#DayAndNight Book Tag

This is the book tag where the beginning of each question spells out the words DAY AND NIGHT, hint the #DayAndNight Book Tag. I haven’t book tag to do this book tag, but it sounds good, so I wanted to give it a go and see what answer I choose and maybe I’ll even surprise myself. So lets begin…

D. Do you read more in the morning or at night?
Definitely at night. It’s quieter in my house at night which makes it a lot easier for me to read, with alot less distractions, all cwtched up in bed.
A. Are there any books that changed the way you thought about things?
Yes! If you’ve never been affected by anything that you’ve read, then you haven’t read the book proparly and taken away the full meaning of the book with you, even if it’s just the smallest part. Either that, or the book was poorly written.
Y. Young Adult or Not?
Young Adult is not my favourite genre , but I wouldn’t necessarily say no to YA books, as I love and enjoy reading book from all different genres.

A. Are there any characters that you believe are real?
The aim of a truly great author is to bring their characters to life and make them feel real to the readers. So from that point of view, yes, there have been characters that have had such a strong development that they have seemed real.
N. Nobody touches my books or I don’t mind loaning my books out?
Nobody touches my books!! I used to lend my books out all the time, but after lending out almost new books (brand new books that had only been read once), they kept being returned after months with damages and stained!!! When I say damages, I mean pages ripped out, covers ripped etc etc and stained with tea, coffee, pop and god knows what else.
D. Do you ever smell your books?
I do, on times. Especially when they are brand new books, the smell is so strong that you don’t even have to do it on purpose.

N. Not everyone loves books… is this a positive or a negative?
Negative. I live in a MASSIVE family and I am the only reader, which kinda sucks. I have nobody to discuss books with and nobody who understands my love of reading. All I get is “Why waste time reading… blah blah blah”, “All that money on books…”, “Why don’t you watch the film’s…” etc etc. So from that point of view, it is definitely a negative.
I. I keep my books in the best condition or maybe not? Which are you?
I absolutely try to keep my books in my best condition possible, or at least I try my best to anyways.
G. Gosh. I have too many books! True or False?
False! You can NEVER have too many books!
H. Have you ever spilled or stained your books before with something and if so how?
I personally haven’t. But like I said earlier, other people have! They’ve tipped tea, coffee, pop and even managed to stain my books with cheese products, such as Doritos and Cheese Puffs. I don’t know how they did it, either munching and drinking while eating, or leaving the book hanging around nearby. Unfortunately they weren’t drinking water!
T. Toned or untoned while reading? In other words… Do you read and workout at the same time?
I do try.  I have an exercise bike and start off well at first, until I really get into the book and realise that I haven’t moved in about an hour.

Now these are my answers 🙂 What are yours ;)?! I tag anyone and everyone who wants to do this tag and hasn’t done it yet! I know it might be an oldie, but who cares, if you want to do it, do it 😀


#WouldYouRather Book Tag

This is the #Would You Rather Book Tag. Now I know that I am way, way behind on this one, but as I am new to book blogging, I am still going to do it, and the other ones as well. So this this a great way to get to know me and for me to get to know all the other book bloggers out there. So here I go…

1. Read only trilogies or stand – alone?
Now this is a difficult one to start off with. My favourite books are series, not necessarily trilogies, but my answer will have to be stand – alone. This way I get to read more books, discovering more authors, without being stuck in a series or trilogy commitment, especially if I’m not enjoying it.

2. Read only female or male authors?
I don’t really pay much attention or notice the gender of the author, unless it’s one of my favourite authors, but if I have to choose, I’m going to have to say, male authors. Some of my favourite books are written by male authors; Dan Brown, Ethan Cross, whose books I can’t get enough of.

3. Shop at Barnes & Noble or Amazon?
Even though I do love going book shopping, my answer is definitely Amazon. I can find everything I’m after a lot easier, for alot cheaper, especially if I can’t sleep at 2 o’clock in the morning, in my pajamas, while cwtched up in bed.

4. All books become movies or TV shows?
100% I choose movies. I prefer the book to movie adaptations I have seen, rather than the book to TV shows adaptations, as the movies represent the book more accurately compared to the TV shows. The TV shows tend to use the book as a base line and go completely away from the storyline in order to make the show run for longer, creating more and more series and even extending the lives of beloved characters that the audiences’ have favoured.

5. Read 5 pages per day or 5 books per week?
I think this answer is obvious to any true reader, 5 books per week. I would cry if I could only read 5 pages per day, as you would just start getting into the book/story and have to stop reading, everyday! I would love to be able to read five books a week!!! But I’m a slowish reader compared to some people I know.

6. Be a professional reviewer or author?
I have no interest in writing a book and becoming an author of my own book, so a professional reviewer sounds like a pretty amazing job to me. Imagine being sent and paid to read and review books for a living as your job? Now that sounds incredible.

7. Only read your top 20 favourite books over and over or always read new ones that you haven’t read before?
I can’t give up on the chance to read and discover new books, new series, new authors, new lands and new adventures yet to be discovered and explored. So I would always read new books. You never know, you might discover your new favourite book.

8. Be a librarian or a bookseller?
My answer to this is simple. A bookseller. You get to see all the new books coming in, can chat with the customers and own your own business.

9. Only read your favourite genre, or every other genre except your favourite? 
I’d sadly have to say goodbye to my favourite genre of book because I’d choose to read every genre except my favourite. If I picked to read only my favourite genre, then I may soon get tired of that genre, plus it significantly narrows down the amount of books I can read. I’d rather have more choice and a wider variety of books to choose from, without getting tired or bored from the genre.

