If you're not familiar with these ladies, the Blog Squad consists of Uma at Books.Bags.Burgers, Di at Book Reviews by Di, and Amy at A Magical World of Words - they collaborate on a series of fun discussion posts about book blogging. Last week they created their own book tag (I've linked to each of their posts) and since I had such fun reading their answers, I wanted to take part, too!
Is there a particular blogger who inspires you?
Oh, man, just one?? I've a relatively new blogger, so pretty much everyone inspires me! Bloggers who have been at it for years and other newbies like me - I can learn something from everyone. I think we all have a unique perspective, and so mostly I've been inspired to just be myself!
What is your blog's niche?
I'm not sure if I really have one yet. I broadly focus on adult fiction, but I love and talk about many genres, and I also toss in some posts about my other interests, particularly hiking. Maybe someday I'll narrow down the focus a bit, but I like being able to talk about whatever I want!
What is your top bookish confession?
I often read the last page or two of a book first! #sorrynotsorry
What are your top three bookish pet peeves?
1. Synopses that don't give an accurate representation of what the book is really about. There are fewer things worse than starting a book thinking it's about one thing, and then getting hit with something completely different.
2. Quick or overly convenient endings. If I'm going to spend hours reading a book, I want a good ending!
3. Paragraphs and chapters that are too long. I tend to skim long paragraphs and I always check how long a chapter is before I start reading it - I hate stopping in the middle!
Name three books you would recommend to anyone.
The Distant Hours by Kate Morton - I get lost in Kate Morton's books; they're like entering another world. This one is about three sisters who live in an English castle, surrounded by their secrets.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte - It's a classic but it's still very readable.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - Beautiful writing, gorgeous settings, and magic make this one of my favorite books.
Thank you to the Blog Squad for coming up with this great tag!