Hey there, my lovelies!
It’s been a hot minute I last did a tag so I decided to go for one today! XD A huge, huge THANK YOU to Hundreds & Thousands of Books for nominating me for this and thinking of me! (last March… umm yeah *lol*) Anyway! Never mind! Check out their page! It’s amazing and I love all the blog posts! ❤
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- Add one more prompt of your own.
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NEVER HAVE I EVER: Read a later book in a series before the first
I really try hard not to do that but sometimes the blurbs will be confusing and I’ll pick up a book from my library and only realize later on that it’s actually book two in a series. It happened with the „Wicked Lovely“ series by Melissa Marr. I actually read „Ink Exchange“ the second book in the series before I read „Wicked Lovely“ but I think with this series it wasn’t so bad. At least I didn’t have any troubles to follow the plot. *lol*
NEVER HAVE I EVER: Burned a book
I always joke that if I had to burn a book it would be „Imagine Me“ by Tahereh Mafi, but I honestly never burned a book. It would physically hurt me to give a book to the flames so a definite „no“ here.
NEVER HAVE I EVER: Gone into a shop to buy one book and come out with many more…
Haha! Are you kidding me?! This happened way too often to count! *lol* Nowadays it happens with my library! I recently wanted to borrow new books and for some reason I couldn’t check them out so I went to the counter and the librarian told me that I already borrowed the limit that is allowed. He winked at me and added 3 more books than was allowed to my card. Haha! Seriously, my bestie who stood right next to me when it happened is still laughing about it! *lol*
NEVER HAVE I EVER: Loved a book when I was younger and hated it when I was older
Mhmm no matter how hard I think about it, I really can’t come up with a single book I later on hated. Maybe I didn’t like it so much after rereading it when I was older but I honestly never ended up hating one of them.
NEVER HAVE I EVER: Read a book I knew I’d hate
Well, you see, I always read the books I know I’ll like or at least hope I’ll like and that sound interesting to me. So I don’t hate read books because quite honestly, my time is limited as it is and I see no sense in reading a book I know I’ll hate. I mean every once in a while there will come a book I don’t enjoy anyway, so why torture myself by reading books I know I’ll hate?
NEVER HAVE I EVER: Wrote a fanfiction about my favourite book
Nope. I never wrote fanfiction about my favourite books. I read some but I never felt the need to write one of my own. Also I roleplay and created original characters for my roleplays so I write them and play them and they are all original which works better for me than to write fanfiction. 😉
NEVER HAVE I EVER: Dressed up as my favourite literary characters
I dressed up as a Harry Potter student and as one of the elves of LoTR, but I think that’s it? It’s been a super long time ago though and I think I haven’t dressed up as a bookish character for ages. I admire all those cosplayers that dress up as their faves, though! Some of them are so realistic and look amazing! ❤
NEVER HAVE I EVER: Hated a book by an author I love
Puh, thankfully that never happened to me! I mean I probably didn’t like one of their books as much as the other ones but that’s it. I never flat out hated one of my fave authors books. XD I count myself among the lucky ones. *lol*
NEVER HAVE I EVER: Skim read a book
I don’t skim read books. When I read a book I read every single word in it because even if I dislike it I want to be able to tell people exactly why I disliked it. I think I owe the author to read their book and if I give a bad review to at least know what I’m talking about. So skimming a book is a no-go for me.
NEVER HAVE I EVER: Pretended to read a book when I haven’t
Okay, I don’t even know how people do that?! Like if you pretend to have read a book how do you even discuss it with the other person?! Sooner or later they’ll find out that you haven’t read it so where’s the point? I only talk about books I actually read. Period. 😉
NEVER HAVE I EVER: Read a book without a dust cover
Gotta be honest here: I recently read „XOXO“ and it had a dust cover which I took off while I read the book because it always got in the way when I read it. *lol* I have no idea why books even have those but okay?!
NEVER HAVE I EVER: Had a book boyfriend/girlfriend
Umm… I feel called out now. Haha! I have both. Bookish boyfriends and girlfriends and I’m not ashamed to admit it. The thing about books is that the love interests in them are way too perfect and everyone just wants to have a bf/gf like them. So yeah, they cater to our needs, hopes, wishes and dreams so it’s no wonder we all have them at some point in our lives and fantasize about a relationship with them. ;-P
NEVER HAVE I EVER: Picked up a book based on the cover alone
I think the way books look always contributes to your interest in them. If it’s a beautiful book cover it causes you to pick the book up and to look what’s on the blurb and what the book is about. In Austria we always say: „Das Auge isst mit.“ which freely translates as „The eye always eats as well.“ So yeah, I bought books because of their cover but not because of the cover alone. It might have caused me to pick it up in the first place but for me the plot always has to be interesting too.
NEVER HAVE I EVER: Read the end of a book before the beginning
I can only repeat the question of my predecessor: WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS? I would never! Where is the fun in knowing the ending before you even read the beginning? Oh, I actually have a mean story to tell here. *lol* When I was a kid I basically grew up with HP and I read the first book when I was 11 and the last one when I was 19. So I finally held the last book in my hands and my sister dear took it and opened the last page, handed it back to me and said: Now I know the ending! And urgh! I’m still sore about that! *lol* She’ll never understand how she could do that. (She never read the series btw.)
NEVER HAVE I EVER: Read a history or anthropology book for fun
History book, yes, definitely. I love history and it’s such a fascinating subject. Anthropology, nope, never. *lol* At least I think I never did? Mhmm.
NEVER HAVE I EVER: Participated in a readathon
My limited time just doesn’t allow to go for a readathon. I think I might have done my own personal readathons when I was younger and had entire days in which I did nothing else but read for 24 hours. XD But now that I’m an adult I just can’t do that. I have way too many things to do and a kid to take care of etc. The year long ones are too intimidating as well. I never know if I could handle them. So what this super long answer comes down to is a: „no“.
NEVER HAVE I EVER: Bought multiple books in a series before starting it
Oh yes, I’m very gulity of this and so far it always worked out fine. Thankfully! I bought a lot of full series other people raved about and I was always lucky enough to actually end up loving the series. „Throne of Glass“, „The Raven Cycle“, „The Infernal Devices“, „Nevernight“, etc. I could go on and on.
Hundreds & Thousands of Books’s Question
NEVER HAVE I EVER: Filled up an entire bookshelf and had to have stacks of books balanced precariously throughout various rooms
This is such a specific question. *lol* I think I never did this. I only have the books that are in my shelves and 3 library piles that are all on my shelves too. So there are no stacks in other rooms and that’s good the way it is. Haha!
NEVER HAVE I EVER: Hurt a book (e.g. accidentally spilled ice cream or coffee on it, dog-eared a book, etc.)
Not that I did any of those things. I’m just curious if YOU did! ;-P
- Riddhi @ Whispering Stories
- Suhani @ Random Reader’s Rambles
- A Take from two Cities
- Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books
- Leslie @ Books Are The New Black
And you if you want to do this tag! Consider yourself tagged! =)
This was a lot of fun! I almost forgot how much fun it is to do tags like that. *lol* I really should catch up on my backlog. A lot of my tags are autumn or Christmas themed though so I suppose you’ll get some of them when the seasons come. 😉
So what about you? Have you ever picked a book based on the cover or hated a book by an author you love?
Talk to me and let me know!
And as always take care and stay healthy and safe!
The Sassy Library Fox