10. Only read physical books or eBooks?
Easiest answer out of them all. Physical Book!!!!!

Those are my answers. I don’t know if there is anyone still out there who hasn’t done this tag, but hey, I hadn’t done it so there might be 😉 I am tagging anyone who hasn’t done this tag, but might want to do it. Have fun!

#ReaderProblems Book Tag

1.You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?This sounds like me at the moment. I usually pick the book that has been calling to me while I have been reading my current book, whether that book is a new release, a sequel, an old book that I’ve had for years. My next book I choose may also depend on what mood I’m in for, connecting to the genre I pick.

2. You’re halfway through a book and you’re not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed?I’m a big believer that there’s no point in wasting time and energy in reading a book that your just not loving, especially if you’re like me and you have loads more books on your TBR that you could be spending that time reading. But something must have gotten me to reach halfway through the book, so if I’m not enjoying and loving that book, then I would put it to one side for the time being, pick up another book, that I’d maybe enjoy more, and then come to the book from where I left off. If I’m still not loving the book then maybe I would take it a little bit at a time, while reading other books, until its finished so at least I finish it at some point.

3. The end of the year is coming and you’re so close, but so far away on your Goodreads challenge. Do you try to catch up and how?There is no way that I am quitting!!! I am definitely trying to catch up 100%. I would try and read shorter books, short stories, hell I would even read children’s books if it meant catching up and completing my goal. This is the first year that I have actually set a Goodreads Reading Challenge and with everything that’s been happening this year, I haven’t set the highest reading goal for myself.

4. The covers of a series you love DO. NOT. MATCH. How do you cope?Let me start by saying that it’s not just with the series that I love, but I also have an issue with the miss-matched covers of the series that I’m not too fond of that I own and it drives me crazy!!! It’s not just the covers, but it can be me being impatient for paperbacks to come out (my favourite) so I buy the hardback version, knowing the rest of my series are all in paperbacks, ruining my set. My worse for this is my Dan Brown collection, where I was so into the series that by the time The Lost symbol came out I had already pre ordered the hardback version, already owning every paper back book he’s written, then doing the same with Inferno. I love Dan Brown, he’s by far my favourite author! I even own multiple copies of several books because of the covers and not just series, for example, I wanted my Stephen King books to match so I own two copies of Dreamcatcher, three copies of Mercy and so many more multiples copies of others books.

5. Everyone and their mother loves a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?The first thing I do after I read a book is write my review while its still fresh, on this blog, then Goodreads and Amazon. After posting these reviews, I can then search Goodreads and fellow bloggers for reviews on this books who have the same views and opinions as me. I can then comment on these reviews, joining in with discussions, people may even comment on my blog review of that book creating another discussion over shared feelings over that books.

6. You’re reading a book and you’re about to start crying in public. How do you deal?If I was honestly about to start crying and become that overwhelmed then that would mean that I am so into that book and I probably wouldn’t realise that I was actually crying in public, so I would carry on and just roll with the emotions. It wouldn’t be until I came to a halt or stop in the book or someone said something to me, that I would realise that anything out of the usual had happened. And would you like to know something? I wouldn’t be that slightest bit embarrassed.

7. A sequel of a book you loved just came out, but you’ve forgotten a lot from the prior novel. Will you re-read the book? Skip the sequel? Try to find a synopsis on Goodreads? Cry in frustration?!?!?If it’s a book that I loved then there’s no way that I am going to be skipping the sequel or crying in frustration, as that’s not going to get me anywhere. Re-reading the book would just take too long and I would just be too eager to read the sequel, so I will find several spoiler filled synopsis’ and reviews on Goodreads and hope it contains lots of key points and information from the previous novel and jogs memory back. I will also read the last few chapters of the book, so I know where I’m picking up from.

8. You do not want anyone. ANYONE. borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people nope when they ask?I’ve had some bad experiences when it’s come to lending out my books in the past, where I’ve had books returned to me with pages ripped out and had to be tapped back together (my favourite book :() and people forgetting they’ve borrowed books. So now, unless I know for a FACT that I can trust you to return my books in the same condition as I lent them to you, or to at least apologise, I will tell you that I don’t lend my books out to anybody sorry, it’s just a personal thing.

9. Reading ADD. You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over this slump? For me I try to pick up and start reading a book that’s on my TBR and that I’ve been most excited about, but one that isn’t too long as it doesn’t give me too many opportunities to put the book down before finishing it. If that doesn’t work, I like to try reading one of my favourite books, or even one of my favourite childhood books to remind me why I got excited to read in the first place, plus children’s books are short. I also read sequels I’ve been waiting for, set myself challenges, or I simply take a break from reading. I’m having a slump for a reason and forcing books on myself isn’t going to work, so chill and put all the books away. Go outside, have a Netflix binge, have a catch up with some friends, etc… and you’ll be reading again in no time.

10. There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy?I am on a self buying band at the moment as I have so many books that I already own that I haven’t read yet, so unless they are a part of a series that I already have and have read, they are all added to my amazon wish list for now. That is unless I decide to treat myself every now and again or some book really calls to me, then I’m buying.

11. After you’ve bought the new books you can’t wait to get to how long do they sit on your shelf before you get to them?This answer is tough because there’s not a definite or certain answer. I always try to go for the next book in the series first before I forgot what happened previously, plus I’ve got all that excitement from the previous book/s, so I already have some understanding behind them. I have bought books, wanting to read them straight away but I never got round to it or I got distracted and they are still on my shelf unread.

Now it’s your turn! I am now challenging everyone who is viewing this to use the 11 question in bold to answer and create their own #ReadersProblem tag. I would love to see all of your own pages so please put a link to your page in the comments below.

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