Monday, June 23, 2014

The Book Blogger Test

Stephanie at Don't Be Afraid of the Dork (great blog title!) tagged me for the Book Blogger Test.  I get to answer some fun, book related questions and tag other bloggers to join in on the fun!  It's my first time being tagged on anything blog wise (thanks Stephanie!) and I'm super excited to get to participate and to send you on (hopefully :) to a couple of other pretty awesome blogs.

Here are my answers for the book blogger test:

What are your top three book pet peeves?
1) Talking animals
2) Whiny characters
3) Waiting on the next in a series

Describe your perfect reading spot:
Curled up on the arm chair in my living room, blanket tucked tightly around me, and my cat purring on my lap.  (When I can get to my chair...there's usually someone already squished onto it.)

Tell us three book confessions:
1) I prefer fantasy over realistic fiction.  Reading is my escape, and I like to let my imagination run wild.
2) I like the movie of The Perks of Being a Wallflower SO MUCH MORE than the book.
3) I like to re-read books.  Usually not the whole thing, but I like to flip to my favorite parts and read them over and over again.

When was the last time you cried during a book?
I'm a crier.  Like, an ugly crier.  But it has been awhile since I've read a tearjerker.  Last summer I went back-to-back with books that left me sobbing (Second Chance Summer and Me Before You) so I've been a little gun shy picking up anything that might make me tear up.

How many books are on your beside table?
I scatter books around the house instead of keeping them by my bed, but I'm currently reading Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo, We Were Liars by E. Lockhart,  and Takedown by Allison Van Diepen.

What is your favorite snack to eat while you're reading?
Popcorn.  And then I get the pages all buttery and salty...and it's a mess.

Name three books you would recommend to everyone:
1) Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
2) Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
3) The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Show us a picture of your favorite shelf on your bookcase:

Write how much books mean to you in three words:
"Pass on Castle." (which means passing on Nathan Fillion to finish a book, and that's hard for me to say out loud...because I adore Nathan Fillion :)

What is your biggest reading secret?
Here goes.  My name is Emily, and I read the last page first.  I heard you gasp in horror.  "How could you do that?" I hear you screaming in my head.  And the answer is simple.  I hate surprises.  Not knowing drives me crazy.  Will the guy get the girl?  Will the hero live?  Does Ron Weasley make it to the end of the book? And no.  It doesn't ruin it for me.  It just prepares me for what is about to happen. Whew!  Glad that's off my chest.

Thanks again Don't Be Afraid of the Dork for tagging me!

And I'm tagging:
Stylish in the Stacks
The Blue Tulip
Kendra Book Girl
The Bookwyrm's Hoard


  1. Thanks for tagging me! And, oh, I'm so glad I'm not the only person who (often) reads the ending first! I don't always do it, and I really try to avoid reading the end of a mystery ahead of time, but if I think a book might not have a good (read: happy) ending, I peek. Like you, I don't enjoy unpleasant surprises.

  2. LOVE your chair hog and your Nathan Fillion adoration. I am actually currently sitting here watching Castle right now (first season) which I picked up to watch because of my love for Firefly and Mal Reynolds. And The Night Circus - I just finished it this weekend and was completely blown away! I'm not even sure how I'm going to write a review of it. It's a great pick for that question for sure.


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