If there’s one thing I love more than books, it’s Disney movies. Of all the Disney movies, my favourite has always been Beauty and the Beast. I have never connected with a character more than I did with Belle. I do admit to preferring the animation from 1991 a lot more than the 2017 live action, because you can’t beat a classic. There are some parts of the live action I do like (Evermore is a work of genius) but overall, it’s the animation that wins for me.
My name is Aoife, and I am a bookaholic. I genuinely have a problem, resulting in a book buying ban and a need for a brand new bookshelf. You can find me at my local bookaholics anonymous meeting. Or in a bookshop.
This tag, which will hopefully cure me even just a little, was taken from Donna over at Chocolate n Waffles.
You have 20,000 books in your TBR, how in the world do you decide what to read next?
I pretty much read by mood, so I just pick a book and that’s kind of it, that’s what I’ll be reading. Even if there were 20,000 of them (which it sometimes feels like)
2. You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you put it down or are you committed?
Usually, no. If I’m not feeling it, I’ll put it down. Life is too short to read a bad book.
3. The end of the year is coming and you’re behind on your reading challenge, do you try to catch up? And if so, how?
Not really. I like to read without any pressure on me, and just enjoy it. But, if I did want to, I would pick up a couple of short books and get reading those. The Babysitters Club series is perfect for doing this.
5. Everyone and their mother loves a book that you do not. Who do you bond with over your shared feelings?
I have a little group of bookish friends on Twitter who I rant to on a very regular basis. It’s not always about books.
6. You’re reading a book in public and you’re about to start crying. How do you deal?
Well, you can’t really stop it, can you? Just let it all out.
7. The sequel to a book you loved just came out but you’ve forgotten a lot of what happens. Are you going to reread it?
If I have time, I will try to re-read. If not, I’ll scour the internet for reviews or read through its Goodreads entry.
8. You do not want anyone to borrow your books, how do you politely say no when someone asks?
I’ve usually got no problem with people buying books. But with the very special ones, I would just tell them it’s a very special book and one I would like to keep.
9. You have picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over this reading slump?
Just stop for a bit. This happened to me a few days after Christmas 2017, so I took a break from reading until the New Year. It worked a charm.
10. There are so many books coming out that you are dying to read, how many do you end up buying?
It depends on the funds. And, there aren’t a lot of English books available in Germany so I’d have to Amazon it, which adds on to the costs.
11. After you purchase all of these books that you’re dying to read how long do they sit on your shelves before you get to them?
Ages. Forever. There are some on my TBR shelf that I have been meaning to read for at least three years.