Hey, everybody! I was tagged by the ever amazing Malanie @ malanielovesfiction to do the I Dare You! book tag. This one seems like so much fun so I’m glad I can end off this amazing blogging month with it. Let’s get started with the rules.
- Friends don’t lie.
- You must answer all the questions.
- You must tag four people.
1. What book has been on your shelf the longest?
So the one that’s been on there the longest is The Sisters Club by Megan McDonald. I got this one at a school book fair in probably second grade since it came out in 2008. I don’t know what got me to buy it but I’ve reread it about 10 times because, for a long time, it was the only book on my “shelf,” haha.
2. What is your current read, your last read, and the book you’ll read next?
I’m currently reading Ask the Passengers by A.S. King and loving it. The last book I finished was Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli and I loved it. And next, I’m gonna read The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien because I have to read it for my AP Lit summer reading.
3. What book did everyone like but you hated?
Uhhh probably Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews. I’m not sure actually how many people loved this book but it was probably popular for a reason besides it becoming a movie. This book just did not stick with me and I did not like it. But I just saw that I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads and I’m really confused as to why.
4. What book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read, but you probably won’t?
Definitely the Harry Potter series. I’m sorry! But true. I truthfully have no interested in this world or in reading about it or even seeing it (no I haven’t seen the movies either). I would also feel bad if I loved it after I’ve been bashing it for about seven years of my life. So I’ll probably never get to that one.
5. What book are you saving for your retirement?
Can I just say basically every classic ever? I hate reading classics so much now that I feel like maybe I’ll enjoy them more when I have more time to digest them and I’ll be wiser then too. So yeah, that.
6. Last page: Read it first or wait till the end?
Oh my gosh I love this question because when I was younger I loved reading the first page first but now I never do it! I would love how it felt like a spoiler but the rest of the story actually turned it into something. But now I don’t think I could ever do it.
7. Acknowledgment: Waste of paper and ink, or interesting aside?
For me, its a waste of paper and ink because I don’t read them! They’re really nice because the author can thank everyone who helped them but I personally don’t care. I feel like that sounds bad but its the truth because I don’t know any of those people.
8. Which book character would you switch places with?
Easily Lara Jean Song. I would love to be dating Peter Kavinsky, ugh, I love that boy so much. Like, I know he’s a jerk and it takes him a while to understand what he wants but he’s beautiful, caring, funny, and attentive. He’s literally my number one book boyfriend.
9. Do you have a book that reminds you something specific in your life? (Place, time, person?)
I honestly don’t think I do… I’ve never read a book that just gave nostalgia. So no I don’t have a book that reminds me of something specific in my life.
10. Name a book that you acquired in an interesting way.
I got about 7 of my books here but I’m going to say one and that is Death by Bikini by Linda Gerber. The story behind this one is that my middle school (which my mom also worked at) library was getting rid of some books that weren’t in the best shape or wanted anymore. They were all sitting out in the hallway and I took maybe an hour to just choose a bunch of books that looked interesting to me and that was one of them.
11. Have you ever given a book away for a special reason to a special person?
Nope. I have not. I don’t think I’ve given a single book ever since I started collecting. I have the worst hoarding outlook toward them it’s pretty bad.
12. Which book has been the most places with you?
I don’t think any of my books have been more places with me than others. If we aren’t talking about destinations and just through states (like road tripping) then I took Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda with me on my way to New York (that’s… eight states).
13. Any “required reading” that you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad two years later?
I don’t know yet I’m still in high school! So maybe I’ll go back and reread all my required high school readings once I’m in college and see how my opinions change. I feel like I’d still hate them all but maybe we’ll see.
14. Used or brand new?
I love used books! It’s especially nice with hardcovers because I don’t feel like I’m breaking the book when I first open it. And they’re cheaper and I’m all about a good sale.
15. Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?
No. Never even heard of him.
16. Have you ever seen a movie that you liked more than the book?
Yes! If we go back about… 13 questions. I liked Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl movie way more than the book. Makes sense though, the author is a screenplay writer! I can totally see where his ideas would be more understood on screen than written.
17. Have you ever read a book that made you hungry, cookbooks included?
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series! Every book has such detailed meal and snack scenes. Like, I really want to try Lara Jean’s perfect chocolate chip cookies. And her Asian food meal times just sound so good.
18. Who is a person who’s book advice you’ll always take?
My friend Maddie! She was the one who got me into young adult books with The Hunger Games and then later Divergent so I’ll always trust her to have me read amazing books. She also owns books so I can easily borrow them from her.
19. Is there a book outside your comfort zone that you ended up loving?
Ready Player One! I usually hate science fiction so I haven’t read it in a while but I fell in love with RPO. It was so action-packed and intriguing with its unique but realistic ideas. It was brilliant! I feel like I can read more sci-fi again because of it.
and if you want to do it, you’re tagged too!
That’s all for today, folks! Here are some questions to answer in the comments: What was your favorite book as a child? Or, what’s your favorite book genre?