Happy week of Christmas book worms! I know this year I have really dropped the ball in terms of blooms, and it’s highly ironic since with all this covid-19 stuff you’d think I would have more free time than ever, but for some reason blogging has really been on the back burner for me this year. However, that doesn’t mean I won’t be putting out some posts this week in honour of my favourite time of year! To kick things off I wanted to do this wonderful tag about books I want to read but don’t want to read. I was tagged by the incredible orang-utan Librarian so definitely go check out their post as well.
- Link back to the original tag (this post, and Jami!)
- Complete the questions with books you want to have read but don’t want to read
- Tag some people at the end to do the tag next
A book that you feel you need to read because everyone talks about it
Throne of Glass. I know, I know, I still haven’t read it, and honestly I don’t know why. I think I would like it, bu the hype around it has really been turning me off of it. I just think that it can’t possible live up to the astronomical expectations that everyone is giving it. I also think that Sarah J. Maas, while good, isn’t as incredible a writer as everyone always says, but that’s just my opinion.
A book that’s really long
Dune… I have been trying to read this monster all year, I really want to read it before the movie comes out next fall, but I am not optimistic considering I have made zero progress. I have read longer books too so I’m not sure why. Hopefully in the new year I can make a dent in it!
A book you’ve owned / had on your TBR for too long
War Storm (Red Queen book 4?). I had every intention of reading this when I first got it, but I don’t know why I made it like a chapter in but never further. It’s been siting on my shelf ever since, and honestly I just don’t see myself ever reading it, because I don’t even find myself reaching for it.
A book that intimidates you
Neverwhere. I am a HUGE fan of Neil Gaiman (um Stardust anyone?!) but for some reason this book has always intimidated me, I’m not sure why. I really want to give it a try but I think I will need to really sit down and focus for this book, and right now I don’t have that kind of time in my life!
A book that you think might be slow
The Book of Longings. This book seems exactly up my alley, I studied history and religious studies in undergrad so this book is like tailor made for me, but I think it will be a bit like Life of Pi, which I enjoyed, but was really slow. It seems like the type of book that takes like 100 pages to really get into.
A book you need to be in the right mood for
This is going to be such a copout but any non-fiction book. I find it very difficult to read non-fiction, as when I read I usually see the story like a movie in my head and obviously with non-fiction that doesn’t happen so I find it very dry and boring, but some days I wake up and I am in the mood for a good non-fiction, but it has to feel right.
A book you’re unsure if you will like
Truthwitch. I have had this book in my hands at the bookstore SO MANY times, but it never makes it to the till. I have heard mixed things, I have some friends whole love it and others who couldn’t finish it. I just don’t know about this one. Maybe one day I will actually buy it and it will sit on my shelf for a while and then I’ll finally read it.
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