Book Tag: I Dare You
I haven’t done a tag in a while, so when I was tagged by the lovely Bec, to do the I Dare You Tag. I thought this was the perfect opportunity. I don’t know where this tag originated from. If you do know please do tell me, so I can link them in the post. Anyway, let’s get the show on the road.
You must be honest
You must answer all the questions
You must tag at least 4 people
1. What book has been on your shelf the longest?
Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone – 2001 edition. Obviously, it’s not the first book that I ever owned, but it’s the first book that’s been on my shelf the longest. To give a little context, I was 5 years old. It’s not in the best of conditions, but I could never get rid of it.
2. What is your current read, your last read, and the book you’ll read next? As of 14/2
Current Read: Off The Ice by Julie Cross | I am liking it okay so far, nothing has really hit me yet.
Last Read: The Goal by Elle Kennedy | This is a re-read. Felt like some contemporary NA and I can’t go wrong with Elle Kennedy.
Next Read: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas | I’ve been trying to hold off reading this one closer to the publishing date, but I can’t do it anymore. I need to read this beauty.
3. What book did everyone like, but you hated?
Okay so I didn’t exactly hate the book, but I don’t adore the books like everyone else. And that has to be the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. I go into more details about why I won’t be continuing the series or any of her other books.
4. What book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read, but you probably won’t?
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin: I’ve tried reading this book 3 times now and I only ever get halfway. I don’t even understand why I love the TV series and I so want to get into the books.
5. What book are you saving for retirement?
Probably the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I’ve had the books for some time now, but when I first tried to read them, it just didn’t seem to work for me. I love the movies, so I really want to at least read the books.
6. Last page: read it first, or wait ’til the end?
It really depends. If I am terrified about how the book is going to turn out, I will read that last page. Especially if it’s from a series that I love and it’s the last book.
7. Acknowledgment: waste of paper and ink, or interesting aside?
I really like the idea. I don’t always read them. But, if I find the author interesting or the book captures me. I like to read something about them, about how it came to be.
8. Which book character would you switch places with?
Rose Hathaway from the Vampire Academy series. Some crap does happen. But she is bad ass, knows how to defend herself, and well has Dimitri. Like who wouldn’t want him.
9. Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life? (Place, time, person?)
Vampire Academy. This book started my obsession with YA. It’s what got me back into reading book after book. I ways always reading before, but Vampire Academy made reading a part of my life.
10. Name a book that you acquired in an interesting way.
I can’t even think of this. I don’t think I ever got a book in an interesting way. What defines interesting when you are a reviewer.
11. Have you ever given a book away for a special reason to a special person?
I am always giving books away to my cousins. A few of them love to read and I know that sometimes I know I won’t read a book, but they will love it. Sometimes they just borrow the books, but there have been times when I just can’t help, but give the book to them.
12. Which book has been with you most places?
My ebooks. They are on my phone so they are taken everywhere with me. From all over Australia, across the sea and even to Hawaii.
13. Any “required reading” you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad two years later?
No. Those books that I disliked a lot in high school – I still pretty much dislike. They are all classics unfortunately, I just can’t like them.
14. Used or brand new?
Both! I loved new books, but I am always taking trips to the op shop and seeing what I can pick up. And sometimes they are in amazing condition.
15. Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?
No. I enjoy the movies, but I don’t think I could ever get into the books. My mum on the other hand really likes them.
16. Have you ever seen a movie you liked more than the book?
Not that I can think off the top of my head. It’s very rare that I like a movie more than the book. Most of the time they just never capture the same magic as the book does.
17. Have you ever read a book that’s made you hungry, cookbooks included?
Yes. Any time a book mentions food. But one that just made me want to cook heaps of food would have to be Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler.
18. Who is the person whose book advice you’ll always take?
In the blogging world, there are a couple of people that I know if they loved a book, then I will most likely feel the same. There are those that dislike certain aspects of books like me, and if they didn’t like the book, I will probably feel the same. It’s the way that this community works you click with people. Ely from Tea and Titles is right up on that list of people.
19. My question is: Is there a book out of your comfort zone (e.g., outside your usual reading genre) that you ended up loving?
I actually don’t know about this one. I rarely read out of my comfort zone. I’ve been reading YA since I was 12 years old and haven’t deterred from that. But, I guess whatever was my first NA book, that I read. I love reading NA now.
And that is it for the I Dare You, Tag. Do you have some of the same answers as me? Are we totally opposite?Nevertheless, thanks for checking out this post. Let’s Chat!
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