How I read (BOOK TAG)

I first found this tag on BookieMonsters and because there’s a huge backload of back-tracking one must accomplish to ferret out the origins of this tag, well here goes.

How do you find out about new books to read?

It’s mostly aimless browsing through libraries and bookstores. I generally tend to avoid adding books to my TBR based on web reviews or recommendations. Obviously, this closes out a lot of options for me in terms sheer numbers of books I read but when I pick a book from a shelf, I can ensure that it’s a book that I’ll like or love. Even algorithm-driven recommendation systems online can’t be accurate.

How did you get into reading?
I have a theory that maybe I was born with the book in my hand. Like right there, when the doctor delivered me, he was astounded by this really fat baby (I was a fat fat baby) holding this book up high as he opened his eyes to the background of an ethereal chorus. Joking aside, I was pretty much reading books even before I officially started school. And TV was absolutely abhorred in my household (still is mostly) so BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS. My birthday presents tended to be Bookshop Gift Vouchers. Which we loved obviously.

How has your taste in books changed as you’ve grown older?
Pretty normally. I’ve always been well adjusted (as a reader/bookworm) which meant I usually didn’t try to fill my head with material way above my reading/education/age level. So it’s an average spectrum I suppose, although I did avoid obviously the recent Female Teenage Action Heroine type a la Hunger Games so other than a few outlying points on the plot, it’s an average change pattern.

How often do you buy books?


Way too often. I literally have a backlog of about five or six books, not counting my recent borrowings from the library, on my TBR not to mention about three e-books on my iPad. I’ve slowed down these couple of months but there was a time where I would go to a bookstore about four times a month and buy at least one book each time. I’m more careful now.

How did you get into book reviewing?
Well I started this blog I started a blog exclusively for Book reviews on JUX.com. It was a free blog hosting website with a really cool community of users with a lot of sleek design options. It wasn’t as far-reaching as WordPress obviously but it had regular users. I actually reviewed quite a few books there until JUX.com shut down because they couldn’t manage decent enough profits. Since then, I haven’t really done any SERIOUS BOOK REVIEWING although I have done a couple on Goodreads. As for a reason why I started reviewing, I was searching around for an idea for a blog which I could update with constant, original content and because I loved reading so much, why not review my reads?

How do you react when you don’t like the end of a book?


I fling the book away from to as far away from myself as possible. Mentally. I don’t abuse books, even those with ending I deplore but yeah, I react pretty strongly. My face maybe blank but my brain is shouting and railing and basically raining hellfire on the book.

How often do you take a sneak peek at the end of a book to see if it has a good ending?
Usually never but unlike my fellow colleagues (both of reading and non-reading variety) content doesn’t get spoilt for me. I’m one of those rare people that can keep reading the same book, watching the same movie/TV show/anime, keep playing the same game regardless of the fact I know everything that happens. But even so I don’t try to peek at the end, I’m a firm believer in the Integrity Of The Book As Designated By The Author so, I try to respect his/her wishes as to how the books should be read.

Sorry for the long answers, I tend to ramble on and on when I talk about reading.
Anyone who sees this, is interested by this (yeah right) is welcome to DO THIS TAG. SO GO DO IT PEOPLE.

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