Hi everyone! I came across Kimberly’s blog, My Bookish Bliss where she did the “Life in Books” Book Tag. The questions were so fun that I wanted to give it a try!
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1.) Find a book for each of your initials.
My initials are MKM.
My reviews of these three books can be found below:
2.) Count your age along your bookshelf – what book is it?
My bookshelves are a mess right now, but I decided to count through my fiction section and landed on “Pieces of Her” by Karin Slaughter (I haven’t read it yet!), but I’ve read several others by Slaughter and this one is next of hers!
3.) Name a book set in your city/country.
Greater Boston Area – Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner
My review of this book can be found here:
4.) Name a book that represents a destination you’d love to travel to.
Ah , there are so many places I want to travel to (real and imaginary haha). For this, the first one that came to mind is Naples, Italy represented by the book Girl At Sea by Maureen Johnson. I’m currently reading her Truly Devious series and was reminded of this older work of hers that I read as a teen!
5.) Name your favorite childhood book.
A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket.
I was a very melancholy kid and when I first read these books in elementary school, I was immediately hooked. I was particularly intrigued by the author Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler). This pseudonym was so peculiar that I ended up doing a biography of Snicket to my fifth grade glass (10 years old). This was when I learned about taxidermy because it was said to be one of “Snicket’s hobbies”.
6.) Name a book that’s your favorite color.
Sage green – Mexican Gothic by Sylvia Moreno-Garcia
The colors in this cover compliment each other so well! One of my favorite colors is sage green and the intricate patterns on this cover really brought me in when I first saw this cover!
7.) Which book do you have the fondest memories of?
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
This book was truly an awakening for me: both in womanhood and sexuality. I read it first as a 16/17 and again in my 20s. I intend to read it again soon.
8.) Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?
I read this freshmen year of high school and while I did enjoy some of the sections, it was really difficult to understand. It took a full class or more just to get through one character. I bought the book post class (the school had provided the first copy) and it was so hard to read without the guidance from my teacher.
9.) Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest accomplishment when you finish it?
And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic by Randy Shilts.
I have begun this book twice and still haven’t gotten through it. I think it covers an important part of US history and I really do want to read it! It’s very heavy, content-wise not literally, but it is 656 pages.
Well, that’s it and that was fun! I hope you enjoyed learning a little bit about me through books.
Thanks for reading!