The Book Blogger Tag

I saw this come up earlier in the week on Water Painted Dreams and thought I should give it a go myself! Even though I don't solely blog about books, I read a hell of a lot and books have featured in previous posts as I love to chat about what I have been reading and finding new books to read which is always a pleasure.

So here we go, answering all the questions!

Which book did you recently not finish?

I hate not finishing a book! I always force myself to the end if I can no matter how much I hate it. I think the last book I didn't finish was The Passage, purely because I had borrowed it off my cousin and never got around to buying a copy for myself.

Which book is your guilty pleasure?

I love young adult books and am not ashamed to say that I will happily read The Hunger Games trilogy over and over again!

Which book do you love to hate?

This is a tough one because I either love a book and will happily read it again or I'll never want to see the thing again... 

I'm sorry, I can't answer this question.

Which book would you throw into the sea?

Gone Girl. In a heartbeat. I'd probably set it on fire first. My hatred for the thing isn't exactly a secret!

Which book have you read the most?

Hmmm. It'll probably be the Harry Potter series, Little Women, The Chronicles of Narnia or To Kill a Mockingbird.  Bit of a collection, I know but I make sure I read these every year and my life wouldn't be complete without them. You'll definitely need to throw Wuthering Heights in there too!

Which book would you hate to recieve as a present?

I absolutely hate chick lit, you know the kind of thing chocaholic meets the boy, loses the boy then gets the boy again while breaking her Jimmy Choo shoes, that nonsense (yes, I totally made up this title). I'm not enthralled by these desperate tales that women feel they HAVE to read purely because they're a woman. I want something that grips me from page to page and doesn't make my soul die a little with every chapter.

Which book could you not live without?

Probably Little Women, I've read it too many times since a child and had to get it on my Kindle because after so many rereads and being partially eaten by my dog Jet, it fell apart last year and I didn't have the heart to buy a new physical copy because that one was so cherished.

Which book made you the angriest?

Already mentioned (again) but it's definitely Gone Girl. I hated the characters, felt no sympathy towards them, hated the ending, hated the way it was written... generally hated it. I felt like I had wasted a part of my life just by forcing myself to finish it in the hope it would get better. It didn't.

Which book made you cry the most?

Yet another difficult one. Possibly War Horse or The Shock of the Fall. Both books made me burst into tears on the tube on my way to work, to the point where I was sobbing uncontrollably and didn't care who saw me. I had just been on an emotional journey god damn it!

What book cover do you hate the most?

Book covers aren't usually a problem for me although, saying that, something extemely pretty will capture my attention. The only thing I can think of is I'm not a fan of the American covers for the Harry Potter series. They just seem wrong to me.

That's it!! I nominate Charlie from Shopped and Dropped :-)

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