We need to talk about books! #5

This week I have the pleasure of catching up with Aimee from Aimee, Always, where she writes about anything and everything about young adult books - from book reviews, to discussions, to lists, and much more!

Are your bookshelves a ‘work in progress’ like mine or are they clearly and systematically organised? Tell us a little bit about your method if you have one.

Oh, they’re definitely a work in progress! I used to have them arranged this way: paperbacks in one shelf, hardcovers in another, and then sorted by favourites. Now, since I don’t have enough space for all my books, my shelves are double-stacked and have zero organization whatsoever.

Apart from books, what is to be found on your bookshelves?

I leave my everyday school needs on my shelves for easy access: my ID, my necktie, my wallet, and my hair ties.

What is the prettiest book to be found in your current TBR pile?

This is a super tough question. ??!?!?!?!

What do you do with books once you’ve read them?

I keep all of them! I can’t imagine ever parting with my books, whether or not I’ll ever read them again.

Do you tend to re-read books?

I don’t re-read entire books, but I love rereading favourite scenes from books!

Have you ever read or started reading a book only to realise that you had already read it?

My short attention span says, yes, probably!

How do you feel about lending books to friends?

I’m 100% ready to lend my books to friends. I believe in sharing the bookish love, but if they return the book with dents or folds, I’ll probably tell them off (but will allow them to borrow another one because BOOKS NEED TO BE SHARED).

Are you a ‘spine bender’ or do you like your spines to be pristine?

They should be in perfect condition, unless they’re second-hand.

Do you write in books, do you use sticky notes for your comments or something like that?

I used to do sticky notes, but I’ve stopped. My books are pretty much blank now, but I still use the highlight/notes features on eReaders!

If you take physical books on holiday with you, how do you choose them?

It depends on how long I’ll be on vacation, but I usually carry around one physical book, plus my eReader/my phone. The bookstagrammer in me would choose a pretty cover from my TBR, but will end up not reading it at all, because I can’t multitask on holidays!

Do you take a book with you whenever you go out, just in case?

I always have my trusty phone with me. The Kindle app is my best friend!

If you have a partner, do they love reading too? If they do, do you have the same taste in books? If they don’t, have you ever tried to convert them?

I wouldn’t necessarily call him a “partner,” but there is this guy. And no, he’s not a reader. I’ve tried to recommend a few YA and MG books to him, but sadly, I think he’s a lost cause on this aspect!

Have you ever met an author? How did it go?

I’ve met quite a few, actually! I ADORED meeting Michelle Hodkin and Stephanie Perkins, who were both absolute sweethearts. Veronica Rossi was such a doll, too.

If you were to write a book, what genre would it be?

FANTASY. With a touch of romance!

And this was my last question for you! Thank you so much for joining me today!

If you’d like to stay in touch with Aimee and follow her as she makes her way through YA book after YA book, here is where you can find her:

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