It’s Sunday, so time for another book tag! Today, I will be doing the ‘I dare you’ book tag, which was created by bookfandom1001. These are the rules:
- You have to be honest;
- You have to answer every question;
- You have to tag at least four people.
1. Which book has been on your shelves the longest?
I only got into reading when I was about 17 or 18 years old. As a child, I picked up Alice and Wonderland a couple of times, but never managed to finish it. In the meantime, I have also acquired an English copy (actually two), but I still haven’t started it.
Edit: In the meantime, I’ve read it and unfortunately didn’t like it. I posted my review on Thursday.
2. What is your current read, your last read and the book you’ll read next?
I schedule all of my posts in advance. I wrote this on November 8th. The last book I read was Girl Mans Up and I’m currently reading Everything, Everything. Because I am a mood reader, I don’t know what I am going to read next yet.
3. What book did everyone like and you hated?
I have so many books I could choose from!
Everyone seems to love the Falling Kingdoms series, which is often described as the Game of Thrones for young adults, but I could not finish the second book. I don’t even remember what it’s called anymore. The characters annoyed me and I wasn’t interested in finding out what was going to happen next.
4. Which book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read, but you probably won’t?
Once again, I could go for a couple of books. I constantly keep buying new ones, even though I’ve owned some books for years and still haven’t picked them up. A couple of years ago, I just had to have Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. Same with Carry On. Now, however, I don’t have a lot of desire to read those anymore.
5. Which book are you saving for “retirement?”
Well, it will take many decades before I retire (I’m only 21 years old), but I’m saving The Secret History by Donna Tartt and Rick Riordan’s books for when I have a lot of free time.
6. Last page: read it first or wait till the end?
I never read the last page first!
7. Acknowledgements: waste of ink and paper or interesting aside?
I don’t think they’re a waste of ink and paper, but I do have to admit I don’t always read them.
8. Which book character would you switch places with?
Anyone at Hogwarts, so I could experience the magic myself!
9. Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life (a person, a place, a time)?
I read the Winner’s Curse and the Captive Prince trilogy when I was ill at home due to a surgery, so when I think of those books, I also think about lying in bed and not being able to do much else besides reading.
10. Name a book you acquired in some interesting way?
When I ordered Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell, I received fifty copies of it! I was very surprised at first, but apparently, it wasn’t a mistake.
11. Have you ever given away a book for a special reason to a special person?
After reading We Should all be Feminists, I ordered two more copies: a ‘clean’ one for myself (because I highlighted so many parts in my first copy) and one for my sister.
12. Which book has been with you to the most places?
Probably the books in the A Song of Ice and Fire series. I’ve taken them with me on a school trip, to the hospital, when I have to go to college…
13. Any “required reading” you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad two years later?
I can’t think of any. Most of the time, we had to read classics or adult books and those are often not my favourites.
Besides, I haven’t re-read any required reads yet.
14. What is the strangest item you’ve ever found in a book?
I have no idea. I never borrow books, so the chances of finding something odd, are slim.
15. Used or brand new?
Brand new. We don’t have a lot of used bookstores here and surely not many which sell English books. And if they do, it’s classics…
16. Have you ever read a Dan Brown?
No, I haven’t. The majority of the books I read are marketed as Young Adult. For the time being, I don’t have the desire to read adult books often. Nor do I actually have the desire to read a book written by Dan Brown. It doesn’t really appeal to me.
17. Have you ever seen a movie you liked better than the book?
I won’t continue The Mortal Instruments, but I do plan on continuing the Shadowhunters TV series. It’s not that great either, but I still enjoy it more than the books.
18. A book that should NEVER have been published.
According to people of colour, The Continent by Kiera Drake is racist. It hasn’t been released yet (planned in 2017), but a lot of people received ARCs. I can’t believe such books can get approved in 2016! Carve the Mark and Nevernight are racist as well
19. Have you ever read a book that’s made you hungry, cookbooks being excluded from this question?
Maybe Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda? The characters talk about Oreos often and though I used to think they don’t look delicious, they really are!
Honestly though, I always get either hungry or sleepy while reading.
20. Who is the person whose book advice you’ll always take?
Probably my sister, because we have the same taste.
I tag… (Please, don’t feel obligated to do this!)
- Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews
- Catherine @ Escape by Reading
- Naadhira @legenbooksdary
- Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek
(scheduled on November 8th, 2016)