How I Read Book Tag

I have seen this tag around, first at It’s All About Books and then at The Bookish Monsters’, and I thought it might be fun to do it here.
It’s a simple one, only 7 questions to answer, so that helped. Cause, you know, I am lazy.

Here are my answers:

1. How do you find out about new books to read?
These days it’s mostly a mixture of browsing GoodReads and other blog review posts.
Sometimes I also browse Netgalley’s catalogue, but I try hard to stay away from temptation because my TBR list is already too big!

2. How did you get into reading?
Unfortunately I cannot recall much of my childhood when it comes to reading. I have a vague recollection of reading adventure and horror books for kids and thoroughly enjoying them, but I cannot remember how I got into it per se or what my first book was.
Pretty sure my mother got me into reading.

3. How has your taste in books changed as you’ve gotten older?
Now that I think about it, probably not by much! I still enjoy horror, but I also got into fantasy, sci-fi, thrillers, mysteries… So I suppose I expanded my horizons a bit, but I still enjoy most of the things I used to read back then, only more adjusted to my current age group.

4. How often do you buy books?
Not nearly as often as I wish due to budget and space limitations; thankfully, I manage to exert quite a good amount of self-control when it comes to purchasing books, but probably only because I get so many free ones.

5. How did you get into book reviewing?
Well, this one is easy. I discovered GoodReads in August last year. Initially, I only used it to organize my books, through the shelves, but then I found the reviewing option and discovered that I enjoyed not only reading but also writing them! I love sharing my opinions; knowing people out there might actually enjoy reading them and getting to practice my English are welcome bonuses.

6. How do you react when you don’t like the end of a book?
I try to appreciate the journey and not focus on the ending so much. Generally speaking, it does not happen too often. If I am reading a book that is part of a series I will already be expecting a disappointing ending beforehand, since those usually end in cliffhangers.
If that is not the case, well then I will probably want to rant about it. In my blog, I will hide the rants in spoiler form (blue highlight) so I do not influence folks who have not read the book and still want to.
I will also post in my GR group Book Lair, opening a new topic in Book Discussions folder, asking if anyone has read it or and wait till someone does and posts their opinion. That folder is meant for those who have already read said book, so I openly rant in those topics ^_^

7. How often do you take a “sneak peak” at the end of a book to see if there is a happy ending?
To me, a book is about the whole journey, not the ending. I think I would be doing myself a disservice by reading something out of context. Not only will it not make much sense but it would severely impair my reading experience.
No, I have never felt that tempted to find out how a book ends.

Please feel free to do this tag in your own blog and don’t forget to come here and post a link to your post so I can check out your answers!

12 thoughts on “How I Read Book Tag

  1. Short and sweet – I like this tag. I’ve been wanting to do a tag, but with all of my books in boxes at the moment, most of them have questions I can’t answer. This one looks perfect.

    I agree with you on browsing the Netgalley catalog. Too many temptations, and the whole archive thing means I have to actually get to them quickly. I try to only request things that are already on my to-read list and enthusiastically so. Otherwise it doesn’t take much to get out of control.

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    • Yep, I love short tags like this one!

      I forgot to mention there is only one thing I don’t like at Negalley: When the file I am sent is in ACSM format. Chances are I will not be able to read it in 30 days once I open it, so I will be stuck with a file for a book I can never read for free, and my ratio will never be 100% because of that…

      I do tend to request things outside my TBR because often times Netgalley is the first place where I see them and they sound so wonderful I cannot resist!

      So yeah, stay clear of temptation has been my moto. I am thinking once I hit the 50% mark I may go there again and browse a bit.

      That’s going to take a while, though…

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      • .acsm? I’m pretty sure that’s just a step in the process of getting something through Adobe Digital Editions. Once you’ve opened it up in ADE, you can put your book on whatever device you want and read like normal.

        Double check your download instructions maybe? The .acsm file should go away automatically as ADE retrieves your book, but it can get wonky if you accidentally skip a step. (Adobe Digital Editions took me a while to get the hang of too.)

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