May 26, 2020

Book Tag // My Life in Books

* Hello! I'm back with another book tag! Seriously, these things are so fun! If you're in need of a break, I'm here to give you one. So grab a snack and let's get started!

Book Tag: My Life in Books

1. Find a book for each of your initials.

A: Abhorsen by Garth Nix
M: Morning Star by Pierce Brown
C: Caraval by Stephanie Garber

2. Count your age along with your bookshelf. Which book did you get?

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo. Ooooh yay!! I love this book so much!

3. Pick a book set in your city/country.

As it happens I have a whole series of books set in my own state! The woman who wrote them is no longer alive but these books are set in a town literally less than 20 minutes from where I live! The first book in the series is called No Time to Dream and the author is Dorthea Jorgensen Elsworth. 

4. Pick a book that represents a destination you'd love to travel to.

Well, I don't have to think very hard for this one. Definitely going with Harry Potter! I'd love to travel to the UK one day!

5. Pick a book that has your favorite color on it.

I actually have quite a few favorite colors. Some of my favorite colored books I have are; The Owlcrate editions of Crown of Feathers, Heart of Flames, and Sorcery of Thorns; Tess of the Road, Children of Virtue and Vengeance, and the Fairyloot editions of The Shadows Between Us and The Wicked Fox. If you've seen any of these then you know they are beautiful!

6. Which book do you have the fondest memories of?

Oooh, this is a hard one. I have very fond memories of the books I read as a kid. Around the ages of 11-14 was when I really got into reading. So most of the books I read during that time are very near and dear to me.
The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Fire Bringer by David Clement-Davies
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
Sabriel by Garth Nix

7. Which book did you have the most trouble reading?

Hmm....two that I can think of off the top of my head are The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon and Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson. I finished both of them, but they were probably some of the most boring books I've ever made myself read. This is very strange considering that I loved The Bone Season by Samantha and Skyward by Brandon. Like, I'm borderline obsessed with them. It is interesting how the reader's mind works. 

8. Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest accomplishment when you finish it?

The Illiad and the Odyssey by Homer! I've always wanted to read these two books and I'm so excited that I'll be able to do so this year. 

Ok, so how is it that I can turn an 8 question tag into a full-blown blog post? Oh, that's right, because it IS me. Haha. Well, I hope that was fun!

Happy reading,

Alicen

PS. I found this book tag here!