Hope you are having a fabulous reading week so far. I was tagged by the wonderful Night Train Books to do the NY-Times By The Book Tag. Be sure to check out her blog to see her answers to this tag and also check out Marie Berg on Youtube; the original creator of the tag!
Without further a do lets see what answers I have waiting for you – I’m a poetical genius (is that even a word)
What book is on your nightstand now?
I don’t actually have a nightstand but next to my bed is Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince. I’m about 200 pages in, I keep forgetting to pick it back up and opting for a New Adult Romance instead. Not because I’m not enjoying it but because I pick up my kindle and read whenever I can’t sleep so physical books sort of take a backseat sometimes.
What was the last truly great book you’ve read?
I’m going to choose The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith because well it was amazing. It was a book which I stepped outside of my comfort zones with and finally experienced a crime novel, a genre I had never read before and it kept me on my toes. The ending shocked me, I still can’t believe it.
If you could meet any writer – dead or alive – who would it be? And what would you want to know?
This is tough but I would love to meet Cassandra Clare and J.K Rowling, their book series have each given me life. I would hug them both and try to convince them to write more for my favourite characters. I’ll beg if I have to, but I need more Ron, Jace or Will in my life.
What books might we be surprised to find on your shelf?
I’m not sure if I have any which will surprise people, but possibly the Classics which I haven’t been ‘forced’ to read for school, such as Tennessee Williams ‘A Street Car Named Desire’. Or perhaps the non-fiction biographies such as ‘Beneath the Surface’ by John Hargrove which focuses on the truth about Seaworld. I picked this up after watching Blackfish and I have to say it’s a fascinating story of a man who was once a trainer.
How do you organize your personal library?
In a ‘lets hope they fit here’ sort of way. My room is absolutely tiny so wherever they can really go. I have a small bookcase which doesn’t have any order to it whatsoever, if I was to order it in a particular way then there is no way my books would fit. I’m incredibly jealous of the bookshelves I see on Instagram, when I get my own house I would love a library.
What book have you always meant to read and haven’t gotten around to yet?
Gosh there are so many! Can you believe I still haven’t read ACTOR, Red Queen, Throne of Glass, Lady Midnight, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Ember in the Ashes… basically the list is endless!
Disappointing, overrated, just not good: what book did you feel you are supposed to like but didn’t?
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger, I actually had to read this for university and I had such high hopes. I really didn’t like it though, most readers are split between loving this or hating it. I realise it’s deemed as being the number one story of teenage rebellion but I was rather bored reading it, I felt like nothing actually happened.
What kind of stories are you drawn to? Any you stay clear of?
I’m a sucker for a good love story!
I steer clear of Horror’s altogether, I am not good with anything scary. If I do end up having to watch/read a Horror or anything scary then it tends to get me even more anxious, not sure if that’s because I then worry a crazed killer might come after me or the lack of sleep because I dream that a crazed killer is after me.
Horrors = No Go.
If you could require the President to read one book, what would it be?
‘101 rules to being a Great President’ seems like a good one? I haven’t got a clue what I would suggest really!
What do you plan to read next?
I’m not sure, see the thing is I try to set myself TBR’s for the month but I never listen to myself. I don’t like forcing myself into reading something, I just go with the flow and pick up whatever I fancy next so it could be anything!
Thank you again for the nomination Night Train Books, I tag:
- Marie Drizzle and Hurricane Books
- Maria Big City Bookworm
- Summer XingSings
- Sushmita Fervently Curious
Of course if you have already done this or simply wouldn’t like to please feel free to pass this one 🙂
Let me know in the comments if you relate to any of my answers or what you would put for some of the questions!
7 thoughts on “#booktag”
Aaah, more of Ron I’d definitely love, too.
And a lot of the books you haven’t gotten around to reading I haven’t either. So. Many. Books.
The Catcher in the Rye I also haven’t read yet, but a lot of my friends that have pretty much kinda hated it.
Imagine if J.K Rowling suddenly decided to do another few books on Harry, Ron and Hermione back when they were at school? I’d love it! So glad I’m not the only one who hasn’t read those books yet also I swear like nothing happens in it. I was expecting some drama but nothing!
Love your answers 😍😍
OHh I’m so jealous of those gorgeous bookshelves on Instagram as well, I want the same one so, so badly, ahah. ❤ Great answers!
Thank you Marie! One day we will get our own bookshelves like that 😀
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Yes, we will 😛
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