I was tagged by the lovely Shantelle @ A Writer’s Heart for the By The Book Tag! Thanks Shantelle! ^_^ I’m not tagging anyone specific, but if the questions look fun, feel free to snag ’em and let me know if you do it so I can see your answers! 😀
1. What book is on your nightstand now?
Ashburn by Julia Erickson. It’s fun so far! I don’t usually read contemporaries or thriller/suspense books, but I’m enjoying it. 🙂
2. What was the last truly great book you read?
I just reread Archer’s Goon by Diana Wynne Jones, which was BRILLIANT. I love it to smithereens. ❤
3. If you could meet any writer – dead or alive – who would it be? And what would you want to know?
Off the top of my head… J.R.R. Tolkien, Diana Wynne Jones, Lloyd Alexander, Stephen R. Lawhead, and Mirriam Neal. And so so SO many writer friends I know online, because that would be INCREDIBLE. Time would fail me to list them all here. ❤ And I’d want to know everything. 😄 And/or just chat. Because that would be fantastic.
4. What books might we be surprised to find on your shelves?
Um… nonfiction books? 😄 *surprise!* I don’t really know, though. I have a weird collection of books because my taste is odd and varied. 🙂 Lots of people would probably be surprised at different books I own but it would depend on the person, probably. *shrug*
5. How do you organize your personal library?
The books I’ve read are (usually) organized alphabetically by author. But that changes if I feel like rearranging them by genre. My unread books are usually organized by which I want to read next and by genre.
6. What book have you always meant to read and haven’t gotten around yet?
OH SO MANY. So, so many. *points to ginormous TBR list*
A few off the top of my head: The Healer’s Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson, The Moorchild by Eloise Jarvis McGraw, and The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen.
7. Anything you feel embarrassed never to have read?
Hum. Not… really? Mostly I don’t feel like I HAVE to read books, or if I do, I’m not really embarrassed that I haven’t, because it just means I haven’t gotten around to them or don’t want to read them? I guess it’s a little sad that I haven’t read Emma by Jane Austen yet, Inkheart by Cornelia Funke, or The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle.
8. Disappointing, overrated, just not good: what book did you feel you are supposed to like but didn’t?
Off the top of my head… The Little Prince, some of Hans Christian Anderson’s stories, and some of the stories in Five Enchanted Roses.
9. Do you remember the last book you put down without finishing?
Ummm. I hardly ever don’t finish books. I can only remember like… 2. So I guess the last one was A Mighty Fortress by Faith Blum. It just wasn’t for me. *shrug*
10. What kind of stories are you drawn to? Any you stay clear of?
SO MANY! But mostly fantasy books, fairytale retellings, and I’m increasingly drawn to odder things like steampunk or heist books, just because they’re fun. Really though, I’m drawn to any kind of book that sounds interesting. 🙂 IF IT’S GOOD, I’LL READ IT. (I know that’s vague. Shush. Don’t judge me. XD)
Stay clear of… Well, I try to avoid dystopians. They are not enjoyed by me… I also don’t like icky content in my books either, so I prefer clean books. I also don’t like really creepy stories, so thus far I mainly steer clear of paranormal or horror books, and I don’t do zombies in any form. 😄
11. If you could require the president to read one book, what would it be?
Hmm. Previous answers were the Bible, which is a good choice. I’d say the American Constitution would be a good start too. 😉
12. What do you plan to read next?
The Rose and the Balloon by Kirstin Fichter (a.k.a. KiriLiz), which is a steampunk Beauty and the Beast retelling novella, coming out August 1st! I’m very excited. 😀 I’d share the cover but it’s not out yet… however I hear that there may be a cover reveal next week, so I can’t wait for that! ^_^ Here’s a collage the author made from pinterest pictures instead:
How about you? What would your answers be to any of these questions?
Thanks for reading! 🙂