I am really excited to be back with another tag post today, as it feels like a long time since I last took part in one! Thank you so much to Emily for tagging me, her blog is wonderful and she writes beautifully and intelligently, so do take a look.
This looks like a really interesting tag, with a varied set of questions that made me think and also took me on a trip down memory lane. Let’s get straight on to it!
Last Book I Bought:
On my first trip back to a bookshop since they reopened in the UK after lockdown, I took the opportunity to purchase two books on my TBR. I am so excited to read both of them – Things In Jars seems like exactly my kind of book, while The Gilded Ones has caught my eye ever since it was released, aided by some glowing reviews.
Last Book I Re-Read:
I rarely reread books, but last month I decided to try out audiobooks for the first time and just to see what the experience would be like, I listened to a novel that I have already read (and indeed own) in a physical format. It was quite good in audio as it turned out, and I enjoyed experiencing the story again. Having read it originally back in April 2018, I was surprised by how much of it I remembered – perhaps it was because I connected with the story so powerfully at the time.
Last Book I Gave Up On:
I do not DNF books – sometimes to my regret!! However, I as good as gave up on this one less than halfway through. The writing style was so grating and lacking in substance that I was skim reading it long before the end.
Last Book I Said I Read But Didn’t:
I have done this once before and I promise that I will never do so ever again! It is ridiculous to say that you have read a book when in fact you have not, but back in 2017 there was a moment where I wanted to sound really knowledgeable about thrillers and The Girl Before was everywhere at the time. Not my finest hour…
Last Book I Wrote in the Margins Of:
Apart from in textbooks or poetry anthologies I read in school, I have never done this – certainly not for a physical book. But if it counts, I do make notes and highlights in e-books where I find something either interesting, meaningful, or worthy of observation.
Last Book That I Had Signed:
I own very few signed copies and also only began attending author events a couple of years ago, but in 2019 I met Stacey Halls at a talk and came away with a signed copy of her gorgeous book The Familiars. The cover and synopsis had already captured my attention, but I found her so lovely and genuine during the talk that I simply could not walk away without buying a copy afterwards.
Last Book I Lost:
I was reading this book in August 2019 and took it with me on a coach journey. And guess what? I left it on the coach. Of course, I bought a new copy immediately after I realised.
Last Book I Had to Replace:
To avoid using the same answer as for the previous question, I am going to follow Emily’s lead and take this prompt literally. I originally read Six Of Crows on my Kindle earlier this year, and recently I finally decided to get myself a physical copy.
Long overdue, but there are still several more books I either read on Kindle or borrowed from the library which I would like it physical form.
Last Book I Argued Over:
I really cannot think of a book I have argued about, certainly not at all recently. I always respect the fact that my opinion on a particular title will not be shared by everyone, and I like to avoid arguments anyway. 🙂
Last Book You Couldn’t Find:
This is actually my current read, and I have also been in the process of moving to my new flat. As such, all of my books had been boxed up and moved across in random piles. When I decided I wanted to read this book next, I had to rummage through them and failed to find it at the first time of asking, but it was second time lucky the next day!
Of course, no pressure to participate in the tag, but I’d love to see your answers if you do.
Happy reading 🙂