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!