It’s Thursday, which means it’s book tag day! This week I’m doing the Bookish Scenarios Book Tag, which I found on Erika’s blog at AndOnSheReads. If you aren’t following Erika’s blog, you’re really missing out and you should go follow her as soon as possible.
You have to get rid of all your books and you can only keep ONE from each of these genres: Contemporary, fantasy, nonfiction and one other of your choosing. What books do you keeps?
Wow! Starting off with some very rude and difficult questions I see. Can I just get rid of the person asking me to get rid of my books instead? If you’re forcing me to choose, I think I’d pick The Hating Game by Sally Thorne as my contemporary pick; Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch as my (urban) fantasy pick; Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson as my non-fiction choice; and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams as my one other choice.
You’re at the book store and you can hear a teenager telling their mother they don’t like to read, but their mother insists they pick something. You walk over and recommend a book you think is great for people who aren’t big on reading – what book is it?
This question is basically impossible to answer without asking a few questions first! First of all, I’d need to ask what the teenager is interested in. Are they into superheroes? Reality TV? Sports? Video games? Depending on how they answer, I’m sure I could find a great YA book that is similar to the things they’re interested in. As far as a general book recommendation goes? I might suggest You’ll Be The Death of Me by Karen M. McManus because it has twists and turns, a mystery, and it’s a relatively quick read that keeps you on your toes.
You’re not feeling yourself and need a pick me up. Which book do you read to put yourself in a good mood?
During moments like that, I reach for a contemporary romance. It’s hard to be grumpy when you’re reading a romance novel.
You go back in time for a day to your teenage years. What book would you most likely have caught yourself reading?
Teenage me would probably be rereading The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. I read that book so many times in high school and now I want to reread it again.
Your friend surprises you with a four-day trip and you have one hour to pack. Which book do you bring to read on the way?
I’m grabbing my Kindle and whatever book is on my bedside table already in progress. Grabbing my Kindle means that I don’t have to decide what I’m in the mood for at that exact moment, so it’s the best choice.
Your house has been robbed! Don’t worry – everyone is safe but your bookshelf has been raided. What’s the book you really hope is safe?
The person who raided my bookshelf won’t be safe for long, just saying. They’ll be especially unsafe if my Waterstones edition of Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston is gone, I just love the shiny sprayed edges on that one.
Your friend borrows a book and returns it in awful condition. Do you A) Just pretend you haven’t noticed, B) Ask them to repurchase it, or C) Secretly do the same thing to something of theirs?
Unfortunately, A) because I am a coward. I would definitely pretend that I didn’t notice, and then I would probably just by myself another copy of the book depending on how bad the damage it is. I would also then refuse to lend that person another book ever again.