The Bookworm’s Book Tag

A huge thanks to Kat from KBbookreviews! She reads so widely and has such detailed book reviews, so be sure to check out her blog!

The Rules

  • Thank and link the blogger who nominated you
  • Include the tag graphic in your post
  • Answer the 10 questions the blogger asked
  • Nominate 5-10 bloggers
  • Ask you nominees 10 book related questions
  • Don’t feel bound to these rules
  • Have fun!

Do you have a favourite book quote? If so, what is it?

Well, I mentioned one in my Sunshine Award post, so I’ll mention my other favorite one here.

“Survive everything and do it with style.” -Madame, The Coffeehouse Mystery series by Cleo Coyle. I love it because Madame is a spry octogenarian who really has survived it all and has impeccable style.

Who is your favourite book character from your reads this year?

Kylie Grayson from the Terra Haven Chronicles by Rebecca Chastain. She reminds me of a grown up Nancy Drew if Nancy had lived in a fantasy world with magic. Nancy was my favorite when I was growing up, and still has a special place in my heart, so it only feels natural I love a character who so strongly reminds me of her.

If you could only recommend one book to someone, which book would it be?

A thesaurus. Especially to writers. Reading the same word page after page gets monotonous. Listening to people say the same word over and over also gets monotonous.

You have found yourself in trouble but can have the help of one book character, who would you partner up with and why?

That’s a tough one! I wonder what kind of trouble I’d find myself in. My life isn’t remotely interesting, nor do interesting things happen to me. I’d probably go with Nancy Drew because Nancy can get herself out of everything.

Who are your top three favourite book villains?

Well, I wanted to pick some indie/self-published books, but many of them don’t really have a clear cut enough villain. I guess I kind of like books that don’t really have one? So I had to jump to my list of books published by the Big 5.

In no particular order: Alyce from Malice (after all, she is the villain and Malice is her story), Esme from The Ladies of the Secret Circus (I seriously think this book is part villain origin story, and it’s fascinating!), and Radovan from The Frozen Crown (okay, I’m not really a fan of this book even though I did request the sequel because I want to know how the heroine escapes, but I just can’t get the last scene between Radovan and Askia out of my head because I think he’s actually a pretty interesting villain. So far.).

Do you prefer single or multiple POV books?

Multiple! It may get confusing sometimes, but I love the depth it provides and getting to know so many characters. It makes their interactions more interesting and adds so many dimensions to the story.

What is your favourite and least favourite genre?

My favorite genre is fantasy and my least favorite would have to be horror. I scare far too easily to read that and be able to sleep!

Do you own any special edition books? If so, which ones?

Nope! I always think it would be nice, but I buy books to read them, not to look at and admire them, so I don’t see the point of buying special editions if I’m never going to open them.

Which authors are auto-reads for you?

I actually have very little author loyalty (interest in the story has to come first even if I’ve previously loved a book by an author), so there are extremely few authors I’ll read regardless of what they published. Cleo Coyle (though just The Coffeehouse Mystery series) is the big one for me. I don’t even bother looking to see what each new book is about; I just tell my husband to get it for me for Christmas or my birthday as both fall close to the usual release dates. Grendolyn Peach Soleil, Jennifer M. Zeiger, and Amber Garza are definitely the only other authors I can think of where I’ll read whatever they write.

What is your favourite mythical/magical creature?

Dragons. But not the Western dragons that look more like dinosaurs. I grew up surrounded by the beautiful, graceful, serpentine Eastern dragons.

And now I’m supposed to nominate some lovely bloggers, but honestly have very little time. So I nominate YOU! Just please tag me so I can read your answers.

Here are my bookish questions:

  1. Which book character would you want to trade places with?
  2. What do you love most about your favorite genre?
  3. How long is too long for a book and how long is too short?
  4. What is your favorite part of a book?
  5. Was there a specific author or book that got you into read? Who was it or which book was it?
  6. What is your favorite book in your favorite genre?
  7. What kind(s) of books have given you the most comfort during the pandemic?
  8. What kind of character/narrator do you love most?
  9. Which book is your favorite so far this year?
  10. Which book are you most anticipating that hasn’t yet been published?

Thank you so much for the tag, Kat!

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