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.