The Ultimate Book Tag

July 20, 2015 Tag 26

book tag

I was tagged by Aimee at Deadly Darlings as “Whoever else wants to do the tag!” so I felt personally obligated to do so and obviously couldn’t say no. And it’s not at all because we are running out of posts ahahaaaa

1. Do you get sick while reading in the car?

Nope! It wasn’t until I became friends with people who had motion sickness did I realize how lucky I was to be able to. I think my love for road trips would be totally shattered if I couldn’t read in in the car. Do you guys have motion sickness or are you usually driving?

2. Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?

Maggie Stiefvater, 100%. Her writing is amazing, whether it be in The Scorpio Races or The Raven Boys, no one writes like she does and I LOVE IT.

3. Harry Potter Series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer.

Harry Potter, of course.

-It  can be enjoyed by people of all ages and genders.
-The writing is GORGEOUS, some of the best quotes I’ve ever read and vivid descriptions.
-You become completely invested in the characters, and are subject to FEELS.

4. Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is in it (besides books)?

I have a huge bag just for books so I can haul my library books to and from the library.

5. Do you smell your books?

Some of them, I love the smell of old paperbacks.

6. Books with or without little illustrations?

Makes no difference to me, although YA is my favorite genre and they rarely have pictures.

7. What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing?

HA. Quite a few, but I won’t share them because “quality writing” is subjective.

8. Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share!

Not really, but I do have some stories about some of the weirdest things I’ve found in books.

9. What is the tiniest book on your shelf?

Not counting manga, it would be Looking for Alaska by John Green.

10. What is the thickest book on your shelf?

Les Miserables, clearly.

11. Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?

I used to write all the time, but I don’t really see myself being an author.

12. When did you get into reading?

My mom taught me to read pretty early and I have been reading ever since.

13. What is your favourite classic book?

Pride & Prejudice.

14. In school what was your best subject?


15. If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated, what would you do?

Be happy and say thank you so I wouldn’t hurt anyone’s feelings.

16. What is a lesser known series that you know of that is similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger Games?

I’m not a huge fan of these comparisons, but Hex Hall reminded me a bit of Harry Potter.

17. What is a bad habit you always do while blogging?

Have Tumblr open in another tab because procrastination is my friend.

18. What is your favorite word?

I don’t really have a favorite word, but I do like the word melancholy I suppose. After going five plus years thinking it meant happy. (It doesn’t)

19. Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?

Boo, labels.

20. Vampires or Fairies? Why?

Vampires seem cooler, unless we are talking about the Fae in Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses.

21. Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?

Shapeshifters, I think that would come in handy.

22. Spirits or Werewolves? Why?

Werewolves, I’m terrified of ghosts.

23. Zombies or Vampires? Why?

Vampires. I don’t want any Walking Dead scenarios.

24. Love Triangle or Forbidden Love?

Forbidden love gets me every time, although I’m not against a good love triangle!

25. Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?

Either or!

Tell me your answers or feel free to do the tag!


26 Responses to “The Ultimate Book Tag”

  1. ShootingStarsMag

    These tags are always fun to see people do. I sniff my books ALL THE TIME. And yeah, I can’t read in the car unless I cover my head. In my psychology class in high school, I learned that people feel sick reading in a car because their peripheral vision is seeing all the movement outside and it upsets them. So yeah, I tried putting a blanket over my head and reading that way, and it works, except for getting really hot! haha

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    • Alise

      I feel like I only sniff them if they have some sort of unique smell then I lean in and smell it wholeheartedly haha. That is very interesting, I’ll pass that on to my friends that have motion sickness!

  2. Leigh @ Little Book Star

    I’m very thankful that I don’t get motion sickness too! I love reading during road trips especially those summer contemporary books ;D That’s awesome that you click with Stiefvater’s writing style. I’m the opposite, unfortunately. I just don’t connect with her books. #3 is KIND OF hard for me since Twilight is the series that introduced me to the YA world…but Harry Potter is amazeballs. I prefer forbidden love, too especially those cousin love etc. It’s so interesting to read even if it’s controversial.
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    • Alise

      Exactly, me too! That’s why I love road trips. Scenery? Psh, no :P Aw man, that’s too bad. And I feel you, Twilight was my first YA series as well. I totally agree, it leads to some questioning and great plots that I enjoy.

