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New York Times By the Book Tag
I actually have no idea what this tag is about…? So I did some digging and it’s inspired by the “By The Book” feature in the New York Times where prompts are asked to authors (?). Something like that idk.
Thanks for tagging me Charley @ Books and Bake!
What book is on your nightstand right now?
Let me just show you a picture instead:
YES THAT’S RIGHT MY NIGHTSTAND IS STORAGE SPACE.
What was the last truly great book you read?
You don’t even knooooooow the half of this question. Ratings wise, I don’t think A Gathering of Shadows by Schwab is a fair answer as it’s not really a complete answer for a “great book”. So I’ll have to go with Jeff Zentner’s The Serpent King. It’s a quietly resilient coming of age story.
If you could meet one author (living or dead), who would it be? What would you ask?
Would you cryogenically freeze your brain so people in the year 2200 can bask in your witty glory? IT IS AN HONEST QUESTION.
What books might we be surprised to find on your shelf?
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire? I asked for NA recommendations and this happened. I have such a bad track record with NA contemporary romance that since there’s a chance I’d rip this book to shreds; it’s why I may not read it.
How do you organize your personal library?
Step 1: take clothes out of drawers
Step 2: put books in disorderly fashion in said drawers.
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What book have you always meant to read but haven’t gotten to yet?
SO. MANY. From broken promises of I Hunt Killers (Barry Lyga) to behemoth reads I just don’t feel like carrying around in Stormlight Archive HARDCOVER (Brandon Sanderson). I weep. A new addition to this list is The Library at Mount Char (Scott Hawkins). Ugh, such want.
Disappointing, overrated, just not good: what book did you feel you are supposed to like but didn’t?
Recently: The Last Star by Rick Yancey.
I mean what kind of shit is that third book? After the nothingness in The Infinite Sea, I would have expected something much more informative and dynamic. But it’s a hodgepodge of predictable writing and convenience and I’M SHAKING MY DAMN HEAD.
What kind of stories are you drawn to?
I’m a magnet for bad books, apparently. Fuck.
If you could require the
president Prime Minister to read one book, what would it be?
I will only trust Justin Trudeau if he can successfully solve an entire collection of “I Spy” puzzles without aid.
What do you plan to read next?
Depends on my mood.
A toss up between: Ever The Hunted (Summerill), It Looks Like This (Mittlefehldt), and Steeplejack (Hartley). …probably. But I also need to finished Star Touched Queen…? Ahhhh.
Ara @ The Bookish Agenda
Bill @ Kenyan Library
Britt @ Geronimo Reads
Caitlin @ Shelfie!
Cara @ Periods and Semicolons
Charlotte @ Crowded Bookshelf
Cherry @ Read Forevermore
Cristina @ My Tiny Obsessions
Dayle @ Pompoms and Sunshine
Deanna @ A Novel Glimpse
Geraldine @ Corralling Books
Isabella @ Gryffindor Books
Jacquie @ Rattle the Stars
Jasmine @ Jasmine Pearl Reads
Josie @ Josie’s Book Corner
Josie/Mikey @ Josie and Mikey Read
Kat @ The Impossible Girl
Kevin @ Bookevin
Kyleigh Randall @ Book Babe Reviews
Liam @ Liam’s Library
Lindsay @ A Piece of Paradis
Lisa @ Nefarious Reader
Louise @ Genie Reads
Monique @ That Wild Soul
Summer @ Xing Sings
…and you! (Tagging everyone is difficult)
What an odd tag.