The “I Dare You Book Tag!”

I love book tags, and today I’m doing one that’s been around a little while. It’s called the I Dare You Book Tag. I’m not sure who created it, but I saw it on Books Are the New Black. It’s going to be a long one so let’s jump in.

What book has been on your shelf the longest?

The Starless Sea has been on my shelf the longest. My husband bought it for me at Christmas. I started reading it at the first of the year, but then I hit a reading slump and put it down. Hopefully, I can finish it before the end of the year.

What is your current read, your last read, and the book you will read next?

Current: Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff. And omg, I love it. I can’t wait to finish it up, but at the same time I don’t want it to end!

Last: The Poppy War by R.F. Kaung. I had mixed feelings on this one. Check out the review for my rambling thoughts.

Next: Hmm. Maybe The Starless Sea.

What book did everyone like but, you hated?

Wytches by Scott Snyder. I just found the story hard to follow and the art was distracting.

What book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read, but you probably wont?

If I’m being totally honest it will probably be Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer. I started reading it, but I just couldn’t connect with it.

Which book are you saving for retirement?

I’m a long way from retirement, but probably anything by Ken Follet. I love his work, but it takes me forever to finish his books.

Last Page: Do you read it first or wait to the end?

Do people actually do that? If you do let me know in the comments. I would like to know the reasoning behind it.

Acknowledgements: Are they a waste of paper and ink or interesting?

I don’t always read acknowledgements, but I think they are important. I think it’s awesome for authors to thank people that helped them through the process.

Which book character would you switch places with?

I read a lot of books with a lot of danger in them. I don’t really want to switch places with anybody I could think of.

Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life?

I have a lot of them, but the first that came to mind was The Bear and the Nightingale. My husband surprised me with it on our first married Christmas. He bought me several books, but it was the one I opened first.

Name a book you acquired in an interesting way.

I can’t remember the title, but when I was little a woman at a garage sale gave me several books. My parents offered to pay her, but she wouldn’t take any money for them.

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

My husband and I were friends before we ever started dating. He was in the Marine Corps, so we really couldn’t see each other much. We texted back and forth while I read the Percy Jackson Series. He said he was interested in reading them, so I gave them to him on his next trip home.

Which book has been with you the most places?

My copy of Carrie went on a road trip with me, so I guess it technically wins. It went to three different states with me.

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

I didn’t really hate any required reading. I didn’t love Frankenstein, but I haven’t revisited it.

Used or brand new?

I don’t mind used books. I think it’s a great way to save money. However, I read a lot of new releases so most of mine are brand new.

Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?

I have not.

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

Not that I can think of. I’m not a big movie watcher.

A book that’s made you hungry.

Game of Thrones! The food descriptions were great.

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

I trust my friend Teresa’s advice for sure. And my friend Karter. They both have great taste.

Most read authors?

Sarah J Maas and Riley Sager

Ship from two different books?

Azriel from the A Court of Thorns and Roses series with Sansa from Game of Thrones. Poor Sansa just needs better taste in men.

I hope you enjoyed the I Dare You Book Tag! If you want to play along, I dare you! If you do play along, let me know in the comments!


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