A million billion years ago (11 months) Holly tagged me in the I Dare You book tag and so I thought I would finally get around to completing it today!
Which book has been on your shelf the longest?
The first book I added to my Goodreads shelf in 2015 was A Dark Adapted Eye by Barbara Vine
What is your current read, your last read, and the book you’ll read next?
I’m currently reading The Man Who Knew Too Much Hitchcock by Sean McCloy (enjoying!)
My last read was Bring Me Back by B. A. Paris (did not enjoy!)
The next book on my TBR is The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel (high hopes for!)
What book did everyone like but you hated?
Let’s track back to the last question and I’ll answer with Bring Me Back by B. A. Paris! I just couldn’t connect with it at all, it really bored me
What book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read but you probably won’t?
Oh god, this is a hard question! I’m thinking maybe The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton. I started the book years ago and never finished it because I misplaced the book, so now I don’t think I’ll pick it up again, even though I want to!
What books are you saving for retirement?
I’d love to save King books for a time when I can just sit and read them uninterrupted but I also really want to read them now
Last page: Read it first or wait until the end?
I used to read the last sentence of the book but I don’t do that anymore, I just kind of grew out of it. So, wait til the end!
Acknowledgments: waste of paper and ink, or interesting aside?
I sometimes read acknowledgements, but not always. I wouldn’t say they’re a “waste” but I can’t say I’m that excited about them.
Which book character would you switch places with?
Ugh, I hate this question because all I read is crime and horror and I never want to swap places with any of the characters in those books!
Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life? (Place, time, person)
The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson always reminds me of my mum, as she was the person who told me to read it and who keeps telling me to finish it (since I only read half of it, oops)
Name a book that you acquired in an interesting way
Let’s Go Play at the Adams’ by Mendal Johnson! I was desperate to read the book, but as it’s so difficult to find online, I wasn’t sure how I was going to get my hands on it. I decided to go through the most recent reviews for it on Goodreads, hoping to find someone who had read it in the UK, and then I messaged them asking if I could borrow it! I was lucky enough to find someone who didn’t like the book as was happy to send it to me. As it’s a rare book I let her know I would send it back, but she’s never responded to my message with her address, so I still have it!
Have you ever given a book away for a special reason to a special person?
I’ve given a lot of books away, and I still do, but I can’t think of any I’ve given away for a particularly special reason…
Which book has been with you most places?
I’m not sure. I took The Ploughmen by Kim Zupan away for 10 days in Spain… so that one?
Any required reading in secondary school that wasn’t so bad two years later?
I haven’t actually reread anything I read at school yet. I am planning on giving Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy again. I read To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee in school and I still love that book!
Used or brand new?
I prefer new, because I’m so fussy about the how the spine looks, but I’m happy with used books too, especially if purchasing from charity shops!
Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?
Random question… no.
Have you ever seen a movie you liked more than the book?
I preferred The Virgin Suicides as a film. The book was pretty dull!
Have you ever read a book that made you hungry (cook books included)?
Again, very random! No, I don’t think I have.
Who is the person whose book advice you’ll always take?
In my personal life, my mum. In my online life, I always trust Janel!
Is there a book out of your comfort zone (e.g., outside your usual reading genre) that you ended up loving?
Erm, I don’t step out of my comfort zone much! I guess something like The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North was a little out of my comfort zone as it’s a sci-fi fantasy kind of novel and I loved it!
Do tere we have it! That was the I Dare You tag – don’t really get the name of the tag in relation to the questions, but hey ho!
No pressure to do the tag if you don’t want to!