I saw this tag over on Kristin Kraves and knew I had to do it too. 😀 It was created by Faith at You Are What You Read and, like Faith, I’ll only consider for this the books I read in June to August.
Which book can you not stop thinking about?
The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St. Clair
A nonfiction book all about color. It’s one of the best books I’ve read so far this year, and I can’t stop thinking about it because I see color everywhere! 😀 Okay, that’s not the only reason why. There are so many interesting tidbits about colors in it that I mention them at random to people around me or I think back to the book whenever I look at certain colors, especially when shopping.
By the time Michelle Obama’s book was published in November 2018, I’d gotten a part-time position at my dream job: I was FINALLY working as a bookseller in a bookstore. A few weeks had passed since I’d started, so I was still getting familiar with the process for books we weren’t allowed to sell before a specified date although customers would visit and call the store often asking “Is it there yet? Can I come by for a copy? Do you have it?”
It was the same with Obama’s book. There was a buildup of great excitement and expectation for her autobiography. People couldn’t wait to get it in their hands, and on the day it was released, we were sold out in minutes. Whenever we received another stack of books, they’d be gone in moments, sometimes before they even got on the shelves. It was even worse around Christmas time as people bought copies for themselves, friends, and family and would place five or 10 copies on hold at a time — all Christmas gifts, everyone in the family getting a copy. I also bought more than one copy. I bought one for myself and gave another to my aunt.
As usual, I didn’t immediately begin reading Obama’s autobiography when I got it. I don’t read many biographies, autobiographies, or even memoirs, and when I do, they’re never about political figures. I’m not a fan of politics, and I always mistrust political figures. But I liked the Obamas and really admired Michelle Obama. I loved her personality. What convinced me to finally purchase her autobiography was an interview she did with Oprah where she spoke about her book, growing up in Chicago, and her time as First Lady. I got curious. I wanted to know more. Furthermore, I loved how relatable Obama was in the interview. She seemed to just “tell it like it is” even when she was trying to be tactful or hold back a bit on some things, she came across as honest. I thought to myself, “I need to read her book.” And I’m glad I did.
Another tag post for BOOK TAG WEEK!!
I actually made it to the beach this summer. 😀
Although I make plans to go every summer, I never make it due to being too busy; but this summer I went on a reading retreat at the beach with a friend and had a great time. We only read a page each and instead spent our time people watching and talking. It was loads of fun.
Life’s a Beach Book Tag
The Life’s a Beach Book Tag was created by Lefty, the Left-Handed Book Lover.
Onward and forward with BOOK TAG WEEK!!
You know what I’d like to do before summer’s end?
- Spend an entire day at the movies
- I haven’t done this since college days. When exam week was over and my mind was goop from intense studying, cramming, and stress from the tests, I’d go to the movies and spend the whole day there watching everything I could sneak into. I’d like to do that again, although I’d probably fall asleep in the theater this time because those new chairs are so soft.
- Go on an architectural tour of a city
- I really, really, really want to do this!! I even have a little pocket guide about architectural styles ready for such a tour.
Anyway, here’s the —
Quintessential Summer Book Tag
The Quintessential Summer Book Tag was created by the Bookish Kat. I consider myself tagged by Madame Writer.
BOOK TAG WEEK!! continues with the Summer Sweatalong Book Tag, which is perfect for this time of year and, more specifically, Tuesday, August 12, 2019 because it’s supposed to be hot as shit on that day in my part of the world. Jeez!
Apparently it’s gonna go up to the 90s, at which point the humidity will peak and stuff will happen to cause really bad thunderstorms. So in addition to sweating my ass off, I’ll be treated to lots of clashing and banging in the heavens as the weather sorts its self out.
Well, can’t do anything about that so… here’s the —
Summer Sweatalong Book Tag
The Summer Sweatalong Book Tag was created by Jo, the Bookworm Dreamer.
It’s Book Tag Week!!! 😀 😀 😀
I haven’t done one of these in ages, and it’s been a while since I’ve done a book tag. (Well, only two weeks but it had been a long time before that one since I’d done one, so BOOK TAG WEEK!!)
Book Tag Week is exactly as it sounds. It’s a week dedicated to nothing but book tags. That’s all I’ll post on here. I see it as a fun blogging holiday that’s perfect for summer. I often do book tags because I like reading such posts. I get book recommendations from them sometimes or learn something new about a particular book depending on the prompt in the tag. I hope you’ll get a book recommendation or two from my book tags too (although I tend to repeat books. Haaa…).
Well then. To the BOOK TAGS!!! Starting with….
The Summer Bucket List Book Tag
The Summer Bucket List Book Tag was created by Tiffany at Read by Tiffany. The graphics for the prompts were created by her as well.
I saw this fun little book tag over on Kristin Kraves Books and decided to do it too. Unfortunately I couldn’t find who created it.
Rules: You must answer these questions without looking anything up on the internet and without looking at your bookshelves.
(This is gonna be difficult ’cause I have a bad memory when it comes to certain things… like answering these prompts.)
Name a book written by an author called Michael.
Classics for Pleasure by Michael Dirda