Tag Tuesday: I Dare You

1. What book has been on your shelf the longest?

Definitely Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban. My aunt bought it for my birthday one year and she didn’t realise it was the third book in a series. I didn’t either, so I read a couple of chapters. I eventually asked her why a book about a wizarding school would start at the third year and she realised her mistake and bought me the first two.

2. Your current read, your last read, and the book you’ll read next?

My current read is Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody. My last read was Talon by Julie Kagawa and my next read is Rogue by Julie Kagawa.

3. What book did everyone like, but you hated?

Caraval by Stephanie Garber. If you’ve read my previous posts about books I hate, this one was always at the top of those lists. I gave it one star. It was the worst book I have ever read/finished. It’s the reason why I started DNFing books.

4. What book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read, but you probably won’t?

Deltora Quest series 3. I loved the first series and I was a bit meh with the second, but I’m just not motivated to pick up the 3rd.

5. What book are you saving for retirement?

I’ll probably reread Land of Elyon by Patrick Carman over and over again.

6. Last page: read it first, or wait ’til the end?

I don’t really get why people would read the last page first. It just seems really weird to me. What does it do for you?

7. Acknowledgement: waste of paper and ink, or interesting aside?

I never read the acknowledgements. I don’t think I ever will if I’m being complete honest.

8. Which book character would you switch places with?

I think it would be fun to be Hermione Granger. Get to attend Hogwarts, learn new things AND READ! Because we all know Hermione loves reading.

9. Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life? (Place, time, person?)

10. Name a book that you acquired in an interesting way.

I have a copy of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley that I stole from high school even though I hated it. I stole it more out of spite. Ended up saving me money in university though because we had to read it then too. Honestly, I didn’t read it either time and my mum told me that she’ll read it and if she liked it, I had to try reading it again. She hated it so much.

11. Have you ever given a book away for a special reason to a special person?


12. Which book has been with you most places?

I haven’t been many places, but I’ll have to say Land of Elyon: Dark Hills Divide by Patrick Carman because I’ve read it a lot and taken it to places with me when reading it.

13. Any “required reading” you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad two years later?

Probably A Midsummer Nights Dream by William Shakespeare. I didn’t find it all that bad before because we had to read it out, but it was a lot better reading the whole thing through myself.

14. Used or brand new?

I don’t really care to be honest as long as I can get the whole set.

15. Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?

No, not really interested in them either.

16. Have you ever seen a movie you liked more than the book?


17. Have you ever read a book that’s made you hungry, cookbooks included?

Yes. I literally imagine the food in all the books I read and it makes me hungry, and then disappointed because I can’t have those foods.

18. Who is the person whose book advice you’ll always take?

My cousin and my mum. We all have really similar tastes in books, especially now that my cousin has figured out there’s more books than Harry Potter in the world.

19. Is there a book out of your comfort zone (e.g., outside your usual reading genre) that you ended up loving?

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