Monday, July 30, 2018

The All About Reading Tag

I was tagged by Anna over at Adventures of a Booknerd (thanks Anna!!!) for this one- love the questions! So without any further ado, let's take a look. :)

1) What do you look for the most when you pick up a book? A) a beautiful writing style, B) a character driven story, or C) a plot driven story

They're all important in different ways, but I love a character driven story.

2) What are your pet peeves in books? 

Love triangles, love triangles, love triangles. And instalove. And cliffhangers...

3) If you could print one quote on your wall, which one would it be? 

"Not all those who wander are lost" by Tolkien

4) Which genre would you like to explore more? 

Maybe mysteries? I mean, I read a lot of psychological thrillers, but I really like the twistiness and real world setting of a good mystery. Which is funny, since I've always loved fantasy for it's otherworldliness. Oh, and I know! Urban fantasy. I feel like I need to read more of that.

5) Was there ever a movie adaptation you liked more than the book? 

Possibly Insurgent. Unlike a lot of people I actually thought that was a pretty good movie.

6) If one of your favorite books would be adapted or get a new adaptation, which book would it be and what role would you like to play? 

Wow tough one. I'd love to see a proper adaptation of A Dance with Dragons, the fifth ASoIaF book, which the show (to a large extent) doesn't have time to delve into. Who I would play though- no idea. The Blue is another book I wouldn't mind seeing a good version of.

A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)The Blue

7) A hyped book you wouldn't recommend at all? 

I wasn't into River of Teeth at all.

River of Teeth (River of Teeth, #1)

8) A book that highly influenced your life and way of thinking?

Probably A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs or Planet of Exile by Ursula K. LeGuin. Both had a lot to do with kickstarting my love of fantasy/ SF.

9) Are you a fan of rereading books? Do you do it often? 

I do like to re- read! I don't nearly as much now that I blog, but there's nothing quite like revisiting an old bookish friend.

10) Which book title could easily be the title of your life? 

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11) Which book should be required reading for everyone? 

Oh this is impossible to say? I'll just show off a few favorites (these will be no surprise to long time readers).

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1)The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings, #1-3)Big Little Lies 

12) Who do you tag? 

I'm tagging JJ at This Dark Material, Suzanne at The Bookish Libra, and Litha at Victorian Soul Critiques.


  1. I never took to River of Teeth either. I quit after reading the sample! I'd like to find more UF that isn't romance based as some of the recently releases look more like PNR. I also struggle to reread these days but I do enjoy it. My version of this post will be up on Tuesday!

    1. Cool can't wait to see yours! And yeah urban fantasy is tough for me as I'm not really looking for PNR- not that I mind romance- but I want the emphasis more on the fantasy?

  2. Ooh, I like this tag. I have that Tolkien quote on a T-shirt. My parents got it for me because I tend to wander aimlessly. They didn’t know it was a Tolkien quote because they don’t read, but I was so happy when I saw the shirt.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. That is cool! I'd love to have a shirt like that.

  3. The Blue looks like an interesting one.

  4. I haven't seen Insurgent yet, I pretty much avoid most adaptations. I still haven't seen THG's O_O

    I don't know which genre I would like to explore more. I actually do read kind of varied - my problem is more that I *wish* I liked more genres but I don't.

    Like - all these thrillers sound awesome when I'm reading reviews but very few work for me. Same with fantasy.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

    1. I just recently got the BOOKS, so don't feel bad. And after reading them I kind of got the hype!

      I had to really about genre too- it took me a while.

  5. I am nosy about people's reading habits so I love reading your response to the book tag. I haven't read the series including Insurgent, but I will at some point. I just started picking up mysteries more and am loving on them.

  6. Love your answers Greg! I use to not mind love triangles (and sometimes if it works right they are still okay) but for the most part now, I cant' stand them!

  7. Love the book title of the book about you.

  8. I like your choice for a book to be the title of your life, haha. I wish I re-read more also, but I haven't as much since I started blogging. I'm doing a re-read right now of a book and am loving it, so I think I might try to do that again. I love that quote by Tolkien as well, and The Blue is a book I've been meaning to pick up! Great answers. :)

  9. I love your quote choice! Mine would be 'Always homesick for the journey' which is S C Barrus

  10. I enjoyed reading your answers for this book tag. It's a fun way to get to know bloggers I follow better.

  11. That Tolkien quote is such a classic! I'm embarrassed to admit that I've never read Lord of the Rings, or even watched the movies. :{ I definitely need to fix that!

  12. Classic and amazing quote. It will always be relevant. I feel like I am one of the only people, who has no problem with instalove. I am ok with love triangle, most of the time, but I am always ok with instalove.

  13. I agree about Insurgent, the movie was way better. I love that quote from Tolkien as well.

  14. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed what they did with the adaptation of Insurgent as well.

    Check out my TTT and please vote in my Make Me Read It Readathon poll

  15. Those are def all important, but I think good characters are the most important too! You have been saying you want to read more UF for a long time lol. You should really get on that :-P Rereading is great! I don't do it as much as I would like to either though :-/