The New York Times Book Tag
I was tagged by the lovely Jessica @ The Awkward Book Blogger. Thank you again for tagging me in this Tag! Don’t forget to check out her blog. 🙂
I am usually terrible at doing Tags and Awards, but I had not seen a New York Times Book Tag and I thought I would be ahead of the curve for once!
What book is on your nightstand right now?
The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafron. Started it earlier today.
What was the last truly great book you read?
The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Check my review for my thoughts!
If you could meet one author (living or dead), who would it be? What would you ask?
Dan Brown. Not only do I love his books, but the background checking he puts into his books is immense, and it takes him across the world meeting brilliant people from various fields, as well as beautiful places which he updates his fans on Facebook on.
What books might we be surprised to see on your shelf?
I have a book on the Holy Grail, which I got in the aftermath of reading The Da Vinci Code, and yeah…it has not been read. It is titled Holy Blood, Holy Grail, and is actually quite popular as it was an unofficial follow up to a BBC documentary in the 1980s.
How do you organize your personal library?
By author and then genre.
Harry Potter has its own special small bookshelf which sits atop a chest of draws, though it will be too small to house all the books soon, as I have pre-ordered the Fantastical Beasts screenplay.
What book have you always meant to read but haven’t gotten around to yet?
Acacia, David Anthony Durham. A book that is apparently similar to The Song of Ice and Fire series. However, it is nearly 700 pages, and it requires a bit of time investment by me which I am terrible at doing. I prefer to read 200-400 page books.
Disappointing, overrated, just not good: what book did you feel you were supposed to like but didn’t?
American Sniper – I read this before the film came out as it seemed like it would be an interesting read, but it had a multitude of problems. From the badly written and colloquial language, to ‘the Sniper’ himself, who was basically an arrogant and abusive man, American Sniper is a book I would not recommend to anyone. Who walks into a bar and beats up someone for talking to a girl you like the look of, but you haven’t even met her yet?! It was so horrendously bad that I couldn’t finish it. Ended up selling it on eBay.
What kind of stories are you drawn to?
YA, Fantasy, Crime, Mystery, Action/Adventure, Historical, Classics.
If you could require the president to read one book, what would it be?
Hillary or Trump. What an abysmal choice awaiting America?! No book will be able to help them unfortunately. Sorry!
What do you plan to read next?
After I finish Prince of Mist, I want to reread Pullman’s Ruby in the Smoke, as it has been over 10 years since I read it while at school.
Some new bloggers that I am now following, give them a look!
Shruti | This is Lit
Ella | The Wafflings
Sarah | Written Word Worlds
Laura | Reading Lust
Sammie | Bookshelves and Biros