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Do you read one book at a time?


I just realized, that I’ve gone an entire two months without taking part in a single meme!

Follow Friday is a weekly bookish meme hosted at Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read. This week’s question is:
Do you read one book at a time or do you switch back and forth between two or more?

I used to read one book at a time earlier. But now, I am usually reading two or three books at time. Especially when one of the books is huge and I know is going to take a lot of time to finish. Right now, for instance, I am reading Anna Karenina, which is huge, and The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe.
I also read different books from multiple genres, so I don’t get bored. You know, if I am not in the mood to read a science fiction book at a certain point of time, I switch to a mystery, and back again!
What about you? Do you prefer reading just one book at a time?

Which book genre do you stay away from?

Follow Friday is a weekly bookish meme hosted at Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read.

This week’s question is:
Which book genre do you avoid at all costs and why?
Soppy romance – okay, I know “soppy” doesn’t count as a genre. The thing is, though, it’s not like I don’t like romances in books, not just as the main theme, specially when they are just depressing, sob stories. I wouldn’t for example particularly enjoy a book by Nicholas Sparks or Cecelia Ahern!
What I have avoided at all costs till now is Paranormal romance, and after reading Jane Eyre, romances set in the Victorian era. Of course, after reading and loving books that I never imagined I would like, I am open to any suggestions that might change my opinion.
What genre do you tend to avoid?

Follow Friday & Book Blogger Hop

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Rachel at Parajunkee’s View and Alison at Alison Can Read, which is a great way to meet new bloggers.



This week’s question is:


How has your reading habit changed since you were a teen? or If you’re still a teen, what new genres are you in love with currently?



Until a few years back, I didn’t read a particular genre as much. I read dystopian novels, historical fiction, popular science, mysteries and philosophical books of sorts. Whatever fantasy fiction I read back then was Harry Potter.
A year ago, I started reading a variety of fantasy fiction. Right now, my favourite genres are fantasy, urban fantasy, horror, satire and science fiction – I also a read some YA books, but not primarily. And my favourite authors are Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Diana Wynne Jones, Isaac Asimov, Mark Twain and so on! Of course, I am open to try new genres too!
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Book Blogger Hop is hosted at Crazy for Books. This week’s question is:


Let’s talk crazy titles! Highlight one or two book titles that have the most interesting titles:


One of my favourite book titles is The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente – the title alone makes you want to read this book!
I also like The Unadulterated Cat by Terry Pratchett. The title makes you laugh hard, and the book makes you laugh even harder – just as I had expected!
This last title isn’t exactly crazy, but I liked it – Nightmares & Dreamscapes by Stephen King.


What are your favourite book titles?