Ali from the Hardback Hoarder channel recorded a video where she answered the Bad Habits book tag questions. I am naturally curious to see how I will approach these questions. Peculiar takes, probably, are what I am expecting from my post.
Binge Drinking: An alcoholic character
I obviously will go with Haymitch from The Hunger Games. He is one of my absolute favorite drunks of all time.
2. Biting your nails – A book that made you nervous
Two books come to mind. First, the absolutely gut-wrenching experience of reading The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon, where a character awaits deportation. It scared me. The other book was The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, which involved police brutality and gang-culture.
3. Unhealthy eating – a book that mentions (or for which the theme is) eating disorders
I agree with Ali on the flawed nature in the wording of this question. Listen, eating disorders are not a bad habit. They are a mental illness and should be taken seriously.
Three Dark Crowns reminded me of binge eating (as someone who has binge eating tendencies). The poison queen would eat foods with poison and then throw up.
4. Staying up late – A book you read into the night
Most of my reading is done late at night. Elizabeth May’s The Falconer trilogy definitely kept me up. They were engaging, and I care about those characters even now.
5. Procrastination – A book you want to read, but you keep putting it off
Brandon Sanderson’s books are intimidating, and I keep avoiding them. However, I still know that he is able to write fun worlds. Now that I think of this question a bit deeper, I realize Patrick Rothfuss’ work is another terrifying journey I am not ready to go on.
6. Swearing – A book in which an author or a character uses colorful language
I am not familiar with Australian slang, but I still gathered that Illuminae‘s Ezra and Kady had colorful language. As someone who used to swear a lot in her youth, I felt my heart gush at these two characters. They’re the best.
7. Smoking – A book you can’t get enough of (bc nicotine, get it?) OR a book that is literally cancer (You can answer both if you’re an overachiever)
Always and Forever, Lara Jean was the sweetest and cutest book I have ever read thus far. I could not get enough of it.
8. Overspending – An expensive book you bought
Online book shopping helps me avoid overspending. I am on a budget and only focus on things I can afford. Many of my books are used, or not immediately purchased after release dates.
9. Lying – A book you lied about having read
I have not done this in years, but way back in grad school, I said that I read all of Ulysses by James Joyce. In truth, I tried to read it. But, I had no clue what was happening in the story.
10. Speeding – A book you read really fast
Rebel Belle was a record-breaking time for me. I practically devoured this story. Hopefully, I can continue with the rest of the series this year.