Hi everyone! A few weeks ago, my best friend Felicia tagged me in the Book Tag (apparently Blogger doesn’t inform you when you’ve been tagged by someone, so I didn’t even know about her tagging me until she told me). I’m finally getting around to answering these questions, and some of them required a lot more mulling over than I thought they would!
What book has been on your shelf the longest?
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (the first three have been replaced with illustrated versions)
What is your current read, your last read, and the book you’ll read next?
Current: You Are a Badass- Jen Sincero
Last: The 5 Second Rule- Mel Robbins
Next: Probably some other self-help book
What book did everyone like, but you hated?
A Court of Thorns and Roses- sorry folks, I couldn’t get past the first 3 chapters, as I felt like it was a blatant rip-off of Beauty and the Beast, and I spent almost that entire time rolling my eyes.
What book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read but probably won’t?
Lord of the Rings… I fell asleep the first time I watched the movies, and I can’t imagine that reading the book would be any more enthralling.
What book are you saving for retirement?
Probably a reread (and continuation of, should they finally be finished) of A Song of Ice and Fire.
Last page: read it first or wait until the end?
Depends on how slow the book is. If I’m starting to get bored, skip to the last page. If I’m completely engaged, leave it ’til the end.
Acknowledgement: waste of paper and ink or interesting aside?
People actually read those?
Which book character would you switch places with?
I would say Celaena from Throne of Glass, but she went through some SHIT to get where she ended up, and not sure I’d do that.
Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life (place, time, person)?
I would say all the HP novels, but I don’t think they count. They were my first attempt at trying to escape my anxiety during my adolescence.
Name a book you acquired in an interesting way.
The Odyssey. I kinda sorta accidentally stole it from freshman English class. I have no idea how I thought I returned it, but sure as shit, I found it in my bookshelf after I graduated.
Have you ever given a book away for a special reason/to a special person?
I passed down a book that my late uncle gave me on my second trip to the Azores. It’s a fairy tale book written in Portuguese that I gave to my daughter (not that I think she’ll ever learn to read it).
Which book has been with you to the most places?
This is probably cheating, but anything in my Kindle library.
Any “required reading” you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad two years later?
Nope, it all sucked. I used Sparknotes for everything. I am still in awe of how I passed.
Used or brand new?
Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?
I’ve read them all, actually.
Have you ever seen a movie you liked more than the book?
Not a movie, but the Midnight, Texas series was a better show than books.
Have you ever read a book that’s made you hungry, cookbooks included?
Yes! When I was younger, I found a Roald Dahl cookbook at the library and wanted to make EVERYTHING in it. It’s currently 1 AM, and now I want some of Bruce Bogtrotter’s Cake.
Who’s the person whose book advice you’ll always take?
I don’t really take anyone’s advice. While a lot of things interest me, I am very picky when it comes to genre.
Is there a book out of your comfort zone (e.g. outside of your usual reading genre)that you ended up loving?
I freaking LOVED The Help. It’s in my top 10, and I’m usually a fantasy person.
I’m not going to tag anyone in particular to do this, but tell us what your answers are! If you’ve done this before, link your post below. I’d love to read it!