Fellow blogger Carol Cork from Rakes and Rascals has challenged me to do this Book Tag post.
You must be honest.
You must answer all the questions.
You must tag at least 4 people.
1. What book has been on your shelf the longest?
That’s a tough one as I have so many books gathering dust on my bookshelf, but I think one of the longest resident’s has got to be PS. I Love You by Celia Ahern. I got it about the same time the film came out, I watched the film but as yet I haven’t even opened the book.
2. What is your current read, your last read, and the book you’ll read next?
The Madam of Blackstairs by Catherine Curzon.
An Unexpected Bride by Lara Temple.
Hard Hearted Highlander by Julia London.
3. What book did everyone like, but you hated?
Oh that is easy! Fifty Shades of Grey, I never even finished it.
4. What book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read, but you probably won’t?
I’m not actually sure! The first one that springs to mind is The Book Thief, again I have seen the film.
5. What book are you saving for retirement?
I don’t tend to think that far ahead, I usually just go with the flow.
6. Last page: read it first, or wait ’til the end?
Definitely wait! You miss out on so much If you just jump ahead.
7. Acknowledgement: waste of paper and ink, or interesting aside?
I think acknowledgements are really interesting, you get a sense of the authors thoughts at that time of their life.
8. Which book character would you switch places with?
Oh that is such a hard question! I’m not sure I would like to permanently switch places with a character I’m too much of a home girl. If I could do it for a day, I wouldn’t mind switching with Eden Farraday from His Wicked Kiss by Gaelen Foley. I would love to walk in her shoes, she is smart, adventurous, so much more courageous than your average heroine, who has also caught the eye of my favourite Knight brother, Jack.
9. Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life? (Place, time, person?)
None specific, every book I read sort of cements itself into my life in someway.
10. Name a book that you acquired in an interesting way.
I rescued a box full of mixed books from a skip once, my library was closing and they were dumping all the old and damaged books, so I saved them. Does that count?
11. Have you ever given a book away for a special reason to a special person?
Yes! To my dad, it was for a big birthday for him so I gave him a box set of Mario Puzo books.
12. Which book has been with you most places?
My notebook, I’m always jotting down bits and bobs.
13. Any “required reading” you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad two years later?
I didn’t go to highschool, so never had to do “required reading”.
14. Used or brand new?
15. Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?
Yes! I have read them all.
16. Have you ever seen a movie you liked more than the book?
Yes, The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks, great book but the film is so incredible.
17. Have you ever read a book that’s made you hungry, cookbooks included?
I don’t usually get effected in that way from a book.
18. Who is the person whose book advice you’ll always take?
There is quite a few fellow reviewers/bloggers that I respect hugely, especially Rose Blue and Carol Cork, who are both incredibly honest and wise ladies.
19. Is there a book out of your comfort zone (e.g., outside your usual reading genre) that you ended up loving?
I think the book that spring be to mind is The Night Circus, I don’t usually go for magical themed books with timeslips so when I had this given to me I wasn’t sure. But it is hugely enjoyable, it keeps you gripped.
This was a lot of fun, Thank you for the tag Carol.
Nat : Reading Romances
Julie : Bookish Jottings
Rosie : Rosie Amber
l look forward to reading your answers, ladies.