thank u, next πŸ’‹ || book tag

thank u, next

I don’t listen to Ariana Grande (don’t hate me! πŸ˜…), however, I really liked the looked of this tag byΒ Jananie over at thisstoryaintover β™₯

So, let’s get to the questions~


Name a book that you said “thank u, next” to, i.e. DNF’d (did not finish):

I don’t do this often, however, the one that comes to mind first is Fire Study; Maria V. Snyder. I really liked The Poison Study which is the first book; the second one – The Magic Study – wasn’t the best, but it still had good moments. This third book is so boring. I just didn’t care about the conflict and the characters were a lot duller than they had previously been.

I’m currently questioning on whether I should DNF Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell; Susanna Clarke…

You can answer the next three questions together OR separately with completely different books:

  • Name a book that taught you love (i.e. a book you loved):

I’m going to answer this two fold – I’m going to go with Harry Potter. This was one of the first proper series that I read and it will always have a special place in my heart (we ignore what JK has to add about it in this household!) So, it’s one I love and one that really shows the essence of love as well. It teaches the love of friendship, found family and families such as the Weasley’s (aka the best fam ever!) β™₯

  • Name a book that taught you patience:

The Arc of a Scythe trilogy; Neal Shusterman. I very much enjoyed this trilogy, the world and several characters are wonderful and interesting. However, a lot of the action tends to happen near the end of the books. This was a struggle bus in the third book – The Toll – because it’s quite long and not much happens in the beginning… Neal makes you wait and you have to prepare yourself to be patient before the goods are delivered!

  • Name a book that taught you pain:

The Book Thief; Markus Zusak.

There have been other books since I read this – when I was about 12 – that have devastated me. However, this one truly stands out. This novel is set in WWII Germany so going in you know it’s not going to be all rainbows and happiness. We get glimpses of joy – also death is quite a funny narrator at times – and moments of hope but they all come crashing down. Max suffers a lot and Rudy just wanted a kiss 😭😭😭

Name a book that you loved at the time of reading, but, in hindsight you do not like as much anymore (but which you still learned some other quality from):

I sat and stared at my bookcases for ages trying to think of an answer to this and I can’t come up with one!

I suppose I’m skeptical of the L. J. Smith books I own. I was super into paranormal romance and some of them are probably questionable now. But, I enjoyed them at the time. I’m still waiting for Night World to conclude because MY GOD IT’S BEEN FOREVER! (book 9 came out in 1998!)

Name a book you’re currently talking to (i.e. have the hots for):

This is so depressing. Right now I don’t “have the hots” for any of the books I’m currently reading…

I am liking the first Poirot novel, but I’m not far in and no one has died yet. Plus, Hasting called me short… #rude πŸ˜‚ (I’m 5ft 4, that’s average height in the UK!).

Name the book that gon’ last – the book of you – the book that helped you love yourself a little bit more:

This was difficult…

Jananie’s was Six of Crows because it was the first time she had seen a brown girl in fantasy. I’m as white as they come, so I have the privilege of having seen myself in a plethora of books and most every form of western consumerism. The only thing that would come to mind is mental health and I don’t really read contemporaries… I suppose Fangirl? But I wouldn’t call that “the book of me”.

The books I have the most connection with are Pride and Prejudice (I’m basically a poor Mr. Darcy πŸ˜‚) and Skulduggery Pleasant – I have a quote tattoo. When I read both of these books I feel whole β™₯

I hope you enjoyed this! If you want to do this, let me know and I’ll check it out~

Thanks for reading! I hope you’re having a lovely day and stay safe β™₯


2 thoughts on “thank u, next πŸ’‹ || book tag

  1. Hah hah hah Haleigh – no problem re Ariana Grande from my end! Anyway, I will give your questions a go:

    DNF: The Many Coloured Land (Julian May). I have tried to read it no less than 5 times πŸ˜‚

    Interesting re Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. I have only watched the tv series which I quite enjoyed.

    Book I Loved: The Deverry Cycle (Katheryn Kerr). Brilliant books – love is eternal 😊

    Taught me patience: The Wheel of Time Series. Brilliant at the start, faded away in the latter part with the final novel recapturing it’s brilliance until the last third of the book. Boy, it was an exasperating disappointment 😜

    Book of Pain: Well the true story re the Diary of Anne Frank. Breathtakingly sad and tragic. One reason alone for the world to be a better place.

    A Book in Hindsight: There isn’t one! 😱

    Currently Talking To: Rise of the Dragons (Morgan Rice). She knows how to draw you in 😁

    Well done on starting Poirot. He is perhaps my all time favourite. I think I have read everything Agatha Christie ever wrote over the years. Poirot and Hastings are wonderful together. There are some great stories for you to come.

    The Book of You: Magician. This book and those that come after by Raymond E Feist – fabulous. Anything is possible if you work at it πŸ₯³

    A great set of questions and I enjoyed answering them 😊

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