The Book Blogger Test

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Hello, everyone! I hope you’re not tired of book tags because ever since I’ve finished my exams, I’ve been in a bit of slump, so it might take some time before I post another review. So, pray to the bookish gods for my slump to be over. Thanks. 

Today, I will do a test (I’m so done with tests)  and that is the Book Blogger Test. I want to thank Marie for tagging me in this one, I hope I do actually well in this one because book blogging is the most important thing in life, duh.

Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog;
  • Answer the questions asked on this post;
  • Nominate at least five people to do it also;
  • Let your nominees know you nominated them.

That being said, let’s get into the questions!

Describe Your Perfect Reading Spot!

I think by this point, you all know what a lazy person I am. My perfect reading spot is *drums* *even more drums* my bed. I’m sure you saw this one coming, didn’t you? There was this one time, though, that I read in the forest while I was visiting a mountain town and I enjoyed it very much, it was pretty magical. Sadly, that isn’t a daily option for me. So, my bed is perfect!

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Tell Us 3 Book Confessions!

  1. After this little break, I feel a little intimidated by the overwhelmingly huge pile of ARCs I have to read. I didn’t see them pilling up and I know I’m a bit horrified because I have to keep up.
  2. Related to the first, I’m awful at declining book review requests from authors. I just sit there and I’m like ‘yeah, but if you were publishing a book, wouldn’t you want people to read it? how can you decline this request? you’re so awfullllll’. Send help because I’m so bad at this.
  3. I’m finally reading The Hate U Give and I have to take so many breaks because it’s a loooot.

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When Was the Last Time You Cried During a Book?

I HATE THIS QUESTION. I feel like I must make a special shelf on Goodreads with books that made me cry because I DON’T KNOW. OKAY. I DON’T KNOOOOOW.

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I rarely ever cry at books or movies unless I’m PMS-ing and then I cry even if you say hi to me. I know, for sure, that I cried while reading Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys because even my heart made of stone couldn’t bear that. And then there was The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, that’s also kind of a heavy read. I feel like the books set in the World Wars make me rather emotional because of obvious reasons.

How Many Books Are on Your Bedside Table?

There are currently two books on my beside table, three if you include my Kindle where I have The Hate U Give. The two books are Stone Rider by David Hofmeyr and A Girl like That by Tanaz Bhathena.

 

What’s Your Favorite Snack to Eat While You Are Reading?

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Chocolate is very needed whenever I read something, though it’s very risky and I tend to only eat it during reading breaks. Thinking of it, I rarely eat and read at the same time, reading takes my whole attention and snacks also need to be savored. But I love drinking hot chocolate or cappuccino while reading, I’m not a tea person, sorry!

 

Name 3 Books You Would Recommend to Everyone!

I wonder if you can be banished from your own blog because I feel like I’ve recommended you, guys, the same books over and over again and you’ll definitely do it to me if it’s possible.

*goes to check favourites shelf on Goodreads, so she doesn’t recommend LOTR and You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone again*

 

  1. Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills – my review here. It’s such a fun, fluffy book, but with lots of feelings, I’ve heard only positive things about it.
  2. The Secret History by Donna Tartt – I have so much love for this book even though I know it’s not for everyone. This is such cool book about pretentious intellectuals and the squad in this one reminds me so much of How to Get Away with Murder (the good seasons).
  3. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid – my review here. I have so much love for this book, Evelyn Hugo is a total queen, you need to READ it.

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Show Us a Picture of Your Favorite Bookcase on a Bookshelf!

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(Next to Six of Crows, it’s the Romanian version of Crooked Kingdom – still so bummed that I don’t own the english version. Next to This is How it Happened, it’s The Final Empire and Between Shades of Gray.)

This one is a favourite of mine because it has lots of ARCs, my other shelves are a mix between my YA books and old books I’ve read for school or my parents’ old books. This one is all mine, my mom made space for me and it was a very nice gesture which probably means that she supports my blogging hobby despite her constant complaints about how we’ll drown in books. BYE, MOM.

Alternative shelf:

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(sorry for the bad quality, but I had to crop every baby photo out of this one because I don’t think you’re ready for fetus!Marta. Also, cropping them out was very difficult because my mom has them spread everywhere, in every corner of our house). 

 

Describe How Much Books Mean to You in Just 3 Words!

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I was enjoying this tag so much and then this question… I came here to have a good time and I’m feeling so attacked right now.

Books… 3 words to describe my love for books. WOW, whoever did this tag is so evil, like the seventh circle of hell!evil.

Okay, let’s try.

Comfort, adventure, necessity.

 I NEED BOOKS, I NEED THEM ALL. 

Okay, that’s all for my answers! Now I’m going to tag five amazing people that hopefully will want to do it!

I’m tagging :

  1. Ioana @dragonwaffles
  2. Marta @thebookmermaid
  3. Emma @emmareadstoomuch
  4. Raven @dreamyaddictions
  5. Lara @wordswithlara
  6. anyone who wants to do it!!

 

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What is the last book that made you cry? Where do you usually read? Do you keep snacks nearby?

