Another day, another book tag.
Apparently, the creator of this tag has been lost over time, which sucks because I’d like to give him/her the credit… If you know who created it, let me know so I can update this post.
1. How do you find out about new books to read?
Booktube. I follow people who have a very similar taste in books as me so I’m rarely disappointed.
Other than that, I look up bestseller lists (The NY Times one is a good benchmark) or I walk into a bookshop and have people recommend books to me there.
When I was younger, I would walk into the library and read blurbs until I found something that looked interesting. Maybe I should start doing that again. I like reading books that not a lot of people have heard about so that I can start the recommendation process ;).
2. How did you get into reading?
I don’t really know. Nobody in my family reads as much as I do. I just loved stories. I liked watching Disney Movies and we had a Disney book series that we were subscribed to, so every month we would get a new book based on one of the famous Disney stories.
When I was 11, Harry Potter came out and that was the point where I discovered the magical world of the library. I read and read and read. There were so many great Dutch middle grade books, but I have forgotten about most of them. It’s a shame really. I wish I was smart enough to have kept a list.
3. How has your taste in books changed as you’ve gotten older?
Not that much actually. I enjoyed fantasy and magic when I was younger, along with historical stories. Now, I just read the grown-up versions.
4. How often do you buy books?
When I have the money. I have found myself a great second-hand store that sells a lot of English books for one or two euros, which makes it manageable. I put a great deal of thought into the books I buy, most of the time they are books of which I’m 100% sure that I’ll like them enough to put them on my bookshelf.
5. How did you get into Booktubing/Blogging?
I do book tube but not regularly. I find it easier to write down the words than to say them in front of a camera. I started blogging about books because I like to talk about what I read and since no one in my family cares about the books I love, I decided to share my thoughts with strangers.
When I worked at the bookshop, I could talk to strangers in real life but since I don’t work there anymore, I resort to the internet.
6. How do you react when you don’t like the end of a book?
Well, it happened recently because I didn’t like the ending of The Raven Boys. I guess it makes it easier to pick up the next book because most of the time it’s the endings that make me cry or make me ‘book’hungover. So if I don’t like the ending, I say it like it is. And then I go and find someone to complain about it, most of the time that’s either on Twitter or here.
7. How often do you take a “sneak peak” at the end of a book to see if there is a happy ending?
8. Who are you going to tag?
Whoever wants to answer the questions. If you haven’t done the Tag, feel free to do it now.
Another day, another book tag.