YES! We are connected! I can blog again!
Thanks so much to gettingthroughanxiety for tagging me in this original tag.
- Answer the questions for the tag
- Nominate whoever you want
- Post the image of this tag
- Have fun! (My favourite rule!)
1. Flowers: Look on your bookshelves. What is the most beautiful book both inside and out?
I have some gorgeous books, but which ones are beautiful inside as well? I guess I’ll go with Wonder by R. J. Palacio. I love the bright blue of this cover and the message of the book is that it’s what’s on the inside that counts.
2. Grass: What is a book that you find that others like way more than you do?
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I just don’t get it! Why do people love it so much? I mean, like, it’s okay…
That was not meant to be a reference.
3. Rain: What’s a great book that lifts your spirits when you’re down?
To Kill a Mockingbird is my go-to when I want a simple, heartwarming read.
4. Dew: What’s a book that made you feel alive?
Probably The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. My heart was beating really fast when I finished it – such a fast-paced read.
5. Storms: What’s a book that you found unpredictable?
Couldn’t have told you what was going to happen in We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler. Took me completely by surprise.
6. Rainbow: What was a book that you struggled with, only to be happy that you read it in the end?
My answer to this question is always The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling. Honestly, I know it’s hard to get through the first 100 pages, but please keep reading. It’s so so good.
7. Chilly Weather: What’s a book that you couldn’t finish or didn’t enjoy?
Books I couldn’t finish – Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, Carry On by Rainbow Rowell, The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. I do still intend on finishing them all at some point, but I don’t think I’ll ever get around to finishing Oliver Twist because I just find it so dull. I also didn’t finish Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, which I was supposed to read at uni but OMG YAWN.
Books I didn’t enjoy – Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (I forced my way through this one just so I could have an opinion on it – I’m a book poser), and 2nd Chance by James Patterson. I really enjoyed 1st to Die but think he should have stopped there.
8. Warm Weather: What’s a book that you loved and wanted more of?
Harry Potter is the obvious answer for this, along with Percy Jackson, although I think we’ve probably had too many sequels/spin-offs/rip-offs of that series now. At first, I really wanted a sequel to Wonder as well, but then I found that there are a couple of short stories about Auggie (Auggie and Me) and I actually decided not to read them in the end because I felt it would taint my enjoyment of Wonder.
9. Green: What’s a book that you haven’t read yet, but really want to?
So many! Monsters of Men and More Than This by Patrick Ness, The Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan (yeah, I’m still reading the spin-offs), The Maze Runner by James Dashner, Cinder by Marissa Meyer…
10. Pink: What’s a book in which you felt a strong connection to the characters?
Probably Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. Everyone goes on about Fangirl, and I love it too, but I think Rowell excelled herself with Attachments and the characters feel so much more real. I need to re-read!
11. Purple: What’s a book that when you read it, you feel safe?
Any of my all-time favourites would answer this question: To Kill a Mockingbird, One Day by David Nicholls, Harry Potter.
12. Orange: What book do you feel is intelligently written?
Life of Pi by Yann Martel. Another one I need to reread. Loved the film and loved the book too. It also has some interesting facts about sloths at the beginning!
13. Yellow: What book puts a smile on your face?
Well, lots of books make me happy, but I guess one that left me with a smile on my face was Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Green.