It seems like a million years ago that Naty tagged me in a Tag she created herself, the What’s In My Bookshelf Tag. I really really enjoyed it, but she tagged me after I went back to work from maternity leave, and safe to say I didn’t have a lot of time for blogging. So now I’m finally getting to it! Thanks for the tag Naty! If you’ve never visited her blog, you should, she rocks!
- Link back to me so I can see everyone’s answers! (Naty’s Bookshelf)
- Also link back to the person who tagged you!
- Name one book for each category; try not to repeat books to make this more fun!
- Tag at least 5 people
A Library Book
I currently don’t have any library books, I’ve been working on my Christmas gift/Reddit Gift Exchange stack. But later this week (maybe tomorrow???) I’ll be heading to the library to check out Shadow and Bone and it’s sequels. I typically read an old YA series I never got around to during summer vacation!
A Book You Got as a Gift
Most recently my husband bought me Melusine by Sarah Monette for our anniversary. I absolutely ADORED The Goblin Emperor, which Monette wrote under the pseudonym Katherine Addison, but wouldn’t have picked this book out for myself. I hope I like it!
A Childhood Book
Little House in the Big Woods and the rest of Laura Ingles Wilder’s books are the ones I remember most from being a little girl! I read them over and over and over!
A Magical Book
Rainbow Rowell’s books are so magical for me. They seem to literally come to life off the page. I don’t know how she does it! As a bonus, Landline features a magical time-traveling phone! I read it last summer in one day. I love this book!
A Romantic Book
The Night Circus is one of the most romantic books of all time for me. It gives me all of the feels, but it doesn’t resort to steamy sex scenes to get that electric romance going. It seems to be a really polarizing books though, people either loved it or hated it.
A Steamy Book
I don’t have a lot of these, I really don’t like them. But back in high school I accidentally bought several Philippa Gregory books, not realizing what they were. The only one I kept was The Constant Princess, which was the least steamy and my favorite of them. Katherine of Aragon is such a mysterious figure, and I love speculating about what really happened!
An Old Book
The oldest book on my shelf is probably The Killer Angels. It was already worn-out, browning, and smelly when I bought it used from Half Price books fifteen years ago. Since then I’ve probably read it four or five times. I’m scared to read it again in case it falls apart in my hands!
A Book that Makes You Happy and/or Laugh
SO MANY TO CHOOSE FROM!!! How do I pick one?
I guess I’m choosing Where’d You Go Bernadette because it’s literally the funniest book I’ve ever read. Like, spray your drink out of your mouth hilarious. And it makes me happy to read!
A Book that Makes You Emotional
I blubber like a baby through the entirety of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. (Shocking, I know.) All of the emotions. Happy, sad, laughing, scared, angry, hateful, loving, all of it. Pick an emotion, I feel it during Harry Potter 7, and probably cried about it too!
A Book Whose Ending You Dislike
The Blood of Olympus had a really disappointing ending, which was especially frustrating considering how brilliant the books leading up to it were, and how great the finale to the first Percy Jackson series was. I don’t know, I just felt like everything ended too perfect, and it felt kind of anti-climactic, and there were too many POVs for me to connect with any of it.
A Book You Wish Had Illustrations
I love fan-art and cover-art, but most of the time illustrations in books just distract me. Don’t get me wrong, I would buy a coffe-table-book of Uprooted art done by the person who did the cover illustrations in a heartbeat, but I don’t really want all of that in the book itself. The exception is historical fiction, especially historical fictions based on real people. I love to see paintings from the period, sketches of what they think things probably looked like, maps, all of it. It helps my imagination fill in the blanks when I’m not informed enough to get a good picture based on descriptions. For this reason I REALLY wish Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies had illustrations in the back. Googling the people in the book every two seconds really wore out my battery, lol.
A Book or Genre You Love Reading When It’s Raining
All of them!!!! Raining is my favorite time to curl up with a book and read. Strangely, rainy weather also makes me crave chocolate cookies, which is especially weird considering I don’t even like chocolate chip…
- The Orangutan Librarian
- River Moose Reads
- Little Blind Book Finds
- Kristin Kraves Books
And, of course, anyone who wants to do this tag! Have a great day friends. 🙂