Back in the wintery wilderness of January, Becca tagged me in to do the I Dare You Book Tag and I’m finally getting around to it.
1. What book has been on your shelf the longest?
I still have some books from when I was a baby like some fairytale and nursery rhyme books, but my favourite is Once There Were Giants because the little girl in it looked just like me!
2. What is your current read, your last read, and the book you’ll read next?
Next Read: My next ARC read is going to be Unscripted by Claire Handscombe.
3. What book did everyone like, but you hated?
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman. It has a 4.28 rating on goodreads and was highly recommended to me but I hated it! I found all the characters unbearable and the pacing strange; its only good part was the sexuality representation (but even that had an ick moment for me when asexual and demisexual were considered interchangeable.)
4. What book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read, but you probably won’t?
I keep saying I’ll do a reread of Les Miserables, but will I? Probably not.
5. What book are you saving for retirement?
Uh? Whatever is still waiting to be read on my shelves I guess!
6. Last page: read it first, or wait ’til the end?
Uhhh, occasionally if I’m getting a little stressed about the plot I might have a small sneaky peek…
7. Acknowledgement: waste of paper and ink, or interesting aside?
I love them! They make me well up sometimes – they’re for the author and the person its dedicated to, not necessarily the reader, but I love the idea of a permanent private message shared with the whole world.
8. Which book character would you switch places with?
All the characters I love have tough lives that I’m not really feeling. You know, I would definitely like to be Ginny Weasley without the whole Wizarding War and dark lord trying to murder me, my boyfriend and my whole family. I’d love to be Daisy Jones, selling out stadiums minus the drug addiction and unrequited traumatic love. This is a toughie.
9. Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life? (Place, time, person?) E
Jane Eyre always reminds me of Year 8 History class when I got in trouble for reading it under the desk instead of doing my history work. Oops.
10. Name a book that you acquired in an interesting way.
I worked in a hotel over Summer 2018 and used to regularly go on book hunts. There tables outside the lifts where everyone abandoned their poolside reads so I’d go up all fifteen floors and take the ones I wanted.
11. Have you ever given a book away for a special reason to a special person?
I’ve sent my friends books that I love or think they’ll enjoy for Christmas or birthdays or just because I think they just deserve a great read!
12. Which book has been with you most places?
All the books on my kindle have been all over the UK since it lives in my bag!
13. Any “required reading” you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad two years later?
Nah, I liked most of the reading I had to do in high school and the only thing I didn’t like was Enduring Love by Ian McEwan which I still hate to this day.
14. Used or brand new?
15. Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?
16. Have you ever seen a movie you liked more than the book?
17. Have you ever read a book that’s made you hungry, cookbooks included?S
Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda made me crave Oreos and then put me off them slightly with the amount of references.
18. Who is the person whose book advice you’ll always take?
My cousin has never steered me wrong! Also Jenny and Michaela – they know what I like to read, so are great at passing books on to me they think will suit my tastes!
19. Is there a book out of your comfort zone (e.g., outside your usual reading genre) that you ended up loving?
In At The Deep End by Kate Davies! Usually I steer away from Bridget Jones-esque adult romances that are all about embarrassing and cringe-worthy tales of dating, especially ones that do get a little, ahem, racy. But this one was a little different and was incredibly entertaining!
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