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~We had the least sunny weekend I can recall. It’s been dark like in the evening all the time ebacsue of low clouds. Which was good for sleeping :)

~I started watching “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” based on the book of Jonathan Safran Foer I’ve read recently. Hadn’t gone too far into the movie though coz I had some stuff to do but I can’t wait to finish it. And I already can say that I love the movie more than the book. I don’t know why, the movie is just a little less creepy… so far. I’ll let you know that I think about it when I finish.

~Speaking of books, I am totally in love with “Daughter of smoke and bone”. It’s wonderful and interesting, and it’s about PRAGUE!!! I *heart* Prague :)

~I got two more books by John Green – “Paper Towns” and “An Abundance of Katherines”, although after I finish “The Fault in Our Stars”, I am planning to start “Unbearable Lightness” by Portia Di Rossi. Been wanting to read it for quite a while, sucker for an eating disorders books that I am. Hope it’s good.

~Basically, I was doing nothing but reading these past few days. Which is not a good thing because I start feeling lazy and stuff… but not bad either. And with this weather, maybe it’s the best thing to do.

~New TVD was utterly boring and downright ridiculous. IDK… this show was super awesome during season 1, mildly good during season 2 and totally ridiculous during season 3. The best thing about it so far is Klaus and Elijah (including Klaroline *-*).

The rest is… the same. It’s always the same all the time. Elena is being a martyr. Elena doing something stupid. Elena Elena Elena… I wish they would make her a little more likable. And not whiny. And not – “I promised not to do it but I am going to do it anyway so that half the people I know were in danger or nearly killed”. Alaric’s storyline is only drinking and dying by far, like they can’t find a better use for his character, which is annoying as hell seeing as how he’s basically useless. I’m getting scared they might kill him off because they can’t figure out a decent plot for him.

Yeah, I am watching it again. I just mute Alaric/Meredith scenes together. And for the first time in the last 6 months, I am kind of sort of glad Jenna is not on the show. I miss her like crazy, and I still think they could have made her a good character – human or vampire. But at the same time, I know that Sara would have been criminally underused again, and it would keep her from all the projects she’s currently a part of, and TVD is getting stupid anyway, so she’s probably better off without them.

~I found this book survey on Tumblr and decided to do it :)

1. Favorite childhood book?

Harry Potter

2. What are you reading right now?

“Daughter of Smoke and Bone” by Laini Taylor and “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green

3. What books do you have on request at the library?

None, I don’t go to the libraries much

4. Bad book habit?

Buying a lot at once and now knowing which one to start, or starting a few at once because I’m too impatient

5. What do you currently have checked out at the library?


6. Do you have an e-reader?

No, I’m old school. I think books should have real pages

7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once?

Usually, I read 2-3 at a time so that I could pick the one which suits my mood the most at certain points.

8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog?

Um…. no

9. Least favorite book you read this year (so far?)

“At First Sight” by Nicholas Sparks. I am a huge fan if this writer but this book was a true torture

10. Favorite book you’ve read this year?

“Looking for Alaska” by John Green and “Is everybody Hanging Out Without Me?” by Mindi Kaling

11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone?

Um… books out of comfort zone? Or physically out of comfort zone? Books – never, I only read what I feel comfortable reading. Physically – I just read all the time

12. What is your reading comfort zone?

As long as book is involved – it’s a comfort zone

13. Can you read on the bus?

Yes, any transport actually. One of the reasons I usually carry a book with me is to be able to read “on the road”

14. Favorite place to read?

My room I guess.

15. What is your policy on book lending?

Only when I’m sure people will return it

v16. Do you ever dog-ear books? </b>

No, it’s a book abuse lol

17. Do you ever write in the margins of your books?

No, never

18. Not even with text books?

Only in those that allow it (where the tasks let you make notes)

19. What is your favorite language to read in?


20. What makes you love a book?

It’s a chemistry, I guess. Like in love. The books doesn’t have to be super-meaningful or deep or whatever for me to like it. With most books it just happens. Similarly, I can hate a book for no apparent reason, too

21. What will inspire you to recommend a book?

If it leaves something inside of me after I’m done. If I feel like the humanity would be better if people read it

22. Favorite genre?

Fiction/Young adult fiction/Mystery/Paranormal (preferably all in one :))

23. Genre you rarely read (but wish you did?)

I read pretty much everything… I can’t stand romance though, and I don’t wish I would.

24. Favorite biography?

Autobiography okay? “ Bossypants” by Tina Fey. Not sure I read actual biographies

25. Have you ever read a self-help book?

Not that I recall. I used to read meditation books though, so maybe they were kind of self-help

26. Favorite cookbook?

Erm… the pizzeria leaflet lol I don’t cook so I don’t need to read cookbooks

27. Most inspirational book you’ve read this year (fiction or non-fiction)?

“Looking for Alaska”. It was simple but beautifully written

28. Favorite reading snack?


29. Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience.

I am annoyed with Twilight hype because this series is rather shallow so the hype is not justified but it didn’t affect the whole reading process

30. How often do you agree with critics about a book?

Never really read their opinions

31. How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews?

Only when I am extremely annoyed. Normally I don’t write negative reviews. If I don’t like the book, I just don’t comment on it. It has to be really bad for me to let everyone know my opinion

32. If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you choose?

Spanish probably, but I don’t know it well enough for reading

33. Most intimidating book you’ve ever read?

Stephen King’s books

34. Most intimidating book you’re too nervous to begin?


35. Favorite Poet?

Lord Gordon Byron

36. How many books do you usually have checked out of the library at any given time?

Don’t go to the libraries

37. How often have you returned book to the library unread?

Maybe when I was in school or smth

38. Favorite fictional character?

Charlie St. Cloud from “Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud” by Ben Sherwood

39. Favorite fictional villain?

Bellatrix Lestrange – she’s my villain idol

40. Books you’re most likely to bring on vacation?

Anything as long as I am sure they are interesting so that my vacation wouldn’t turn into struggling with the books :P

41. The longest you’ve gone without reading.

I always read. IDK… I can’t recall the time when I went without reading in the past 8-10 years

42. Name a book that you could/would not finish.

Classics. I hadn’t finished half of the lit class books because they were a snooze-fest

43. What distracts you easily when you’re reading?

Nothing if the book is interesting

44. Favorite film adaptation of a novel?

A Walk To Remember, Practical Magic

45. Most disappointing film adaptation?

A lot…

46. The most money I’ve ever spent in the bookstore at one time?

About $70, I guess…

47. How often do you skim a book before reading it?

Never, but I can check the ending

48. What would cause you to stop reading a book half-way through?

If it’s a pointless crap

49. Do you like to keep your books organized?

Normally I keep them organized by series and /or author. Also, those I’ve already read are kept in the back and new ones – in the front

50. Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once you’ve read them?

Keep. I don’t have anyone to give them to, but I think I’d give away some if I could

51. Are there any books you’ve been avoiding?

No. If I don’t want to read it, I just don’t think about it

52. Name a book that made you angry.

“Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close” by Jonathan Safran Foer because 75% of the characters obviously needed some mental treatment

53. A book you didn’t expect to like but did?

“Thanks for the Memories” by Cecelia Ahern. I had zero expectations about this book and I ended up loving it for life

54. A book that you expected to like but didn’t?

“The Book Of Tomorrow” by Cecelia Ahern

55. Favorite guilt-free, pleasure reading?

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