I love when I get tagged in one of these, and I especially love when it introduces me to a new blogger to follow. Emma from Bookworm Girl tagged me in this lovely tag, which was created by Estelle from Estellosaurus.
It’s the perfect way to take a little closer look at my bookshelves and my reading habits. Ideal to do now, since the world has been pretty much behind closed doors for the last few months.
What are you reading at the moment, if you aren’t reading, what have you just finished?
Right now I’m reading Wonderland by Juno Dawson. I got a preview copy from Netgalley and I dove right on in.
What book does everyone love that you just don’t get?
There are a few, but for me it has to be Six of Crows. I’m not really a fantasy reader so it was a mismatch anyway, but no matter how many times I tried (and there were three of them) I couldn’t get into it.
What book or book series deserves its very own Netflix (other streaming sites are available) series?
Luckily a lot of books I enjoy have already been adapted. That said, I would love to see an adaptation of Meg Cabot’s All American Girl. It was one of my favourite books as a teenager, and I would love to see Sam and David’s relationship brought to the screen.
Is there a book you just could not finish? Why?
I’ve started to abandon books a lot more recently, whereas previously I would read on no matter how much I wasn’t enjoying the book. The book I most recently put down was Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. I know people are loving it but I didn’t get into it at all.
What book is your go to recommendation when someone asks you to suggest a good read?
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. You know a book is good when you take time out of sightseeing to read it.
Is there a book you’ve read multiple times? Why do you keep going back to it?
I’ve read A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens every Christmas since 2016. I find it the perfect book to put me in the mood for Christmas, and it’s a good prequel for watching the Muppets version on Christmas Eve.
What was that one book you had to study at school you would definitely never, ever read again?
I think the only book from my school years I wouldn’t read again is Brian Moore’s Lies of Silence. It’s not a totally awful book, it just really isn’t my usual genre.
Is there a book that stirs a memory for you of a point in your life?
Any time I hear of The BFG I remember reading it as a child with my Dad. It’s a hugely emotive book for me and I always smile when I think of it.
Who is one literary character you’d like to punch in the face?
If I say Umbridge, will I get detention?
If you could re-write the ending of a book, which book would you pick and how would you change it?
I really had to think about this one, but I think I’d go for The Friend Zone by Abbey Jimenez. I felt the ending was a real kick in the teeth to anyone struggling with the issues raised, and I definitely didn’t enjoy it.