It’s that time again to do another book tag. You may have seen Fives do one recently, so now it’s my turn.
Thanks Virginia @ The Sassy Library Fox for tagging me on this one! I loved her answers for this tag so please check that out.
- Provide the link to the creator’s original award post. (very important: see why in step 5)
- Answer the questions provided.
- Create 7 unique questions.
- Nominate 10 bloggers. Ensure that they are aware of their nomination. Neither the award’s creator, nor the blogger that nominated you, can be nominated.
- At the end of the year, every blog that ping-backs the creator’s original post will be entered to win the Outstanding Blogger Award!
1. If you could be a bookish villain for a day, which one would you choose and why?
Oh wow, starting it off hard, isn’t it? If I absolutely had to pick, I would have to choose Sebastian from The Mortal Instruments series. Is that bad of me? He was SUPER awful but he was also interesting as a complex character and not so easily written off as the “bad guy”. He had immense power so it’d be interesting to be in his shoes for one day, and one day only.
2. Any underrated book that should be known by more readers?
Definitely Starfall by Melissa Landers. It’s the sequel (companion novel?) to Starflight which had some more readers, but I enjoyed this one more with the main leads who had more chemistry in my opinion. It only has <4,000 ratings on Goodreads but it’s one of the space books that has cemented this genre into my reading repertoire and I think any wary reader into space sci-fi should definitely give this a try.
3. Translate the title of your favourite book into emojis.
Oh boy, this is super hard to guess so I’ll put two favourite books, one harder than the other. Here goes.
4. Name a book series you would have wanted to read more of!
There are a number of them but for the most part I feel these series have ended well where they are. However, the first one I can think of at the top of my head I wouldn’t mind seeing more of the world is Bloodlines by Richelle Mead (in the same universe of Vampire Academy, of course). I just think there’s so much potential for this hidden vampire world within our own that I would love to see more. Plus, have lots of cameo appearances of beloved characters!
5. What’s the last book you bought and why did you buy it?
Debbie Tung’s Book Love. I just finished her debut illustrated comic book on her life for the second time (I’m not skimming it at the bookstore while I was technically on shift this time) so I wanted to see what else she has made since. Super excited for this one which seems to be an amazing collection of comics that fits any book lover!
6. The most beautiful book cover you have ever seen?
Wow, that’s a hard question to answer. I am notoriously picky for what I consider “beautiful” covers. I tend to like more abstract artwork (with exceptions, of course) that features no visible character on it because I like to imagine them for myself (thank you very much). If I really had to just pick one?
It’d have to be The Kanin Chronicles. Yes, all 3 of them. And yes, these are some of the exceptions to the no visible character on the cover rule. I can’t pick the best out of them all. But the gorgeous contrast of the backdrop against the protagonist, Bryn, at the foreground is just PERFECTION. I can’t-
7. Which kind of hobbies do you have aside from reading?
I cross-stitch! Yet another lonely hobby that I do by myself. At least I can sit in front of the TV and cross-stitch at the same time. I made this gift for a friend last year for her birthday (I generally cross-stitch to make presents). It’s so time consuming that I have yet to dive back in, but I do have aspirations to make some more presents from designs I have collected recently.
- Which book universe would you want to live in for the rest of your life?
- If you had to pick, what mystical, non-human being would you date (e.g. hobbits, dwarves, fae, werewolves, etc.)?
- How has your favourite author inspired you in some way?
- What is a retelling/reimagination (of a classic, fairytale, etc.) that you would recommend to anyone who would listen?
- What book did you enjoy that a lot of others didn’t?
- Do you read in pitch silence or with music?
- Would you rather dog-ear the page or use whatever is lying around to mark your place in a book?
Kaya @ A Fictional Bookworm
Marta @ Monogamist Reader
Amber @ Escape Life in the Pages
Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books
Aria @ Snow White Hates Apples
Suhani @ Random Reader’s Rambles
Leslie @ Books Are The New Black
Louise H @ Life in the Book Lane
Nehal @ Quirky Pages
What’d you think of my answers? Can you guess #3? I’m looking forward to seeing some of yours!