  3. Maggie

    I feel like up until number 9, I could have answered all of those questions the EXACT. SAME. WAY. How did you get in my head and why did you stay there long enough to answer eight question? Okay, maybe not number eight; I don’t have a website to link to.

  4. Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews

    These tags are SO MUCH FUN! I’ve been meaning to do this one so I’ll bookmark your post here to remind me to get it done asap, though it’ll likely be after HP Month since that’s taking all of my time atm :)

    I loved reading all of your answers and I agree 100% about Maggie Stiefvater and the Harry Potter series (naturally LOL) ♥
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  5. Ally R.

    I don’t get motion sickness either. So thankful for that! I think the majority of my reading has been done in the car. And I totally agree on Maggie Stiefvater’s writing being unique. I loved The Scorpio Races because of that.
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    • Alise

      Me too, I love reading in the car, I would be so sad if I couldn’t. Oh my gosh, same, I love that book so much.

  6. Lola @ Hit or Miss Books

    Oh, this sounds fun! I will do it soon!!

    hahaha, I smell ALL of my books and it’s actually the contrary for me; I like the smell of new books.

    Hmm, honestly, I kinda outgrew illustrations in books :/ I love graphic novels but novels with illustrations don’t impress me anymore.

    Not fan of comparisons to HP either, though some books are frighteningly similar!!

    Love the tag :D
    Lola @ Hit or Miss Books recently posted…Review: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

    • Alise

      Yay! :D Let me know when/if you do!

      That’s really interesting! I find that the new ones don’t have as strong of a smell. (Such an odd conversation, haha)

      I’m really picky about them, like I like Scott Westerfeld’s Leviathan but there is a fine line.

      Totally agree!

  7. Stephanie@ThesePaperHearts

    I can get motion sickness if I read for too long of a period in the car. It depends I guess. Yay for Pride & Prejudice! That’s my favorite classic too :) I reread it recently and forgot how witty Elizabeth was. It make me laugh a lot! I would definitely pick shapeshifters too, as long as I’m not green in color all the time lol.
    Stephanie@ThesePaperHearts recently posted…Review: The Heart of Betrayal

    • Alise

      Aw :( Yeah, I’m about due for a reread, I just keep rewatching the movie again and again haha. Ooh, yeah, that would be bad!

  8. Tanya

    Fun tag! Motion sickness from reading in the car? Perish the thought! Can’t imagine if I was unable to read on road trips. P&P would likely be my favorite classic, too, but I have quite a soft spot for Wuthering Heights. The angst! :)
    Tanya recently posted…Review: 99 Days by Katie Cotugno

    • Alise

      I feel the exact same, I read so much in the car! I guess I would have to switch to audiobooks. I’m really thankful I can. I really need to read that!

    • Alise

      Aha, right? ;) And I think the key is to be following a lot of people so you are always seeing new stuff, like I follow whatever I’m interested in, from books to a video game I’m currently obsessed with. Thanks!

  9. Lindsey

    I’m jealous that you don’t get motion sickness while reading in the car! I get motion sickness just riding, regardless of what I’m doing, but I would love to be able to read in the car.

    Pride & Prejudice is one of my favorite classics, too!
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    • Alise

      Aw, no :( Someone suggested blocking your peripheral vision with a blanket because it can make you sick, maybe try that?

      It’s really great, I love it!

  10. Romi

    I claim the mantle of unofficially being tagged via you, Alise. We must carry this on, and I’d secretly (and now not so secretly) been wanting to do this, so WOOHOO we rule the parties. I really like most of these questions (with you on labels) and your answers are so great. I totally wish YA would have more illustrations, but so far nothing has come of these wishes. It’s such an effective medium and is so utterly gorgeous, I don’t see why we can’t have ilustrations throughout our books, too. ONE DAY.
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  11. Alise

    Aha, I was unofficially tagged as well so go for it-I’d love to see your answers! Thank you! Yeah, the only one that comes to mind is Westerfeld’s Leviathan series, which I loved. Haha, make it happen, Romi!

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