How I Read Book Tag

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Thank you to Bea at Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic for tagging me! This was very fun to do and gave me the opportunity to review my reading history and habits, so I highly encourage those interested to do it. Otherwise, if you’ve done it or something similar, please link me to your post—I’d love to check it out! 🙂

How do you find out about new books to read?

It used to be Goodreads (add me if you’d like!), but now it’s actually the blogging community. I browse the blogs I follow pretty much every day, which means that my TBR list grows, well, every day.

How did you get into reading?

I’ve been reading for as long as I can remember, and I guess I have my parents to thank for that. My mum, especially, always bought me whatever books I wanted and she really instilled in me a love of reading that hasn’t faded until today.

How have your tastes in books changed as you got older?

They… haven’t? My tastes probably have stayed generally the same throughout the years (i.e. I’m in my twenties and still reading YA), although it’s probably worth mentioning that I do read more genres now than ever before. I mostly review YA and Romance titles, yes, but I also read General Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Crime, Mystery Fiction and also the occasional Non-Fiction.

How often do you buy books?

I’m probably one of those rare ones who don’t buy books very often, mostly because I have very limited shelf space and therefore try to own as little things as possible. I get ebooks and utilise the library a lot (I’m a member of two libraries with eleven total branches), so there’s always plenty to read even without buying anything… though I really, really can’t resist a good bargain.

How did you get into reviewing books?

This one is a funny (ish) story. I didn’t start reviewing books because I love books (although I do love books); I actually started because I needed a project to work on in my spare time. She Latitude was a fashion blog for the first month after I began blogging because fashion is my other big love, but books eventually won me over, so here we are… with a Book Looks feature that combines my two hobbies.

How do you react when you don’t like the end of a book?

It depends on why I don’t like it. If it’s a legitimately bad ending (i.e. it’s badly written), then I will most likely rant about it. If it’s just an ending that’s well-written but I don’t like, I tend to, well, accept it, because I can’t always get my way, can I? :p

How often do you take a sneak peek at the ending to see if there is a happy ending?

More often than I’d like, unfortunately. The temptation is often to great to resist, and I’m incredibly weak-willed with these things, haha. I’ll get mad at myself very often if the ending turns out to be what I don’t want because at that point, my interest in the book would have diminished already. 😦

My Tags

… and anyone else who wants to do it. Please feel free, I’d love to read your thoughts!

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23 thoughts on “How I Read Book Tag

  1. Great answers! This tag was a ton of fun to read through!
    Hehe, I know what you mean with bad endings. The ones that are just plain bad can almost be fun to rant and rave about.
    Haha, I don’t peek at the the end of books very much but my sister once read the last sentence in Catching Fire out loud to me and I was like “NOOOOO! WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT???”

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    • Thanks, Trey! I’m glad you enjoyed it. Have you done the tag before?

      I actually find that bad endings are easier to talk about than good endings–probably because there’s something to rant about, haha. Do you find it like that as well?

      OH GOD. Spoiling yourself by choice is one thing, but I hate it when someone else spoils something for you! I hope that doesn’t happen very often. :p

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      • No, I don’t think I have. 😀
        I know! You can only say so much about a good ending, but bad endings are just fun to pick apart. Lol!
        YES, there is a huge difference there and it’s so frustrating! It doesn’t happen too often to me, thankfully!

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  2. I really like how you combine two things that you love into this blog! It’s really unique 🙂 Plus, I love libraries too! I have a small shelf to put my books as well so I almost never buy books and prefer borrowing them from my uni library.

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    • Thanks! I really appreciate it. 🙂

      And oh yay, another book borrower! I binge-borrow a lot–right now I have about 8 library books, which probably isn’t a lot because my library has a limit of 50 items at any given time. Sometimes I see books so, so pretty though that I just feel this desperate need to own them!

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