The Book Lover Survey

I recently read The Book Lover Survey on one of my favourite Blogs, Sail Boat by Jennie, and thought this would be a fun tag! Let me know if you do this tag as I would love to read your answers :)

Do you remember how you developed a love for reading?
For as long as I can remember I have enjoyed reading. From a young age my mum would read to me before bed, then when I was old enough to read myself she would take me to the library so I could pick my own. My mum is also an avid reader so I definitely think it has stemmed from there.

Where do you usually read?
There are two places that I like to read, on the train and in bed. However, my favourite is definitely reading in bed in the morning. Although I only get to do this at the weekend, I love snuggling up and getting lost in my book – a great way to start the day.

Do you prefer to read one book at a time or several at once?
I have only ever read one book at a time and can’t ever imagine reading several at once. Once I get into a book I find it hard to put down and couldn’t imagine starting a new story line until I have finished the first. Plus, it would take me too long to finish a book if I had several on the go at once!

What is your favourite genre?
Oh man, this is a hard one! I love thrillers, and they are definitely one of my favourites but if you were to look on my book shelf you would mostly find easy reads – Sophie Kinsella, Lidsey Kelk, you know the ones! Because I mostly read on my commute to work, which consists of 3 15 minute train/tube journeys, these are the easiest kind of books to read. I also love dystopian books like The Hunger Games and non-fiction books! (I’m a geek at heart).

Is there a genre you will not read?
There isn’t really a genre that I would avoid, but I am not really tempted by sci-fi books or your typical romantic books (I.E Milnes and Boon). I definitely want to branch out a bit though as I tend to stick to the same type of books, so let me know your recommendations!

Do you have a favourite book?
Just like picking a favourite genre, I am struggling to pick a favourite book so I am going to list a few that I have enjoyed recently. The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared is definitely up there as one of my favourites and I would recommend this to anyone. I also thoroughly enjoyed the Hunger Games series as it was my first dystopian read. Lastly, like Jennie, The Tale of Peter Rabbit will always have a special place in my heart as it brings back so many great memories.

What is your least favourite book?
To be honest, if I struggle to get into a book I stop reading it, therefore there are not many books that I have read and not enjoyed. The only one that does come to mind is Bright Young Things by Scarlett Thomas. The concept of the book is good, however the ending was really disappointing and boring.

What is the longest book you have ever read?
I honestly don’t know the answer to this question. Looking at my bookcase right now all of the books that I have read tend to be around the same length – therefore I cannot answer this question unfortunately!

What was the last book you bought?
I am on a spending ban at the moment so it has been a while since I last purchased a book. However I did receive some books for Christmas which were Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking by Susan Cain – which I cannot wait to read, Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins - which I have already read and Information is Beautiful by David McCandless – which is a great coffee table book.

Do you prefer library books or buying books?
As of now it would have to be buying books, however when I was younger I loved going to the library and having the choice from hundreds of books! Where I live there are quite a few charity shops, which have a great selection of books for 75p each. So I often pop in there at the weekend to see what they have and find myself buying a little more than necessary! I also have a Kindle, where it is a little to easy to spend money on books!

What are you currently reading?
Working it Out by Nicola May.

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  1. I love this post i'm such a big fan of reading, I might have to try out this tag. I always hit up charity shops for my books, they are such good value.


  2. Love this tag! I love reading so much, thrillers are my favourite too and I too don't find sci-fy to thrilling either haha!

    Claudia xx | Beauty and the Chic

  3. Ooh love this post! I'm definitely going to do it :) was interesting reading your answers! xx

  4. This is a great tag, I absolutely adore reading although at the moment I'm finding little time for it :(
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

  5. I loved reading your answers, totally love this tag! The Tale of Peter Rabbit is so wonderful <3

    Jennie xo |

  6. Books are the best thing ever and I'm so glad 2014 so the return of my reading mojo. I'm off to the library tomorrow to pick up the next book in the Divergent series.


  7. It sounds like you enjoy the same kind of books as me! In the dystopian category, I'd really recommend Delirium by Lauren Oliver - it's incredible! xx

  8. Loved this post! I filled out the tag myself!

  9. I love this tag! I go through phases of reading loads and then hardly reading, so I'm very much enjoying my book worm stage at the moment. I may have to have a go at this tag, it looks fun!

  10. Oh my gosh, your bookshelf is like heaven to me!! Beatrix Potter books also mean a lot to me. They were the first stories my mum would read to me before bed when I was little and before she became ill. Lovely post! xo

    Hannah | Glitter and Sparkle

  11. ooh love this tag! going to write it myself!
    Lauren | OhHay Blogs!

  12. I just did this TAG as well!!
    And I'm the same way I can only read one book at a time, it's crazy to me how some people can read multiple. c:

    xo.Janiecy.xo|A Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog


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