How do you find about new books to read?
Luckily (or not), I’m born at such a convenient phase where everything’s possible with a click. My TBR feeds on what the internet dictates.
I used to rely on Top 10 Tuesday posts until blog hopping became a luxury for me. Then there was Goodreads… but I grew a bit lazy to scan my feed there. Right now, my TBRs are mostly outsourced from Twitter which I think is the most expedient since most book blogs and GR updates are linked there.
How did you get into reading?
Reading has been my religion since I was a kid. Our house was/is walled with a shelf filled with academic books. At the prime of grade school, I was already poring my nose into thick encyclopedias (satellites of every planet still committed to memory).
I guess it’s mostly because I am a lucky human being born into a family who loved reading
How has your taste in books changed as you got older?
- I don’t read encyclopedias anymore because there’s Google.
- I read more YA than before because of Twitter and book blogging.
- Then I grew less awed in YA because every plot seems repetitive… but I still do read it.
- I tried the classics and then switched back to my comfort zone right after.
How often do you buy books?
I work nearby a five-story awesome book freaking store so yeah, you have an idea how much I contribute to an author’s paycheck.
It’s mostly also based on the amount of cortisol on my bloodstream aka how much stressed I am. Buying books (and clothes) is my therapy.
How did you get into book reviewing?
I used to only read and rate a book on Goodreads then move on, pick another book, and repeat the process. I started posting my reviews on Goodreads not until after college and notice how some people have separate blogs for book reviews. And poof! The wild journey commenced!
How do you react when you don’t like the ending of a book?
- Rant about it on my review
- Give a GR rating it duly deserves
- Use it as an entry on most book meme and book tags that have categories connoting negativity (e.g. A book with a the most disastrous conclusion/ Top 10 Books with the Most Horrible Plot)
But then of course, a book can never be outright awful so I try to always point out the points it hit.
How often do you take a sneak peak at the ending to see if there’s a happy ending?
Not ever. If I did, it’s certainly by accident. I mean, what’s the point of reading through the middle if you’re willing to escape that adventure and jump right to the conclusion?
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