Hello, a tag today! I was tagged by Orangutan Librarian – thanks friend!
What book has been on your shelf the longest?
I’m not positive, but this is definitely one of the oldest. I’ve had it since I was what, 8? 9?
What is your current read, your last read, and the book you’ll read next?
What book did everyone like, but you hated?
I feel like ‘hate’ might be a strong word. I didn’t hate this book, but I definitely had major issues with it.
What book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read, but you probably won’t?
Hah! Basically any classic I own. It’s basically impossible to get me to read one.
What book are you saving for retirement?
Nothing! Considering who knows if I’ll even live that long, or if I’ll have enough money to retire, or if civilization as we know it will even exist, I’m reading all the books I wanna read when I wanna read them.
Last page: read it first, or wait ’til the end?
…I may or may not be guilty of reading the last sentence of the last page occasionally, long before I get there. Eat me.
Acknowledgement: waste of paper and ink, or interesting aside?
Honestly I don’t read them, usually. But if the author feels they’re important, then it’s good that they throw them in there.
Which book character would you switch places with?
None, because I read mostly fantasy, and I also know that I’m very much the type of person to be the ‘first one to die’ like in all scenarios. I’ll stay here, thanks.
Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life? (place, time, person?)
Oh, loads. The Pokemon books and Harry Potter books remind me of my childhood, same with basically any other book I read over and over growing up. A lot of different manga series remind me of high school… I have some that remind me of college, or of various jobs I’ve had. I read Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, and then A Court of Thorns and Roses when I was working full time over winter break at college at the tech desk in the library. I remember reading them – since nobody was on campus, I sat there all day and read. I read each book during one of my eight hour shifts over three days. I’ve literally never read that fast since, hahah.
Name a book that you acquired in an interesting way.
I got my oldest book, a psychology manual written in 1895, from a box of old books that belonged to my grandmother after she passed away when I was a kid. That’s probably the strangest. I tend to get my books, what, ‘normal’, ways? Who knows.
Have you ever given a book away for a special reason to a special person?
I haven’t – my books are my books. If I give them away, it’s because I didn’t like them, and then it’s not for a special reason. That sounds mighty romantic though.
Which book has been with you most places?
Probably my copies of Harry Potter. It’s been ages, but when I was a teen, I’d reread them over and over, meaning they went eeeeverywhere with me.
Any “required reading” you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad two years later?
I have a sneaking suspicion that if I reread 1984 now, I’d like it a lot more than I did when I was 17, which was the last time I read it.
Used or brand new?
Either! I don’t really have a preference.
Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?
Just Angels and Demons. I liked it – the plot was decent, but holy poop, that man likes to talk about short shorts.
Have you ever seen a movie you liked more than the book?
The Hobbit. THERE I SAID IT. I AM BLASPHEMY AND I DON’T CARE.
Have you ever read a book that’s made you hungry, cookbooks included?
Alton Brown’s Good Eats cook book! This one:
Who is the person whose book advice you’ll always take?
Probably my husband’s. I like getting recs from friends and often do, but a lot of them are hit and miss (but I take them anyways because they could be a hit!) but I’ve never disliked a rec from my husband. Yet.
Is there a book out of your comfort zone (e.g., outside your usual reading genre) that you ended up loving?
Right now, I’m rather liking You by Caroline Kepnes, and as it’s a contemporary thriller, that’s definitely out of my zone. I’m digging it though, and if it doesn’t turn awful by the tend, that’ll be neat! It shouldn’t, but you never know!
And that’s it! If you’d like to do this tag, consider yourself tagged!