Stay At Home Book Tag

I spent 9 years (almost 10) in Buffalo before moving back to the city I grew up in. Now I’m closer than ever to (half) of my family and I can’t even visit many of them. 2020 has been a long and hard year, but I don’t think anyone needs me to say that 😣. As an office worker, I was able to work from home for a couple months, having since returned to the office back in June. It was during the lockdown that I was able to start Cozy with Books and read more than I ever had in a year!

Thank you so much to Nikki for tagging me! Go check out her awesome blog and post too!

The Rules

  • Thank the person who tagged you!
  • Answer all the questions (listed below).
  • Pingback to the creator (Ellyn @Allonsythornraxx).
  • Nominate 5+ bloggers you’d like to know more about, to do this tag (listed at the end of this post).

What are you currently reading?

I wanted to put The Eye of the World here because I’ve been trying to get past the first few chapters since I started the book maybe 1-2 months ago (ahhaha), but at this point, I think it’s fair to say that I’ve given up and it’ll get read when it…gets read…

My current reads now for now is a mix between new books, older books (rereads), and an MS (a request). The current read I’m most excited to get through would be Storm Front, the next book up in the Virgil Flowers series and honestly, with the libraries opening back up, I was just excited to have an excuse to go to the library again. Virgil Flowers is my excuse to everything.

The New Books:
Mordecai’s Ashes by Arlana Crane
The Light in the Hallway by Amanda Prowse
Storm Front by John Sandford

The Rereads:
Luck in the Shadows by Lynn Flewelling
Prisoner by Megan Derr

What is your favorite “can’t leave the house” activity?

Besides the very obvious reading 😉? I enjoy playing video games on my switch (shoutouts to Dragon’s Dogma and Coffee Talk, I love you both!). I also enjoy making a cup of tea, forgetting that I made the cup of tea (for hours), and then sipping the now cold tea……while doing nothing but scrolling through my phone. Hey! Twittering is an activity, right??

What is a book you’ve been meaning to read forever?

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I have been meaning to start Gardens of the Moon by Steve Erikson since forever and ever ago. I have the Kindle copy and it just sits there. I picked this book up back when I was simply looking for a fantasy book, not knowing how big, complicated, and popular it was. To me, it was just scrolling through GR and landing on a cool looking fantasy. I have heard it’s complicated and complex to read and I’m just…intimidated by it. I’m sure I’m just overthinking it and all I really need to do is “just do it,” but I’ve been stalling…uh for uh…years.

What is an intimidating book on your TBR?

Well…oop! Gardens of the Moon would’ve fit this question perfectly, huh? Good thing I’m scared of multiple books on my TBR 😂

My next most intimidating book would probably be The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. It would be my first introduction to Sanderson and I’ll be ready to read it…someday. Honestly, it’s a tome and the only thing stopping me isn’t the fear of a large book…but the lack of a comfortable reading position for I have no proper desk, couch, or even a sofa where I currently live.

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What are the three top-priority books on your TBR?

Of course, things like review request books or Netgalley reads are obviously the books I ought to be tackling first… however, outside of that, these are the top three books I want to get started on right away!

The Thousand Names by Wexler, Django
The Red Knight by Miles Cameron
The Shadow Over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft (this was the top recommended book when I had asked for a read similar to Bloodborne, the game.)

Recommend a short book!

I couldn’t find a book shorter than 300 pages on my list of books (that I liked enough to recommend) so I’m going to have to throw out a graphic novel instead. Having watched the anime first and then jumping into the manga, I recommend reading Blood Blockage Battlefront by the creator of Trigun, Yasuhiro Nightow. It’s been a long time since I last read a manga and I throughly enjoyed the book and anime. If you want a quick summary, a portal has opened up between the netherworlds and earth. Taking place in New York City, humans now have to learn to coexist with the demons, monsters, and the otherworldly creatures that have crossed over.

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Recommend a long book!

Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child is my first introduction to Child and his Jack Reacher series. Nabbed off the “Free! Take me!” cart at my college’s library, it was just a random cool looking book. Plus. Free. Duh.

This book was fast paced and exciting and I really need to dig it out and reread it. I loved it from the first page to the last and was the book to kick start my years worth of reading slumps. Between this and Flesh and Blood by Patricia Cornwell, it is also one of the books responsible for me falling in love with my favorite genre: mystery thrillers.

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What do you plan on reading next?

As I’ve never really finished a series before (not even a trilogy!) I look forward to completing my first: The Shattered Sigil Trilogy. I’ve read the first two books with me flying through the first book. The second book was a little harder to get through, but it was still a pretty good read! Now I look forward to reading the last book: The Labyrinth of Flame by Courtney Schafer.

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I tag:

(Apologies if you’ve been tagged before or have already done this tag!)

7 thoughts on “Stay At Home Book Tag

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      1. YESS!! Like…I need to read more fantasy to understand it. Not to mention, the anxiety of “What if…lots of people like it but I don’t like it or don’t understand it?”
        Not to mention, you can’t really wiki/google these books anymore because SPOILERS 😖

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