I found this on The Long Voyage and decided to give it a go. This is probably one of the longest tags I’ve done so far but I think it was worth it.
Original Creator: The Perpetual Page Turner
Author you’ve read the most books from?
Adding a small caveat to this (because I’d have to mention the authors of House of Night otherwise) – the author I’ve read the most books that I enjoyed is Neil Gaiman by a mile. By my count, I’ve read ten of his books and I’m still eager for more!
Best sequel ever?
Tough call but I’m going to go with Starsight simply because of the wonderful world building, delightfully diabolical villains and that cliffhanger ending!
As a Shakespeare nerd and someone who grew up on Horrible Histories books, this volume of literary nitpicking and gruesome factoids is everything I need from a history book and more!
Drink of choice while reading?
Green tea! I have been an addict for years and that won’t change soon.
E-reader or physical book?
Physical book. You don’t have to worry about charging those or waste time turning them on and keeping the software up to date.
Fictional character you probably would have actually dated in high school?
I wasn’t really the dating type in school and I’m still not today but, if I were, I’d definitely date Jamie from Queens of Geek. He is just too perfect.
Glad you gave this book a chance?
This and the Horologicon were audiobooks I picked up on a whim because I liked the Etymologicon and because I am a English language nerd. This turned out to be a really interesting insight into rhetoric and I had so many ‘oh-that’s-what-that’s-called’ moments while listening to it.
Hidden book gem?
This is definitely an underrated and overlooked book. If you want to find out more about the Harlem Renaissance and read a good story at the same time, this is a good way to do it.
Important moment in your reading life?
I’ve been taking part in reading challenges for over two years now and decided it was high time to create my own. So, I created the New Years Resolution Reading Challenge at the start of the year and I’m very happy with how it turned out and how many people took the challenge! Thank you, everyone who agreed to take part! Hope it’s going well.
This didn’t really teach me anything new, unfortunately. Still, if you haven’t heard of the Red, Yellow, Green, Blue personality type theory, you might find it more interesting.
Kinds of books you won’t read?
I am definitely not a crime or thriller sort of person. It’s all a bit too real for a fantasy lover like me so I’ll be giving stuff like the Jack Reacher series a miss.
Longest book you’ve read?
Clocking in at 1124 pages, The Way of Kings is easily the longest single book I’ve read.
Major book hangover because of?
Strange the Dreamer has left me with such a potent book hangover that I’m still too scared to listen to Muse of Nightmares because I don’t want anything worse happening to Sarai and Lazlo.
Number of bookcases you own?
Four and they are all stacked three rows deep so there’s never enough space for new stuff!
One book you have read multiple times?
The Ocean at the End of the Lane. I have two editions and have read the story itself three times. I anticipate reading it many more times too as it has a really special place in my heart.
Preferred place to read?
On my special reading chair (that looks nothing like that but I wish it did).
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read?
My go-to quote for these questions is this one from Every Heart a Doorway:
‘You’re nobody’s rainbow.
You’re nobody’s princess.
You’re nobody’s doorway but your own, and the only one who gets to tell you how your story ends is you.’
Convincing myself I liked the Twilight series when I was a teenager simply because everyone else around me said they loved it. It wasn’t until I was much older and much more confident in voicing my opinion that I realised it was complete trash.
Series you started and need to finish (all book are out in a series)?
I read The Diviners and Lair of Dreams last year and I’m excited to read the last two books this year. I’ve read so many good reviews and have managed to avoid spoilers so far.
Three of your all-time favorite books?
The Horse and His Boy is my favourite childhood book, Jane Eyre is my all-time favourite classic and rereading the Bear and the Nightingale has reaffirmed that it’s one of my all-time favourite fantasy books.
Unapologetic fangirl for?
The Six of Crows duology! I cannot get enough of the Dregs!
Very excited for this release more than all the others?
Kind of cheating because this has already been released but it’s my most anticipated book of 2021 so I say Across the Green Grass Fields counts.
Worst bookish habit?
Searching the internet for fanart of the book I’m currently reading, even though I know it’s a brilliant way to stumble across a spoiler. When will I learn?
X marks the spot: start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book.
Great little funny and heartbreaking festive read.
Your latest book purchase?
My latest purchases from my local independent and two books I intend to read for my reading challenges this mouth.
ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late)?
Probably one of the Discworld novels I binged on for two months while I was trying to finish Turtle Recall. Totally worth it!
I tag anyone who go through the bookish alphabet!
I hope to see you again very soon.