I hope you are all well. I have been tagged by the wonderful Meghan @Whimsically Meghan for this tag. Thank you so much! I also feel so excited when I get tagged haha. Make sure to head over to Meghan’s blog for some quality content as well as some Stephen King fangirl!
What book has been on your shelf the longest?
As an English Literature major, I am ashamed to say that Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë has been sitting on my shelf for ages. I love 19th century English Literature and I just don’t understand why this book has been resisting me.
What is your current read, your last read, and the book you’ll read next?
I am currently reading Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston and it is honestly the best romance ever. I cannot believe this is a debut novel! So much talent! I finished reading Ruin and Rising and it was a wonderful end to the series. As for my next book I have not idea what it will be because I am a mood reader.
What book did everyone like, but you hated?
With absolutely no hesitation: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood! It was awful. I hated the writing style, the characters and the plot. It just didn’t do it foe me. It was so confusing I-.
What book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read, but you probably won’t?
What book are you saving for retirement?
No book! I want to enjoy all the books now. Maybe some I have to be a little more mature to understand but I am still so young and it would be stupid to keep them for later. And there are always books being released and my TBR would be infinite.
Last page: read it first, or wait ’til the end?
I have actually had a conversation about this where the person systematically read the last page, even before beginning the book. I cannot understand that logic because I hate spoilers and also what would be the point because I wouldn’t know the characters and it wouldn’t make sense? To be continued…
Acknowledgement: waste of paper and ink, or interesting aside?
I read every single word of acknowledgement because it’s so easy to forget all the amount of work which goes into making a book. But it somehow makes me feel nostalgic and sad, I mean the feels. It also means that the book is over and that is also a little sad.
Which book character would you switch places with?
I would switch places with Feyre from the A Court of Thorns and Roses series because I wonder what it would be like to be loved by Rhysand and to be his mate.
Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life? (place, time, person?)
My favorite book ever aka Just One Day by Gayle Forman, is my happy place and it makes me think of a time I was truly happy. Whenever I read it it makes me think of that time and it makes me smile.
Name a book that you acquired in an interesting way.
My book life is pretty lame and it consists of me buying books off the internet, bookstores or having them lent to me.
Have you ever given a book away for a special reason to a special person?
One of my friends was pretty sick and was going through a hard time so I want to visit him and lended him a book I thought he would like, to change his life off of things.
Which book has been with you most places?
I bring my Kindle with me pretty much everywhere so all the books on my Kindle I guess.
Any “required reading” you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad two years later?
Lord of the Flies by William Golding. I hated reading it. It was extremely long and it was very frustrating to have to read it two chapters at a time. I usually like studying books but not this one. However now I consider it to be a masterpiece of English literature and I think it’s a very clever, important and necessary book.
Used or brand new?
I cannot deny that I love brand new books but my wallet prefers used books. It just depends what side wins.
Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?
No, I haven’t.
Have you ever seen a movie you liked more than the book?
I’m part of the team that likes books over movie adaptations but the first Divergent movie is very well-done and I think the Grisha trilogy will be pretty good. I also like the Outlander series adaptations. I mean the cast, right?
Have you ever read a book that’s made you hungry, cookbooks included?
Whenever there’s feast or lavish food description, I really want to taste that? But it doesn’t make me hungry for “real life food”, I just want to taste what the characters are eating.
Who is the person whose book advice you’ll always take?
It used to be Sasha Alsberg from @abookutopia on Youtube and now it’s @GoodeyReads on Instagram. I find that her reviews are always spot on.
Is there a book out of your comfort zone (e.g., outside your usual reading genre) that you ended up loving?
I studied an extract of Das Muschelessen by Birgit Vanderbecke in German class and I fell in love with the writing style. I tend to stick to YA, contemporary or Romance but this one blew me away. Very clever book dealing with heavy topics.
I tag anyone who wants to do this tag! 😉