I Should Have Read That Book Tag! | Ft. My Guilty Face

Thank you so much to Abi for nominating me to participate in this tag! It’s been a while since I last wrote a book tag, so my book blogging brain is a little rusty. However, I anticipate that this will be a fun post! Hope you stick to the end, as you may even be a nominee…

Rules

  • Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post
  • Answer the questions below
  • Tag 10 others to take part in the tag
  • Enjoy the tag!

A book that a certain friend is always telling you to read

Whenever I’m recommended a book by my friend, I tend to read it straight away. Off the top of my head I can’t think of one. 

A book that’s been on your TBR forever and yet you still haven’t read it

Call me guilty for not reading Animal Farm by George Orwell yet! It’s been on my TBR for years and I want to fully immerse myself in the literature and context behind it. Do you have any useful resources for Animal Farm so that I can study it?

A book in a series you’ve started, but haven’t gotten around to finishing

A Court Of Thorns And Roses was a stunning book, but I couldn’t get into the sequel! It just didn’t vibe with me in the same way the first one did. I would love to finish the series one day but at the moment I can’t enjoy it thoroughly so it doesn’t seem worth pulling through a novel if I don’t enjoy it.

A classic you’ve always liked the sound of, but have never actually read

Jane Eyre sounds beautiful! 

A popular book that it seems everyone but you has read

I was such a big fan of Fangirl, however I’ve not yet picked up Carry On. It sounds fantastic since I loved Simon and Baz’ narrative in the original book. However I don’t have my own copy so it’ll have to wait until libraries are open again.

A book that inspired a film/TV adaptation that you really love, but just haven’t picked up yet

Swallows and Amazons is a beautiful children’s film that I enjoy to this day. Although I haven’t read its book adaptation yet. I’d be interested to know whether it’s similar or completely different from the film!

A book you see all over Instagram but haven’t picked up yet

The Poet X has been on bookstagram for ages now, and I still haven’t read it. I love Elizabeth Acevedo’s “With The Fire On High” and I anticipate The Poet X will be brilliant too. My library offers on online eBook experience and fortunately it’s available to borrow at the moment! I’ll have to read it soon.

I Nominate:

One Book More

What Rebecca’s Read

Elsie LMC

Starry Sky Books

A Fangirl’s Opinion

Marshmallow Harmonies (my favourite bookish gal on the blogosphere, the reason I write book tags today hehe, thank you Rhi!)

The Mood Reader (Yna)

Kristin Kraves Books

Reading With Daniella

Hammock Of Books

That’s all folks!

What book are you going to read next? What are you reading at the moment?

Have a lovely day, and see you on Friday for another post in The Plastic Planet series. Take care,

erin x

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The Ultimate Book Tag

It’s been a while since I’ve done a tag and there’s no time like the present! I wasn’t tagged to do this but the questions were fun so I decided to do it. I found this tag on The Bibliophile Girl’s blog, you can check it out here!

Do You Get Sick While Reading In The Car?

I have never read in the car so I don’t know… A magazine or something I can cope with but I think a novel would be too hard to endure.

Which Author’s Writing Style Is Completely Unique To You And Why?

Jaqueline Wilson, the British children’s author, really stands out to me. Her writing combines description and plot so well that I never notice it! I’ve not read one of her books, fully, for years. Yet now I look back I can see why I enjoyed her.

Harry Potter or Twilight? Give 3 Reasons Why.

Harry Potter has better writing, no love triangles (for the most part) and cute animals. I have problems with both series but I think Twilight is awful compared to Harry Potter. But somehow the cheesy, trashy romance is a fun book to reread?

Do You Carry A Book Bag? If So, What’s In It (Besides Books)?

No, but if I have a bag with me it will have a book in it.

Do You Smell Your Books?

Of course! The second-hand books are always best.

Books With or Without Illustrations?

Without please – I don’t like my imagination being restricted!

What Book Did You Love While Reading, But Discovered Later It Wasn’t Quality Writing?

Twilight and Shatter Me…

Do You Have Any Funny Stories Involving Books From Your Childhood?

I wrote fan-fiction for Hetty Feather all the damn time but made myself a character in the plot… When the author continued the series I was disappointed to not be the protagonist 😂

What Is The Thinnest Book On Your Shelf?

iCount – Your Step By Step Guide To Climate Bliss (only 80 pages!)

What Is the Thickest Book On Your Shelf?

The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt (863 pages!)

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Do You Write As Well As Read? Do You See Yourself Being An Author In the Future?

My friend and I are working on a children’s book at the moment! I’m doing most of it, but having someone to contribute ideas is always helpful.

What Is Your Favourite Classic Book?

Wuthering Heights or Great Expectations! I can’t get into classic novels, but these two were really enjoyable.

When Did You Get Into Reading?

I’ve always loved it, but I became labelled a bookworm about two years ago! Before then I was only reading 30-50 books a year.

What Was Your Best Subject In School?

I’m at an even level in every subject really, but English is the most intriguing and French is by far the easiest!

If You Were Given A Book As A Present That You Read Before And Hated, What Would You Do?

Accept it, then donate it to charity shop. If they cared enough to ask me my thoughts on it then of course I would be honest!

What Is A Lesser Known Series That You Know Of That Is Similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger Games?

Delirium by Lauren Oliver is very similar to The Hunger Games, except there aren’t any Hunger Games!

Is Harry Potter comparable to anything? I don’t think I know of a series similar to it, but there are definitely stand-alones.

What Is A Bad Habit You Always Do (Besides Rambling) While Filming?

As many times as I have attempted YouTube, sadly I haven’t pulled through.

What Is Your Favorite Word?

Give me a word and it will become my favourite!

Are You A Nerd, Dork, or Dweeb?

I did have to search these terms up, so perhaps I’m a dummy 😆 I don’t think I am any of them, but dork fits me from the definition!

Vampires of Fairies? Why?

Vampires all the way! I have never enjoyed fantasy so my understanding of fairies isn’t great, that’s why I prefer vampires. And I don’t mean soft, Twilight vampires – more like brutal Dracula vampires!

Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?

Probably shape-shifters, but I’ve not read many books on them.

Spirits or Werewolves? Why?

Spirits can take all sorts of forms in a novel, and as the category is broader I much prefer them to werewolves!

Zombies or Vampires? Why?

I think vampires win on this one, purely because I have not read a single book about zombies!

Love Triangles or Forbidden Love?

Love triangles can be fun if they are written well (but in most cases they aren’t) and forbidden love can also be interesting. These two themes work especially well in dystopian fiction!

Full on Romance Books Or Action-Packed With A Few Love Scenes?

A good mix is healthy. Too much romance and your heart goes mushy, too much action and daily life becomes boring!

erin x

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