June 5, 2020

Book Tag // The "I Dare You" Book Tag

* Hey hey, it's book tag time again. I think I might want to be broadening my horizons and try out some tags that are not strictly bookish. Because you know,  there's more to life than books. At least for me there is and I'm sure it's true for you as well. I'm looking forward to doing some new things and branching out a bit! Anyway, this tag is called the "I Dare You" book tag. Let's see what it's all about.

The I Dare You Book Tag


1. What book has been on your tbr the longest?

- Well, since I put all my books in Goodreads as soon as I get them I know that Tess of the Road is the book that has been on my tbr the longest. It's a beautiful book and I really need to read it!

2. What is your current read, your last read, and the book you'll read next?

- My current read is Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman. My last read was Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab. My next read will probably be Tatiana and Alexander by Paullina Simons.

3. What book did everyone like, but you hated?

- Hm...I'd have to go with Girls of Paper and Fire. I get what it was trying to say, but the execution was terrible. I also don't think that's appropriate reading material for YA readers. 

4. What book are you saving for retirement?

- What? Why would you even do this? Life is too short people. You never know when your last moment will be. You shouldn't put off reading a book ever. The moment is now. Not tomorrow. 

5. Last page: Read it first or wait til the end?

- I will admit that sometimes I read the last page in the book. I'm not sure why. I think it's because there's usually some beautiful writing that also doesn't happen to be spoilery and I want to know how important the last words of the book are.

6. Acknowledgments: Waste of paper and ink or interesting aside?

- I don't always read the acknowledgments. Sometimes they are way too long, sometimes they can even be spoilery. Like, why? But they are fun to read sometimes. Usually, I read them because I'm sad the story is over and I need more but all that's left is this piddly thing called the acknowledgments. 😅

7. Which book character would you switch places with?

-Um, Feyre duh. 

8. Do you have a book that reminds you of something in your life (place, time person)?

- I would say the books that I cherish the most are the ones I read in middle school. Books were a huge escape for me then and I have very fond memories of them. The Two Princesses of Bamarre was an absolute favorite.

9. Name a book that you acquired a unique way?

- I'm not really sure how this is important or a dare really. But I can't think of one anyway. All of the books I've owned I've bought myself so it's not relevant to me. 

10. Have you ever given a book away for a special reason to a younger person?

- Not for any special reason really. But I do give books to younger readers via my local library. Around 95% of the books I choose not to keep go to my local library.

11. Which book has been with you most places?

- I would have to say The Lord of the Rings. I don't have my original copy anymore but I know I dragged that book everywhere when I was reading it. Eragon is also one that comes to mind.

12. Any required reading you hated in high school that wasn't so bad years later?

- I remember generally liking my reading material in high school. I probably wouldn't reread any of them again either so....

13. Used or brand new?

- I've talked about this on the blog before but I really prefer new to used. Used books have a tendency to be really gross and I would like my books to not come with built-in Cheeto fingerprints on the pages. Just sayin'. 🤷

14. Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?

- No.

15. Have you ever seen a movie you liked more than the book?

- Not really. But then I don't watch a lot of movies and the books I read really don't get turned into movies. I read fantasy so it has to be a SUPER POPULAR BOOK before it will get turned into a movie. 

16. Have you ever read a book that's made you hungry?

- Haha. That's like every book ever because I love to snack while I'm reading. If I had to pick though I would say The first two Throne of Glass books because the main character was always eating. Dessert all the time. 😂

17. Who is the person whose book advice you'll always take?

- I have a few close friends on bookstagram that I always take recommendations from. I don't have any real life friends that read so my only source of recommendations are from bookstagram.

18. Is there a book out of your comfort zone that you ended up loving?

- Yes! I never read thrillers or horrors but The Passage by Justin Cronin was amazing and I really loved the entire trilogy. 

Well, that's it for this book tag. I'm not sure how much daring was going on but it was still fun. If you want to do this tag too make sure you let me know where I can find your answers!

Happy reading,

Alicen