Today I’m sharing another book tag, this time The Adventure Book Tag. I’m not 100% sure where this one originated, but I took my copies of the prompts from Literary Weaponary. Her post is from a few years ago, and I’m sure it’s been floating around elsewhere since, but I personally haven’t seen it, so that’s where I’m sharing it from.
Over the last eighteen months, I’ve read more fantasy, and thus more adventure, than I have since my childhood, which has been absolutely wonderful. It’s also a huge eye-opener for me, having discovered that I love these storylines so much. I had previously been reading a lot of historical fiction and contemporary fiction, which I still read some of now, but the amount has reduced dramatically and I’ve become more experimental with what I wanted to read. It’s been good for me. I think you can get into habits with reading that aren’t exactly negative but are just that – habits. It’s automatic to pick up a historical fiction book if that’s all you’ve been reading. So I’ve found myself almost discovering the range of reading again, which is why now seems like a great time to do this tag!
Which character would you love to go on an adventure with?
Magnus Bane! Magnus is one of my favourite characters from the Shadowhunters universe, and one of my favourite characters full stop. I think he could take me on some fantastic adventures. As we work our way through the series (I’ve read some by myself and some in Shadowhunter Saturday with ReadToRamble and FisBibliofiles), I’ve been so glad that he’s immortal and has been in every single book so far. I can’t wait to get to The Bane Chronicles to spend more time on him exclusively.
If you could be any character for the day, who would you be and why?
I’d have to say Feyre from A Court of Thorns and Roses, BUT at the end of A Court of Wings and Ruin. At this point, she’s got her powers, things are calm, she’s in a healthy happy relationship, and while things might not be perfect, she’s an utter badass. I have so much respect for the personal journey she goes on throughout the first part of the series (as in, not including A Court of Silver Flames, which I disliked), to go through everything she does and to come through the other side stronger, as well as having the selection of powers she does… I think I’d have a lot of fun being her for the day, and I’d probably learn a lot from it too.
What book is on your TBR bucket list?
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon. Every time I intend to start it – because I know that it’s going to suck me in and not let me go – something I need to read on a timeline pops up, and I haven’t got the time to! I really want to read it though, I’ve heard nothing but good things, and I love Shannon’s writing.
Which book has a contemporary setting you would love to go to?
I’m going to go with the Truly Devious series. To go to a school that dedicates its time and finances to supporting you in your passions, and allowing you to explore whatever it is you are interested in? This sounds absolutely amazing. I would crochet amazing things or finally write that series that is stuck in the back of my brain!
Which book has a fantasy / fictional setting you would love to go to?
I want to go to Atlantia, from From Blood and Ash. Starting at Spessa’s End and moving through the mountains (because Poppy and Casteel will help me with this, or at least Keiran), to explore the whole of the country. From what we’ve seen so far in both A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire, and more importantly, in The Crown of Gilded Bones, Atlantia is utterly amazing. As well as seeing what comes next in the story, exploring more of Atlantia is one of the things I’m most excited about with this series continuing.
What book or book edition would you do anything to get our hands on?
I’m not a particular book edition collector, but I would absolutely love the Fairycrate special editions of the From Blood and Ash books. They’re well beyond my finanical means and I’ve got friends who have bought them and I just want to hold them in my hands once….
Name a character who is very adventurous and daring.
There are so many characters I could pick – which is hazard of the job if you read a lot of fantasy books, I suppose – but I’m going to go with Cassidy Blake from the series by Victoria Schwab. When we meet her in City of Ghosts, she’s only just beginning to understand her abilities, but with the support from her friends, she becomes more so in Tunnel of Bones and Bridge of Souls. Maybe Cassidy wouldn’t see herself as adventurous or daring, but as a reader I certainly do.
Name the craziest or weirdest place you’ve ever read a book.
I suppose I have two answers to this one. I’ve read a lot of books in a lot of hospital departments, including A&E, because reading sometimes gives me something to focus on other than whatever it is that has landed me in there, especially audiobooks, helping to keep my stress levels under control.
My second answer is the airport in Kuala Lumpur. Now an airport might not sound like that weird a place to read a book, but Kuala Lumpur airport is built in a donut shape, with a rainforest in the middle. So I sat there, with my Starbucks muffin and cheap crime fiction novel, my back to the glass, when on the other side of the glass was a rainforest! It was very surreal, and amazingly cool.
As I tend to do, I’m not tagging anyone in particular, but consider yourself tagged if you would like to be!