With all the reading I enjoyed last year, I thought it would be fun to participate in a book tag. I found this particular tag on a blog called Confessions of a Serial Reader. I love this blogger’s title, I can totally relate.
1. Find a book for each of your initials.
For this book, I chose Emma by Jane Austen since it was the first one that popped up starting with the letter E in my TBR list. It’s a classic. It was published in 1815 and tells the story about perilous youth and romance. It has been on my list for classic novels that I’ve been wanting to reread and I’m looking forward to picking it up again.
2. Count your age along your book shelf – what is the book?
This one came up with Bellocq’s Ophelia by Natasha Trethewey. The style is written as ekphrastic poetry which I think will be interesting.
3. Pick a book set in your city/country.
How about Hawaii by James A. Michener. This one was recommended to me over the summer by a friend of mine and I am looking forward to reading it.
4. Pick a book that represents a destination you’d love to travel to.
I really want to visit New Zealand. It’s been on my travel list for quite sometime. The Bone People by Keri Hulme is described as “At once a mystery, a love story, and an ambitious exploration of the zone where Maori and European New Zealand meet, Booker Prize-winning novel The Bone People is a powerful and unsettling tale saturated with violence and Maori spirituality.” Definitely sounds like an interesting one!
5. Pick a book that’s your favorite color.
I absolutely adore bright, clear yellow, I enjoy pink, but I really love cerulean blue. In fact I have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to it. As a side note, while preparing for this tag, I found a post titled The History of Cerulean Blue by David Wier which I found insightful. The book that came up for this pick is Cerulean Rust: Book Two of the Rail Legacy by William J. Jackson and I’m excited for this one.
6. Which book do you have the fondest memories of?
Tell Me What Time It Is (My Tiny 3-D Book Series) by Playmore Publishing was one of my most memorable and favorite books growing up. Unfortunately it is out of print. I still have my childhood copy though!
7. Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?
Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. It’s one of my most favorite books of all-time and was a classic reread for me this year. I attempted to read most of it in Spanish which was quite challenging. It took me several months. I followed along with the SPAN 300 Open Yale Course which was excellent. And how beautiful is that embossing with gold foil stamping?
8. Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest accomplishment when you finish it?
I hope you enjoyed this My Life in Books – Book Tag. Let me know if you participated in this one or if you plan to so I can check it out and if you have read or plan to read any of these books in the comments below!
And as always, happy reading!