I saw this tag over on Kristin Kraves Books’ blog and thought it looked fun, so let’s just jump right in.
THREE READ ONCE AND LOVED AUTHORS:
I had been wanting to read John Wyndham for ages, and finally picked up The Day of the Triffids last month. I loved it, and am excited to explore his extensive back catalogue. Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry was one of my favourite reads a couple of years ago, and I’m still eagerly awaiting more from her. I’m also eager for more from Jung Yun after loving her debut, Shelter.
THREE TITLES I’VE WATCHED BUT HAVEN’T READ:
I’m usually a read-before-you-watch kind of person, but there must be a few exceptions… The first one that comes to mind is Jurassic Park. I absolutely loved the film as a kid (and still do), but I’ve never read the book. I do own a copy though, so hopefully one day! The Lord of the Rings is another. Part of me would love to read the original trilogy, and perhaps one day I will, but I’ve often heard how dry they are, which puts me off. Thirdly is Still Alice. This one wasn’t on purpose. It was on TV just a few nights ago coincidentally, and I happened to switch on as it was starting. I ended up watching the whole thing, largely because Julianne Moore’s performance as a 50-year-old with an aggressive form of early-onset Alzheimer’s was so good.
THREE CHARACTERS YOU LOVE:
I could obviously pick loads here, but I’ll stick to my guns and name the first few that come to mind. I love how flawed and complex Melody Shee is in All We Shall Know by Donal Ryan; Tuppence Beresford of the Tommy and Tuppence series by Agatha Christie is incredibly charismatic, driven, and endearing; and Hermione Granger is great for obvious kick-ass book nerd reasons.
THREE SERIES YOU BINGED:
The temptation was to say Harry Potter, as I binged each book as soon as it came out, but I suppose that wouldn’t really count as binging a series, since I had to wait a year each time for the next release. I don’t even read a huge amount of series, truth be told, but ones I can remember reading in pretty quick succession are Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, and His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman.
THREE UNPOPULAR BOOKISH OPINIONS:
- As sweet as the idea of them together might be, Hermione and Ron would never actually work as a couple.
- Despite wanting to, I cannot get on with Virginia Woolf’s work at all.
- I generally prefer hardbacks to paperbacks.
THREE CURRENT FAVOURITE BOOK COVERS:
Again, I could get carried away naming lots here, so I’ll just go with the first three I thought of. Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman, Vixen by Rosie Garland, and I am, I am, I am by Maggie O’Farrell.
THREE BOOKISH GOALS FOR THE YEAR:
I wanted to read 90 books (I’m currently on 82, so I should hit that pretty comfortably!). I wanted to read by whim, rather than tell myself I had to prioritize certain reads at certain times. I’d say that’s been going pretty well so far. As for a more recent goal, I’d like to read some more Shakespeare by the end of the year. I picked up A Midsummer Night’s Dream a little while ago (the first time I’d read anything by him out of education), and it definitely sparked an interest in trying more of his work.
There we have it. I wasn’t tagged, so I won’t tag anyone else specifically either, but free to take part if you’d like to. Pingback to me if you do so I can check out your answers! Thanks for stopping by.