyone else in the universe loved this book, but I’ll best be frank with myself. Jane Austen’s books are not for me.


WHAT’S YOUR WEIRDEST BOOKISH HABIT?

Um…I don’t know if this counts as weird, but I love reading rant reviews. Sometimes I’ll just scroll down and down on goodreads looking for that one person who gives a book a one star and has a lot to say about it. It’s just so fun, okay?


WHAT CHARACTER WOULD YOU BRING TO A FAMILY EVENT AS YOUR FAKE PARTNER?

I think I’ll bring Peeta from The Hunger Games. I’m famous for being absent at family events – most likely upstairs reading in my uncle’s home because I suck at talking to people. In fact, me ‘going upstairs and reading’ is a standing joke among my relatives. If there’s one thing I learnt from Hunger Games, it’s that Peeta’s really good at engaging in conversation. I’m sure my relatives will love him.


WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO START A BOOK BLOG?

This is kind of a long story. I’ve been actively haunting/stalking the book blogosphere since three years ago. Or even before that. And then I just felt the need to start a blog of some kind. Not a book blog, I thought. I’d never be able to get my hands on those new releases. I don’t even have an Instagram! So I started a wildlife/travel blog on blogger. It took off fairly well and I ran it for about two years before something just felt off about the whole thing. Maybe I just didn’t feel like blogging. And every comment I got felt really tiringly hard earned. I hated the fact that I was commenting on other blogs purely for the sake of getting a comment back, and not because I genuinely enjoyed their posts. And the majority of the wildlife bloggers out there were rich old white men and it was a little bit hard for me to relate to their blog posts. So after that blog sort of naturally fizzled out I once more took to seriously thinking of starting a blog on WordPress. A blog about books, among lots of other things. Because maybe I realised that it’s not how much of books you read that matter but how much you love what you read. Please don’t ask me where my blog name came from. It was a totally spontaneous decision. And me being the indecisive person I am, I spent about four months doing nothing but changing my design and writing a really occasional blog post (which I knew no one would read anyway) and then, FINALLY, I gathered enough guts to reach out to the community. And I am so glad I did.


WHAT ABOUT READING AND BOOKS DO YOU LOVE THE MOST?

Escaping into other worlds. Who wants to stay on boring old earth anyway when you’ve got tons of fascinating universes to visit?


WHAT IS YOUR FIELD OF STUDY/ DESIRED PROFESSION/ CURRENT PROFESSION?

I go to school and I study mathematics. I hope to get into a good university (the best, preferably) and I have no idea what to do after that. I also have a sweet side dream of becoming a published author (don’t we all?)


WHAT ARE SOME BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS THAT BECAME YOUR FAVOURITES/ OBSESSIONS?

Anything Rick Riordan, seriously. I was that kid in class who read Percy Jackson with the book on their lap under the table in the middle of a lesson while at school. Back when I was thirteen/fourteen, I was obsessed. The Magnus Chase series is so golden and so is the Kane Chronicles, which gets overlooked a lot. Read them if you haven’t already!


WHAT IS THE BOOK YOU SHOVE DOWN EVERYONE’S THROAT?

The Lord of the Rings. More especially so because it got shoved down my throat and I ended up LOVING it.

I tag

Apologies in advance if you’ve already been tagged for this๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Brooke @ The Reader’s Game

Ivy @ sapphic fairy lights

Bernadette

Ritz @ Living, loving & reading

You!!!

That’s all, folks! See you next time with my wrap up post!

28 thoughts on “Meet the book blogger tag

  1. I also love reading rant reviews! Even for books I loved ๐Ÿคฃ It’s just so fun ๐Ÿ˜ And I love Luna and Peeta! That Pride and Prejudice opinion did hurt, though ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜ฅ
    And I didn’t know you were a fellow mathematician! ๐Ÿ˜Š That has just elevated your coolness in my eyes ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  2. rlly enjoyed reading this ! & yes i agree that ppl give tgt way less credit than it actually deserves:/
    also thank you for tagging me !

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  3. I really liked reading your answers โค how I wish my parents would let me go to my room and read during social gatherings, i too struggle with socialising ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜…

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  4. Luna Lovegood is really awesome! I also love the fact that Evanna Lynch was herself a Harry Potter fan when she auditioned for the role…

    I also love reading rant reviews! But only for books that either I didn’t like or I’m indifferent about. Reading rant reviews for books I love just makes me sad.

    Ooh, you’re studying mathematics? Do you like it? I’m just curious because I definitely like math, but I really dislike studying it.

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    1. Really? That’s so cool!
      Haha reading rant reviews is something I do when I have absolutely nothing to do,because in all honesty I don’t have much books to read๐Ÿ˜… Yep I love mathematics! I thought I’d hate it but its now my favourite subject out of the three I’m studying. If ‘studying maths’ is doing sums over and over again well its hard but once you begin it’s hard to stop too๐Ÿ˜ But it’s okay to have different opinions!!! Both my sisters hate maths with a passion and I have learnt to live with it๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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  5. Loved reading all of your answers!

    And oh my god, I also love reading rant reviews! They’re always just so fun and honest and give some very frank opinions of books that I love. So glad you switched from wildlife to book blogging because your blog is amazing and I’m happy to have found it and read your blogs!

    Your answers were so much fun to read and I”m glad you took part in the tag! – Amber

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    1. Thanks๐Ÿ˜„
      I know, they’re so fun! And also they make me think of books from a different point of view which is always better. I’m glad too, to have found this community and made friends with you all. Omg thanks again so much!!!

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  6. I’m so glad that you hadn’t given up on blogging and started this blog. I do the rant review search for books that are hyped before diving into a book. I loved reading this tag and this sentence “I realised that itโ€™s not how much of books you read that matter but how much you love what you read,” resonated with me.

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