Happy Thursday! I was tagged by the lovely Kimberly over at My Bookish Bliss to do the Life In Books book tag. It’s been a while since I took part in a book tag so I couldn’t wait to play along! Enjoy my list and go check out Kimmie’s too!
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1] Find a book for each of your initials.
My initials are EC.
E – Eragon by Christopher Paolini
C – Children of the River by Linda Crew
2] Count your age along your bookshelf – what book is it?
My physical shelf isn’t the most impressive. It’s mixed in with nonbook items and literally an entire shelf dedicated to just journals and notebooks. By the time I reached my age, I got: Buried Prey by John Sandford over at my tiny second shelf…across my room!
3] Name a book set in your city/country.
My favorite book set in New York City is one I read as a kid, one of the Dear America diary books. We never learned about this in school, not even in history class, but it did pop up in a Women’s History course I took in uni and to my shock, nobody knew about this event because it was one of those historical fiction events that really stuck with me because it was terrifying and truly sad.
4] Name a book that represents a destination you’d love to travel to.
I’m not particularly adventurous, physically. I rather sit in a garden and lounge (at home) and read. But, I have always wanted to visit England so for this book, I chose a Sherlock Holmes book.
5] Name your favorite childhood book.
I think I used this and question 7’s books in one of my posts from last week (Books of My Childhood), but I think it comes down to Corduroy and A Little Princess. I’d have to give this question to Corduroy as my all time favorite because it was part of ESL class and were it not for ESL, I wouldn’t be able to read any books in English!
6] Name a book that’s your favorite color.
I love a lot of colors and they change everyday! For this post, I’m feeling very green and a green book on my shelf is from back when I had a huge love of botany back in HS.
7] Which book do you have the fondest memories of?
I used to say that I wouldn’t mind losing all my books if I could just keep this one. I don’t re-read books often but I re-read A Little Princess over and over so it’s pretty precious to me. I think it was just especially important to me because my mother taught me how important an imagination is and this book focused so heavily on turning to imagination during hard times.
8] Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?
Definitely Glen Cook’s Black Company. So much so, that I will eventually have to go back and read book 1 again (I have the omnibus and only made it through the first book so far) because by the end of it, I had no idea what is happening, no idea what happened, and couldn’t understand what I just read. I know that it was a pretty good book so I will have to go and give it a second chance. Soon or later…
9] Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest accomplishment when you finish it?
I generally stick to 290 – 490 paged books so I’d have to give this one to The way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson, the biggest book on my shelf.
That’s all for this tag! I had a great time doing it (and tags) again and hope that you enjoyed my list too! I had a hard time deciding between my favorite book and the most fondest book, but I’m always down for a little challenge.