Have you heard about this? I just stumbled across it. For someone who wants to be a blogger, I’m pretty out of the loop. Anyway, a book tag is a list of questions and prompts about books you’ve read. There are some that are more themed but I found this one that’s just straight forward fiction. It looks like fun and who knows, maybe some of you will want to read it!
Author you’ve read the most books from:
Hands down Rex Stout. I’ve read nearly every Nero Wolfe mystery. There are a few left on the list and a few that are really hard to come by, but it’s got to be around 60 stories: short, novella and novel.
Next would be J.K. Rowling. I’ve read all the Harry Potters and all the Cormoran Strikes, so 10 books total. I read 50 pages of Casual Vacancy and put it down. But I think I should still get credit for those pages.
Best Sequel Ever:
Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien I guess. I liked it better than The Fellowship of the Ring. The Tolkien enthusiast might say it’s not really a sequel, but I’m not an enthusiast and to be honest, I haven’t read that many other series.
Funny you should ask, The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Drink of Choice While Reading:
Water. Disappointing, I know
E-reader or Physical Book?
Physical book. I need the sense of accomplishment that comes when there are more pages on the left side than the right.
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:
I’d like to think sweet, sensitive Daniel Sempere from The Shadow of the Wind (provided he could speak English) but more likely it’d be virginal Odd Thomas (series by Dean Koontz)
Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:
A Canticle for Liebowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr. To date my favorite sci-fi, post-apocalyptic story.
Hidden Gem Book:
The Good Thief’s Guide series by Chris Ewan. I picked it up on a whim from the library literally based on it’s cover and now they’re among my favorite books.
Important Moment in your Reading Life:
When I stayed up all night to read A Matter of Honor by Jeffery Archer, when Evangeline by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow made me cry and when The Birds by Daphne Du Maurier scared the shit out of me.
North to the Orient by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Such a beautiful travel journal.
Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:
Slasher Thrillers. I like suspense and thrillers, but if it’s gory or over the top sensationalized, I won’t touch it.
Longest Book You’ve Read:
Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell. The edition I have is 959 pages. Again, the Tolkien enthusiast will say The Lord of the Rings books are really one book broken into three parts and in that case, when I finish The Return of the King, I’ll have read a 1,008 page “book.”
Major book hangover because of:
Everything is Illuminated by Jonathon Safran Foer. This applies to book and movie really. It took a few days to just take it all in.
Number of Bookcases You Own:
Five and a half. Three in the master bedroom, half a shelf in Ryan’s closet, one in the girls’ room and one in the living room. I want more in the living room.
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. I’ve read it about 5 times, I think. Once every other year since senior year in high school
Preferred Place To Read:
Somewhere cold with lots of cushions and blankets.
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:
From the poem Evangeline by Longfellow:
“Whispered a gentle voice, in accents tender and saint-like,
‘Gabriel! O my beloved!” and died away into silence”
I regret not getting on the Harry Potter band-wagon when the books were being published. I read all the books before the final movie came out but I missed out on the experience of waiting with half the world for the next book.
Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series):
Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz. I’ve read the first four and really like them. From what I understand the series is headed toward a great conclusion.
Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
The Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
The History of the Breast by Marilyn Yalom
Unapologetic Fangirl For:
Cormoran Strike \ Robert Galbraith
Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:
The next Cormoran Strike!! Whenever that’ll be.
Worst Bookish Habit:
Checking out alllllllll the books by an author or pertaining to a subject from the library at the same time. I read one, the first chapter of another and return the whole lot.
X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell. This is one of the few fiction books we own that I haven’t read. I fully intend to, I just need a proper psyching-up to read Victorian England books.
Your latest book purchase:
Democracy Now! Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America by Amy Goodman. I’ve read the first chapter and I find it all very interesting. The problem I’m having with it is that it reads like a news report which can be dull after 5 or so pages.
ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
What about you? Could you answer each of these questions?