Sundays are great for tags.
Sundays are boring. Sundays like to make fun of you by ruining your plans with the worst weather of the week. Sundays are long.
Tags are fun. Tags are a great excuse to sit in front of your shelves and stare indefinitely at them in search of the right answer. Tags make time fly so fast that once you hit the publish button, it’s 7pm and people are yelling at you because they’re starving and you’re the only one who knows where the oven is.
For all those reasons, I am declaring Sundays to be Tag days! I will post a tag every Sunday until A) I catch up with the huge backlog sitting on my draft B) run out of tags
Thank you to The Bookish Underdog for nominating me!
1. INITIAL ATTRACTION – A book you bought because of the cover?
I was drawn to Passenger because of its cover. This was before I started taking risks with my book choices so I was very hesitant about buying it. Thankfully, it was chosen as the book of the month for the Hype or Like Friday, which was the final push that helped me make the decision. Regardless what you think of the story itself, that cover is beautiful.
2. FIRST IMPRESSIONS – A book you bought because of the summary?
All of them? Even if I like the cover of a book, I always check the synopsis, but I guess we all do. Recently, I came across 3.00am. The blurb is short but so efficient that I had to buy it. Now I need the time to read it…
The average person is awake for sixteen hours a day.
Henry Bins is awake for one.
He wakes up each day at 3 a.m. then falls asleep at 4 a.m.
Life is simple.
Until he hears the woman scream.
And sees the man leave the house across the street.
But not just any man.
The President of the United States.
3. SWEET TALK – A book with great writing?
David Meredith’s writing is so lyrical it transports you right to Snow White’s castle. I loved the images, the sound of the words ringing in my mind, everything about it.
4. FIRST DATE – A first book in a series that made you want to pick up the rest?
It has to be The Maze Runner. I am dying to read the next books. Hubby bought them this week and we’re expecting the book mail to arrive very soon.
This reminds me I still have to write my review for The Maze Runner. Oops.
5. LATE NIGHT PHONECALLS – A book that kept you up all night?
Black Widow. I just could not put it down. It was totally worth looking terrible the next day. I may have had puffy eyes in the morning but there was a smile on my face. I swear. Even though no one could see it from beyond my tea mug.
6. ALWAYS ON MY MIND – A book you couldn’t stop thinking about?
This story about a little boy who lost his father moved me so much that it stayed with me for a long time. I kept many quotes from the book. Some of them are on post-its over my desk. It is filled with so many emotions, it is impossible not to feel anything while reading it.
7. GETTING PHYSICAL – A book that you love the feel of?
This is my very first edition of Harry Potter. The 1999 French version of the story who touched so many of us. Yes, I am being emotional today. But the point is I love the yellow pages and the old scent of this book. I used to carry it around everywhere so I am surprised it is still looking pretty good.
8. MEETING THE PARENTS – A book you’d recommend to family and friends?
I’d recommend the slap, to remind everyone that all families have problems. I really enjoyed witnessing that bunch of family and friends struggle to cope with the events. Did I mention I love books studying human relations? I love them. Very very much.
9. THINKING ABOUT THE FUTURE – A book/series you know you’ll reread many times in the future?
I have already used my Harry Potter card, so I will go with my all-time favorite classic, 1984. I am pretty sure this is the only mandatory book I have actually enjoyed reading. In fact, I loved it so much I did not want to return it to the library. It looked great on my desk. Note to myself: buy a copy and reread it twice a year.
10. SHARE THE LOVE – Who do you tag?