Hello there! I’ve seen a few of these tags floating around other blogs and I was really excited to give it a go and share my own answers to the questions.
One word that would describe you as a reader?
What is the first book that made you fall in love with reading?
Hardcover or paperback?
I love hardcover books. They are gorgeous, look great on my shelves and are aesthetically pleasing. However, they are difficult to read; the amount of times I have hurt my wrists or my back from hunching over to read hardcover books at a difficult angle because they are just too difficult to hold! So for me, I prefer a paperback. They are more flexible, more portable and I do love the variety of colours and designs from the cover illustrators. Also dust jackets kind of annoy me, I always have to take them off before reading a hardcover book with a dust jacket because they just crumple and get in the way!
How has reading shaped your identity?
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin
I feel this is the best way to sum up how reading has shaped my identity. I read because I can experience the world through other people’s viewpoints and I think that is amazing. It has definitely shaped me as a person because the beliefs and values I hold so close to me are certainly inspired by all the lives I have lived sharing other characters lives, suffering, joy, love, and every other emotion you feel when reading.
What book do you read when you want to be comforted?
When I need to be comforted I find a fluffy romance novel to be the best solution. But saying that, if I’m going through a difficult or particularly anxious period, Harry Potter is 100% the series I go straight towards since: “Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.” – J.K. Rowling.
Who influenced you or taught you to be a reader?
I don’t think anyone ever influenced me to be a reader. My parents encouraged both my brother and I to read from a young age, but they never forced reading upon us. Often I found it was the only way I could get to sleep. I have been a bookworm since I could read. Through school I’d breeze through the reading one-on-one classes, and silent reading was by far my favourite part of the day.
Describe your dream reading lounge.
When I have my own house, I want my office to be my library. I want bookshelves on all the walls, full with books, to read and inspire my writing. I love colour so I want it to be rich in colour, every colour, and I want it to have a magical vibe to it!
What book changed how you saw the world?
I feel that every single book has the power to change how you see the world. Each novel possesses an enriching ability to change or alter your version of the world, which I think is incredible. I’m afraid to disappoint you, but I can’t choose any one book for this question because every single book has changed my view of the world in one way or another!
Thank you for reading this little book tag. I had a lot of fun answering the questions. Hope you enjoyed this post!
Jade Anna x