I have a couple book reviews working on, or rather, not working on since all I do is think about them and little else. I’m procrastinating here with this cool book tag Shivii (Brown Eyed Musings) and Emily (Embuhlee liest) created. It’s a New Year’s resolution tag and it’s perfect for this time of the year — and a wonderful break from thinking about reviews.
Get in shape: Name a book that doesn’t quite fit on your shelf correctly.
These are as large as a coffee table book and they don’t fit on any of my shelves so I just leave them to surf on top of the stacked books. They get moved around a lot when I search my shelves for something to read.
Eat healthy: Name a book you feel was good for you to read.
A friend suggested this to me at a time when I really needed to read such a book. I just wanted reassurance that I was on the right track. So if you’re in your early twenties and would like advice on the major things you should be working on at that point in life, you should give Jay’s book a read.
Read more: Name a book you keep telling yourself to read but haven’t yet.
There are many but I’ll go with Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie because it’s on the little TBR I made for myself for this year. It shall be read in 2016. But I better stop saying this before I freak myself out and not read it due to telling myself to do so too often.
Quit smoking: Name a book you kept going back to even though you had finished it.
Well, there are the Harry Potter books and the Song of the Lioness books but I’ll switch it up and say How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster. Foster discusses so many classics in this book that I find this and How to Read Novels Like a Professor good sources for classic book recommendations.
Save more money: Name a book you got for a really good price.
Yo, that would be every damn book I bought from Book Outlet last year. Every one! I doubt there was a single book that costed more than $7.99. If there was, it’s because it’s a big hardcover book filled with illustrations like Frankenstein or one of the Boxers & Saints books, which have softcovers with French flaps and contain lots of illustrations in color.
Be more organized: How do you organize your bookshelf?
Right now it’s disorganized. No one knows but me, but it’s irksome, though I know where everything is. Usually, I organize by genre. I also keep all young-adult and middle-reader books together and organize those by genre as well. I keep series together and author books within a particular genre together as well. Classics are to themselves because they are stuck up.
Be punctual: Shortest time and longest time it took you to read a book.
Umm…hard question. Shortest time was probably when I read The Audition, the prequel to Rachel Hartman’s Seraphina series. There are other times when I read long, chunky books in a day but that was back in middle and high school and those memories are cloudy right now. Longest time would probably be last year when I read The Fires of Heaven, the fifth book in the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. It took me five months to finish that damn book.
Go out more: What book made you isolate yourself from the outside world?
Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman readily comes to mind. I read it last year and though I should have been out socializing, I spent my time cozy in a hotel bed flying through the pages of that book. I gave it three stars on Goodreads. I’m such a horrible book lover.
Be unique: What was your favorite book of 2015?
I can’t pick one so I chose two: You by Caroline Kepnes because it’s the best book I read last year, and The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey because now that I’m rereading the quotes I highlighted in it, I’m reminded of how much I enjoyed it.
Be more personal: What book are you waiting for most this year?
It’s odd but I’m not looking forward to any books scheduled to be released this year (since GRRM hasn’t finished Winds of Winter).
Really, resolutions?: What book do you promise to read this year?
Station Eleven because I just bought that shit and am itching to read it. And, of course, Americanah because it’s about friggin time!
…and you! 🙂