Hey there! Welcome back to my blog and thank you for dropping by, welcoming me back to a space you all helped me create <3 I thought that before I get back to regular blogging, I’d do a book tag since I haven’t really done one before. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the original creator of this tag so if you have any idea please let me know!
Let’s do this!
- Which book, most recently, did you not finish?
I’ll have to say it was The Library at the Edge of the World by Felicity Hayes-McCoy. Honestly, I was totally intrigued by the titled and the synopsis too and I’m almost sure that it wasn’t the book that I didn’t like, it was more to do with it not being the right time and mood to read.
It’s a story about a middle-aged woman who, when finds out that her husband has been cheating on her, files for a divorce and leaves the city with her teenage daughter. Living a life of deceit in London with her husband, she decides to return to her mother to their Irish hometown. Deciding not to get anything from the divorce, she struggles financially however she has her degree in Library Science to put to good use. And that is how a mobile van library becomes her escape from all things hurtful.
2. Which book is your guilty pleasure?
If you’ve been with me, reading my blogs etc, for a while you’d know that I have a hard time choosing just one! So here are two I thought of instantly when I read the question.
I usually don’t like the genre, but something about the way Rainbow Rowell writes that I just adore! I read these two a year or two back and loved them! I’d actually like re-reading them some day too. I actually did a youtube video on these two books – and yes, I’ll soon resume vlogging too! – sharing it here 🙂 And please remember, it was one of the initial videos I made so I’m completely nervous and out of my element!
Attachments’ review starts at 3:53
Landline by Rainbow Rowell is my first one by the author and I’m so glad to have read it! The story touches on love, family, parenting and mostly the urge and importance of realising your priorities and to go out of your way to do what it takes to keep them. There’s romance through out but the kind that’s realistic and true – not what you’d find in cheesy novels. (click the title link to read a full spoiler-free review)
3. Which book do you love to hate?
Umm, I dunno! Twilight series maybe? I didn’t even read the ones after New Moon. I don’t hate it but I find it really poorly written. It’s actually the first time I’m even mentioning this book on my blog.
4. Which book would you throw into the sea?
I’m going to have a lot of readers hate me for this, it’s Men Without Women by Murakami. In fact, I really did give the book away and I remember buying it so enthusiastically!
5. Which book do you read the most?
Remember how I can’t choose one? So here are 4! (or technically, more)
Chamber of Secrets from the Hufflepuff edition (I really want the next one in it too!); Prisoner of Azkaban from the illustrated edition (Again, want the next one in it too :p ); more than LOTR, I’ve read and re-read Hobbit and while I was clicking pictures, I really felt like reading it again! And then comes the book of love & life, The Forty Rules of Love by my favourite, Elif Shafak <3
Apart from Hobbit, I would read out the rest to Mr. Doughnut when he’d get anxious or scared. Always eased him 🙂
6. Which book would you hate to receive as a present?
Any by Murakami!
7. Which book could you not live without?
There are many that have shaped me into a thinking human being that I am now, but one that I’ll always have as my safe zone and comfort is The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak. <3
8. Which book made you the angriest?
In a good way – I think, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.
In a not so good way – When I gave 1Q84 a shot, I just wanted to rip it into pieces. And I was only on the initial pages or chapters and decided to never read Murakami again. I don’t know what is it, I mean I know some reasons that bug me about his stories, but I just cant stand his work and I’ve tried my best to.
9. Which book made you cry the most?
Can’t choose just one! So here are three, I cried the most to! My copies are with some of my friends so just sharing their covers.
Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas will break your heart and mend it again <3 It’s a beautiful story about a family, about losing and finding a new place and about a lot of love. I’d suggest you don’t read its blurb or synopsis and just read without knowing anything at all. It’s just <3
The Book Thief is and will always be (one of) my all time favourite! The book that got me into historical fiction and helped me find my empathic side.
Oh and Crooked Kingdom! The first fantasy duology I LOVED (after HP and LOTR of course) Leigh Bardugo’s storytelling is phenomenal and this book made me weep like a child lost in the woods! You can hear me go on and on about it in one of my Youtube videos –
10. Which book cover do you hate the most?
I don’t think I’ve come across any “ugly” cover or a cover that I didn’t like at all, but I think perhaps Why I Am A Hindu by Shashi Tharoor could’ve been better designed. I haven’t read it yet so I can’t say much about it.
Annndd that’s that! I’ve really missed blogging! I’m currently preparing more blogs and interesting blog stuff 😀
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