Hello readers! Today, I’m doing I Dare You Book Tag that I came across on Mani’s Book Corner.
1. What Book has been on your shelves the longest?
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
2. What is your current read, your last read, and the book you will read next?
Last Read: The Secrets of Latimer House by Jules Wake
Current Read: Dark and Shallow Lies by Ginny Myers Sain
Next Read: Lies Like Wildfire by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez
3. What book did everyone like, but you hated?
I didn’t hate it exactly, but I didn’t like Graceling much.
4. What book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read, but you probably won’t?
At this point, Stain by A. G. Howard has been on my shelf for over three years and after nearly a dozen failed attempts to read it, I probably never will – but I don’t really have the heart to just delete it from my TBR.
5. Which book are you saving for retirement?
I don’t have the patience to wait to read any book I want to read that long, so none.
6. Last page: Do you read it first or wait to the end?
Who does that?! Of course I wait till the end!
7. Acknowledgements: Are they a waste of paper and ink or interesting?
I’m going to have to go with the former. I don’t read acknowledgements unless it’s a historical fiction novel or the final book of a series I’ve particularly enjoyed.
8. Which book character would you switch places with?
I don’t know about a specific character, but I’d love to go to Narnia.
9. Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life?
My copies of the first three Harry Potter books are very special to me. I still remember the birthday I got them for, and it was the start of a magical journey because I credit those three books for my interest in the genre of fantasy that remains to this day.
10. Name a book that you acquired in an interesting way.
My hardcover copy of The Da Vinci Code – I was doing some summer volunteer work at a book fair, and at the end, all the volunteers were allowed to selected a handful of books to take home for free. In that haul, I also picked up three the Anne of Green Gables books and Philippa Gregory’s The Constant Princess,
11. Have you ever given away a book for a special reason to a special person?
I’ve gifted a couple of books to close family and friends, usually for occasions like birthdays.
12. Which book has been with you the most places?
I don’t take physical books with me when I travel and I usually have my Kindle on me if I’m going to be out of the house for more than a few hours. However, I do have a copy of Tales from Shakespeare that I bought on a trip many years ago at an airport bookstore, so that remains the sole book on my shelves that has traveled anywhere.
13. Any ‘required reading’ you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad two years later?
None, I think I was pretty lucky with the required reading titles.
14. Used or brand new?
Brand new – I don’t mind used books, but only if they are undamaged and besides, I love that new book smell!
15. Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?
Yes, all of them except for Inferno.
16. Have you ever seen a movie that you liked more than the book?
I’ve yet to see one – there have been a few that have come pretty close, like Lord of the Rings, but nothing I’ve watched has ever equaled, let alone surpassed the book in my opinion.
17. A book that’s made you hungry?
The Famous Five series – all those picnics in the countryside with delicious sounding food never failed to make me hungry!
18. Who is the person whose book advice you’ll always take?
A couple of my close friends who have very similar reading tastes to mine.
19. Most read authors?
Cassandra Clare and Sarah J. Maas
20. Ship from two different books?
I haven’t given much thought to particular ships, but I’ve always felt that Percy Jackson and Shadowhunters are two fandoms that would make for a perfect crossover.
As usual, I won’t be tagging anyone, but feel free to do this tag if it interests you – I’d love to hear your answers for these questions!