I am not sure who created this book tag but I found it on Ali the Hardback Horder’s YouTube channel. This tag is a long one with 19 questions so let’s get on with the questions.
1. What book has been on your shelf the longest?
The longest read book on my shelf would have to be Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. This book was what started my love of reading again. The longest unread book on my shelf would be Pillars of the Earth by Ken Fowlett. I need to read this I hear nothing but great things.
2. What is your current read, your last read, and the book you’ll read next?
I am currently reading Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. My last read was King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard. And I plan on reading Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo next.
3. What book did everyone like, but you hated?
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell I wouldn’t say I hated this book but I don’t love it like everyone else seems to. I disliked the excerpts from the characters fan fiction and ended up skipping those parts.
4. What book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read, but you probably won’t?
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Fowlett. I probably won’t read it anytime soon but I will eventually read it.
5. What book are you saving for retirement?
None of the books that I own am I saving specifically for when I retire but if I had to choose one I would pick Sophie’s Choice by William Stryon. I picked this one because it intimidates me and I probably will put off reading it until I am retired.
6. Last page: read it first, or wait ’til the end?
Wait till the end. I don’t understand why anyone would read the last page first.
7. Acknowledgement: waste of paper and ink, or interesting aside?
I rarely read the acknowledgement page, sometimes I skim read it but once the book is over I am ready to close the book and move on to the next. If the acknowledgement page is at the beginning I am more likely to read it than if it is at the end.
8. Which book character would you switch places with?
I would switch places with Daenerys Targaryen. I am a huge fan of the book and show and she is my favourite. I want to be mother of dragons and fly around on them.
9. Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life? (Place, time, person?)
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton My former boss lent me this book to read and Kate Morton has become a favourite author of mine.
10. Name a book that you acquired in an interesting way.
I would have to say The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. I picked this book up from one of those free library boxes while camping.
11. Have you ever given a book away for a special reason to a special person?
I can’t say that I have. I have given my niece some of my young adult books that I’ve read that I don’t plan on reading again. I want to encourage her to read because I think reading is important past time and my niece is special to me.
12. Which book has been with you most places?
Hmmm I don’t have an answer for this. I don’t have a beloved book that I take with me wherever I go.
13. Any “required reading” you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad two years later?
The Pearl by John Steinbeck. I haven’t reread it since I was required to read it in High School but I don’t think it is bad as I thought while reading it.
14. Used or brand new?
I prefer brand new books.
15. Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?
Yes, I read The Da Vinci Code and found it enjoyable. It was fast paced and also like the movie.
16. Have you ever seen a movie you liked more than the book?
I enjoyed Practical Magic the movie more than the book. I think it is because I watched to movie many times and is a favourite of mine and then when I read the book it is quite different from the movie and I didn’t enjoy it as much.
17.Have you ever read a book that’s made you hungry, cookbooks included?
My favourite cookbook I own is Chloe’s Vegan Italian Kitchen by Chloe Coscarelli. I love Italian food and there are many delicious recipes in here that make me hungry.
18. Who is the person whose book advice you’ll always take?
A booktuber’s advice I will always take is Katie from A Life Between Words. I love her channel and trust her book recommendations. I don’t have many And from someone I know in real life I will always take Sherry’s book advice.
19. Is there a book out of your comfort zone (e.g., outside your usual reading genre) that you ended up loving?
Dust by Joan Frances Turner I am not a big fan of Zombie books or movies but I read this one and ended up really enjoying it. It is written from the perspective of a zombie and was well done.
I hope you liked this tag and let me know some of your answers for the I dare you book tag.