Book Tag | The A to Z Book Tag

This was one of the very first book tags I created on my very, very old (and now defunct) book blog. I was able to save my answers from before, so I will definitely compare it to this one after I am finished answering.

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I don’t know who created this tag, but whoever you are…thank you! Basically, this tag is a series of questions – 26 in all – which begins with the letter of the alphabet. Let’s go!

A – Author you’ve read the most books from 〉〉〉 David Levithan. I have read seven of his books: “Every Day,” “The Lover’s Dictionary,” “The Realm of Possibility,” “Will Grayson, Will Grayson,” “Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares,” Every You, Every Me,” and “Are We There Yet?” He definitely is one of my favorite authors.

B – Best sequel ever 〉〉〉 At the top of my head is “The Silkworm” by Robert Galbraith.

C – Currently reading 〉〉〉 “Love in the Time of Cholera” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. A long book, but wow, the writing is just amazing!

D – Drink of choice while reading 〉〉〉 Most of the time I don’t really drink while reading because I read after dinner and I am already lying on my bed by that time, but I guess I would say cold water because yeah, I do get up from time to time while reading.

E – E-Reader or Physical books 〉〉〉 I would say both. Of course I do want to have the physical copy, but I have to admit, I do read faster when reading eBooks.

F – Fictional character you would have dated in High School 〉〉〉 Ahhh, this is a tricky one because I love adult male characters…but okay, high school? Hmmm, probably Noah Shaw (Mara Dyer series).

G – Glad you gave this book a chance 〉〉〉 Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt. I know I wanted to read it, but if my friend Gie didn’t ask me to read it (I once asked my friends for book recommendations), I would probably never pick it up. It was sad, yet very, very, beautiful!

H – Hidden gem book 〉〉〉 The Steel Seraglio by Mike Carey, Linda Carey, and Louise Carey. I only saw the book once at Catriona of Little Book Owl’s video on YouTube, where she mentioned she will read the book for school, and I don’t know…I thought the cover was fascinating. Then I downloaded the eBook, and read it sometime last year, and oh my freaking gosh, it was sooo amazing! It totally blew me away! Well, I know I shouldn’t download eBooks for free, but if you must know, my physical copy of the book is already in transit. Yeee!

I – Important moment in your reading life 〉〉〉 Finishing the Fifty Shades series by E.L. James because it just made me crave for books. Prior to reading this in April 2013, I thought my bibliolife would start months ago because I got to finish a book in October 2012, then four books the following month…but December 2012 to March 2013 I didn’t read any, until I read Fifty Shades, and since then I have read at least one book a month up to this date.

J – Just finished reading… 〉〉〉 “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle. It was such a fun read, indeed!

K – Kinds of books you won’t read 〉〉〉 Well the thing is, I think I am open for anything, though I guess I will not pick books about politics or business and the likes. The kind of non-fiction I go for are usually memoirs and self help books (though I seem to have lost my love towards it already).

L – Longest book you’ve read 〉〉〉 Ummm, another tricky question because “longest” can be interpreted in many different ways. Page wise, longest would be “The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle” by Haruki Murakami with 600+ pages… but you see, there are books with high page count, but didn’t really have that much substance (ahem, “Grey” by E.L. James). But anyway, page wise, that would be it, but the longest time spent reading a book would be when I read “Since You’ve Been Gone” by Morgan Matson. Normally, when I read YA contemporary books, I usually finish them in 2 to 3 days, but this book took me one week to finish. Yeah, I didn’t like it as much as I hoped for.

M – Major book hangover because of… 〉〉〉 “Stolen” by Lucy Christopher. Ugh, that ending! Why, just why?!?

N – Number of book cases you own 〉〉〉 Just one. *snigger, snigger*

O – One book you’ve read multiple times 〉〉〉 Hahahaha, don’t judge me, but… the three books from the Fifty Shades series by E.L. James. I have read each of the books maybe five times in 2013… but by 2014, re-reading books wasn’t something I consider doing anymore.

P – Preferred place to read 〉〉〉 My room, most definitely!

Q – Quote that inspires you / gives you the “feels” 〉〉〉 Let’s do this both ways. A quote that inspires me is this quote from “Behind the Beautiful Forevers” by Katherine Boo – “…and maybe because of the boiling April sun, he thought about water and ice. Water and ice were made of the same thing. He thought most people were made of the same thing, too. He himself was probably a little different from the corrupt people around him. Ice was distinct from – and in his view, better than – what it was made of. He wanted to be better than what he was made of. In Mumbai’s dirty water, he wanted to be ice. He wanted to have ideals.” This quote had me with water and ice. As for the quote that gave me “feels,” I would go for something from “The History of Love” by Nicole Krauss: “Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.”

R – Reading regret 〉〉〉 That I didn’t discover the love of reading books earlier. If only I discovered this hobby before I started buying and collecting cassette tapes or magazines, for sure I have read way too much by now.

S – Series you started, but need to finish 〉〉〉 The Lunar Chronicles by Marrissa Meyer.

T – Three of your all-time favorite books 〉〉〉 “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne, “The History of Love” by Nicole Krauss, and “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak.

U – Unapologetic fangirl for… 〉〉〉 Christian Grey? Hahahaha. Oh my gods. But yeah. No apologies.

V – Very excited for this release more than any others 〉〉〉 “Armada” by Ernest Cline, but sadly I don’t own that book yet. Boo.

W – Worst habit 〉〉〉 Reading the eBook even if I own the physical copy of the book.

X- X Marks the Spot: the 27th book on your shelf 〉〉〉 Counting from the top left part of my book case to the shelf below it, that book would be “Misery” by Stephen King.

Y – Your latest book purchase 〉〉〉 Well, I still don’t have it (still in transit), but February 29, I purchased a copy of “Heidi” by Joanna Spyri in the edition I love – Puffin in Bloom – with cover design by Anna Rifle Bond.

Z – Zzzz snatcher: last book that kept you up way too late 〉〉〉 I forgot which was the last book technically…but I remember giving up sleep to finish “Champion” by Marie Lu, and it was a good decision because I just loved how it ended.

If you need to do book tags, feel free to tag me, lol… but sorry, those “award” thingies would be something I will decline, as I am not really into it.

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