I came across this Tag post over at Paranormalpeach.com, a blog I love reading, and I couldn’t pass up on the opportunity of doing this tag myself since it looked like a fun one to do, so here we go!
1. Find a book for each of your initials
M ⇒ Mark of Truth by Graceley Knox
P ⇒ Phoenix Unbound by Grace Draven
2. Count your age along your bookshelf: What book is it?
the Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins (#1 Eurona Duology)
“Aerity…” Her father paused as if the words he was forming pained him. “I must ask you to sacrifice the promise of love for the sake of our kingdom.”
She could only stare back, frozen.
When a strange beast terrorizes the kingdom of Lochlanach, fear stirs revolt. In an act of desperation, a proclamation is sent to all of Eurona—kill the creature and win the ultimate prize: the daughter of King Lochson’s hand in marriage.
Princess Aerity knows her duty to the kingdom but cannot bear the idea of marrying a stranger… until a brooding local hunter, Paxton Seabolt, catches her attention. There’s no denying the unspoken lure between them… or his mysterious resentment.
Paxton is not the marrying type. Nor does he care much for spoiled royals and their arcane laws. He’s determined to keep his focus on the task at hand—ridding the kingdom of the beast—but the princess continues to surprise him, and the perilous secrets he’s buried begin to surface.
Inspired by the Grimm Brothers’ tale “The Singing Bone,” New York Times bestselling author Wendy Higgins delivers a dark fantasy filled with rugged hunters, romantic tension, and a princess willing to risk all to save her kingdom.
3. Pick a book set in your city/country
Het Achterhuis (the Diary of a Young Girl) by Anne Frank
4. Pick a book that represents a destination you’d love to travel to
Whenever this question is being asked I always come up with the same answers haha. Victorian London is always my go-to answer. And I know it isn’t all that beautiful as it’s hyped to be. There’s a lot of things happening in this era that you’d probably wouldn’t want to see firsthand. But I don’t know… There’s just ‘something’ about this city in general, that calls to my soul. And I especially love reading about Victorian London.
So books like these, the Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare, are the ones I think about first when I think about a place I’d want to visit. And hopefully, I’d ran into some of these amazing characters as well hihi. How I’d love to sit by a fire alongside Tessa and Will and enjoy each others company and talk about books, while Jem is maybe playing his violin for us? And afterward, we’d go explore the city and visit all of their favorite spots. Yep, I’d love for this to happen haha! *No lack of imagination over here, lol.
5. Pick a book/cover that’s your favorite color
6. Which book do you have the fondest memories of?
Too many to chose from really. I have a lot of fond memories when it comes to books I’ve read throughout my life and all of those books are precious to me like; Starting with the Disney club books I’ve read when I was really young, to the Roald Dahl books later on and the RL Stine books I was addicted to when I was young. Then there was also Harry Potter of course. The Horse Whisperer is one I have fond memories of as well and then there’s also a Dutch book called ‘Een schitterend Gebrek by Arthur Japin’ that I loved discovering thanks to my Dutch teacher in High School.
7. Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?
This is a difficult question I think because there have been several books that were quite a struggle to get through but each of those books had me struggling for different reasons haha. Some of the books that I found myself struggling with, for whatever reason, have been; the Lord of the Rings books by J.R. Tolkien (his writing just isn’t for me and I feel so sad about that because I love this world he’s created!) and the Cruel Prince by Holly Black (just really wasn’t my cup of tea unfortunately. I don’t I’ve ever felt so much hatred towards characters before, lol. And you could say it’s a good thing, feeling so strongly but no, I just couldn’t get onto the hype train with this one – sorry to all who love this book!)
8. Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest sense of accomplishment when you finish it?
I’d go with Strange the Dreamer. I’ve been calling myself a Laini Taylor fan for years and still I haven’t read Strange the Dreamer – I should be ashamed of myself. But somehow I just haven’t gotten into the right ‘mood’ to start reading this book, which makes me feel sad since everyone has been raving about this book! So I really hope I get around to reading it soon. I’ll definitely have a sense of accomplishment when finishing this book since it’s one of my most highly anticipated releases of t and for the fact that its been on my tbr for such a long time now, le sigh. Muse of Nightmares is already on the shelves as well so maybe I can binge-read them when I start.
Rather than tagging specific bloggers, I’m going to TAG anyone who wants to have a little fun and share their life in books. You’re it!
What book on your TBR will give you the biggest sense of accomplishment when you finish it? Love to hear from you!