How I Read

I've seen everyone else on my Dashboard filling this out and it's be fun to read them. So I thought I would would also jump on the bandwagon and fill it out.


How do you find out about new books?

I find out about books a lot of different ways.  Sometimes I discover them through Goodreads, either on my dash, their recs, or in their giveaway sections.  I find them on here through the reviews.  I get a lot of bookish emails that introduce me to all sorts of books.  Then there are the book podcasts I listen to and BookTube.  Lastly, my local library is good spot to find books I haven't read before.


How did you get into reading?

My mom and Mim.  I don't honestly remember a time when I haven't had a library card.  Books have always been a part of my life thanks to both of them.  Even when money was tight my mom always made time for us to visit the library so I could have books to read.  


How have your tastes in books changed as you got older?

When I was a kid I loved Goosebumps.  Then I was introduced through our library to Christopher Pike, and then my mom brought Stephen King into my life.  I also went through a phase where I only read fantasy books. For the longest time I avoided nonfiction books of any kind.  Now I have more of a eclectic tastes.  Basically if it sounds good it goes on the list.  I'm a huge fan of the classics, particularly Gothic Horror.


How often do you buy books?

More often then I probably should.  Normally a couple of times of a month, except around my birthday.  That month I do some pretty massive book hauls.  My family usually sends me giftcards to all sorts of book places.  Usually BookOutlet.  I have limited space in my office for books.  So that means I have to limit the book buying.


How did you get into reviewing books?

Book reviewing is still a new, going on six months.  Woo!  Basically some of my friends joked I should get a blog so I could geek out about all the books I read.  So I thought, why not.  A few weeks later My Book Life was born.


How do you react when you don't like an ending of a book?

It honestly depends on why I didn't life the book.  If it fits in with the rest of the story or is a character death I didn't want to let go of, there is pouting.  So much pouting.  However I have thrown books when the ending was not good.  One of my book pet peeves is when a book just sort of ends, like the author was like, well that's what I got readers. Cause I'm like, seriously this is...nope.  


How often do you take a sneak peek at the ending to see if there is a happy ending?

Every single time I get just a hundred pages from the end and the conflict isn't over, because I know something terrible is coming.  I don't though.  I don't want to spoil it for myself.


Do you use bookmarks in your books?

All the time.  I read a lot of physical books, I'm not real fond of e-readers.  So I have a lot of bookmarks.