Hi friends! Today this is my 150th post, which I can hardly believe. It’s been over two years since I’ve started this blog and I’ve missed every anniversary since then, so I thought I’d commemorate writing 150 posts with a little get to know me!
What is your favourite colour, and do you have a book in that color?
Although not abundant in my life, my favourite colour is periwinkle (like the cat in Blue’s Clues). The closest coloured book I have is One Day in December by Josie Silver. I got it at a little free library, and am going to wait until at least winter to read it.
Title: One Day in December
Author: Josie Silver
Genre: Contemporary / Romance
Published: October 16, 2018
Describe yourself in 3 book characters.
📚 Hermione Granger, first and foremost and always, and
💀 Citra Terranova/Scythe Anastasia, from the Arc of a Scythe series, and
🏹 Katniss Everdeen, as basic as that feels.
Hyped books – yay or nay? If yay, what was the most hyped book you ever read? If nay, what was the most hyped book you decided not to read?
Yes and no? There are some books that are 100% worth all of the hype. But there are also some that let you down so hard because of the hype. If I had to choose, I would say nay. You know what you like! Don’t be afraid to go outside of your comfort zone, but also trust your gut. That being said, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo lived up to every hype expectation I had.
Title: Six of Crows
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Genre: Young adult / Fantasy
Published: September 29, 2015
Recommend one book per season.
🌷 For spring, The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, because it’s about flowers and growth and learning to love.
☀ For summer, Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch, because it’s about a wacky road-trip dictated by fate.
🍂 For autumn, Fable by Adrienne Young, because it’s about swords and pirates and making your own way.
❄For winter, The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, because it’s a little sad and a little dreary, but there’s still light at the end of the tunnel.
What is one book that wrecked you emotionally?
The first book that comes to mind is They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera. Even though we knew right from the beginning, I was in denial the entire time. And when it happens…it killed me.
It was also just announced that Adam Silvera is turning it into a TV show! I’ll be waiting with anticipation, and also sobbing the entire way through when it gets here.
Title: They Both Die at the End
Author: Adam Silvera
Genre: Young adult / Contemporary / LGBTQ+
Published: September 25, 2017
What is one book that you always recommend?
Title: The House in the Cerulean Sea
Author: T.J. Klune
Genre: Fantasy / LGBTQ+
Published: March 16, 2020
Title: Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women
Author: Kate Moore
Genre: Non-Fiction / History / Science
Published: April 18, 2017
Title: Her Royal Spyness
Author: Rhys Bowen
Genre: Mystery / Historical Fiction
Published: January 1, 2007
- The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune is a delight. It will make you feel warm and fuzzy and good about the world and what makes us different.
- The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore, on the other hand, will devastate you over and over again and hit you when you’re down. It’s an incredibly written book though, and there is eventually a light at the end of the tunnel, but you’ll go through some shit to get there.
- You didn’t think I would pass up a moment to recommend Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen again, did you? I just need more people to read this series, y’all.
- Oops, that was three, not one. Oh well.
What book would you recommend with tea and cookies?
The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton, hands down. I mostly say this because that’s how I personally read this book, but it’s so cozy it would be an incomplete experience not to. There’s a mystery that involves a mysterious photograph, an abandoned satchel, a country house in the woods, a secret kept for 30 years, and family lore to be uncovered. What more is there to ask for?
Title: The Clockmaker’s Daughter
Author: Kate Morton
Genre: Historical Fiction / Mystery
Published: September 1, 2018
What is your guilty pleasure book?
If you know me, you know that I think the concept of a guilty pleasure is B.S. I am firmly in the belief that you should never feel guilty for anything that brings you pleasure (books or otherwise – as long as it’s not harming you or anyone else, I always say go. for. it.)
However, I do have a weakness for literally anything Titanic-related. Even if it’s trash, I have to read it (and for the record, trash is different than guilty pleasures).
What is your favorite dessert and a book that reminds you of that dessert?
I love this question! My favourite dessert is a cherry cheesecake that my grandma used to make during the holidays. It’s sweet and tart, with a graham cracker crust – simple, but very delicious. I could eat a whole dish of it. I’ve had it my entire life. Similarly, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis has also been around my entire life, and I’ve read it so many times, I could recollect it in my sleep. It brings me the same kind of nostalgia that the cherry cheesecake does.
Title: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Author: C.S. Lewis
Genre: Fantasy / Classics
Published: October 16, 1950
Are you a procrastinator? If so, what book have you been procrastinating reading?
Soooo many. So often when a book is being released and I’m overwhelmingly excited about it, I will stare at it for months or even years before picking it up. Sometimes my brain cannot handle the excitement and just shuts down. A great example of this is Impostors by Scott Westerfeld, which is part of one of my favourite series of all time. I am very intimidated by it.
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Genre: Young adult / Dystopia / Science Fiction
Published: September 11, 2018