I think I might have an addiction problem with book blog tags. They can be so much fun and I find that they can be a unique way to share favorite books as well as a way to remember what books you have read. My reading life definitely follows the saying:
Apparently this is tag that has gone around, but I’ve just seen it recently and really wanted to do it, so I thought why not? I got the idea to do this tag when I read Liam’s from Liam’s Library’s post.
Now, onwards to the tag :)
Find a book for each of your initials.
My initials are N & H. I obviously wanted to use books that I’ve read, preferably ones that I own. When looking through my books, I was surprised at the fact that I only have a couple books that start with N. I had a few more in count that start with H. As some of you know, I absolutely love the Mercy Thompson series, so it’s no surprise that I’m choosing Night Broken by Patricia Briggs for N. For H, I decided to go with The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien because I love it and I recently got my own copy (finally!).
Count your age along your book-shelf. Which book is it?
I’m 24 and scarily close to 25. I have two bookshelves, but only one is organized (currently), so I decided to use that one for this question. Plus it’s the one in my bedroom, so it made sense to me. Funnily enough, the book I came to is Don’t Worry, It Gets Worse by Alida Nugent.
Pick a book that represents a destination you would love to travel to.
Can I choose Middle-earth? This is actually hard since I have the travel bug really bad right now. To appease myself, I’m going to offer a few.
Ireland: Apart From the Crowd by Anna McPartlin (I briefly visited Dublin, but I hardly think that counts)
Russia: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Boston: Girls In White Dresses by Jennifer Close
South America: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
And many, many other places!
Pick a book that’s your favorite color.
My favorite color is green and I actually immediately thought of One Hundred Years of Solitude, but I used that one already. I am a huge forest lover, so I tend to go towards greens that you would find in forests. The only book that I could think of is Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince.
Which book do you have the fondest memories of?
While I could instantly go back to Harry Potter, I already used it. Weirdly, the other book that comes to mind next is Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech. This is one of the books that my fourth grade teacher read to us; she was one of my favorite teachers and I can still hear her say Huzzah! Huzzah!
Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?
Hmm, I think I’m stuck between two different books. I almost decided on The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, but decided to go with House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski. I’ve talked about this book a couple times, but I read it before I started this blog; it’s a mind-bending novel that decided to go all all out inception on its readers: there is a story within a story within a story. Mind that the last two is all in the footnotes. But I still think it’s a worth read if you ever want to really expand your reading horizon.
Which book on your TBR pile will give you the biggest sense of accomplishment when you finish it?
Hmm, I wish I was doing this before I finished Anna Karenina. To be honest, I’m not even sure what’s on my TBR list anymore. However, I have always thought about tackling the Lord of The Rings Trilogy and if I ever do, I think I will feel insanely good about doing so.
So, there you go, a little insight to what makes me, me. At least in a bookish sense. I haven’t seen many posts with this tag, so feel free to tag yourself and link back to me so I can read your answers!