Hey guys. I was tagged by KayCee from Wonder Struck to do the Ultimate Book Tag, thank you so much Kaycee for tagging me. :) In this tag I'm going to answer 25 question related to reading. Hope you'll enjoy.
1. Do you get sick while reading in the car?
No. I'm used to travelling a lot by bus and train and I read on them all the time. Travelling by car isn't that different from a bus so I can read in that too.
2. Which authors writing style is completely unique to you and why?
Maggie Stiefvater is the first author that popped into my mind. I remember when I read Shiver I was totally not in for good boys but Sam was so amazingly written that I couldn't help falling for him. And then there's her Raven Cycle series, Gansey has kinda everything in him that I usually hate but I still love him. So I think Maggie's able to make me like, love or accept characters who I otherwise would hate.
3. Harry Potter series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer.
Harry Potter series.
1. Any Harry Potter book is better written than the whole Twilight Saga.
2. Harry Potter books were able to touch a huge audience worldwide, no matter their age people wanted to go to Roxfort.
3. Most of those who loved Twilight once (like me) realised after reading better books that it wasn't anything special, while Harry Potter is a series that you can't hate if you once loved it.
4. Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is in it (besides books…)?
My tablet, my phone, my earphones, a little hairbrush, tissues, pens, a calculator, my purse and a notebook I carry around to write my reviews into when I'm bored on my classes.
5. Do you smell your books?
6. Books with or without little illustrations?
I'd say it doesn't matter. Small things, be amazing or horrible won't change the quality of the story.
7. What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing? (Ex. I read Twilight before I read HP and thought the writing was amazing but read HP and now think Twilight is a little bit of a joke.)
The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. I was a huge fan but now that I've read many-many books the writing doesn't seem as amazing as it once did, neither does the story.
8. Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share!
9. What is the thinnest book on your shelf?
I have some Nancy Drew books, they were my mom's when she was a teenager. She loved them and insisted on that I should read them. I still haven't got around them but one day I will. Maybe.
10. What is the thickest book on your shelf?
A Hungarian-English Dictionary.
11. Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?
I like to come up with stories but when I try to write them down everything falls apart. Being an author is so cool, but come on there are so few people who actually make it and I don't really want to be one for starters. So no, I don't see myself as one.
12. When did you get into reading?
I'm not sure, my 'reading life' had three huge turning points. The first was when I first read The Princess Diaries and really started to like reading. The second when I read Twilight started reading more book, in various genres. And the third when I started reading in English a few years ago, thanks to this I can read more books/year and choose from huger variety.
13. What is your favorite classic book?
Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger. Click here for my review.
14. In school was your best subject Language Arts/English?
My best subjects are English and Hungarian Literature.
15. If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated…what would you do?
I'd pretend I'm happy so I won't hurt the person who gave it to me. Then I'd either give it to someone or sell it.
16. What is a lesser known series that you know of that is similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger Games?
I don't think I know any, sorry. :(
17. What is a bad habit you always do (besides rambling) while blogging?
I overthink everything. Like:
What will everyone think? Do I sound too cold? Or too crazy? God I don't want to seem crazy... now that's definitely too cold.
Later: No one's commenting, I knew I screwed this up!
18. What is your favorite word?
I'll go with 'amazing' because I use that a lot and I always have to warn myself to use a synonyme.
19. Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?
A dork maybe? Technically neither one of these fits me completely.
20. Vampires or Fairies? Why?
Vampires. They are ten times as cool as fairies. Plus if you look at vampire literature most of the time they can choose who they want to be, good or bad. Whilst in the books I've read about fairies they were evil or too good to be true.
21. Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?
Angels. For instance, I'd rather be a beautiful creature that can fly than a furry animal.
22. Spirits or Werewolves? Why?
Spirits. They are more interesting than werewolves.23. Zombies or vampires?
Vampires. Zombie stories always feel the same.
24. Love triangle or forbidden love?
Forbidden love. Love triangles annoy the crap out of me.
25. AND FINALLY: Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?
Both. What matters to me is how well the story and the characters are written.