I was tagged by Kay @Hammock of Books and this was so much fun?????? One of my top ten tags of all time for sure 😉
- friends don’t lie.
- you must answer all the questions
- you must tag 4 people
1. What book has been on your shelf the longest?
“The Princess and The Goblin” by George MacDonald + “The Sisters Grimm Fairy-Tale Detectives” by Michael Buckley. I can’t remember which is THE oldest, but these are the only chapter books I still have from my childhood (my “Wizard of Oz” copy was lost in a move????) *sadness*
These two are still amazing and were ALL mine. I vividly remember loving Curdie so much, and being surprised I liked “Princess and the Goblin” because I only picked it out for the necklace that came with it. *ain’t NO excuse not to look good while reading* /back when I made an effort/
AND THE SISTERS GRIMM FAIRY-TALE DETECTIVES???? This was my ultimate book as a child, my copy has been through so much and is so damaged from being left outside IN THE RAIN. it has no business being pictured. I was about Sabrina’s age and my sister was Daphne’s, Puck was my favorite, it was the best thing since my Nintendo GameCube ❤ HARVEST MOON AND ANIMAL CROSSING GUYS?????? ❤
2. What is your current read, your last read, and the book you’ll read next?
Currently reading: “Carry On” by Rainbow Rowell (plus two others but this is the one I’ve been paying the most attention to. “i’m sorry David Copperfield” is my life motto at this point)
Last read: “Dante and Aristotle Discover the Secrets of the Universe” by Benjamin Alire Sáenz *dreamy sigh*
Next: I want to try “The Raven Cycle” series by Maggie Stiefvater??
3. What book did everyone like but you hated?
“When Dimple Met Rishi” by Sandhya Menon. Dnf and I was disappointed because it would have been my first fiction on Indian/American culture????? there just wasn’t enough to make me invest in the plot..
4. What book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read, but you probably wont?
“Lord of the Rings” (same as Kay). If I could just get past the beginning it might pick up, but I’ll probably never get past the LONG confusing fantasy neighborhood gossip. *sadness again*
5. What book are you saving for your retirement?
“As I Lay Dying” by William Faulkner
6. Last page: Read it first or wait till the end?
i’m scandalized????? WHO WOULD DO SOMETHING AS TERRIBLE AS THAT?????
7. Acknowledgement: waste of paper and ink, or interesting aside?
CONFESSION: I always read the acknowledgement because I feel I’m prying through someone’s personal affairs without them ever knowing.
8. Which book character would you switch places with?
Dante from “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. I would miss being a girl so much, but Dante has loving supportive parents, he’s set up for college, and he has ARI????? Sadly he has to deal with homophobia (I’M SO DONE????) BUT he has Ari???? PLACE ARI DIRECTLY WITH ME.
9. Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life? (Place, time, person?)
“The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum reminds me of growing up in the 2000s, with silly bands, High School Musical, we never wore shirts til we were about five, bicycles, drake and josh, THE CLASSIC, QUALITY DISNEY CHANNEL (it’s the future I can see and it sucks because Disney tv used to be so much better)??????
10. Name a book that you acquired in an interesting way.
“Rumble Fish” by SE Hinton
Do you know those neighborhood book boxes where you can take a book from the plastic box, then return it or put another in it’s place??? This was in one of those and IT’S SO GOOD!!!!! I love it so much, it’s that secret SE Hinton book nobody knows about but it’s as good as Outsiders ❤ ❤ ❤
11. Have you ever given a book away for a special reason to a special person?
“Letters of a Nation: A Collection of Extraordinary American Letters”, edited by Andrew Carrol
It’s a book full of letters from American forefathers (and other famous Americans), who were wonderfully sassy. You know it’s about to get intense when a letters starts with “Dear sirs.”
I gave this one to my favorite librarian, who is 85 years old and so lovely ❤
12. Which book has been with you most the places?
“The Time Machine” by HG Wells and I went together down the east coast
13. Any “required reading” that you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad two years later?
“Hamlet” by Shakespeare. It was so difficult to understand as a high school sophomore??? Now that I’m majoring in English I’m used to the Shakespearean writing style, so it’s a piece of cake
hides away no fear shakespeare
14. used or brand new?
used for sure, it’s exactly the same book but gloriously cheaper
15. Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?
16. Have you ever seen a movie that you liked more than the book?
not yet but I proudly love film/TV so it’s entirely possible
17. Have you ever read a book that made you hungry, cookbooks included?
I’m reading “Carry On” by Rainbow Rowell and Simon described Sour Cherry Scones and I nearly swallowed the entire page. So many delicious food descriptions in this book?? Simon loves food like I do so I adored him immediately ❤
18. Who is a person who’s book advice you’ll always take?
my sister’s ❤ ❤ we have EXACTLY the same judgement with books. Besides Sarah J Maas, she loves her but I can’t get over the writing style
***side note, she needs to read “Ladders to Fire” by Anais Nin, I only have so much patience and it’s perfectly acceptable to hit siblings.
19. Is there a book outside of your comfort zone that you ended up loving?
this is shocking and alarming, but ~Harry Potter~ was definitely out of my comfort zone. I didn’t read it as a child and then I thought i was too old for middle grade (I’m a better person now), and it’s so ridiculous to not read middle grade????? Now i’m happily a diehard Slytherpuff.
What is your Hogwarts house??? How much do you miss the old Disney Channel? With their wands, and they’d make the Mickey Mouse head outline and say, “hi I’m Hannah Montana, and you’re watching Disney Channel????”
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