Character Traits I Love

This post is part of Top Ten Tuesday, run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.

One of the most important things in a book for me is good characters. If the characters are in any way weak or one dimensional, it’s a huge turn off for me. It can even make me give up the book altogether.

As I’m a much more character-driven reader than plot-driven, good characters are vital to me. Once I see characters who embody any of these qualities, I’m in for the long haul.

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Books with Numbers in the Title

This post is part of Top Ten Tuesday run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.

Most people are either logistically inclined or creative minded. I am for sure the latter. I loved languages in school, and absolutely despised maths lessons. That fact is made even more interesting when you know my mother was my maths teacher for three years.

Surprisingly, this has meant I’ve also pretty much skipped any book with numbersĀ and counting across the board. It took me a VERY long time to realise the significance of the chapter numbers in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (spoiler: they’re all prime numbers. I was almost finished before I realised, and that was because my Dad told me.)

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Favourite Snacks While Reading

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Not only am I a huge bookworm, I’m also a bit of a food obsessive. In good ways and bad. I have a big problem with snacking, and can often be found eating a little too much each day. One of the times I eat most is reading, as I like to add a little comfort to my experience.

Whether it’s a steaming mug beside me, or some nibbles on my lap, I like having a little something near me when I’ve got a book in my hand. It especially makes it easier if reading a book with lots of food descriptions.

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Books on my TBR I’m Avoiding

This post is part of Top Ten Tuesday, run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.

Ok, raise your hand if you’ve had a book on your shelf for YEARS you’ve been promising yourself will be your next read, and never picked up? Yeah, me too. I am the worst for buying a book I can’t wait to read, and then for some reason completely ignoring it.It’s got to stop, because I’ve been missing out on some amazing books I know people love. So why can’t I pick them up?

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Characters I’d Like to be Friends With

This post is part of Top 10 Tuesday, run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.

When I read, I often find characters I could easily see myself having a pretty strong friendship with. This changes between adult-orientated books and YA reads, and I imagine it’s because I can find someone I connect with in either type. There are a couple of people I know for sure would get on swimmingly with me if we caught up over a glass of wine, a pizza, and an episode of Friends on a Friday night.

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