I saw this tag over at Lili Lost In A Book and loved the questions so had to join in!
Yep! The only form of transport I can read on are planes and trains.
Erm... I don't really know.
I guess Mariana Zapata's writing style is pretty different from most and definitely wouldn't suit a lot of people.
Kristen Ashley is another that takes a lot of getting used to. The way she phrases things and her characters' speech tends to be pretty whacked.
Harry Potter because it's British, it's magic and it's a part of my personal history in a way that Twilight is not and will never be.
I have a bag that can hold my kindle and since I predominantly read on my kindle, I don't worry about whether my bag is big enough for books anymore (but my bag is big enough for a paperback).
It also carries my phone, wallet, hairbrush, lip balm, headphones, a notebook, pens, keys etc.
Usual bag bits.
I also have a bookish tote bag that I fold up within my handbag and can pull out if I need more carrying power as well as some fold-up bags for when shopping.
(Our stores don't do free plastic bags so we need our own or to buy them each time.)
Nope. I'm not gonna judge those that do but I just don't get the whole book smell thing.
I really don't care. I guess they can enhance the story but I can take or leave them.
Nothing jumps to mind and I don't think I really like the judgement of "quality writing".
Some authors can write beautifully but their stories are boring af.
Other authors may not write well but the story engages you regardless.
I tend to just take things as they come. That's not to say I haven't read books and wished a better writer had written them (hello Fifty Shades!) but it is what it is.
Back when I was a kid, I was the only reader in my house (my mum didn't take to books until I was in my teens and convinced her to read Harry Potter) so most of my bookish stories revolved around late letters from the library because I'd forget when they were due to be returned.
Those letters weren't funny.
I bought them when they were released as a special editions for Comic Relief.
They are tiny little things... I think they were re-released later and bulked up a little but I still have these versions.
And I still haven't read this series... I bought them as they released with the intention of reading them when the series was complete but still haven't gotten to them.
I attempted NaNoWriMo once! It was a bit of a disaster.
I wouldn't class myself as a writer and I'm extremely unlikely to ever strive for a future as an author but I will admit that I've periodically picked at that book I started during NaNoWriMo 18months ago so who knows?
I never "got into" reading. I've been a reader as long as I can remember.
I used to get off the school bus at the library and stay there until my mum finished work and would pick me up so I could sit and read books (rather than head home to the grandparents).
I'd have been no older than my son is now when I did that... aka nine-years-old.
I became an absolute book fiend when I hit university and had funds and constant access to bookstores and a fledgeling Amazon.
I'm not a big classics reader but I love Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre.
Can't really choose between them.
Nope, I excelled at science - Chemistry, Biology and Physics.
I also got an A in History so I guess that's an Arts subject but I went the science route with my education.
With hindsight, I should have gone with History for I love it! Science got me where I am but it's not my passion...
Nod politely, smile and say thank you?
Then, later, I'd pass it onto someone else who hadn't read it and might like it.
I have no idea.
I'm going to have to echo Liliana a little and say tabs! I open a million tabs... I read comments on my blog then open a tab for that person's blog to return comments, I click on linked posts on people's posts and open them in new tabs, I have social media tabs, Goodreads, Amazon, picmonkey... You name it. I steadily work my way through it all before closing my browser but it's chaos.
I'm also really bad for saving everything to my desktop and sorting it out later. Much much later.
I don't use it much on the blog - or not on published versions of posts - but I think it's my all-time favourite word. I use it plain and I spice it up in many interesting configurations.
I can genuinely make an entire sentence where every other word is fuck.
It's a skill.
Aren't these two pretty much the same thing?
Or is there something fundamental about one of them I'm missing?
Either way, you can call me whichever you please as I'm sure they both fit.
Vampires. No Fairies! No... I don't know.
Actually, I do. I'll go faeries.
I'd rather be a living, breathing creature, even if I'm full of trickery and can't lie, than be a reanimated corpse.
Unless we're talking living vampires like the Black Dagger Brotherhood? In that case, I may have to review my answer.
I would say shapeshifters! I'm not one for theological beings... But if we're talking Nephilim then I'm changing my answer! I like angel spawn stories.
Oh hell... Why do I have to choose?
Gah! Okay. Angels.
I don't like ghosts.
Even when vampires are the reanimated dead kind they aren't typically portrayed as mindless, brain eating, beasts... But I much prefer the different species or the altered by magic kind of vampires to the brought back from the dead ones.
Forbidden love! Oh my! The feels...
Love-triangles just piss me off.
Why do I have to choose?!
I like full-on romance. I love action with a few love scenes mixed in.
At the end of the day, I'm a romance junkie, I need it. However, I don't like zero to full blown "I'll die for you" in the span of two minutes. Build it up! Mix the action in! Make them earn it. Make me believe it. Slow burning romantic UF is my absolute favourite everything for this very reason.