How I Read Book Tag

How I Read…


Erika, of Erika in Bookventureland, tagged anyone who wanted to give this Tag a shot. So I thought I would. Head over to Erika’s blog to check out her original post. 

How do you find out about new books to read?

I used to search for similar books to whatever I was reading, but now I use Goodreads and it does it for you. I also keep track of several authors and when they’re new books are being released.

How did you get into reading?

I’ve been reading ever since I can remember, and probably before that. My earliest memories of stories are my grandad telling me them. It’s probably his fault I read and write so much.

How has your taste in books changed since you got older?

I used to only read fantasy, middle-grade and young-adult. But now I read pretty much everything save romance and non-fiction. I still read fantasy, but it’s less middle grade more young adult and adult now. I read a lot of crime/detective fiction and thrillers too.

How often do you buy books?

Pretty often. 1-3 a week. I don’t own, probably never will own, a Kindle, so I buy print books. Mostly second hand, but if it’s one my favourite authors and they have a new book out, I’ll pre-order it or buy it brand new.

How did you get into book reviewing?

When I started using Goodreads a few years ago.

How do you react when you don’t like the end of a book?

Half pissed, half indifferent. Being a writer I understand that creating the perfect ending to make everyone, including the writer, happy is a tough task.

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

Never have. I like books to be unpredictable until the end, and I can like an ending if it’s happy or not as long as it’s a solid ending that does justice to everything that came before it.


Thanks to Erica for tagging everyone. I’ll do the same. Drop a link in the comment below, it’ll be cool to see how everyone else reads…

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About Sam Whitehouse

Sam spends most of his time in a different world to other people. If it isn’t one he’s created himself, it’s one he’s reading about. In the rare moments when this isn’t the case, Sam can either be found addicted to a sci-fi or crime show, re-watching Marvel movies, finishing up an assignment for his final year of studying Creative Writing at Sheffield Hallam University, or trying to get the dozens of ideas for stories in his head under some kind of control. Sam has lived in the same small village in Yorkshire, surrounded by countryside on all sides ever since he could remember. His childhood saw him get into plenty of scrapes climbing trees and crossing rivers and generally believing he was Indiana Jones. Sam gives credit to his Grandad for him wanting to be a writer, and his bedtime stories for keeping Sam’s imagination stoked. But credit must also go to Steven Spielberg, J K Rowling and Stephen King, who have provided plenty of inspiration over the years, too. Sam writes what he reads, and that is pretty much anything—save romance. Fantasy, thrillers, or crime: once an idea takes root, he can’t stop until the world, characters, and plot are on paper. A huge Marvel fan, Sam one day hopes to pen a screenplay for one of their movies, or direct one, or do anything at all related to one. Until then, he’ll stick to his own fantasy worlds and wait for Marvel’s phone call.

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