20 February 2016

lost in a book

It's a bookish talk post as I realized I absolutely need to do one because almost all book talk on this blog is about reviews. The nerdy kid inside me wants to come out and have a word with you all. Also, my friend Jade tagged me in this lost in a book tag. 

1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading? 
Mostly in my room or in front patio if I'm free in the morning, the sun is always so bright in my town, it makes everything look so perfect, even a sucky book.

 2. Where do you like to read? 
I prefer something cozy like my room with my fairy lights on and absolute NO SOUND. Especially no talking, I hate when I'm reading and someone tries to start a conversation with me. You see the book? Don't talk.

3. Bookmark or random piece of paper? 
I'm a big fan of bookmarks. I mostly make them by myself.

4. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop at a chapter? 
It has to be a chapter or else it feels inappropriate, like breaking a rule or cheating on the book. The chapter deserves to be completed.

5. Do you eat or drink while reading? 
I need to eat something whenever I'm reading something. It's irritating when I'm reading and there's nothing for me to chew on. I keep toffees or corn close cos they're always so handy. This is something I adopted from my amma. Since I was a kid, I saw her reading big fat mystery novels, eating corns and telling me to ditch all genres and be a fan of mystery novels, so I became one.

6. E-reader or real book? 
There's nothing like a paperback, shiny paperbacks smelling of new paper and ink, a whole big world of words in my hands. But I'm usually out of paperbacks. So reading ebooks is my only choice, also they're easy. 

7. Music or television while reading? 
I prefer no sound while reading. And absolute no music. It's so distracting.

8. One book at a time or several at once? 
I'm currently reading two books at a once for the first time and it's going pretty well for me. Mornings for The Windmills of God by Sidney Sheldon & late night reading is for The Bride Wore Black by Cornell Woolrich.

9. Reading at home or everywhere? 
Literally everywhere. I even take books along to weddings or parties and read whenever I get a chance or I need to avoid a discussion or a certain person. Nobody disturbs an all dressed in fancy person reading a book.

10. Reading aloud or silently in your head? 
Just silently in my head.

11. Fiction or non-fiction?
200% fiction. I feel like I cannot read a non-fiction book, facts haunt me. I'm trying to gather all of my courage to read mein kampf, a biography of Adolf Hitler. 

12. Do you read ahead or skip pages?
I skip pages when I'm reading a book like modern romance, it's like breaking a BIG RULE but sometimes you gotta break a rule so you break the rule.

13. Break the spine or keep a book like new? 
I don't keep the book new. What's the point? I bought it so it has to be different from its newish look, definitely break the spine. 

14. Do you write in your books? 
YES!! I write and highlight on all of my books (text books, novels, any book) and this fact may scare some people but my books are tough, they have all the scars on them.

15. Your favorite book? 
These are my top 5 favorite books.
Abdullah: It's a religious book twisted in love & travel, written in Urdu.
Gone Girl: Because Amy was the perfect house wife, wasn't she?
Amarbail: A tale of supreme love (mainly a tragic love story which wasn't actually a love story)
The Bastard f Istanbul: I love the city of Istanbul and the story was heartbreakingly beautiful.
Sharp Objects: It's Gillian Flynn, what do you expect?

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You're all tagged in this. 

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