The tag was originally created by Samantha and Amber @ Bibliomavens. I would definitely recommend checking out their blog! I love doing tags because it feels like I’m having a conversation about books with a friend 🙂
I hope you all enjoy!
Here are the rules for this tag:
- Nominated bloggers can nominate ten other bloggers.
- Use the same questions from the tag.
Who is your all-time favourite book character?
My all-time favourite book character is probably Jane Eyre from Charlotte Brontë’s novel, Jane Eyre. Jane is intelligent, strong, courageous, quick-witted, and towers above everyone else in the story whether that be because of her morals or her daring attitude and bravery.
If you were stranded on a desert island, which book would you take with you? (Survival books do not count)
I think I would have to agree with Amy here and choose a really long book that’s been on my TBR for ages. What a perfect excuse to read such a long book! I think I’ll choose Bleak House by Charles Dickens which has 960 pages!
What’s your most unpopular book opinion?
I’m a bit reluctant to say this but I really didn’t get The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov. I was so close to giving up on the book entirely which would make it the first book I have ever DNF’d. I persevered and, when I had finished it and was able to reflect and research more on the story and historical context, I did find it more enjoyable. I remember being halfway through thinking “I don’t think I can read this for much longer”. I looked online to see if anyone else had felt the same and only saw positive reviews of it on Goodreads. I can see the appeal but I don’t think it is as good as everyone says.
What’s your weirdest bookish habit?
These probably aren’t that weird for book lovers but I don’t like breaking the spine on my books. I can’t ever stop reading halfway through a chapter. I like to read in chunks of 100 or 50 pages (depending on how much time I have). Always wanting to have a book near me or in my bag when I go out even if I don’t actually pick it up and read it, I just like the comfort of knowing it’s there.
What character would you bring to a family event as your fake partner?
My family is pretty loud and crazy so I feel like it would need to be someone who could cope with this. I feel like Sirius Black would be able to match my family with cracking jokes, enjoying some drinks and good food, as well as playing games and getting a bit competitive.
What made you decide to start a book blog?
Good question! I started my blog when I was at university as something to do in my spare time (not that there was much of that university!) I wanted to make sure that I had something I could do that would be more creative than my degree as I felt kind of disappointed about the course I had chosen to do. I also really wanted to have a project that I could dedicate time to in order to give me more purpose. I loved watching booktube and reading other people’s book blogs so thought “why not get involved and start your own book blog?”. Four years later and here we are!
What about reading and books do you love the most?
Books, for me, are an escapism and a pure joy. They enable me to visit so many other different worlds, experience so much and learn about so many different countries and time periods. They help my imagination to run wild but they also help me to relax and remain calm. I think books are magic and how amazing is it that we have all this wonder at our fingertips!
What is your field of study/desired profession/current profession?
I studied Geography and French at university and now work as an event organiser. Unfortunately this doesn’t tie in at all to my love of reading but I think that’s another reason why I enjoy blogging so much; it’s such an escape from me and I love spending time doing something that I enjoy/can be more creative with!
What are some book recommendations that became your favourites/obsessions?
I remember my boyfriend recommended Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell to me and it’s now one of my favourite books and definitely one of my favourite “classic” books. I used to think that nothing could have overtaken by love for 1984 by George Orwell but Keep the Aspidistra Flying definitely did this!
What is the book you shove down everyone’s throat?
Definitely To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf. I convinced my boyfriend to read this book and he’s currently doing so. I don’t think he’s enjoying it too much (or at least not as much as I love it!) but I’m happy that he’s given it a go and can understand where I’m coming from when I discuss how much I love it. At least now I also have someone to talk about it with!
That’s the tag done!
I am tagging:
and anyone else who wants to join in and do this tag!
Thanks for reading!
Love, Zoë x