Summer has started but here I am with the ‘Spring Has Sprung’ Book Tag because I was tagged to do it ages ago but kept skipping it because I couldn’t think of an answer to the first question. I was tagged by the awesome Orang-utan Librarian, whose blog makes you think and laugh out loud. The tag was created by B.G. at Getting Through Anxiety.
Answer the questions.
Post the tag image.
And with the last rule in mind, let’s get started!
Flowers: Look on your bookshelves. What is the most beautiful book inside and out?
This one was hard because I don’t have many beautifully designed books. Sure, there are some with great covers but usually the great design stops there. Of course, B.G. could mean that the book is beautiful inside because of its story or message, in which case, again, I don’t have many books that meet the criteria. But as I think on it, I think the best ones I possess are Elizabeth Gilbert’s books:
I enjoyed reading both. I love the story and message in Eat, Pray, Love and the message in Big Magic was also inspiring. Both covers are beautifully designed and eye-catching.
Grass: What is a book that you find that others like way more than you do?
I have many and they’re mostly young-adult novels. Here are three:
Rain: What is a great book that lifts your spirits when you’re down?
I already used Eat, Pray, Love as an answer so my second go-to book for when I’m sad is of course
Dew: What’s a book that made you feel alive?
Hmm… I don’t really have an answer for this one; but I’ll go with Cinder by Marissa Meyer because I was hooked on it and that’s exciting and it made me feel pipper than usual. [Not sure if “pipper” is a word but if it’s not, it should be. Here it means “happy,” “excited.”]
Storms: What’s a book that you found unpredictable?
I’m gonna go with a comic — Pisces, #1 by Kurtis J. Wiebe, illus. by Johnnie Christmas. It wasn’t what I expected and I don’t know what’s going on, but I’ve only read the first issue so who knows what will happen in the next.
Rainbow: What was a book that you struggled with, only to be happy that you read it in the end?
A Long Day’s Evening by Bilge Karasu is probably the hardest book I’ve read in the past 2 years. I struggled with it and only managed to read one and a half of the 3 stories in the book, but I’m glad I attempted it. The style was different and took some time to get used to.
Chilly Weather: What’s a book that you couldn’t finish or didn’t enjoy?
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen. I couldn’t finish it because ugh!! I didn’t enjoy reading it. I didn’t like the dialogue, which, I know, are the best parts. The whole book is friggin dialogue. 😦 Just not for me.
Warm Weather: What’s a book that you loved and wanted more of?
At the moment, it’s this
I enjoyed reading this book. It was such fun and I can’t wait to continue with the next book in the Farseer trilogy. I enjoy torturing myself so I’m waiting a while before I continue.
Green: What’s a book that you haven’t read yet, but really want to?
Oh gosh! There are so many. Umm… I’ll cheat and choose one comic and one book. They are:
Pink: What’s a book in which you felt a strong connection to the characters?
Soledad by Angie Cruz. I could relate because some of the characters in the novel are similar to my family and Soledad’s experiences and relationship with her family are a bit similar to mine.
Purple: What’s a book that when you read it, you feel safe?
I’m not very religious, but I am superstitious and I do believe the Bible and the church are safe places. I was born believing that. I doubt I’ll ever stop.
Orange: What book do you feel is intelligently written?
Heehee! I picked it because it has an orange cover but really, it is written well and I think it’s intelligently written because of all the technical details and how much research Weir did to make it as accurate as possible.
Yellow: What book puts a smile on your face?
😀 I love to laugh and smile and middle-grade and children’s books usually make me laugh. I reread this one recently and loved it. It will make you chuckled. The narrator is so silly!
Who do I tag?
If you wanna do it, go right ahead and link back here so I know. 😛