February 7, 2018 by elnadesbookchat
Last fall I started collecting book tags that I liked. Many of them I wasn’t tagged for, but thought I would keep track of them for a rainy day. I saw Reading Sanctuary doing this tag and I really liked the questions. This tag was created by The Book Loving Pharmacist, you can check out their original post here. Here is their idea on how this tag works:
Picture this, you’ve encountered a bubble or portal which, if you step through, can manipulate the time inside. With this, you can read all the books you want and when you step out of the bubble, no time has passed in the real world. You can finally make time for all those books you’ve been ignoring. So, now that you’ve stepped through the time bubble, answer the following questions:
What book (or audiobook) have you been meaning to read for a long time but haven’t gotten around to reading.
The Magician’s Land (The Magicians #3) by Lev Grossman
This audiobook has been on my TBR for a couple of years now. I listened to the first two books fairly close together, but never got around to the third. I liked the series, so I don’t really have a good reason for this. The only thing I can think of that maybe kept me from finishing it is that I started watching the TV show. I like the show too, but knew it was starting to go off script in the second season and I didn’t want the book to spoil the show. Anyways, now it has been so long since I read the first two I will probably have to reread them before I do this one.
A book you have been meaning to reread, but haven’t.
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
This was the first book by Maggie Stiefvater that I ever read and I just loved it. It is one of the few books that I have cried over the ending. I just found it so beautiful. I know a lot of people had issues with the book, but I loved it. I read the other books in the series, and I liked them as well, but not as much as this one.
A book from a genre you don’t normally read, but have been meaning to try and give it a chance.
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
My husband is the complete opposite of me when it comes to reading. He pretty much exclusively reads non-fiction. I think the last fiction book he read was Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. He often recommends books to me even though he knows I won’t read them (usually). He just keeps going on about this book and how interesting it was. I keep thinking about. I do try to read at least one non-fiction a year though, so this might be the one for 2018.
A series you’ve been wanting to read, but haven’t because of how long it is.
This series just seems perfect for me, but I just can’t get past the length, and there are so many of them at this point. I tried watching the TV show, but just couldn’t get into it. Not sure why, maybe all the hype is getting in the way. Anyway, I keep saying someday…
I could also have easily picked the Shanara Chronicles by Terry Brooks. I love that TV show, but the books are long and there are a lot of them.
A book you wish you could go back in time and read for the first time.
This was a hard one for me. But I finally settled on Harry. But I decided to twist this answer a bit. I would love to go back in time and give this book to my 11 year old self to read for the first time. I would have loved to have first read this book as a child instead of as an adult. I so enjoyed watching my son grow up with this series and it made me envious that I didn’t have a series like this to love as a child.
A book recommendation you have been putting off.
The Shadow Queen By C. J. Redwine
I have had a lot of people recommend this series to me. I’ve been putting it off, because I am kind of done with fairy tale retellings, for now. I might eventually read this one, it’s rating on Goodreads is fairly high, but not right now. I love the cover though.
Because I wasn’t tagged for this one, I don’t feel comfortable tagging anyone. If you like the questions and want to give this one a try, consider yourself tagged. Leave me a comment if you do so that I can see what books you came up with.