September 19, 2016

:: A Bookish Tag ::

Recently drove through Beaufort, NC where Nicholas Sparks'
A Walk to Remember and The Choice take place

So I saw Kristen post this recently and it looked like fun. It's always a grand time to talk about books, right? Of course it is. Plus I haven't done one of these in a while, so it's about time. :)

What book is currently on your nightstand?

25152641Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen, I started it a while back, but haven't gotten back to it yet. Which is not to say I wasn't enjoying it. It's Sarah Dessen, of course I was enjoying it! :)

I just recently finished The Key to Extraordinary by Natalie Lloyd, it's still sitting on my nightstand as well. (Definitely a keeper!)

What was the last truly great book that you read?

Now that's an easy question, The Lady and The Lionheart by Joanne Bischof! So good, people, SO GOOD.

If you could meet any writer, dead or alive, who would it be? And what would you want to know?

Oh boy, that's not so easy. I think I'm going to have to say it's a toss up between Jane Austen, JRR Tolkien, and CS Lewis. Austen, because I am a huge fan and would love to be able to chat and see what she was really like in person. Tolkien and Lewis I'd love to chat with together. And have tea! :D To get a chance to see their friendship in real life and how their minds worked. Their writings are phenomenal, so to get the chance to meet them would be beyond my wildest dreams! :)

27261345What books might someone be surprised to find on your shelves?

I read such an eclectic mix of things, I'm not sure? I do have certain genres I tend to meander to the most often, but also many others. You'd really have to ask someone who came to see my shelves that question, I think. :)

How do you organize your personal library?

Currently it's organized by color! But I am constantly adding and removing books from it, so it's basically always changing. I used to shelve them in alphabetical order by author last name.

What book have you always meant to read and haven't gotten around to yet? Anything you feel embarrassed never to have read?

Jane Austen's Emma, Sense and Sensibility, and Mansfield Park. As much as I love Austen, I have NO idea why I haven't gotten to the rest of her stories by now. But I hope to soon! Does that count?
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Disappointing, overrated, just not good: which book did you feel you were supposed to like but didn't? Do you remember the last book you put down without finishing?

Dune by Frank Herbert (sorry Jenni!) I'm not sure I thought I was "supposed" to like it, but I anticipated that I would. I was so disappointed not to like any of the characters! :(

The last one I put down unfinished was The Forgotten Sister: Mary Bennet's Pride and Prejudice. For some reason I love Mary (I'm still trying to figure out why), so I always have high hopes for sequels involving her. Sadly I could not get into this one at all.

What kind of stories are you drawn to? Any you stay clear of?

I find myself drawn more to contemporary stories with a little romance and really good character growth. The characters are what will keep me reading! I tend to stay away from thriller or horror.

If you could require the president to read one book, what would it be?

28449231The Lord of the Rings trilogy by JRR Tolkien. Those are classics and have such wonderful characters who are conflicted at times, yet choose the right thing no matter how difficult it is! (I'd probably recommend them to anyone actually. :)

What do you plan to read next?

Currently I am reading Susanna Kearsley's A Desperate Fortune, Love, Lies and Spies by Cindy Anstey, and Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey. I have The Cautious Maiden by Dawn Crandall, Unblemished by Sara Ella, and A Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay for review, so I'm hoping to get to those soon. Not to mention several others on my shelves that I haven't read yet. Basically it'll be whatever suits my mood at the moment I suspect! (Why yes, I do tend to have multiple books going at once, why do you ask?)




8 comments:

  1. Fascinating! I love learning fun things like this.

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    1. Jenny: I agree! I love these sorts of memes for that reason. :)

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  2. Ha ha ha! At least you said sorry. I'll forgive you. Thanks for at least trying it. :)

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  3. You have so many fabulous upcoming reads, friend! I'm going to be reading Sara Ella's and Katherine's too and cannot wait. Here's hoping we enjoy them both. :)

    ALSO: the Joanne Bischof book shout-out = *happiness*

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    1. Rissi: I do, don't I?! Now to only find the time to fit them all in. And NOT to get distracted with other stories! ;) And yes, happy reading to us both.

      YES. Yes, yes, yes. :D

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  4. I almost always have at least 2 books going, often 3. If I stretch to four, then it means one of the ones I'm reading isn't engaging me very well, heh.

    I really liked Saint Anything! But it made me hungry for pizza All The Time.

    Nothing wrong with not having read all of Austen yet. I didn't read Mansfield Park until I was like 30. I haven't read all of several of my favorite authors -- we have to have something to look forward to, right???

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    1. Hamlette: It's crazy the amount of books I can sometimes have going at once! But I'm such a mood reader that I'll start one and it won't grip me tight at that moment, so I'll start another or another. I'll eventually get back to each of them, it may just take a bit. So I get it! :)

      Your review of Saint Anything was one of the reasons I was convinced to try it! Plus it's Sarah Dessen, I have loved just about all of her stories.

      Yes! I like that. We definitely need something to anticipate! :D

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