After a very busy week, I thought I would unwind this Sunday evening by doing a book tag. Yes, answering random bookish questions relaxes me. We all have our things 😆
I was tagged in the Ten Bookish Questions book tag by the lovely Fiona @ Fi’s Bibliofiles, who is a fantastic blogger you all should definitely be following! This tag was originally created by A Books Neverland and I have seen this tag making the rounds. I think it’s so interesting reading everyone’s answers. So now it’s time to add my answers. Let’s dive in!
How many books do you currently own?
Ahahahaha, I have no idea. Though I could potentially count them all since most are still in boxes after our move. The only books I’ve unpacked are (most) of my unread books to put on the bookshelf in our room. Which currently looks like this:
Now add to that two large bookshelves worth of books that are still in boxes. And that’s not even counting my ebooks and audiobooks! Yeeeahhh… I have a lot of books 😬
How many books are you currently reading?
Right now I’m reading three books:
These are three very different books and, honestly, I’m liking the classic the most! Which is kind of a thing for me because classics have a bad track record in this household. But I really enjoyed The Count of Monte Cristo, which was written by the same author, so it tracks that I would be enjoying The Three Muskateers, as well. The other two I have no strong feelings for either way, atm.
Choose a couple of books you read but didn’t enjoy?
Remember what I said about classics? These are two of my absolute least favorite books that I have ever read in my entire life. The only reason I finished The Scarlet Letter was because my hatred for it wouldn’t allow me to let it win. I immediately “lost” Wuthering Heights as soon as I was finished with it. I truly, truly detested these books.
A cover buy?
Literally most of the books I own. I think my most recent cover buy was A Song of Wraiths and Ruin because, well…
…look at it!!! It’s absolutely stunning 😍 The fact that it sounds like it’s going to be an incredible fantasy with a dash of enemies-to-lovers totally justifies my cover buy, as well. Right? Right.
A book you own but hate the cover of?
Not a huge fan of the cover of my version of Pet Sematary. Seeming as it’s an older book, there are a lot of different editions, but I happened to pick up this one:
Now, even though the cat on the cover looks exactly like one of our cats (or maybe because of?), I just don’t like this version. The fact that it’s also a 🤢🤢 Mass Market Paperback 🤢🤢 certainly doesn’t help it’s case.
A book you haven’t read in years?
Like… all of my read books? I’m not a big re-reader (it’s a word now), so most of the books on my read shelves have been sitting there, ignored, for quite some time. I have started throwing some of my faves at my husband so that he’ll read them. I got him into the Mistborn trilogy and I’m pretty proud of that! I also got him to read World War Z and he really liked it. My daughter is also one to borrow books off my shelf, so they’re getting a little more love than they used to.
A book you will always recommend?
Oof… it depends on what someone asks for, doesn’t it? If someone was asking for a general recommendation, there are three that pop to the top of my head.
I love all three of these for various reasons and I think everyone should give them a chance!
All time favourite book series?
Can I say Raybearer even though there’s only one book out? No? …Fine.
At this point in time, I would say that my three favorite book series are:
The Mistborn Trilogy, the Wayward Children series, and The Great Library series are all some of my absolute favorites! I’ve given at least one (if not more) book in each series five stars and have yet to be disappointed by any of them.
Where do you read?
Typically, I read when I lay down to go to sleep, so in my bed. Which has ended with a lot of book-falling-on-face moments 😅 Other than the bed, I do love reading outside and, now that we have our own yard, I feel like that will be happening a lot more! If it’s nasty outside and it’s not bedtime, any semi-comfortable surface will do, lol. One day, when I finally have my library, I want to get a super comfy reading chair and cover it in blankets and pillows! Something like this…
…but with more blankets and less RED WINE OVER A BEIGE SURFACE, SUSAN. *twitch*
What are the last two books you gave a 5 star rating?
The Ship of Shadows by Maria Kuzniar and Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo are pretty different from each other, but I adored both of these books. The Ship of Shadows is a fantastical middle grade novel with female pirates and adventure and cake! It’s such a great read. And then there’s Clap When You Land is a YA book written in verse that packs an emotional punch that will leave you reeling. Especially if you listen to the audiobook! Literal chills 💕
I haven’t a clue who may or may not have already done this, so, if this one caught your interest and you haven’t done it yet, consider yourself tagged. If you do end up participating, I would love to see your answers, so drop me a link in the comments!
And, as always, happy reading!