Hey lovelies 💕,
This is going to be a different blog post then what I normally do as I have never done this before. I searched for a book tag on here and I came across some nice questions about books. I found the 50 bookish questions on this blog post. I really like reading and want to read more. I keep buying books but I’m a slow reader so it doesn’t work that well I guess haha. I hope you will like this tag. I’m sure there are more book lovers out there 😍📖. I already know some of my lovely blogging friends who love to read too. This is for all of you. I hope you will like it.
1.) What was the last book you read?
To love and let go: A memoir of love, loss and gratitude by Rachel Brathen (Yoga Girl).
2). Was it a good one?
YEAHHH OMG IT WAS AMAZING. ONE OF MY FAV BOOKS EVER 😍😭. I cried so much.
3.) What made it good?
I don’t want to say a lot about it because I want to dedicate one blog post reviewing this book because it was so beautiful. It needs it’s own post. It was such a beautiful book because it was so raw, vulnerable and emotional. It was the real life story of Rachel about love, loss and gratitude. I love that in the hardships of life she finds gratitude. She just wrote this book from her heart. I wish to meet her one day and go on a retreat. I’m really amazed how good she can write about her experiences in life.
4.) Would you recommend it to other people?
Yes of course! This book will heal your heart whether you are going through grief or any other struggle in life.
5.) How often do you read?
A few days in a week. I just read sometimes. If I would have a busier life I would maybe have less time to read but I would still read.
6.) Do you like to read?
7.) What was the last bad book you read?
I think that must be The big sleep by Raymond Chandler.
8.) What made you dislike it?
I read this book years ago during high school. It was boring and I don’t like those detective stories. I also had to read it for school and when I have to do something I often don’t like it that much 😂.
9.) Do you wish to be a writer?
YEAH OMGGG MY DREAM 😍💖. I already consider my a writer because I own this blog but I would love to write books especially some poetry books. I hope to make this dream come true one day. If anyone has tips for publishing your own books and how things work I would love to know that.
10.) Has any book ever influenced you greatly?
Yes of course. You learn so much from books. The books which had the most influence on me are The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and To love and let go by Rachel Brathen. These are two beautiful books which tell a honest and beautiful story.
11.) Do you read fan-fiction?
No, I’ve never read fan-fiction.
12.) Do you write fan-fiction?
Nope and to be honest I also don’t think I’m that interested in this.
13.) What is your favourite book?
I have some favourite books which are Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, To love and let go by Rachel Brathen and The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. These are my three favourite books ever 💞🙏.
14.) What is your least favourite book?
I don’t know. Maybe one I had to read during high school which is called The big sleep. I just didn’t like that story.
15.) Do you prefer physical books or ready on a device (like Kindle)?
Physical books always. I don’t have a tablet and to be honest it’s so much better to have a book in your hands. I love to feel the paper and smell it haha 😂📖.
16.) When did you learn to read?
I think when I began to go to school so when I was 4/5 years old.
17.) What is your favourite book you had to read in school?
I had to read The Kite Runner during high school. I loved it. This story was so touching, heartbreaking and everything.
18.) What is your favourite book series?
The Spinster Club Series by Holly Bourne. I still need to read some of her books from this serie. I’ve read Am I normal yet? and I loved it!!! In that book she writes about a girl who has OCD and suffers from anxiety too. It’s a book about friendship, love, mental health and feminism. It’s so good.
19.) Who is your favourite author?
I have so many favourite authors but my all time favourite are John Green, Rachel Brathen and Holly Bourne.
20.) What is your favourite genre?
Young Adult always 💖.
21.) Who is your favourite character in a book series?
I really like Evie from the book Am I normal yet as I can relate so much with her thoughts about anxiety. I don’t have OCD but as I struggle from anxiety I can also make myself go crazy with so many things in my mind which aren’t even going to come true. It’s so exhausting. This book made me feel less alone.
22.) Has a book ever transported you somewhere else?
Yes, books always transport me to beautiful places and countries. I love to imagine myself in the stories and think about what would I do faced in a certain situation.
23.) Which book do you wish had a sequel?
Everything, Everything because when I ended reading it I felt like I wanted to know how the story would go on. It would be really nice to read that.
24.) Which book do you wish DIDN’T have a sequel?
I don’t know. I think sequels can be good.
25.) How long does it take you to read a book?
Sometimes two weeks but often a month or a few months. I like to take my time to read some good books.
26.) Do you like when books become movies?
I love it! 🎬 I think think it’s really nice when they do it right.
27.) Which book was ruined by its movie adaptation?
I don’t know. I only know that when I watched Everything, Everything I thought that some things were a bit different than in the book. I thought it could have been better.
28.) Which movie has done a book justice?
The Fault in Our Stars was such a beautiful movie and was just like the book. It’s my fav book and movie ever. I cried, laughed and just had all the feels. I also loved the movie The Kite Runner but sometimes it was a bit hard to watch because of the things which were showed. I can’t deal with hard stuff as being a highly sensitive person. I also love the Harry Potter movies but I have to admit that I never read the books, just one. Maybe one day I will have to do that haha.
