This week’s Summer Blogger Promo Tour post was originally supposed to be a dream cast for a movie adaption of a favorite book, but neither Katie & Ashley from Lost In Pages nor I thought we’d be creative enough to come up with a good dream casting. Instead, we decided to do another book tag! This week’s tag, the Life in Books tag, was created by Dreamland Book Blog.
1) Find a book for each of your initials
K: Books that start with K…. this is going to be fun
K: King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence
R: Red Sister by Mark Lawrence
M: The Monster Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson
Apparently I have forgotten that both King and Kingdom start with K
Katie (Lost in Pages): Same first initial!
K: Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas (Does picking a future release that’ll be on my shelf count?)
M: My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton
A: A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
2) Count your age along your bookshelf, what book is it?
K: I’m away on an internship, so I don’t have my full bookshelves with me, but luckily I have >20 books with me.
The Poppy War by RF Kuang
Katie (Lost In Pages): War Storm by Victoria Aveyard. My shelves are alphabetical by author!
3) A book set in your city/country
K: There’s basically no way I was going to find a book set in my home city so a book set in the USA it is. This is surprisingly harder than it should be.
Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer. What could be more American than Obama & Biden fanfic?
Katie (Lost In Pages):
There’s never a book set in my city, so United States will have to do. I’m going to go with my current reread, The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken. Parts take place in West Virginia (my state!), so that’s the closest I can get.
4) A book that represents a destination that you would love to travel to
K: Well, I read primarily fantasy so most of those destinations are not exactly desirable to travel to. If I had to choose one, Silasta seems like a nice place to live.
City of Lies by Sam Hawke
Katie (Lost In Pages): Is it too cliche to say Hogwarts? Oh well if it is.
5) A book that’s your favourite colour
K: I don’t have a favorite color, but I really like deep blue-ish colors that belong in a night sky. For this, I chose a cover with a night sky.
Conservation of Shadows by Yoon Ha Lee
Katie (Lost In Pages): I love the color green, so I’ll go with the Owlcrate version of The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert!
6) Which book do you have the fondest memories of ?
K: I’d say Harry Potter, but that’s an answer a lot of people probably give. Instead, I’ll say a series that I spent a lot of my childhood reading and re-reading.
Ranger’s Apprentice by John Flanagan.
Katie (Lost In Pages): Probably The Phantom Tollbooth. I read it before my love of Harry Potter, so it’s a staple of my childhood memories. I think it’s always where I first discovered my love of puns and English grammar.
7) Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?
K: Reading this book was profoundly uncomfortable because of how real some of the problems the main character and the rest of the cast deal with. I read this as I was about to enter college and it forced me to confront topics I wasn’t mentally prepared for at the time.
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
Katie (Lost In Pages): I don’t typically have a hard time reading much, but I do remember having to read The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck back in middle school. I hated every second of it.
8) Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest accomplishment when you finish it?
K: I’ve been putting this book off for so long because I’ve been intimidated by its size, which is something that’s never happened before. However, I love the author’s other works and his writing style and I’ve heard plenty of good reviews for it.
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
Katie (Lost In Pages): I’d say Game of Thrones because I’ve put it off for so long. It seems intimidating to me based off of size and the number of characters, but I love the show so much. It’s definitely one I need to eventually buckle down and read.