So I’ve figured something out about me and book tags…
I don’t really get the actual process of them haha. You’re supposed to actually be TAGGED by someone before you do it. I don’t do that. I just see these on other people’s blogs and think they’re super cool and decided, huh, that’ll make a good post this week, and I do them.
I’m useless as a blogger sometimes, I swear.
But anyway, I saw this tag on my good friend Kayla’s blog, The Thousand Lives (check her out because her blog is superb!) and I decided it would be kind of fun so here we go!
What is your most inexpensive book?
That’s hard. Because I try to shop at used bookstores as much as I can. I also buy books ALL the time so I sort of lose track of when and where I bought them and how much I paid for them. That being said, I DO remember buying a hardback copy of Bloodlines in BEAUTIFUL condition at a used bookstore in Pasadena for 3 bucks. That was a total win!
What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
Hmmm. Its hard to say. I usually like an author or I don’t like them. I don’t really have that in between. BUT. I will say this. I read Josephine Angelini’s Starcrossed trilogy and honestly wasn’t that impressed by it. It wasn’t that it was bad, because it wasn’t. She’s a terrific writer. I just didn’t care for the story that much. However, I just read the ARC of her new book, Trial by Fire, recently and that blew my mind and I totally love her for that book alone. I also would say Rick Riordan. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Heroes of Olympus but I’ve just never been able to get into Kane Chronicles. I just don’t like it at all. Ugh.
What book have you devoured over and over with no shame?
Easy cheesy, fresh and squeezy. I have read the Harry Potter series so much, I can’t even begin to count how many times. I probably have read each one about 50 times each and I’m not exaggerating. I love that series and I can quote them easily and I rock the HP trivia, for real. I also would say Trickster’s Choice by Tamora Pierce. Have you seen my copy of that book…I’ve torn it up…
What book have you neglected due to laziness?
A lot of books :/ But I think mostly…Game of Thrones. My dad bought me the entire series for Christmas in 2012 and I still haven’t read it. I read the first one, and about 100 pages into the second and I just can’t keep going. I know its going to take a bigger effort and all that but I can’t get myself to put in that effort. Sigh. Hopefully soon.
I’ll also say The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling). I started reading it before my Nook crashed and wiped out what page I was on. I have the book still, obviously, but I don’t remember where I was and its pure laziness that is keeping me from finding my spot again.
What book do you talk about in order to sound like an intellectual reader?
I don’t know that I really do, to be honest. I feel like I’m so upfront about my loyalty to YA literature and how I think there’s so much good YA out there. I spend a lot of my time supporting and defending YA lit and I’ve never really tried to make myself seem smarter than I am. I do love books like To Kill a Mockingbird, Gone with the Wind, Brave New World, but I never talk about them to make myself seem smarter.
What attributes do you find attractive in male or female characters?
Wow. This could go on for awhile. In guy characters, I tend to like the dark, tortured, sarcastic ones. Think Jace Lightwood of The Mortal Instruments, Jared Lynburn of the Lynburn Legacy, Adrian Ivashkov of the Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series. I like the fighters, usually, and the ones that are quick and clever. I like the guys that usually withhold their emotions but are so deep and beautiful when they share them. Of course, a guy like this in real life would probably make me roll my eyes but in books, I’m a sucker for the “bad” boy. Sirius Black. Han Solo. The guys that are bad boys but deep down, so good. For girl characters, its broader. I like fighters, I like girls who are smart and clever and who can handle on their own. I like girls who are loyal to their families and their friends. My main girl crush is Rose Hathaway and I just love everything about her.
What book would you most like to receive as a gift?
Difficult question. I don’t much like people buying me books haha because I like to pick out my own books. HOWEVER, I’ve been really wanting to read Deborah Harkness’ A Discovery of Witches and I just can’t bring myself to buy it every time I go to the store. Maybe someone will buy it for me haha!
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Thanks for reading my impromptu book tag and if you decide to play along, link yours in the comment so I can see!