What are your top 3 book pet peeves?
1.) Dog-eared pages: This is just blasphemous to me! Not only does it make the pages stick up funny, but if you leave them folded down too long the corners will tear off! I tend to lose bookmarks and will often grab whatever is closet to me – a receipt, napkin, wrapper, etc – to mark my page.
2.) When you have a brand new paperback that won’t. stay. open. Often I read on my lunch breaks at work – and so my hands are busy consuming food rather than holding open my book. And with brand new paperbacks especially – they do not want to stay open. So you try balancing your cell phone across the middle to hold it, but of course books being quite thick at times – it’s weight is not enough and just as your getting to the good part… SLAM!
3.) Dust Jackets: They are helfpul in being a built in bookmark – but they NEVER STAY ON THE BOOK. And then the edges get torn or ruined from being shoved in and taken out of my purse and that’s just really frustrating, okay?
Describe your perfect reading spot.
In bed, on the couch, in the cafeteria at work, at the dinner table – pretty much anywhere except in a moving car because that makes me sick.
Tell us 3 Book Confessions
1.) I re-read the Harry Potter books every summer. They have yet to get old.
2.) I do not enjoy Dickens, Jane Austen or the Bronte Sisters. Just not my cup o’ tea.
3.) I judge books by their covers. Most of the time an awesome cover = an awesome book. Just sayin’.
When was the last time you cried during a book?
I recently re-read the Hunger Games Trilogy and Mockingjay got me yet again. Prim! Katniss and Peeta! Feels all around.
How many books are on your bedside table?
Well, I don’t have a bedside table but Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix was in bed with me this morning.
What is your favorite snack to eat while reading?
Usually the only time I am eating and reading is at lunch so… salad? Otherwise I try to keep my favorite snacks away from my books because they include things like chocolate and cool ranch Doritos.
Name 3 books you would recommend to everyone.
1.) The Harry Potter Series – J.K. Rowling.
2.) The Giver – Lois Lowry
3.) The Magicians – Lev Grossman
Show us a picture of your favorite shelf on your bookcase.
This is my “series” shelf. You will see two, count ‘em, TWO sets of the Harry Potter books accompanied by my wand that I purchased at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Also pictured: Lauren Oliver’s Deliirium series, Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl’s Beautiful Creatures series, Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone series (which I have purchased the third installment not pictured here), Ann Brashares classic Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, Suzanne Collins Hunger Games Trilogy, and finally Veronica Roth’s Divergent Trilogy. *Takes a breath* As you can see, I am quickly running out of room. Need moar shelves.
Write how much books mean to you in 3 words.
Three words is hardly enough but – an infallible escape.
What is your biggest reading secret?
I don’t know that I have many secrets as it comes to reading. People know I am a huge book nerd. It’s certainly not something I have been ashamed of or afraid to tell someone about. I wear my nerd badge quite proudly!