This week, I was a little late getting my answers in for this tag collab. I found this tag on the Between the Pages blog, and it looked like fun! So, Katie from A Cup of Cyanide sent me her answers, and without any further ado, here they are for the Life in Books tag!
1. Find a book for each of your initials
K: Same first initial!
K: Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas (Does picking a future release that’ll be on my shelf count?)
M: My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton
A: A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
Katie (Cup of Cyanide): Books that start with K…. this is going to be fun
K: King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence
R: Red Sister by Mark Lawrence
M: The Monster Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson
2) Count your age along your bookshelf, what book is it?
K: War Storm by Victoria Aveyard. My shelves are alphabetical by author!
Katie (Cup of Cyanide): The Poppy War by RF Kuang. I’m away on an internship, so I don’t have my full bookshelves with me, but luckily I have >20 books with me.
3) A book set in your city/country
K: There’s never a book set in my city, so United States will have to do. I’m going to go with my current reread, The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken. Parts take place in West Virginia (my state!), so that’s the closest I can get.
Katie (Cup of Cyanide): Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer. What could be more American than Obama & Biden fanfic? There’s basically no way I was going to find a book set in my city so a book set in the USA it is. This is surprisingly harder than it should be.
4) A book that represents a destination that you would love to travel to
K: Is it too cliche to say Hogwarts? Oh well if it is.
Katie (Cup of Cyanide): City of Lies by Sam Hawke. Well, I read primarily fantasy so most of those destinations are not exactly desirable to travel to. If I had to choose one, Silasta seems like a nice place to live.
5) A book that’s your favorite color
K: I love the color green, so I’ll go with the Owlcrate version of The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert!
Katie (Cup of Cyanide): Conservation of Shadows by Yoon Ha Lee. I don’t have a favorite color, but I really like deep blue-ish colors that belong in a night sky. For this, I chose a cover with a night sky.
6) Which book do you have the fondest memories of?
K: Probably The Phantom Tollbooth. I read it before my love of Harry Potter, so it’s a staple of my childhood memories. I think it’s always where I first discovered my love of puns and English grammar.
Katie (Cup of Cyanide): Ranger’s Apprentice by John Flangan. I’d say Harry Potter, but that’s an answer a lot of people probably give. Instead, I’ll say a series that I spent a lot of my childhood reading and re-reading.
7) Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?
K: I don’t typically have a hard time reading much, but I do remember having to read The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck back in middle school. I hated every second of it.
Katie (Cup of Cyanide): The Magicians by Lev Grossman. Reading this book was profoundly uncomfortable because of how real some of the problems the main character and the rest of the cast deal with. I read this as I was about to enter college and it forced me to confront topics I wasn’t mentally prepared for at the time.
8) Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest accomplishment when you finish it?
K: I’d say Game of Thrones because I’ve put it off for so long. It seems intimidating to me based off of size and the amount of characters, but I love the show so much. It’s definitely one I need to eventually buckle down and read.
Katie (Cup of Cyanide): The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. I’ve been putting this book off for so long because I’ve been intimidated by its size, which is something that’s never happened before. However, I love the author’s other works and his writing style and I’ve heard plenty of good reviews for it.
Until next time,
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