*scurries away from my tag mountain* So today’s tag is one that is over a year old, Esmé @ esmooglereads tagged me in this last year. I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to get this tag *sobs* Anyway it’s here now and I’m already drawing a blank for some of these questions…great start.
Clo and my blog is Cuppa Clo. (my full name is Chloe but ha ha ha no one uses my full name except my parents, people at my work and some of my close friends when they’re telling me off xD)
Grand old age of 19…I’ll be 20 this year which is slightly terrifying. No one said adulting would be so…not fun. Having said that I am happy my age is an odd number at the moment.
Hands down Urban Fantasy, closely followed with Contemporary and High/Epic Fantasy. I love vampires, werewolves all the supernatural stuff. Maybe it’s because I watched Buffy The Vampire Slayer when I was like 9 either way I am grateful because I love a good Urban Fantasy book/series. Oh I also like Paranormal Romance so yeah…anything paranormal/supernatural and I’m down.
Favourite Male Author
So I have a confession, I don’t read a lot of books by male authors. It’s not like I’m purposefully avoiding male authors I just gravitate towards the book itself and a lot of the books I waddle to are written by female authors.
Favourite Female Author
Holly Bourne. I love her books so much and I really hope one day I can go to one of her book events. I also love Rachel Caine, I read two of her series back when I was 11-14 or so and I loved them so much. I am not caught up though on her newer releases…which I hope to remedy this year.
Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine, The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare, Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas, The Sixth World series by Rebecca Roanhorse…I have more but these are the ones that came to mind. The first 3 are special to me for the time in my life I was reading them, they were this big warm hug and escape I needed. The Sixth World is a new series to me…well newish I read the first two books last year. It’s got superb world building, flawed characters and I adore it. I’m impatiently waiting for the 3rd book hehe.
What Was Your First Book Of
2018 2019? How Did You Like It?
The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak. Ah I did really enjoy this book, I was also still struggling with my awful slump but this book was fluffy, cute and also featured a band. I don’t know why but I love reading contemporaries which feature a band or even K-Pop now…like throw music into it and I’m twice as likely to snaffle said book so I can devour it later. If you’re not a fan of predictable, cliche contemporaries though I’d give this one a miss 🙂
What Was Your Last Book Of
2018 2019? How Did You Like It?
Flameout by Keri Arthur. This is the 3rd book in a 4 book series, it’s Adult Urban Fantasy and I gotta say, I still liked this book but the pacing is just not loving me. I do want to finish this series though this year, as it’s just one book and it’ll be done. The first two books started off really strong but the third was just…a lot was happening but we weren’t getting anywhere fast.
What Do You Look For In A Book/What Makes It Really Stand Out For You?
Sarcasm, witty dialogue, flawed characters and a diverse set of characters. I don’t always read books with diverse characters and that’s ok but I’m planning on reading more diversely this year to balance out the amount of books I read which aren’t diverse. Generally though a sarcastic character and witty dialogue makes me very happy.
Do You Collect Any Particular Sets/Editions Of Books?
I do. I collect the special/collectors editions of some of my favourite books, so Throne of Glass, Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom I have the collectors editions for these. I still need to get the ACOTAR collectors edition but last time I looked at the price I erm choked. I also need to get Clockwork Angel collectors edition…or is it the 10th anniversary edition? I don’t know. I don’t have the City of Bones anniversary edition yet…I also have The Infernal Devices and The Mortal Instruments in two cover editions. The old style and the new one where the spines make up a picture. I do love both editions though.
Favourite Place To Read
Either on my bed in my bedroom, on the bed in my office and sometimes I just sit in my chair to read at my desk. Or I’ll be in the lounge in the chair reading. It really depends where my parents/grandma are in the house and whether I want to be alone reading, have company reading.
Do You Prefer eBooks, Audiobooks Or Physical Books? Hardbacks Or Paperbacks?
Physical books, paperbacks. I love all the formats just not for myself. eBooks I’ve tried, I read slower with them and it means I’m looking at another screen to read which…considering the amount of time I look at screens I don’t really want to be doing if I am able to avoid it. Audiobooks I’ve never tried…I’m sure one day I will though. Hardbacks are ok for me if it’s a collectors editions or an exclusive edition but out of choice I go with paperbacks, ignoring the fact they’re cheaper they fit on my shelves better and don’t have a pesky dust jacket.
Do You Keep Books You Didn’t Like, Or Get Rid Of Them?
I erm keep them. I shouldn’t really because they’re taking up space that could be used for other books so I’m sure at some point I will unhaul them but I don’t know…I may just donate them to a school…though I’d need to check on the recommended age for the books because I don’t know if they’d all be suitable for my primary school.
Which Literary Character Best Defines You/Do You Best Relate To?
I’m gonna cheat and say one of my characters from my WIP mwahahaha. Aside from that character I don’t know, I don’t think I’ve ever felt like a character defines me or a really strong relation with any. Perhaps Elisa from Heirs of Chicagoland because she’s about my age and even though she’s a vampire, there’s a lot of human in her too, in her emotions and she’s sassy which I love.
If you’re tagged then you don’t have to do this tag, equally if you’re not tagged but want to do this tag, then feel free to and link back to this post saying I tagged you! I’ll no doubt waddle over and check out your answers! Do you read more books by male authors or female authors? Lemme know in the comments!