It’s been a really long time since I’ve done a book tag, but I’m so excited to be doing one again! I was tagged by Syl! Please check out her blog @sylandbooks for some really awesome blog posts! 🙂
1.) What book has been on your shelf the longest?
Umm….Yikes. I have a lot of books at home. More unread than read. I’ll buy books/check them out from the library because I want to read them, but then I’ll find something that I want to read more and the stacks start growing.
The book that has been on my Goodreads tbr the longest is Shadowland by Meg Cabot. (I added it in May 2013).
The book that has been on my physical shelf the longest is What I Didn’t Say by Keary Taylor. (I believe I bought it in 2014? Maybe 2015. I meant to read it, I promise!)
2.) What is your current read, your last read, and the book you’ll read next?
My current read: Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Last read: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
Next read: The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare
3.) What book did everyone like, but you hated?
I feel like I was the only person who didn’t care for There will Come a Darkness (Katy Ross Pool). There was just too much going on with too many POV and too much repetition. I felt overwhelmed and underwhelmed while reading it. Also The Beautiful (Renee Ahdieh). I wanted to love The Beautiful so much, but it just missed the mark for me.
I suppose hated is a strong word. I definitely did not hate either of these books, but I wasn’t a big fan of them. I was more upset with myself because I so badly wanted to enjoy each book because they looked fantastic.
4.) What book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read, but you probably won’t?
All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater. It’s been sitting on my tbr cart for months, and I keep saying that I’ll read it next, but I end up passing on it for anything else.
5.) Last page: read it first, or wait until the end?
I wait until the end – though I am definitely temped to look!
6.) Acknowledgments: waste of paper and ink, or interesting aside?
I love acknowledgments. I think they’re a wonderful addition to read before starting the actual book.
7.) Which book character would you switch places with?
I’m really not sure. Maybe Lizzie or Jane from Pride and Prejudice? I think I would enjoy that. I’m great at making bad first impressions and insulting men!
8.) Which book has been with you the most places?
A Darker Shade of Magic (V.E. Schwab). I have a Kindle and I always take that, but I ALWAYS take ADSOM with me, especially when I fly. I have a lot of anxiety when it comes to flying, and I have odd rituals that I have to do…like bringing ADSOM, Sitting on the right side of the plane to the destination and the left side coming home, ordering ginger ale, sitting toward the front middle, reading the emergency information, watching the safety presentation closely, and always sitting in an aisle seat.
I still end up having bad anxiety on flights, but the routine and familiarity helps.
9.) Who is the person whose book advice you’ll always take?
My friends (and co-workers) Kylie and Samantha! We text about books 24/7, and they always have the best recommendations.
10.) Is there a book out of your comfort zone that you ended up loving?
Prince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm. I’m not big on fluffy romance, but ohmygoodness this book just made me feel all warm and happy. I met the author at YALL Fest and she was so sweet and fun that I promised I would read her book. I’m so glad I did!
I’m tagging whoever wants to do this super fun tag!
Thanks for reading!