12904005_10208174645711530_781139294_olove doing Book Tags, and I found this one online. It’s another one of those bookish-personal tags that enables you to know more about the routines and habits of the reader. Oh, and I was also feeling lazy today.

D: Do you read more in the morning or at night?

Mm probably at night. I try to get other things done in the morning before letting myself relax into a good book. (Sometimes I even fall asleep while reading, regardless of the time – this would be fatal if it happened in the morning)

A: Are there any books that changed the way you thought about things?

All classic books that I have read have made me more aware and cultured regarding certain social subjects somehow. But I particularly love books with a distinguished point of view, such as the ones seen in “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” by Mark Haddon and “The Rosie Project” by Graeme Simsion, both which are told from the perspective of an autistic child or adult, respectively. These books really impacted me in ways that no other person could do better.

Y: YA or not?

YAs! Of course. They’re my escapism/guilty-pleasure reads. Without them, where would I go to escape the mundanity of life?

A: Are there any characters you honestly believe to be real?

What are you talking about? Do you mean to say that ‘characters’ like Harry Potter are not real? Geez, you must be mental.

All characters are inspired by real life people to some extent; some more than others, just like the stories themselves.

N: Nobody borrows my books or I don’t mind lending them out?

Depends on how well we know each other and how close we are as friends. Most often than not, I would probably not lend my books out (not that I’m even asked to lend books anyway). I’m quite protective of my things, and if I suspect that you might not return them, bye bye.

D: Do you ever smell your books?

Shh 😉

N: Not everyone loves books, is this a positive or a negative?

I don’t want to judge someone by whether they are a bibliophile or not, but it would be unacceptable if they hate books (I mean, seriously). Regardless of how much they read, no one can deny the power and knowledge books possess. If they claim that they don’t like reading, then they haven’t found the right book yet.

I: I keep my books in the best condition or maybe not? Which are you?

Best condition, of course. How else am I supposed to take my book-photography?

G: Gosh! I have too many books! True or False?

*Sigh*. I wish. I used to have a lot of books and borrow a LOT from the school library as a child, but I’ve outgrown them of course. Now, most are in my kindle, but I’m trying to collect more physical books again to build my collection.

But, one day, one day, when I’m living on my own somewhere where I can have easier access to bookstores and libraries, I will have a mini-library at my place. You’ll see.

H: Have you ever spilled or stained your books before with something, and if so, how?

Possibly, with milk or chocolate or food. Even more likely if it was a school book. If it’s mine, I try to keep it clean, of course.

T: Toned or untoned while reading? In other words, do you read and workout at the same time?

This may sound ridiculous, but I have actually exercised while reading. I have tried studying and reading on a stationary bike (but that can be a bit frustrating and unstable, so I don’t do that often). I have also read in between small breaks of my workouts if I’m really into the book I’m reading.

And of course, audio books are the best if you want to ‘read’ while working out.

There are no rules for tagging, but since this is a book tag after all, I’m tagging YOU to do this tag and post the link to your post on the comments so I can read it too 🙂