The Reader Confessions Tag

Hey everyone! It’s been a while (more like 10 weeks) since I’ve last written something on this blog and I can’t really give an excuse for my absence besides the fact that I had a hard time adjusting to my last school year and generally finding some time for writing. I’ll get back to that at the end of this post. As you realised from the title I’ve been tagged by the wonderful Romana @abooknerd13 to share some confessions and if you haven’t followed her yet you should definitely do that right away. You can check abooknerd13‘s post here.
P.S.: Romana, I am sorry it took me 3 months to write this.

1. Have you ever damaged a book?

‘ashamed’ Yes. Although it depends where you draw the line to say a book is damaged. There’s one book that had a nasty interaction with water and looks very wavy at the moment, there a couple of books with spine wrinkles (do they even call them so?) and some books I had to read in school with a lot of colourful markings inside.

2. Have you ever damaged a borrowed book?

I’ve always been extra careful with borrowed books, but there haven’t been many since I don’t really like borrowing. So the answer is no.

3. How long does it take you to read a book?

It depends. Those books we read in class can take up to a couple of months, but before I acquired a passion for reading it could have taken even more than that. Right now it depends on how gripping the book is, how easy it is to read, its length and how much free time I can allocate to it each day.

4. Books you haven’t finished?

There are a couple which are on an undetermined hold and I can only think about one book that I’ll probably never pick up again, and that is The Old Man and the Sea, which just didn’t work for me.

5. Hyped/popular books you didn’t like?

Since I haven’t read many of them I can only say Looking for Alaska. I had big expectations from it, since my best friend recommend it to me, and it was pretty good it the beginning, but towards the end some main themes incorporated in the book didn’t appeal to me and my final reaction was kind of ‘nah’. Also I didn’t like the similarities to Paper Towns, which made the book a bit boring to me.

6. Is there a book you wouldn’t tell anyone you were reading?

There was a time when I would have been bothered if some knew what I was reading, bot today I don’t care about what people think about me or my reading choices. As far as I’m concerned they can keep on judging since I’ll definitely keep on not caring.

7. How many books do you own?

Too many. I’ll count them by the end of the year and update this post (hopefully), but my guess is somewhere around 150-200.

8. Are you a fast or slow reader?

This goes along with question 3. It depends on the language and writing style, but mostly a fast reader.

9. Do you like to buddy read?

I never tried it, but it sounds fun and I would definitely want to try it.

10. Do you read better in your head or aloud?

In my head. Just as Romana my eyes and my mouth are not in sync, so I make a lot of mistakes when reading aloud.

11. If you were only allowed one book, what would it be and why?

This question should be banned to be asked a bookworm. As if you would ask a mother which child she loves most. ‘100 years of thinking later’ I’m going to choose The Book Thief, because it tells a wonderful, emotional story and from which you can learn a lot about life.

I tag everyone who wants to do it.


I’m back after a very long break! ‘yay’ And I have so much to catch up to. ‘not so yay’ I haven’t written any recaps for September and October and the only solution I can come up with is a season review, which I’ll post on the 1st or 2nd of December. Besides that I also have so many tags and nominations to catch up to, which I’m going to be focusing on for the rest of November. I’m keeping it short this time, as it is getting late and there is still homework to be done. Until next time and I wish you all a wonderful week start!

-Demi xx

The Sunshine Blogger Award

It is always very overwhelming whenever I am being nominated for an award so thank you Diana @Night Train To Zurich for nominating me. You should definitely check out her blog immediately!

1. Which is your favourite fairytale?
Over the past few years I’ve been revisiting a couple of my childhood favourite fairytales and I started seeing all the things that simply make no sense, which lead to me not liking them as much anymore. I hope one day I’ll find my love for them again. One that I fell in love with easily and never stopped loving, is The Ugly Duckling.

2. You can choose any character to go to a concert with (as a friend, as a sibling, as a date, whatever). Who would you choose and what concert would you go to?
Of course I had to choose my perfect book date/ book boyfriend, Damon Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries.

3. Do you have any quirks (movements you do a lot, or something you do when you’re nervous…)?
I bite my nails when I’m nervous, but I’m trying to switch to pens.

4. Is there a movie that you enjoyed more than the book it was based on?
The Hobbit. I can watch action-adventure movies with no problem, but when it comes to reading them ughhh. I find fighting senses so boring, long and annoying in books. Maybe when I’ll give the book another try I’ll like it more.

5.  When it comes to books, do you prefer an open ending or one where everything is resolved?
Both. I’m a wanna-know-it-all kind of person and a book where everything is resolved is perfect for me, but sometimes I do like an open ending and enjoy the pleasure of continuing the story the way I want.

6. Favourite ice-cream flavour?
Chocolate.

7. If you could bring back one TV Show from your childhood which would it be?
There are a few that cross my mind (Life with Louie, Dennis the Menace, What’s with Andy?), but the one I’d love to see again is Bad Dog.

8. A book a lot of people didn’t like but you did?
I cannot give an answer as I haven’t read that many books. I can’t even think of a book “a lot of people didn’t like”.

9. Rainy or sunny days?
Depends on whether I want to read outside. If I don’t it doesn’t matter.

10. What did you want to become (job-wise) when you were a kid?
An archaeologist and then a doctor.

11. Favourite book friendship (two or more people)?
Harry, Ron and Hermione.


My Questions:

  1. What Hogwarts house are you in?
  2. What Ilvermorny house are you in?
  3. Have you read Harry Potter and The Cursed Child already or planning to?
  4. Is there a book you own more than one copy of?
  5. What kind of book or movie related merchandise do you own?
  6. If you could have personally witnessed anything, what would you want to have seen?
  7. What’s your favourite TV show?
  8. What’s your favourite movie?
  9. If you could be any book character who would you be and why?
  10. What do you look at first: the book cover or the blurb?
  11. Which book should everyone read?

I Nominate:

Louise @ https://geniereads.wordpress.com
https://themysterycorner.wordpress.com
Caitlin @ https://wordsandotherbeasts.wordpress.com
Lillian @ https://lairofbooksblog.wordpress.com
Lizzie @ https://lizziebookblogging.wordpress.com
Zainab @ https://teenbooklit101.wordpress.com
Liesje @ https://athousandlives01.wordpress.com
Romana @ https://abooknerd13.wordpress.com
https://southdublinteenagers.wordpress.com
Areli @ https://arelireads.wordpress.com
Caitlin & Cynthia @ https://shelfiepodcast.wordpress.com