Hi everyone! Here is the third week of the Summer Blog Promo Tour, hosted by Amber and Jessica @ The Book Bratz. Every Sunday throughout July and August I’ll be hosting a new blogger here.
This week I have Patrick @ The Bookshelves! He’ll be doing the Ultimate Book Blogger Tag! Which originated…somewhere, I don’t claim I came up with it! 😉
~Do you get sick while reading in the car?~
No not really! I actually really love to read while in the car.
~Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why? Harry Potter Series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer. ~
Definitely the Harry Potter series! Why?!
1.) It has complexity! – Harry Potter has so much meanings and symbols literally and figuratively and a vast array of characters, it knocks out Twilight’s poor characterization and plot.
2.) Action! Action! Action! Harry Potter has tons of action and suspense, no doubt it is a thrilling and fast-paced series. The world of wizards and witches in Harry Potter just blows me away and the action is on a higher level than Twilight.
3.) The Writing – JK Rowling’s writing in Harry Potter may be simple but she does make the world of Hogwarts come alive.
~Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is in it (besides books)?~
I actually don’t! But I do carry my books!
~Do you smell your books?~
Umm…what reader/blogger doesn’t?!
~Books with or without little illustrations?~
Books with little illustrations, more to focus on the story.
~What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing?~
Still have yet to find that book!
~Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share!~
I actually do! I remember one time when I was in middle school and I had swimming class I brought one of my favorite series to read (A Series of Unfortunate Events). I literally brought the book thinking it was going to not get wet unless I held the edge of the pool as I floated in the pool. I ended up dropping the book since water got inside my eyes and I dropped the book! LOL
But honestly, who’s excited for the Netflix series on Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events?!
~What is the tiniest book on your shelf?~
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton!
~What is the thickest book on your shelf?~
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows!
~Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?~
I actually use too! But I stopped because of school and my personal life, but I do enjoy writing! I may see a future as an author!
~When did you get into reading?~
In kindergarten! Every time I got book orders from Scholastic my parents would order any books I wanted and that started my passion for reading 🙂
~What is your favourite classic book?~
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne or The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald!
~In school what was your best subject?~
English and Photography.
~If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated, what would you do?~
I would probably give it away or sell it on Amazon.
~What is a bad habit you always do (besides rambling) while blogging?~
Eating! I regret eating while blogging because it would get my laptop dirty and that was the case with my old laptop. But now since I got a new HP Pavillion (I’m loving it!) I try to not eat while blogging! #struggles
What is your favorite word?
~Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?~
~Vampires or Fairies? Why?~
Vampires because action and blood.
~Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?~
Shapeshifters because how cool is it to read about people that can change into different things?
~Spirits or Werewolves? Why?~
Spirits because werewolves are overrated!
~Zombies or Vampires? Why?~
I have to go with zombies with this question. I love reading about zombies and survival in YA, but I could never do the movies!
~Love Triangle or Forbidden Love?~
Love Triangle because there is more ways to twist the usual love triangle.
~And finally: Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?~
Definitely action-packed novel with a few love scenes because there is always danger in romance!
Thank you, Patrick! I agree with quite a few of those answers, I love The Great Gatsby, photography and agree that werewolves are overrated! Sorry Jacob fans. 😉
If you want to find out more about Patrick, here is a bio along with his social media links and blog buttons! 😀
About Me & My Blog: Welcome! My name is Patrick Castro and I’m currently 17 years old and a senior in high school. I have been blogging for 3 years solid and currently I transitioned my book blog to more of a lifestyle blog. So in addition to all the YA book reviews, bookish memes, and interviews you’ll also see DIYs, men’s fashion, and inspiration. I started blogging because I absolutely loved reading and I wanted to share my love of YA books to others! Be sure to follow me on social media, I always update!
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