Well I never! Zooky @Book Bum got me liebstered (not a word, but it should be), and I’m more than happy to answer her questions. Mainly so I get the chance to grill some of my blogging buddies in return.
#1 What is the longest slump you’ve ever been in?
I refuse to acknowledge the existence of slumps, so I’m never in one. It’s all a matter of perspective. I have times when I feel like doing something else, you see. Like watching Netflix series, or playing video games for weeks on end. During summer I fell back in love with The Secret World Legends. Such an amazing game and an incredibly complex story involving mythology, Native American and Eastern European folklore, Illuminati, Templars and even references to Stephen King’s and H.P. Lovecraft’s works.
#2 Do you prefer ARCs or finished copies of books?
Ok, hands up if you prefer ARCs! Just curious… I prefer the finished version because... Well, it’s finished, and formatted nicely. Duh. I like nice things.
#3 What is your favourite review you’ve ever written (not based on views/likes, but your feelings)?
The briefing note for Illuminae. That was fun to write.
#4 What was the last song you fell in love with?
Ugh, don’t know? I’ve been just plain miserable lately, sitting in the dark, in silence, watching my bloody murder documentaries… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
#5 What type of YouTube videos do you most commonly watch?
I have a very eclectic selection, but lately what’s on almost all the time is this true crime documentary series called Female Killers, exercise videos by Abby Pollock, and Dr Hope’s Sick Notes. *heart eyes*
#6 Do you have a favourite holiday? If so, why did you pick it?
The ones I get to spend at the beach.
Or did you mean the seasonal ones? Because then I’ll go with Easter. I get my long weekend, and the weather is pretty good around that time of the year to do something fun if I want to. Like two years ago, when I went to Cambridge and got rained on every five minutes. Oh, wait…
#7 Be honest: have you ever bought a book mostly just for its cover?
But of course. Look, it’s so pretty!
#8 Do you like to keep your books pristine, or “live in” them with highlighters, tabs, annotations, etc.?
Nothing gets lived in around here! Well, maybe my boots, but that’s just the way the cookie crumbles, because I have funny shaped feet, so can’t help it.
But I prefer to keep my books looking nice and new. I will never forget the moment when I was showing off a brand new copy of a book I found in the charity shop to my friend and she opened it with such force that I heard a crack. I almost fainted as I carefully pried it from her hands.
#9 What is the most money you’ve ever spent on one book, and would you do it again?
I want to say around £20. Don’t actually remember. It was a Stephen King hardback though, so worth it. Nowadays I wait until books go on sale. I’m not saying I won’t do it again, but as long as I have a cheaper option that’s what I will take.
#10 Do you use any method to keep track of your TBR, like a TBR jar, spreadsheet, notebook, etc.?
I don’t really have a TBR, but I do have a half assed spreadsheet where I make half-hearted attempts to track books I got from Netgalley. Does that count?
#11 Roughly estimate this one: how many more books can you fit on your current shelves before needing a new bookcase?
Roughly none. The situation is pretty much out of control here. I mean, I even have books in my wardrobe…
I wonder if Annemieke, Alexandra, Lili & Tammy would like to answer…
#1 What kid’s movie were you scared of as a child?
#2 How did you pick your blog’s name?
#3 Pineapple on pizza. Yey or ney?
#4 If someone made a film about your life, who would you like to play you?
#5 Do you remember the first ever fancy-dress party you went to? What did you go as?
#6 What do you like to have for breakfast?
#7 Do you cook?
#8 What is one skill or hobby that you’ve always wanted to pursue but haven’t yet?
Also, since I’m feeling pretty uninspired, my bestie chimed in, and she wants to know…
#9 What’s your favourite thing to do in the winter?
#10 What’s the first book you ever read? Do you remember?
#11 What’s your least favourite holiday?