I wasn’t planning to post another book tag this week. I’m in high reading spirit, but I’m not in the mood to draft reviews or anything else, so… a book tag it is! 😀
And this is another tag that I was actually tagged for! Yeahie!! 😀
Apparently, there are rules:
- Link back to the original creator! (Madame Writer)
- Link back to the person who tagged you!
- Answer all prompts.
- Add one more prompt of your own.
- Tag at least five people.
- Don’t lie.
- Have fun!
Never Have I Ever… read a later book in a series before reading the first book.
Grin and Beard It by Penny Reid
I prefer to read books in their series order, but I don’t think I realized that Grin and Beard It was part of a series when I started it… or maybe it was that the first one wasn’t available at the time at my libraries. Either way, I read this one first but it’s actually the second novel in the Winston Brothers series.
It’s a romance series about a family that lives in Tennessee. In this book, the eldest Winston brother falls for a Latina movie star, who’s in town to film a show. It was such a fun read!
Never Have I Ever… burned a book.
Nope, can’t say I have. Although, we used to sometimes burn our trash when I was a kid in Jamaica, and I would poke the fire. I doubt there were books in those fires, but it’s possible that I may have naively helped with some book burning.
Never Have I Ever… read a book I knew I would hate.
Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour
Ha! I did that recently with Black Buck! I’m in a little book club and my friends were really interested in reading this. I didn’t want to because I’m tired of anything that mentions Wall Street and I had a feeling that I wouldn’t like it. I was both right and wrong, lol! The story pissed me off as I read, but it was so good, I could hardly put it down. It was a really good read.
It’s a dark contemporary satire about a young Black man from Brooklyn who gets an opportunity to work at a new tech startup and endures a whole heap of racial microaggression while there. The story also looks at how the experience changes him.
Never Have I Ever… wrote a fanfiction about my favorite books.
Song of the Lioness series by Tamora Pierce
Oh yes I did! 😀 But I didn’t realize it was called fanfic. As a preteen (I guess? I was in middle school, I think), I’d write fanfic based on the Song of Lioness series because I LOVED the books and wanted Alanna’s story to continue, but it was done and I’d read all the books and I couldn’t think of what else to do but write my own. I finished none of them, lol. And, now that I know what fanfic is, I’ve realized that I often wrote Cinderella fanfic as child.
Btw, the Song of the Lioness series begins with Alanna, the first book. It’s about a girl who disguises herself as a boy so she can become a knight.
Never Have I Ever… loved a book when I was young and hated it when I got older.
Redwall by Brian Jacques
I enjoyed reading this book when I was in middle school. I didn’t finished the series, but I think I may have read the second book back then. However, I reread it shortly after finishing college and HATED it. Oh my gosh! I was bored, I thought it was all silly, and I think I DNF’d it too and that was back when I wasn’t DNF’ing stuff. I hated the book and now I don’t remember anything about it except that there are mice monks.
Never Have I Ever…dressed up as one of my favorite literary characters.
Nope, I’ve never done cosplay, unfortunately; but I hope to one of these days. The closest I’ve gotten is styling my outfit to resemble a certain time period which actually made some folks think I was cosplaying. I was very flattered and proud of myself.
Never Have I Ever… hated a book by an author I love.
Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman
It’s not that I hated Tess of the Road, I just didn’t like the protagonist, Tess. I enjoyed Hartman’s Seraphina books, YA fantasy duology that features dragons that can take on human shape. The protagonist of those books, Seraphina, is half-dragon and has a human and a dragon as a parent. I liked those books and thought I’d like Tess too, but no such lucky.
I kind of forgot what Tess of the Road is about except that it too is YA fantasy and is basically a roadtrip book.
Never Have I Ever… gone into a bookstore to buy one book and come out with many more.
Ah hahaha!! Oh, such a funny category. I won’t even bother answering. Lol!
Never Have I Ever… read the end of a book before reading the beginning.
I do this all the time, especially when reading thrillers and mysteries. I just can’t stand the build up of anticipation. I NEED to know how it’s all going to be resolved NOW! The only time I hold myself back from doing this is when I buddy-read something because I don’t want to accidently spoil the story for my buddy-reader.
Never Have I Ever… read a book without the dust cover.
I sometimes do this either because the dust cover gets in the way or because I like it too much and don’t want to accidentally mess it up.
Never Have I Ever… skim-read nearly half the book.
I have skimmed parts of books before but never half of it. If I’m skimming that much, then I’ll just give up on it because obviously what I’m reading isn’t interesting. I only skim boring parts, like love interests having a stupid fight. I mostly skim parts of romance novels.
Never Have I Ever… pretended to have read a book I haven’t read.
I think I’ve only done this for high school/college classes, and it’s almost always a classic novel or play or poem that was an assigned reading.
Never Have I Ever… saw the movie before reading the book.
The Duke & I by Julia Quinn
I do this all the time! 😊 It’s my preferred way to go about these things: see the film adaptation first and then read the book; otherwise, I’ll be disappointed, I’m sure. The book is always better.
Most recently, I did this with The Duke & I, which is the first novel in the Bridgertons historic romance series. The series was adapted for a TV show of the same name on Netflix. I enjoyed both the show and the book and, of course, that’s because I saw the show first. I’m now reading the second in the series.
Never Have I Ever… had a book boyfriend.
Nah. There have been some I admire, but nope. No book boyfriends.
Never Have I Ever… read a history book or anthropology book for fun.
When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain: History’s Unknown Chapters by Giles Milton
World History for Dummies by Peter Haugen
A Little History of the World by E.H. Gombrich
The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution by C.L.R. James
I’ve read a few. Milton’s book was fun, and I highly recommend it. The chapters are short and snappy and each one focuses on a different person. It’s a quick read. I got so many weird looks when I read World History for Dummies, lol! But I love that book. I consider it a favorite because I like how it’s written, lol. I recall really liking Gombrich’s book, but I read it years ago and now don’t remember much of it. I think I thought parts of it was boring. And I HIGHLY recommend The Black Jacobins. I think it’s an important book that should be on all syllabi.
Never Have I Ever… picked up a book based on the cover alone.
HAaaaa…!! Crack me up some more! Of course I have! That’s why I walk out the store with so many books when I only went in there for one. (I actually did so this past Sunday — and I’m supposed to be on a little buying ban, smh.)
Never Have I Ever… bought multiple books in a series without having started it.
The Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski
I have, unfortunately, although I dislike doing so. If I end up disliking the first book, I’m less likely to read the others and that would be a total waste of money, so I hope I like the Witcher books as much as I did the TV show.
Never Have I Ever… kept reading a series even if I didn’t love the first book.
Umm… I don’t think I’ve done this. I hardly ever finish series I do like, so I’m less likely to continue with ones I don’t.
Never Have I Ever… read a book so quickly that I don’t remember what happened by the end.
I know I’ve done this a couple times and then have to skim through parts I highlighted to refresh my memory, or read the book all over again if it’s not too long, like a comic or a picture book.
Tagging these folks
Do it if you’re in the mood… or not if you’re not.