Hi friends! Today I’m going to be doing the New York Times book tag. I was tagged by Bet @Reading Every Night; thank you so much, and let’s get started! 😀
What book is on your nightstand now?
I’m writing this Saturday, so hopefully when I post this I will be finished Wizard and Glass by Stephen King, but that’s currently there.
*ed: I did finish Wizard and Glass and have moved on to Dream Warrior by Sherrilyn Kenyon.
What was the last truly great book you’ve read?
The first thing that comes to mind is Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal.
If you could meet any writer – dead or alive – who would it be? And what would you want to know?
It would definitely be Oscar Wilde. I would just want to know about his life, but I want him to tell me of it and not by reading it. He lived such an interesting life. It would be great to talk of his experiences.
What books might we be surprised to find on your shelf?
I’m not really sure since I read from all genres. It’s possible the book on leadership is quite out of place on my shelves. Also I don’t know how much of a leader I really am 😝
How do you organize your personal library?
How about I don’t? I’ve tried many times to make it by size, by series, by genre and every time I just don’t care for the look of it, so now I just put things where there’s space.
What book have you always meant to read and haven’t gotten around to yet?
All of them? But in all seriousness, probably The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon. I bought it in April and I have yet to start reading it!
Disappointing, overrated, just not good: what book did you feel you are supposed to like but didn’t?
The Shadow and Bone trilogy by Leigh Bardugo was something that just disappointed me. The last book just did nothing for me. I know so many people love those books, but they weren’t my favourite.
What kind of stories are you drawn to? Any you stay clear of?
I like stories with good arcs, I like stories with great characters and character development, and the relationship between the characters. I stay clear of anything that is too much on the romance side, since I really don’t care to read that.
If you could require the president to read one book, what would it be?
I’m assuming we’re talking about the president of the U.S.A. here since it’s the NYT book tag. Granted he’s probably never cracked open a book in his life. He needs a ‘learn to be a human for dummies’ book or something.
What do you plan to read next?
The next few books I plan to read consist of the rest of the Dark Tower books by Stephen King; I have 3 left!
Oh we’ve come to my favourite part of these tags, being the one to tag others. I’m going to tag some of my new followers since I feel like I’ve been neglecting new people to my blog!
As always, please feel free to ignore the tag! Thanks for reading! 🙂