Today on the blog, I’ll be doing another fun, bookish tag! Tags are some of my favorite posts to do and I’m glad I’m finally starting to catch up on them. I’m excited to bring to you The Bookworm’s Tag, which looks like it’s gonna be a blast. I was tagged by the lovely Livy @ Shelves of Starlight. She runs a fantastic bookish blog, so you should definitely go check it out! Thank you so much for the tag, Livy! Sorry it took me forver to get to it 😅 This tag was originally created by Jehosheba @ Rambling Reviews.
Alright, let’s get to the questions!
- Thank and link the blogger who nominated you
- Include the tag graphic in your post
- Answer the 10 questions the blogger asked
- Nominate 5-10 bloggers
- Ask you nominees 10 book related questions
- Don’t feel bound to these rules
- Have fun!
Where is your favourite place to read?
Currently? The recliner in our living room. I can play an ambiance video on YouTube, cuddle with the cats, and keep an eye on our youngest all at the same time, lol. If I’m reading a book where I don’t want to be too distracted, I’ll read up in my little office or on the bed or, if the weather is agreeable, on the back porch. Those are my go-to spots!
What has been your favourite book so far this year?
Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse! Hands down! Will I shut up about this book any time soon?
But that’s only what it deserves! This is a vivid and lush story set in ancient Mesoamerica that will have you completely wrapped up in its world. The world-building? Top shelf! The characters? Compelling! The… everything?! EPIC!
Seriously, I loved this book and I want more people to love it too. If you haven’t read it yet (especially if you’re a fan of fantasy), I’m begging you to give it a try!
Which book are you excited to read in the second half of the year?
Is anyone surprised by this?
Redemptor by Jordan Ifueko is my most anticipated book of 2021, so of course it’s the book I’m most excited to read in the second half of the year! This is the sequel to Raybearer, my favorite book of 2020, and I’m both stoked to read it and a little nervous. This is the problem with loving the first book in a series…. what if I don’t love the subsequent books as much?
There is also the fact that this is the last book in the series. I don’t know if I’m ready to say goodbye to Tarisai and the world of Aritsar. Still, I’ll be reading this book in August and I cannot wait!
What is/was your most anticipated release of 2021?
Heh, well, technically the answer to this question is the same as the last question, but this one is a close second!
Little Thieves by Margaret Owen sounds like it’s made of everything I’m going to love. It’s a loose retelling of The Goose Girl that sounds like it’s going to have that dark twist that I love in retellings. And we get a gremlin girl as our heroine! What more could one ask for?
I really loved Margaret Owen’s Merciless Crow series and she’s swiftly become one of my favorite authors. So you know I pre-ordered this as soon as I could, lol. I can’t wait to get my hands on it 😁
If you could remake an adaptation of a book or series, which one would you pick?
Hmm… probably the Percy Jackson series. I’m not even big into the fandom but that movie was just atrocious. That book series is a gem and it deserves to be treated as such!
On a similar note, which book would you love to see given an adaptation?
If you could visit any fictional place where would you go?
Honestly, I’d love to go to the Shire! It just sounds (and looks in the films) like it would be so green and idyllic. I want to see a hobbit hole and hang out in a hobbit garden and go to one of their parties. Hobbits seem like they have great food at their parties and that’s really what I’m there for 😂 Also, if I’m lucky, maybe a weird old man will drop by and shoot off a couple of fireworks.
If you were having a dinner party, which three fictional characters would you invite?
Oof, this is a tough one! Um… I think I’m going to go with:
- Tarisai from Raybearer because I think we would have great conversations
- Zachary Ezra Rawlins from The Starless Sea because we could sit and talk books while having hot cocoa after dinner
- Murderbot from All Systems Red for the sarcasm and the dish on all the soaps
If you could live in one fictional universe, which one would you pick and why?
This is anther tough question! There are a lot of incredible fantasy worlds that I love. From Aritsar to Middle Earth, there are so many that sound like they would be beautiful and exciting.
But, honestly, just drop me off in the underground library from The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern and I’ll be happy! There are so many different rooms and levels to explore and there are books everywhere! Sure, there’s also a certain amount of peril, but that’ll keep things spicy. It sounds like heaven ❤
Which fictional character do you think would be your best friend?
Oh wow… that’s a great question! And I have no idea 😂 Probably any of the main characters from my favorite books. Typically, I will only really love a book if I connect with the main character, so it makes sense that the ones from my faves are potential best friend material. I just can’t choose…
- Seeming as we’re already halfway through 2021, what is a 2022 release you can’t wait to read?
- What is your favorite bookish merch?
- What is your favorite and least favorite trope?
- Do you have a character that you really relate to/reminds you of yourself?
- What has been your favorite book so far in 2021?
- What is your favorite book from childhood?
- If you could have any animal companion from any book, which would you pick?
- Who are your top three authors?
- What is your favorite book in a genre you don’t usually read?
- Which do you prefer: first, second, or third person narration?