We don’t really do tags…buuuut, we were tagged and bribed (with virtual chocolate) by Kelly @ Diva Booknerd to do the Book Blogger Test. And why not?! Kelly is awesome. Books rock. Virtual chocolate for the win.
what are your top book pet hates?
MIME: Let me get my soapbox!
CAIT: Be nice now, Mime. Don’t scare our followers.
MIME: Okay, okay. First, I would have to say book bashing — especially when they haven’t read the book. Secondly, any main character (particularly female) who needs a guy in order to function. Thirdly —
MIME: Silence in the back row! Thirdly, characters and food. Characters who don’t eat because they’re nervous or upset, and they don’t have blood sugar dumps later. And characters who eat ice cream and takeout all the time and never get fat.
describe your perfect reading spot.
CAIT: In the middle of an ice creamery that is entirely empty of people and all the ice cream is free. Just for me. And Cait and the Book lived happily ever after.
MIME: You may not know this, but that’s also Cait’s version of heaven.
tell us three book confessions.
CAIT: What is this? The Spanish Inquisition? I AM NOT CONFESSING TO ANYTHING. I AM NOT GUILTY.
1. I’ve never read Harry Potter.
2. I’ve never read Twilight
3. I didn’t like Tolkien
CAIT: Wow. Someone is on the naughty list.
MIME: My bad.
CAIT: Mine are?
1. I judge books by their covers.
2. I cut up books and turn them into art and I feel this is a horrific taboo.
3. I never read past my bedtime.
when was the last time you cried during a book?
MIME: I cry in movies more than books. Usually when people die in books I just go “WOAH?! WHAT?” And I’m completely dry-eyed. Other people interpret this as “Mime has no soul.”
CAIT: Question. Am I subtly “other people”?
MIME: No dear, of course not.
CAIT: Well, I, as wonderful as I am, have cried in a few books. I cried in The Perks of Being A Wallflower. (Can’t remember why.) And then I cried in despair during The Bone Season because I didn’t think it’d ever finish.
how many books are on your bedside table?
what is your favourite snack while reading?
CAIT: The real question is: What ISN’T my favourite snack while reading.
MIME: Brussel sprout. I don’t think you eat them. Period.
CAIT: They’re not real food.
MIME: Me, I would have to say chocolate. I sound pretty obsessed, don’t I?
name 3 books you’d recommend to everyone.
MIME: How To Read For Dummies?
CAIT: Keep calm there, dummy. I will recommend REAL books.
1. Absolutely Splintered and Unhinged by A.G. Howard. (Because: Moth.)
2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. (Katniss appreciates food.)
3. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (again with the food)
show us a picture of your bookshelf?
CAIT: This is my bookshelf and mine alone. Mime doesn’t care and covet and hoard books like I do.
write how much books mean to you in just three words.
CAIT: Second to food.
MIME: Food for intelligence.
CAIT: See? Again with the food. We’re pretty extra sure we’ve mentioned food in EVERY SINGLE ANSWER to these questions.
what’s your biggest reading secret?
MIME: If I told you, then it wouldn’t be a secret, would it? Seriously? Are we playing Truth or Dare or something?
CAIT: When I borrowed Twilight from the library, I got Mime to pick it up. You know, so I didn’t look like a fangirling 13-year-old.
Cait and Mime busy planning their 3rd bloggy birthday celebrations (coming later this month) and fangirling over books and singing Frozen in the car. ALL AT ONCE LIKE A BOSS. Mime is recovering from music performances at school. And Cait is pretending to write a blurb for her latest book. So far it reads “There once was a bunch of psychos. They died. The end.” But, yeah, still tweaking.