Hello hello and welcome or welcome back to my little bookish corner of the internet. Time for a bookish tag, and this is one that I did last year, and I’ve brought it back for 2022.
How many books do you currently own?
I genuinely do not know! So many of my books are in storage at the moment, or I’d make my son count them to keep him busy for half hour. As we’re currently homeless and storage is almost non-existant, I have about twenty books with me, along with my Kindle and Audible installed on my phone. I’m trying not to buy any more books for a while because of our circumstances, and I’ll be making my way through the books I bought with my Christmas vouchers and have here.
How many books are you currently reading?
If you’ve been around here before, you’ll know this is my total weakness: I’ve always got multiple books on the go! At present I’m reading five different ones.
Choose a couple of books you read but didn’t enjoy?
There’s only two books that really spring to mind. I’ve got a lot better at stopping reading books if they don’t grab me by 10% in (although I really need to keep a record of those that I DNF!). However, before I got a bit stricter with that, I read The Starless Sea. I read this one after so many people praised it, and I pushed my way through it all, hoping it would get better, and it just didn’t. I think it’s one of those books where you either love it or hate it!
A cover buy?
Oh I’m a sucker for a pretty cover. I’ve bought so many books based on pretty covers. One of my most recent reads that was a cover buy was Six Crimson Cranes. This absolutely beautiful book was stunning to look at, and just as stunning to read. It’s been my first five star read of the year, and I’ll be telling everyone about it.
A book you own but hate the cover of?
I don’t know really. I don’t buy all my books based on the covers, but it is covers and titles that grab you straight away. I’m pretty hard to convince if I don’t like a cover! The only one I can think of is A Court of Silver Flames. I hate the new style covers, but then I didn’t enjoy the book either, and I genuinely don’t know whether I’ll continue with the series. We’ll see, I guess!
A book you haven’t read in years?
Les Miserables. It remains one of my favourite books of all time, but because of the length of it, it’s not one I can just casually reread. I would like to at some point, especially as I have a lovely clothbound edition now, but I’ll have to find the time to do so.
A book you will always recommend?
Ooh this depends on what the person likes to read. Circe is a book I think everyone can benefit from reading, but I also accept that some things just don’t work for some people! I’m also likely to recommend The Appeal, From Blood and Ash, and Truly Devious.
All time favourite book series?
ARGH I don’t know. A Court of Thorns and Roses will always hold a special place in my heart as it introduced me to reading fantasy as an adult. From Blood and Ash is just special. Truly Devious is absolutely up there. Murder Most Unladylike makes me laugh and guess every time I read a book. The Infernal Devices (Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince, Clockwork Princess) is a truly wonderful trilogy.
Where do you read?
Everywhere! I always have a book on the go that I can take around with me. So at home, in bed, I might read a paperback. If I’m on the bus, I’ve got an audiobook. If I’m waiting to go into an appointment, I’ve got an ebook. Always prepared!
What are the last two books you gave a 5 star rating?
Six Crimson Cranes, and The Tea Dragon Society.
Thanks for joining me today! I can’t wait to see the answers from other people. Tagging:
- Ellie Mai
- Anyone else!