I found this tag over at coffeelovingbookoholic.com and thought I’d give it a try! If you haven’t checked out this blog yet, please do. There’s a lot to read including book reviews, awards, tags, top books, wrap-ups and more!
This tag was originally created by the bookish underdog. Please also check out this blog if you haven’t already…
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1. Find a book on your shelves with a blue cover. What made you pick up the book in the first place?
I really loved this book and the cover has to be one of my favorites. The cover baited me from the moment I saw it, but the fact that it was a Labyrinth retelling is what sold me.
2. Think of a book you didn’t expect to enjoy but did. Why did you read it in the first place?
I had to read this for a college sociology class and given the content, I didn’t think I would like it. It was actually really good and I couldn’t wait to get to the end to discover what was going to happen. It’s hard to believe, but it’s a true story.
3. Stand in front of your bookshelf with your eyes closed and pick up a book at random. How did you discover this book?
Half Broke Horses
I picked this up from a book sale for .50 cents along with The Glass Castle. It sounded interesting and I plan to read it this year. I still have to read The Glass Castle too which is now a movie!
4. Pick a book that someone personally recommended to you. What did you think of it?
A Monster Calls
Wow, when I first read this, I was so emotional. It wasn’t what I expected, but I still rated it 4 stars because it was good. I went back and read it all over again a few months later and ended up giving it a higher rating because I felt that the book deserved 5 stars. I personally just had a hard time with some of the events in the book.
5. Pick a book you discovered through book blogs. Did it live up to the hype?
Above the Flames by Cassandra Fear
I actually won this on a blog giveaway. I loved the cover and after reading the blurb, it sounded cool. I didn’t necessarily see a bunch of hype for it, but it was definitely a good book. You can see my Q&A with the author HERE.
6. Find a book on your shelves with a one word title. What drew you to this book?
Tapestry by Laurel Lee
I picked up Walking Through Fire at a sale years ago. I was so stuck in the book that I couldn’t put it down. It’s a true story and after I finished it, I had to know what happened to Laurel. I purchased this and was very pleased with it. It has photos and it’s written in journal format. Diagnosed with Cancer at 29, her story is amazing…
7. What book did you discover through a film/TV adaptation?
I didn’t read the book until after I discovered the first season. I’ve read the first three and need to read the rest.
8. Think of your all-time favorite books. When did you read these and why did you pick them up in the first place?
This is so hard! I could add tons of books here. I read all of these at various times and one as far back as childhood (Favorite Poems). Each one I picked up for various reasons. Chris Farley and Jim Gaffigan both make me laugh and I will never tire of them. Some are educational and I love that. Some I read because they are my favorite music artists or celebrities. A few are emotional and I like those types of books sometimes. I just grab what I feel like reading at the time. Roughly half of these that you see below I read this year.