It’s been a while since I’ve done a tag that I was actually tagged for because I tend to procrastinate on all things, like the good procrastinator that I am.
But, since I’d like to procrastinate a bit more on doing book reviews, here’s the Meet the Book Blogger Tag!! 😀 I was tagged for it by Aaron at Swords & Spectres. The tag was created by Samantha and Amber, the Bibliomavens.
Who is your all-time favourite book character?
I’m not sure that I had an “all-time favorite book character” before this past weekend. I certainly had some favorites like Nighteyes, a wolf from Robin Hobb’s Realm of the Elderlings series, Moaning Myrtle from the Harry Potter series, and Maes Hughes from the Fullmetal Alchemist series.
But this past weekend I completed The Ruthless Lady’s Guide to Wizardry by C.M. Waggoner and liked the protagonist, Delly Wells, so much that I think she’s now my all-time favorite book character.
If you were stranded on a desert island, which book would you take with you? (Survival books do not count.)
All of Robin Hobb’s Realm of the Elderlings books. They’d entertain me while probably giving me some survival tips. I mean, Fitz often has to hunt and live off the land. I’m sure I could get something out of those books on how to survive.
What’s your most unpopular book opinion?
Probably that I prefer the Lord of the Rings movies over the books and that I don’t like any of the Harry Potter movies and that I don’t care to read any more of Sarah J. Maas’s books.
What’s your weirdest bookish habit?
I can’t think of any. There was a time that I’d hold on to all the books I own, even if I hate what I read; but I ran out of space, so I can’t do that anymore.
What character would you bring to a family event as your fake partner?
Umm… none? I can’t think of anyone.
What made you decide to start a book blog?
I wanted to talk about books and bookish things with others who are as interested in the topic as I am. At the time when I started my blog, I didn’t know anyone who was as avid a reader as I am AND as interested in fantasy.
What about reading and books do you love the most?
The chance to safely visit other worlds and peek into experiences and lives outside my own.
What is your field of study/desired profession/current profession?
So, I studied English in college and currently work as a copyeditor/event planner/bookseller (depending on the job). My desired profession would be to work as a production editor at a book publishing company or as a librarian or as a travel writer. I’d also like to briefly work as a flight attendant (been hoping for this since I was a kid).
What are some book recommendations that became your favourites/obsessions?
There are several, but here are a few that quickly came to mind. I must, of course, mention Robin Hobb’s Realm of the Elderlings series. Those were recommended to me by booktuber Sam’s Nonsense, who was obsessed with the books and often reread and mentioned them on her channel.
There’s also Saga comic book series by Brian K. Vaughan, illus. by Fiona Staples, that the booksellers at my favorite comic bookshop recommended to me. And, most recently, was Kushiel’s Chosen by Jacqueline Carey, the second novel in the Phedre trilogy. Those books were basically recommended to me by the Wyrd & Wonder crew because I got them to read for their readalong.
What is the book you shove down everyone’s throat?
At the moment, that’s In the Garden of Spite by Camilla Bruce. It’s a historical thriller set in the late 1800s about a female serial killer. It’s not for everyone because it gets pretty gruesome and uncomfortable sometimes, but I recommend it to everyone I know who likes such books.