I saw this on What Reading Does and it looked fun! Below are my answers!! 😄
Question One: How many books do you currently own?
Honestly? I have no idea. 🤫 My physical books are currently spread through 3 rooms (not including the cookbooks in the kitchen). I think I also still have some at both my parent’s houses. I lost count of my ebooks a long time ago. 😏
Question Two: How many books are you currently reading?
5 – ‘Every Other Weekend’, ‘The Hired Girl’, ‘Don’t Make Me Pull Over’, ‘Awaking Your Ikigai’, and ‘Blue Moon’. 2 are audiobooks but I’m thinking of restarting one (Ikigai) and taking notes because it has some great advice. 1 has been an ongoing read (The Hired Girl) because it’s so boring that I can’t stand more than a handful of pages at a time.
Question Three: Name a couple books you read but didn’t enjoy?
There’s not many that I absolutely hated. Most of the time, I’m ambivalent at worst. But there are some that I thought would be better used at kindling than reading material… 2 of which are ‘The Marriage Plot’ by Jeffrey Eugenides and ‘The People We Hate at the Wedding’ by Grant Ginder. 😖
Question Four: A cover buy?
I’m totally the type of person that shops by covers unless I’m out for a specific author. So most of my books were cover buys. 😬🤪
Question Five: A book you own but hate the cover of?
I have a book with a collection of Zora Neale Hurston’s stories. I love her but the cover is just so… meh. It’s an abstract painting; not bad but not my personal taste.
Question Six: A book you haven’t read in years?
‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee. It’s probably been 15 years or better. 🤔 And I have the prequel, ‘Go Set a Watchman’ in my TBR so it’s probably time I reread it so I’m fresh.
Question Seven: A book you will always recommend?
My book recommendations really depend on the person. So if you’re into romance and don’t mind sex scenes, I love Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter Series. The way she weaves romance and action and different mythologies… 😍 Anything by Bardugo, Stiefvater, Kagawa, and Meyer if you’re into YA. Shaara is great for history too, in my opinion.
Question Eight: All time favourite book series?
Like most “kids” my age, Harry Potter is on the list. So is Eragon, Crooked Kingdom, Twilight, Hush, Hush, Angelfall… Wait, was I supposed to pick just one? 😆
Question Nine: Where do you read?
Almost anywhere. But my favorite place is my couch with a cup of coffee or tea. I read in bed sometimes but it either results in my falling asleep or keeping my husband up because I’ll read all night if it’s a good book.
Question Ten: What are the last two books you gave a 5 star rating? Why?
‘The Weight of Feathers‘ by Anne-Marie McLemore. It was just such a gorgeous and unexpected love story. Not just between two people but also about acceptance. Of yourself, of others, of our differences. 💞
‘Soul of the Sword‘ by Julie Kagawa. It’s the second in her ‘Shadow of the Fox’ trilogy and only marginally better than the first. I’m forever fascinated with how incredible her world building is and how quickly I get sucked inside. A little over 2 weeks and I’ll have my hands on the 3rd book!!! 🤩
Feel free to share your answers to these questions too! In a comment, in a blog post… Any way you want. 🙂