Hey, everyone! Yes, I know I didn't post last week, but that's because I've been super busy this month. Also, the reason I'm doing a tag this week. (And no, I haven't changed my posting day to Sunday. It's still Saturday, I just took a little longer than I expected to get this post ready. :P) I would like to thank Faith and Libby May for tagging me! :D
The Bookish Tag Rules
-You must be honest
-You must answer every question
-You must tag at least 4 people
1. What book has been on your shelf the longest?
Well, this is a pretty easy question, because what you all don't know, is for the first 18 years of my life, I only had one book. . . Just kidding. Umm, no, this is actually kinda hard. :P I want to say it's one of my Bibles (I'm not a hundred percent sure though).
2. What is your current read, your last read, and the book you'll read next?
Haha, current read? Um, yeah, I've started like 8 books, and most of them have been waiting awhile to be finished. :P I think I may be in a reading slump so I just started reading Dare by Tricia Mingerink again in hopes that it will help pull me out of it.
My last read was Rose of the Night by Hope Ann.
And my next read is. . . I don't really know. I'll either finish one of the books I've already started, or I'll read Structuring Your Novel by K.M. Weiland.
3. What book did everyone like, but you hated?
Maybe the Divergent series? I don't necessarily hate it, but I didn't like it as much as everyone else seemed to. I really liked the first book, but that was about it. The second two were just kinda meh.
4. What book do you keep telling yourself you'll read, but you probably won't?
All the books I own that I have not read yet. Just kidding. Hey, I said I was kidding calm down, guys! I actually don't think I have an answer for this. I plan on reading all the books I tell myself I'm going to read.
5. What book are you saving for retirement?
All the ones I don't read before then. . . . What? I don't have specific books set aside for retirement. Who thinks about that anyway?
"These three I'll read tomorrow. This one I'll save for retirement. Ohh, I'll read these five tomorrow too. But I'm gonna save this stack for retirement. Tomorrow. Retirement. Tomorrow. Retirement."
6. Last page: read it first, or wait 'til the end?
Okay, so I've been known to take a look at the last page if I'm really enjoying the book, but I've kinda stopped because they have a tendency to not be very helpful to me. :P
7. Acknowledgement: waste of paper and ink, or interesting aside?
It can be pretty interesting. I actually don't think it's a waste of paper and ink because I like reading them, especially if it's an author I've never read before.
8. Which book character would you switch places with?
Oh, wow, this has got to be the hardest question in this tag. I feel I may get some strange looks when I say this, but I'm gonna say it anyway. I would switch places with Renna Faythe from the Blades of Acktar by Tricia Mingerink.
9. Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life? (Places, time, person?)
Not really. But I do have books that I bought because one of my friends on Goodreads recommends it. So whenever I see one of the books, it makes me think of the person who recommended it. Is that weird? Because I basically just said that some of my books remind me of bloggers. . .
10. Name a book that you acquired in an interesting way.
Can't. That's classified information. Just kidding. Hm, that's a hard one. I do have books that I saw on one of our shelves and I was like "This is mine now" and then put it on my own shelf. That's about as interesting as it gets. I mean, what counts as interesting?
"Now this book, I got stabbed in the foot trying to get this one. And this one here, was thrown at me."
11. Have you ever given a book away for a special reason to a special person?
I don't think so? Is that bad? I mean, I've thought about it, I just. . . haven't. . . done it. . . yet.
12. Which book has been with you most places?
My Bible, for sure. :D
13. Any "required reading" you hated in high school that wasn't so bad later?
Well, I graduated high school two years ago, so if I hated it then, I have yet to give it another try. There are some books that I was required to read that I'll probably never read again. :P
14. Used or brand new?
I prefer brand new, but I usually get used books in really good condition.
15. Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?
I've actually started one. It's one of the books that's still waiting to be finished. :P
16. Have you ever seen a movie you liked more than the book?
Um, I would probably have to say Tuck Everlasting. I liked the book, but I wasn't a huge fan. This is really the only one because I like always like the book more than the movie.
17. Have you ever read a book that's made you hungry, cookbooks included?
Well, of course, cookbooks make me hungry, I mean, it's food! But I don't exactly read those for fun? Mostly because I find them kind of repetitive. :P So I'd probably have to say Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer.
18. Who is the person whose book advice you'll always take?
Well, I'm not going to include my family. Besides, their book advice can sometimes be. . . questionable. :P
I'd say the person whose book advice I'll always take is Jonathan. :)
19. Is there a book out of your comfort zone (e.g. outside your usual reading genre) that you ended up loving?
Oh, that would definitely be the Blades of Acktar series. All my friends on Goodreads were really excited for the last book, Deliver, to come out. I read their reviews for the other books in the series and decided to give it a try. Now, they are some of my all time favorite books! :D
As always, please don't feel like you have to do this. If I tagged you, and you don't want to do it, that's fine. And if I didn't tag you and you would love to do this tag, consider yourself tagged! :D
What about you? Which book character would you want to switch places with? Do you have a book that you acquired in an interesting way?