I found this tag on Reading through Infinity and thought I’d try it.
- Link to the person who tagged you
- Link to me, as I’d love to read your answers
- Answer all 10 questions, choosing books for each theme
- Tag five people to do this
An orange! Which book is refreshing and vibrant, both inside and out?
Summer and July, it’s a sweet little story about the importance of finding yourself and falling in love.
The next thing you see is a bag of chocolate coins. (Yum) Which book have you recently bought that was a little expensive, but totally worth the price?
I recently bought the Barnes and Noble Exclusive Edition with this lovely map and poster. I also got to go to an interview with the author due to buying the book so that was my splurge for the year.
You also pull out a bath bomb. Tell us about a book that had explosive action scenes.
Soulswift by Megan Bannen had some of the best, and most seemingly realistic (to me knowing noting about combat) action scenes.
Next is a pack of playing cards. Which series won you over?
Skyhunter, technically this is cheating since the only the first book is out but I’m so excited for the second I think it counts.
You also get a candle. Which character is a symbol of hope in their story?
Zoe Washington From The Desk of Zoe Washington. She has a had time with believing her father is innocent but once she does, she doesn’t give up on getting him out of prison
There are socks inside too. Is there a book that you think really encompasses all the distinctive tropes of its genre?
Midsummer’s Mayhem. I think it defines the cute middle grade baking and cooking sub-genre. Other examples would be, Summer of 1000 Pies, A Place at the Table and many more. It brings in all the cute examples of cute baking into the plot, working baking into the plot, and eventually solving problems through food.
There’s also a notebook. Which author’s writing process do you find most interesting/inspiring?
I’m very interested in the way both Shannon Messenger and Lisa McMann write.
To go with the notebook, there’s a fancy pen. Is there a book or a series that you’d change if you’d written it yourself?
Nothing that I’ve read this year I would have re-written, I liked everything so much that there was nothing that really needed changing. The only book I found to be lacking was This is Not a Ghost Story, but I wouldn’t rewrite it because I don’t like the premise.
There’s also a small bedside clock. Which book took you a long time to pick up but was worth it in the end?
It took me awhile to get into the Rick Riordan but now I’m reading the books and quite liking them, I’m working on the first Magnus Chase at the moment.
Your pile is getting really big. You reach in to pull out the last gift and it’s… a lump of coal? You’re a little disappointed. But you look closer and realise there’s a seam running through the coal. You crack it open and sitting inside is a tiny golden gem. Tell us about a book that surprised you in some way.
Even if We Break was super surprising it is now the standard by which all my horror/thriller novel will be judged. I knew there were disabled characters and trans and gay characters, but for them to be the ones to survive the murder and mayhem when they are usually the first to die in any horror film. It warms my black little heart.
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