Whoa- I can’t believe it’s Wednesday already- where has this week gone? So I’m back with a very chilled post today to make up for lost time 😉
Thank you so much to Emily @embuhleeliest for tagging me to do this- she’s awesome and makes fantastic content so I recommend you check her out!!
Choose one word to describe yourself as a reader.
Hungry! (That’s why I rate my books in bananas 😉 )
What is the first book that made you fall in love with reading?
Harry Potter! I was 7 and my brother had the first three- I binge read them and never looked back!
Hardback or paperback?
Hardbacks tend to be prettier… not that I usually get them- it’s usually paperbacks all the way. But if money were no object, I’d probably get loads more hardbacks.
How has reading shaped your identity?
Phew- hard to even explain. I don’t know who I’d be without reading. Stories have helped me through difficult times, brought me friends (both real and fictional), led me to university, formed my moral compass, given me my greatest passions (namely writing!) and finally brought me to blogging. To say it’s made me who I am would probably be an understatement.
What book do you read when you want to be comforted?
Rereading Emma is like getting a great big hug.
Who influenced you or taught you to be a reader?
Well my mum always took us to the library every week (sometimes every few days) when we were little and then encouraged me to read her favourite books when I was older. And I had a really good friend who was a massive bookworm from childhood who pretty much gave me non-stop recommendations.
Describe your dream reading lounge
Ooh fun!!! A cosy, with lots of comfy armchairs, a roaring fire and plenty of magical snacks… basically the Gryffindor common room…
What book changed how you saw the world?
I remember this distinctly cos I was about 11 when I read it and knew very little about the world beyond my own community- it was a huge eye-opener.
And that’s all for now- I’m not tagging anyone today- because *laziness*- but please feel free to do it if you haven’t already!
So how has reading shaped who *you* are? Let me know in the comments!!