29.) Do you read newspapers?
Not that much. Sometimes I read it for the wheather, horoscope or some news which interests me such as Eurovision or news about feminism.
30.) Do you read magazines?
I love to read magazines especially the ones I buy in The Netherlands which are Flow and Psychology magazine. Flow is about mindfullness, slow life and being present. It comes with stationery and beautiful insights. I also shared in this blog post that I got some magazines of Flow for Sinterklaas. I also love Psychology magazine because it’s about mental health. I love to read about people who also suffer from anxiety because it makes me feel less alone 🙏✨. I love to read about some tips how to go through it. It’s an inspiring and interesting magazine. For the rest I also sometimes like The Cosmopolitan which I buy in Spain. I like to buy it in the Summer for holidays on the beach. I’m not that much that girl who loves to read about the newest fashion trends but some stuff is nice haha.
31.) Do you prefer newspapers or magazines?
Magazines always because newspapers can be quiet depressing.
32.) Do you read while in bed?
Yeahhh always because it’s the best, safest, warmest and coziest place to read 🛏️💞.
33.) Do you read while on the toilet?
No, but I use my mobile phone sometimes to read something haha.
34.) Do you read while in the car?
I can’t read in the car because I get sick but sometimes I can read in the train.
35.) Do you read while in the bath?
No, because I’m afraid the books will get wet. I would love to have a table which I sometimes see on Instagram posts to put your book on.
36.) Are you a fast reader?
No normally not. Just sometimes it happens that when I really love a book it can take me two weeks to read it.
37.) Are you a slow reader?
YES. I can take some months to read a book haha. I just want to enjoy it and not rush everything. I also want to really be present with what I’m reading and think about the story.
38.) Where is your favourite place to read?
In my bed, on the beach 🌊🌴🌞 (fav place ever) because it’s so calming to hear the waves crashing down the shore, and I also love to read in the garden in The Netherlands. I can’t wait for those days again in the sunshine. I need it.
39.) Is it hard for you to concentrate when you read?
Yes, so that’s why I prefer to read in a silent room, at the beach or at the swimming pool. I can easily get distracted by sounds.
40.) Do you need a room to be silent while you read?
Always otherwise I can’t read.
41.) Who gave you your love for reading?
I think maybe my father because he reads a lot, also writes books as he was a teacher of teology. He also used to tell me stories about witches and other fantasies before bedtime when I was little. He made them all up and it was incredible. My daddy has so much imagination haha. I find it fascinating to be honest.
42.) What book is next on your list to read?
Right now I’m reading Looking for Alaska by John Green. Next, I think I want to read the poetry book about mental health of my friend Andrew from Instagram.
43.) When did you start to read chapter books?
I don’t know, maybe I was 8 years old.
44.) Who is your favourite children’s book author?
I really love the Dutch autors Jacques Vriens and Francine Oomen. I always loved to read these children books.
45.) Which author would you most want to interview?
I would love to interview John Green because I think he is such an interesting person and knows about mental health illnesses such as anxiety and depression. His books are amazing so I think it would be amazing to talk to him. He has such a beautiful inner world.
46.) Which author do you think you would be friends with?
Holly Bourne and Rachel Brathen! I love them both so much 😍. Holly Bourne writes amazing books about mental health, feminism and friendship. I also love Rachel Brathen, Yoga Girl, so much. She’s my biggest inspiration in life so I think we would get along so well with. I would feel at peace when I met her one day and could talk about my struggles and just everything in life. I love her honesty and vulnerability so much.
47.) What book have you reread the most?
I’m a slow reader so to be honest I didn’t have reread a book. I only can think of maybe a Dutch book serie called The five which I read loads of books from. It was always so interesting to read. It was about children who have amazing adventures together.
48.) Which books do you consider “classics?”
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I have to read the first two because I heard good reviews about them. The last one I’ve already read and a review is coming soon.
49.) Which books do you think should be taught in every school?
I think The Fault in Our Stars because it tells such a vulnerable and beautiful story about a girl and a boy with cancer which fall in love with each other. It’s a beautiful and touching story. You learn so much about life and the world with this book. I also think the Spinster Club Series books from Holly Bourne would be really great because it’s about feminism, friendship and mental health. Those are all important topics to talk about and learn about through books.
50.) Which books should be banned from all schools?
Books are amazing but I’m in favor of banning books which cause hate such as books of homophobia, racism and anything. If it wouldn’t benefit a person and would cause harm then it should be banned at school.
Thank you all for reading this blog post ☺️. I hope you liked this book tag with loads of questions about books and reading. Can you relate to some of my answers? What kind of books do you love to read? What are your favourite books/writers? Let me know lovelies. I will speak to you all in my next blog post.
Much love 💕,