Summer has finally arrived in the Netherlands! Now all we have to do is hope and pray the weather will stay this good, since that’s not really a given in the Netherlands. The weather can be really great, but it can also be raining for days during the summer. But now I’m sitting in my shorts in the backyard, trying to get a little color on my white legs. I was just browsing the Internet for a bit, and watching some booktube videos, when I came across the Summertime Madness tag, created by JackEatsBooks. I am totally in the mood for everything summer-related, so I decided to do this tag!
I haven’t been tagged by anyone to do this tag, but it has been going around for a while now and i thought it would be nice to do it as well. I have been a reader since I was a little girl and would crawl onto my father’s lap with a children’s book and ask him whether he would read it to me. When I was old enough to read myself, my parents took me to the library, and every month I took 5 books with me, which was the maximum amount you could take at once, and I would have those books finished in about two weeks. So I imagine there must be at least 10 books that have influences my life in some way or another.
I haven’t done many book tags on this bog yet, and I love to read them at other blogs, so I though I’d do one myself. Although I wasn’t tagged myself, I am going to do the 7 deadly sins of reading tag. This tag was created by BookishMalayza on YouTube
1. Greed: What is your most expensive book, and what is your most inexpensive book?
My most expensive book is my Dutch special edition copy of The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown. I only paid €12,50 for it, but the sticker on the back said its original price is €31,85. That is a price I would never pay for a book, not even a special edition. But luckily I got it for about 1/3 of the original price. My cheapest book is a Dutch book that my library gave me for free.
2. Wrath: Which author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
I haven’t read that many books by the same author yet, so I’m not really able to pick one author of whom I love and hate some books. But I do have mixed feelings about Stephenie Meyer, because her books are poorly written and I’m not able to read them again, but her Twilight Saga made me fall in love with reading so I should be thankful for that.
What better way to get to know me by doing a tag? I’ll be doing the reading habits tag, created by the lovely booktuber TheBookJazz.
1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
I love to read while sitting/laying on my bed. I just make myself comfortable wrapped in my blanked and surrounded by a million pillows.
2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?
I usually read on my ereader that just remebers the page where I left of for me, but when I read an actual book I just grab a random piece of paper.
3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/ a certain amount of pages?
During the day when I know I’ll be reading more later on I can just stop wherever I want. But when I know I won’t be reading for a while, for example before I go to sleep or go to school, I make sure I stop at the end of a chapter.
4. Do you eat or drink while reading?
Tea and chocolate chip cookies taste the best while reading.
5. Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?
Absolutely. I love to have some background noise while reading. That’s why I love reading in public, e.g. the train. But when I’m at home I always listen to some music while reading. And since I don’t own a TV in my student room, I don’t watch TV while reading. But if I had one, I’d probably turn it on.
6. One book at a time or several at once?
One book at a time.
7. Reading at home or everywhere?
Everywhere, preferably somewhere with other people and background noise.
8. Reading out lout or silently in your head?
Silently in my head. Are there even people that read out loud when they’re not reading to someone?
9. Do you read ahead or even skip pages?
I sometimes skip lines when it is a really exciting book, but I always make sure to read it back and read every single line. I don’t want to miss out on things.
10. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
This question isn’t really relevant either, since I read on my ereader. But I definitely want to buy more ‘real’ books and I want to keep the spines like new.
11. Do you write in your books?
12. Who do you tag?