I was tagged by SincerelyKarenJo to take part in this tag back in February & I’m finally getting around to doing it! I get loads of the tags I do from Karen Jo’s blog so it was nice to be tagged by her to do one, instead of me just creeping on her blog all the time, aha.
The rules for this tag are as followed:
- You must be honest.
- You must answer all the questions.
- You must tag at least 4 people to take part in the tag.
01. What book has been on your shelf the longest?
I have a large collection of Disney books that my mum bought me when I was a small child & these are definitely the books I’ve owned the longest.
02. What is your current read, your last read & the book you’ll read next?
At the time of writing this, my current reads are The Girl Who Walked On Air by Emma Carroll & Outlander by Diana Gabaldon; the book I most recently finished was Territory of Light by Yūko Tsushima & the book I plan on reading next is Only Child by Rhiannon Navin.
03. What book did everyone like, but you hated?
The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman seems to have been quite popular with other reviewers but I found it so dull that I didn’t even finish it 🤷♀️
04. What book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read, but you probably won’t?
I feel like it’s probably Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman… this book is so hyped up & I do want to read it (I even bought the second book in a charity shop) but for some reason I feel like it’ll be ages before I pick it up, if I ever do.
05. What book are you saving for your retirement?
I’m not intentionally saving any of my books for retirement, but I’m sure I’ll still have some of the same unread titles on my shelves when I retire as I do now.
06. Last page – read it first, or wait ’til the end?
Like Karen Jo, I don’t understand why anyone would read the last page before they’ve finished the book? Sometimes I’ll read the author’s note before I finish the book, to see how factual a historical fiction novel is, but I’ll never read the last page of the story early – it just doesn’t make sense.
07. Acknowledgement: waste of paper & ink, or interesting aside?
I love acknowledgements & author’s notes in books, although I will sometimes only skim read them depending on the content.
08. Which book character would you switch places with?
Elin from The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi; the Royal Beasts share a lot of traits with wolves & I’d love to be able to work with them how Elin does.
09. Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life? (place, time, person?)
Maggie Stiefvater’s books before All The Crooked Saints remind me of my recovery from kidney failure & when I first got into reading.
10. Name a book that you acquired in an interesting way
Over Easy & Fresh Brewed by Pamela Ford were the first books I was ever sent to review; Pamela sent them to me herself after I reviewed her book To Ride A White Horse on GoodReads & at the time it was a really special but confusing experience for me because I had no idea this was a thing that happened.
11. Have you ever given a book away for a special reason to a special person?
Nope. Nope. Nope.
12. Which book has been with you most places?
My kindle is probably the only “book” that has been to a lot of different places with me 🤷♀️
13. Any “required reading” you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad two years later?
I was made to read Pride & Prejudice in school but I’ve not read it since so I can’t really answer this question.
14. Used or brand new?
Both! I love going to charity shops, even though I’ve not visited one for ages because the one I used regularly closed, & I also love ordering books online & going to bookshops.
15. Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?
Nope, & like Karen Jo, I doubt I will.
16. Have you ever seen a movie that you liked more than the book?
17. Have you ever read a book that’s made you hungry, cookbooks included?
I Believe In A Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo!
18. Who is the person whose book advice you’ll always take?
Lili’s! Aka Utopia-State-Of-Mind.com, because she’s a total babe.
19. Is there a book out of your comfort zone (out of your usual reading genre) that you ended up loving?
I’m gunna say I Believe In A Thing Called Love again.
- Karis – Karis Books
- Alienor – Meet The Book World
- Tracy – The Pages In-Between
- Sarah – Book Hooked Nook