Happy Saturday! As we’re all house gremlins at this point, I figured this tag was fitting. Obligatory ‘wasn’t tagged’, but here’s the original, if you’re interested.
Laying in Bed – book you could/have read in a day
It’s been a while since I read a book that wasn’t a manga in a day. I think the last time it happened was around early 2017, when I was working the dayshift at the technology help desk is my college’s campus library – like January or so. Meaning that classes weren’t really happening and I literally either binged X-Files for 8 hours or read an entire book. There were three books I believe I read in one sitting during that, but the most recent of those is A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas.
Snacking – guilty pleasure book
Honestly probably all the manga I’ve been reading recently that have an R rating. I’m not gonna post the covers here because some of them are a little much. But I chalk it up to reading a romance – they’re fun, but they’re not covers you wanna go ‘HEY LOOK AT THIS’ while you’re in public.
Netflix – series you want to start
Shaman King by Hiroyuki Takei. Technically I’ve started this – I’ve read volume 1. But there are 32 volumes in this series, and I want to get through them all during the quarantine. My sister lent them all to me, so I’m hoping to buzz through them pretty quick.
Deep Clean – been on your TBR for ages
The War of the Flowers by Tad Williams – I believe I bought this book when I was fifteen years old. Fifteen. To give you an idea how long ago that was, I’m 29 now. It’s literally been on my shelves, unread for nearly half my life. There are a few other books I bought around the same time and still haven’t read, but this one is the one that pops into my mind. I have it on my 10 in 2020 list this year, so I’m hoping to read it.
Animal Crossing – book you recently bought because of hype
Honestly, none. They only books I’ve bought in the last month and a half have been manga, and I tend to pick those not on hype but just on what I’m feeling at the moment. I don’t really do that with books, which is weird. But with manga? Yeah, I tend to find all my own (though I won’t say no to a good recommendation now and then)
Productivity – book you learned from or had an impact on you
Assassin’s Fate by Robin Hobb – I chose this one not because I learned from it, but because I finished it literally back in November and I still think about it. This book, when I read it, actually put me into a funk after. Not a reading slump, mind you, but like a mood funk. And honestly it wasn’t due to the contents of the book, it was due to the journey being over. I was pining. This was book sixteen in a long, complex, wonderful fantasy series that I’d been reading for the previous three years, and then I read this and it was done. It’s funny I think about it now, though. I’m about to pick up some short stories set in the same world, so I’ll get a bit of re-exposure.
Facetime – A book you were gifted
Yu Yu Hakusho vols 1 and 3 – by my sister! Back when I lived with my parents, I had bought volume 1. But I for some reason decided to not collect it, and gave it to my sister for her collection. Well, with her lending me the entire series of Shaman King recently, I asked if she ever ended up collecting the rest of Yu Yu Hakusho. She said no, she just had the one I gave her, and one other volume she got randomly. And then she gave them to me when I mentioned I wanted to actually start collecting them. So now I have them! This is an out of print series, so finding the rest might be a challenge. But hey, it’s also fun.
Self Care – what is one thing you have done recently to look after yourself
Logging off work at 4pm. And that might sound weird, especially since that’s the time I’m supposed to log off. But recently my team at work has been all ‘gotta work til it’s done!’ and I’m all ‘no, I work til 4’ and then I leave. I’m not a fan of the whole ‘Overtime just because’, especially now that we’re all working from home. The worst part is I kinda feel guilty about it because the rest of my team keeps working… but I am working 40 hours. I’m not slacking. My goodness, corporate America has ruined me.
BONUS – name a book coming out soon
THE TYRANT BARU CORMORANT BY SETH DICKINSON. AHHH I’M SO EXCITED!
And that’s it! If you’d like to do this tag, consider yourself tagged!