 

31 thoughts on “The Book Blogger Test

  1. Kat Impossible says:

    My bed is a pretty comfy spot to read as well. Sometimes the simple answers are enough haha
    And as far as The Hate U Give goes, books like it or All American Boys, they just get me so angry at the system, at individuals and at life. I totally understand how you would need breaks.

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    • Marta says:

      Beds are the best, though it can be a bit of a torture to read in bed from time to time (especially when I’m very tired and want to read, but can’t because I’m falling asleep). I think I wasn’t expecting it to be that poweful and impactful from the start, it took me a bit by surprise because I was expecting a slower start and that’s now what I got, at all.
      Thanks for commenting! ❤

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      • Kat Impossible says:

        I hear you so much on this! Sometimes my eyes just won’t stay open AT ALL.
        I feel like most of the books like The Hate U Give (she says after reading like two books with that topic) start out right with the harsh stuff.

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  2. malanielovesfiction says:

    i’m listening to the audiobook of Book Thief right now and IT’S SO SAD??????? I knew it would be going in because obvs it’s WW2, but the STORY??? THE CHARACTERS?????? and audiobooks are another person speaking and telling this TEARFUL story so…i’ve been a puddle.
    and yes to chocolate while reading, but i agree it’s hard to eat and read at the same time because both deserve full attention
    love this post so much!!!! ❤

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    • Marta says:

      Ah, I’ve never listened to the audiobook, I assume that’s even sadder! 😦 The paperback destroyed me already, I’m not sure if I could relive the experience in audio format. I hope you manage! Thank you very much!! ❤

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    • Marta says:

      Thaank you!! ❤ Same here, I barely cry at books, most of the times it's just a few tears at the end or whenever an important character dies. So, that question bothers me a lot, I'll try to be more careful in the future about whether a book made me cry or not, hmm. Hahaha, that's so not lovely!

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  3. windowsillbooksblog says:

    I love to eat chocolate while I read too! I don’t know why, but the richness and sweetness of chocolate just adds to the whole reading experience haha! And I alternate between reading in my bed or in this big, comfy chair that I have in my room 🙂

    Great post!

    -Lo

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  4. emmareadstoomuch says:

    OOH OOH OOH this is so fun. i am so excited to read foolish hearts!!! & i love the seven husbands of evelyn hugo with all that i am. thank you sm for the tag!!! ❤

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  5. Kester (from LILbooKlovers) says:

    Between Shades of Gray and The Book Thief are two of my all time favorite books!!! They were so great and heartbreaking. I remember I finished TBT at school and I felt torn, both from the ending and that I didn’t have another book with me. XD And Ruta Sepetys is the master of historical fiction–you need to read Salt to the Sea!

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  6. Marie says:

    Yay I am so happy you did this tag, I loved reading your answers ❤ I can't wait to hear your thoughts on THUG, it was a pretty intense read, but it was quite awesome as well. and yay for that amazing shelf, it's soooo pretty. I want to have Foolish Hearts on my shelves because it's so pretty as well, hahaha, and also because you loved it, obviously. Chocolate is the best snack as well 😛

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  7. Marta says:

    I’m going to answer my bed as well, because what other place do we have to read? haha the mountain setting sounds so cool, tho! i’m also afraid to get back to my tbr pile, especially because i’ve been in a reading slump lately ): THANKS FOR TAGGING ME ❤

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    • Marta says:

      Getting back to your TBR pile is so horrifying, especially if you haven’t read in a while. I keep staring at all the books I have to read and want to facepalm myself because I’m never going to read them in due time. You’re welcome!! ❤

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  8. Hannah @ Word Weaver's says:

    Omg I still remember how much I cried while reading Between Shades of Gray. That book broke my heart 😭
    I cry… all the time while reading, though? The last books that got me really emotional where History Is All You Left Me and More Than This, which I both loved, but which also made me very sad 🙈

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    • Marta says:

      I want to cry just thinking about it, I don’t know how I’ll handle the movie if they ever finish creating it. I still have to read them, but I have a feeling I might cry at those books too.

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      • Hannah @ Word Weaver's says:

        They’re gonna turn it into a movie???? Whaaaat? 😳 okay, that movie is probably going to END me 😭
        I mean. They’re pretty heartbreaking books, so there’s definitely the possibility of crying, even if you’re not an overly emotional reader like me lmao

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  9. Karina says:

    It’s been so long since a book made me cry and it sucks because I love books that can make me cry. And I usually read in our room. I love it when it’s quiet. I couldn’t stand to read in our living room where the television is distracting me. And I don’t like eating while reading lol

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    • Marta says:

      Same here! I love books that can make me cry, but it doesn’t happen very often – which I think it’s good because it really makes me appreciate the ones who succeed in making me cry. I can’t read in noise either, I just need the right mood! ❤

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  10. Vani | Off-Color Literature says:

    What a fun tag!

    I cry reading ALL. The. Time. I just cried last night reading my arc of Chaotic Good.

    I love your blog! I’m so glad I found it, new follower here for sure 🙂

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