Before I start I want to tack on a huge trigger warning for this entire series. It deals heavily with a myriad of mental health/body health issues, so if you suffer from an eating disorder/depression/self-harm/suicidal thoughts/etc., please proceed with caution.
How many books do you approximately read per month?
Which Genre do you enjoy reading the most?
What is your favorite fictional character?
Do you agree with the common opinion that books are getting outdated?
Anyone can answer, I need this for a school project
I’ll answer your homework while I’m supposed to be working on mine :P
1. I consider it a win if I read more than one. I would say on average between 2 and 4.
2. Horror/paranormal. That’s been my favorite since I was about 9 and discovered Scary Stories to Tell In the Dark.
3. Roland Deschain from The Dark Tower by Stephen King. I like characters who aren’t whiny self-important babies. Characters who are more than one note, and who actually do things for themselves instead of expecting other people to do it for them.
4. Maybe it’s because I’ve discovered booktube and this entire world devoted to reading that’s alive on the internet, no I don’t agree with that. Seeing all of these people talk about books and vlog about books and tweet about books, and all of these new amazing-sounding books that are being published and released every week, I can’t really see how anyone would think that it’s getting outdated. Perhaps from an “outside” perspective, from somebody who doesn’t read or think about the next book they’re going to buy, maybe to them it’s no big deal and it seems like a ~dying art, but from where I sit I think books are alive and well.
And I’ve never subscribed to the mentality that ebooks are killing print. I think that’s a ridiculous notion. CDs still exist even though there are mp3s. We still have stairs even though elevators were invented. There are still televisions despite the internet and media streaming. It’s a new form of books, that’s all. And I understand that it’s easier for people to publish them in electronic format, that you can “cut out the middle man” so to speak, but I don’t necessarily think the profit or the exposure from a self-published ebook will ever be as big as if one were to go through an actual publisher. It’s a good way to get your name out there, Hugh Howey who wrote Wool self-published his work and it garnered so much buzz from the internet that he was actually approached by a publisher to let them print the story.
I own a Kindle and it’s what actually got me into reading again. But I still go to Barnes and Noble and I still buy physical books from Amazon and I visit our used book store far more than I should. And even if I didn’t, even if all I read were books on my Kindle, there wouldn’t be anything wrong with that in my opinion. The whole purpose of a book is to be read. So if you’re reading a book you’re holding in your hands, or from your library of thousands from your ereader, it doesn’t and shouldn’t matter. Books are books and they should be read, no matter the format.
I’ve been slacking lately on my reviews and there’s not really an excuse for it. I find it easier to write a few things at goodreads after I’ve finished the book, which is just laziness. That and I have decided to try my hand at booktube. I’m not quite comfortable in front of the camera yet, nor have I worked out all the kinks re: filming, especially since I can’t really figure out how to use my DSLR and have been filming on an iPhone. But school will be starting up at the end of the month so I really need to get back into the swing of things.
Anyway, onto the review!
Late review is late! I completely forgot I didn’t write it. Oop.
On Saturday, 9/14, a local (no-kill!) shelter suffered a fire. 8 of their cats lost their lives due to smoke inhalation and 3 remain in critical condition, there are still a few unaccounted for who ran off into the woods to escape the fire.
They’re in desperate need of donations, not just money but litter and food for the 160+ cats who are in foster care, and even simple cleaning supplies so they can wipe away the mess. They need to rebuild so they can get back to doing what they do, taking in the cats that need a home and finding the cats they already do have, a home that will last forever.
I know the internet has the power for good, I’ve seen it done. So even if you can’t donate, I’d love to see this post reblogged as many times as possible so that maybe someone who CAN give money (or could ship a couple of cans of food or a box of litter) will see this, so this shelter can come back.
Please visit http://www.midhudsonanimalaid.org, donate what you can if you can and please, reblog and pass this on.