Hello!!! Work is insane at the moment, and I am currently in the middle of 5 books since book hopping is my current reading obsession; I start a book, put it down and pick up another. As much fun as it is for me, probably not so much fun for you guys to find nothing to read every week so it looks like a fun book tag is in order! I do not know where this tag originated from, but I’m still going to post it anyways. Here we go:
- What is your favorite book?
I just can’t pick one…I have a top 5 list that rotates depending on my mood but these will always be my favorites: Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen, Fatherland by Robert Harris, Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, Crime & Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, and Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice. I’m like every other book nerd, I don’t have just one favorite book.
- Who is your favorite author?
Jane Austen, Tasha Alexander, Leo Tolstoy, Julia Quinn; I know I cheated and wrote 4 instead. What? I can’t just pick one!
- What genre do you prefer?
Historical Fiction, or Historical Nonfiction are my two go-to genres (Duh)
- What is your favorite book series?
Lady Emily Mysteries by Tasha Alexander, Harry Potter Series, The Selection Series, An Assembly Such as This Series (Mr. Darcy’s version of Pride & Prejudice, SO GOOD!)
- What books did you hate reading in school?
The short story collections *shutter* They were terrible and always had some underlining meaning or symbolism I never understood. I still dislike 98% of them, and only found one I like; Tyranny of Petticoats.
- What is the first book you remember reading as a child?
Pigs in Hiding – My mom read it to me almost every night and would make funny voices for each pig, I have my own copy since it is no longer in print.
- Bookstores or libraries?
- How many books do you own?
I’ve lost count, too many in my house and I think I still have a box or two in my cousin’s attic back in London.
- Do you read before bed?
Always, even if I am super tired I try to squeeze in a few pages.
- What is your most comfortable reading position?
Sitting Indian style (legs crossed)… anywhere; on my bed, on the sofa, in my car, at my desk, at the dinner table – I read everywhere and anywhere.
- What is the most recent book you read?
Finished: Girls with Swords by Lisa Bevere. Currently Reading: Underground Railroad, Dead Presidents, Liar-Temptress- Soldier- Spy, The Light of Paris, and Winter.
- What quote from any book will you never forget? Why is it significant?
” It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” – Pride & Prejudice. This quotes began my love and obsession with Jane Austen.
- Science Fiction or Fantasy?
- What books do you regret reading?
How to Be Single, The Scarlet Letter, and anything by Ernest Hemingway.
- How large is your bookshelf?
I have a giant old-fashioned book shelf in my living room and numerous piles of books all over the rest of my house.
- On average, how many books do you read per year?
It depends.. 2 years ago I read about 50, and last year I read around 75 books. I try to read an average of 30 per year, but I think I have surpassed that.
- What book can you read hundreds of times and never get tired of?
Any of the top 5 favorites, Harry Potter, or any Julia Quinn book.
- Do you like to read outside?
Yes, I like finding a nice park bench to sit and read, and I like reading at the beach even though it doesn’t happen very often.
- What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned from a book?
Follow your heart, it the compass of your soul.
- Of the past year, what is the greatest book you’ve read?
The Edge of Nowhere. It is a historical fiction novel that takes place during the dust bowl, and it is so freaking good!!!! Best book I have read by far this year, and I have read a lot of books already!
That is it!! Feel free to do this tag and be sure to tag me so I can see what you have written! I tag all of you lovely followers! I hope you are having a fantastic Thursday, let me know what you are reading in the comments below.
PS – I do love that Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face was just a typical book loving nerd who became a model and got to dance with Fred Astaire. *sigh* I would love to work in book store.. LOL!