BOOK TAG: How I Read Book Tag

As is the case for most of these tags, I was tagged by Joey @Thoughts and Afterthoughts so go ahead, click that link, show his blog a little love.

How did you find out about new books to read?

Usually through other blogs or NetGalley. I also like to keep tabs on my favorite authors.

How did you get into reading?

I have always loved reading. I literally had to beg my mom to teach me how to read when I was three. She thought I was too young.

How has your taste in books changed as you got older?

I’ve become a lot more open to trying new genres and books. When I was younger, my reading preferences were very narrow. I’ve mentioned before that I would only read fantasy books that had maps in them. Yeah…I’ve moved on from that.

How often do you buy books?

Usually about once a month. The library that I volunteer at has a book sale corner that is restocked once a month. I can usually find a couple books that I want from there.

How did you get into book reviewing?

After I graduated from college, I had a lot of time to read but I felt like my reading had no purpose. I would finish a book, move on to another one, and then promptly forget everything about the book that I had just finished. I started this blog in order to keep track of what I’d read as well as to feel like my reading had purpose.

How do you react when you don’t like the end of a book?

It depends. If it just doesn’t have the happy ending that I wanted, then I feel a little hollow about it for a while. I might try to tell my husband about it and he’s usually pretty good at comforting me. If I feel like the ending is wrong or dumb, then I tend to get mad at the author (unfairly, I admit). I just have all of these thoughts about unreached potential and all that. That makes me mad/frustrated.

How often do you take a sneak peak at the ending to see if there is a happy ending?

Never. I would NEVER do this. I wouldn’t even THINK about doing this. I don’t even read reviews on books that I haven’t read yet because I don’t want to be spoiled!

So…here’s a tag. You should do it.