Hi Virtually Readers! How was your Easter? I’m feeling a bit lazy, so I’m going to do this tag that Marie posted a few weeks ago. Also I felt really lazy with photos so I just used my bed sheet let’s be honest. First I’m going to show you photos of the Easter eggs I made last week because #proud.
We made Easter eggs in two ways. Some we boiled and then drew on with crayon. Because the eggs were hot, the crayon melted. They looked like this:
The others we blew out (used the insides for muffins) then dipped in dye and painted with water colour pencils. They looked like this:
I’m also really happy because I gave up sugar for Lent (I’ll admit I cheated a few times #oopsies) and now I can eat sugar again so YAY. My family also made delicious chocolate eggs that weren’t very photogenic but were delicious. Anyway, on to the questions!
Have you ever damaged a book?
Yes. The worst time was when I puked on Artemis Fowl 2, which was right beside my bed one Christmas eve when I suddenly got sick. I’ve also torn pages (usually by accident, but there was this one classic that was very old and I knew I wouldn’t reread so I’ve been turning all its pages into art.) Recently I’ve got a tiny smudge of Vegemite on Gemina and a bit of chocolate (while making Easter eggs) on Dreams of Gods and Monsters.
Have you ever damaged a borrowed book?
Actually, the Artemis Fowl I mentioned actually belonged to the son of one of my mother’s friends. He did not want it back. Actually we still have it since one of my parents managed to wipe off the puke. It doesn’t look or smell bad or anything, miraculously.
How long does it take you to read a book?
In terms of hours, it depends on the fluffiness (i.e how complex the language and plot is). Generally about 4 hours, I think. In terms of days/weeks, it depends how much I’m enjoying it and how much school stuff I have going on and how tired I am, but generally about 4 days.
Are there books you haven’t finished?
Yes! I haven’t finished The Star Touched Queen, although I plan to at some point, and Sabriel, much to Shanti’s consternation. Recently I started The Winner’s Crime, which I want to read, but I haven’t finished it yet because my ereader broke so I have to get an app on my phone which I haven’t yet. I’m also partway through Bright Smoke, Cold Fire on audiobook but I’m very slow because I keep forgetting about it.
What hyped and popular books haven’t you liked?
Well, I don’t plan on rereading Divergent or The Hunger Games in the near future. One time was enough for me. And I also wasn’t a huge fan of Throne of Glass, so I don’t plan on finishing that series. Also I’ve tired of the Selection series and it was just silly and I don’t plan on trying to read after The One. While I’m doing this, I’ll say that I think Shakespeare is massively, massively overrated and I don’t get why school is obsessed with him.
Is there a book you wouldn’t tell anyone you were reading?
Sometimes I feel ashamed for rereading too much.
How many books do you own?
That specifically belong to me alone? – about 6
That I share with Shanti/our family? — A lot. On the bookshelf in our room alone there’s about 170, plus other bookshelves in our house.
Are you a fast or slow reader?
Probably fastish, but I’m slower than Shanti.
Do you like to buddy read?
Never done it unless reading a book with your classmates for English counts. Maybe I would like it?
Do you read better in your head or aloud?
In my head, because it’s easier. I often mispronounce words I’ve only read. #readerproblems
If you could only own one book, which one would you choose?
AHHHHHHH I don’t know. I would probably go for the Harry Potter series because it’s long and good, or if just one book, The Book Thief. BUT I CAN’T REALLY CHOOSE.
Could you choose only one book? Are you any good at reading out loud? Have you ever damaged a book? Are you a fast or slow reader?