So I was wandering around the internet and I came across this meme that caught my attention since I had been floundering about what to post besides a book review. (The book review is scheduled for tomorrow or later today, we’ll see.) Anyway, I came across this meme on Book Harbinger and it seems like an interesting way to fool you into getting to know me a little better. *beam*
1) What do you like to do besides read/blog?
Certain people will tell you that I do nothing but read. And that’s not really true. Most of the times. Hee. Because while reading is a very large part of my life, there are times when the last thing you want to do is pick up a book/e-reader etc. During those times, I watch Korean/Japanese/Asian dramas. You think that’s quaint? Dude, they are addicting. Seriously addicting. And I may sit with my parents and snort at Indian TV serials which are the worst kind of entertainment ever. Honestly! Sometimes they make me go out of the room because I make too many comments and scream at the TV.
Ahem. I like taking pictures of flowers. Not people. Just flowers or things. I aim to get my hands on a good camera some day soon and once I do, I’m going to take to the streets and snap to my heart’s content.
I also like walking over bridges. Admittedly, I’ve only ever walked across one (there’s only one nearby) but I want to go to Capilano extension bridge in the summer and see if I’m brave enough to walk across it.
I also write. I’m working on a story…well okay, I’m not. It’s there but I haven’t worked on it because…I’ll get to that. I write fanfiction for my friends for their birthdays. Oh, I also like to make stuff on Photoshop. And lie in the grass and stare at the sky. When i was in Fiji, my favourite thing was to dance in the rain but obviously in Canada, hypothermia made it a not so fun thing to do.
But recently I haven’t been able to do much of what I like because of school. Not even read. :\ (Books I like and not books I have to.)
3) Paperback or hardcover?
Hardcover. They just look prettier on my shelves.
4) Do you have a favorite bookstore? If so, can we see a pic?
I buy my books online so I haven’t been able to visit many Indie bookstores. Dude, you gotta have money to spend in Indie bookstores and I happen to be poor. Anyway, I plan to find plenty quaint places to go and visit over the summer. But right now, I kinda like the bookstore at UBC. It sells textbooks yea but it’s got a large variety of reading stuff and it’s so awesomely laid out. One of my favourite places on campus. It’s not much to look at from the outside but here’s a picture anyway:
5) Why did you decide to start your blog?
I actually initially started a book blog many years ago but somehow that didn’t work out so when I came across some book blogs about two years ago, my interest was perked again. I like talking about books and I don’t know many people who read as much as I do so this seemed to be the appropriate outlet for my obsession.
6) How long does it take you to finish a book on average?
7) Look at your bookshelf (not GoodReads, but your physical bookshelf) and quickly pick your top five.
Dude, I can’t do that. Seriously. I wouldn’t know which shelf to pick up the books out from. Here are some crappy pics of my bookshelves taken with Anna, my phone.
8) Favorite places on the internet?
Goodreads. Twitter. Tumblr. Facebook. Book Depository. Abe Books (do ya all see a pattern here?)
9) Coffee, tea, juice, or
soda pop (I’m Canadian)?
All of them. Well, except for pop. Not a fan of the fizz. I like chai rather than English tea. The difference is that my chai is cooked properly and not the sad business of adding milk to water. Pshaw. No weak tea for me, kays? And definitely not the weak stuff they sell at Starbucks. What is that? Ugh. If you want the recipe for real chai, ask me.
10) What’s your favorite thing about blogging?
Meeting new people. That’s, hands down, the best thing about blogging. Seriously.
1) Favorite of your past 5 books read, plus the next 5 you plan to read.
Let’s go with the favourite past five I’ve read this year. I’ve read way too many books to single out 5 books alone. Anyway, the favourite five of the ones I’ve read this year are:
- The Night She Disappeared – April Henry
- Partials – Dan Wells
- The Fault in Our Stars – John Green
- The Traitor in the Tunnel – Y. S. Lee
- Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth – Xiaolu Guo
- Darkness Falls – Cate Tiernan
- Real World – Natsuo Kirino
- The Humming Room – Ellen Potter
- The Space Between – Brenna Yovanoff
- The Princess Curse – Merrie Haskell
- Howl’s Moving Castle – Diana Wynne Jones
Okay fine, I know that this is a whole lot more than 5 but come on now, these books need to have their names told. They demand it.
And the 5 books I shall hopefully read next. This list does not make me feel very happy, ya know?
- Three Month Fever – Gary Indiana (for school)
- Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad (for school)
- Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe (for school)
- Dragonswood – Janet Lee Carey
- The House of Dead Maids – Clare C. Dunkle
And that’s it. Who do I tag? Whoever wants to do it! Do it so I can learn more about you!