So I almost accidentally did this book tag the week Tree did her post of this same tag, but I quickly switched gears and posted something else. But since I had already been intrigued by the questions in this book tag, I figured I could do it at a later date, and today is that date. Anyways, I found this tag over on Lost In Neverland, but I couldn’t figure out who the original poster is. So if you know, tell me so I can credit them!
Last Book I Bought:
Midnight Spells Murder by Mary Angela
The last book I bought was Midnight Spells Murder by Mary Angela, and it was actually part of a book box preorder. A themed Halloween book box, from Once Upon a Book Club. They had two box options (sweet)/(spooky). I choose sweet of course, since I’m always down for Halloween-themed things, less than actually spooky things. I’m quite excited to get this in October because it combines two of my favorite things: Halloween & reading!!
Last Book I Re-Read:
A Bad Day for Sunshine by Darynda Jones
I reread A Bad Day for Sunshine by Darynda Jones, in preparation of my read of book two, A Good Day for Chardonnay, which came out in July. Both the reread and the initial read of book two have left me slightly traumatized and actively awaiting the publication of book three, A Hard Day for a Hangover!! Can’t wait to see what trouble Sunshine & Aroura get into next.
Last Book I Gave Up On:
The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
I wanted to like The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires, but I just could not get with the writing style… The concept was appealing, the execution was the exact opposite of what I was looking for. Also, this was in June 2020, so I guess I haven’t DNF’d a book in a while.
Last Book I Said I Read But Didn’t:
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Technically, I read it. I just have like, 60 (40?) pages left that I haven’t managed to force myself through…yet. But I’m stubborn enough to know I will eventually. Plus it helps I have a physical copy with a bookmark actively reminding me of it’s not-quite-finished status.
Last Book I Wrote in the Margins of:
Uh, most likely the last book I wrote in is the yearbook from my senior year of High School. I’m pretty sure I also drew on the cover. Or like an assigned school book That I was forced to buy then encouraged to write in (before I knew better).
Last Book That I Had Signed:
the Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson
The Hand on the Wall book tour in January 2020 was the last book event I was able to go to before the world kind of shut down. I managed to get my copies of all three of the Truly Devious books signed. Since then Box in the Woods has come out and I would love to also get the signed some day.
Last Book I Lost:
Not actually a physical book, but a few years ago my Kindle got forgotten on an airplane and was never recovered. Well at least not by me… Someone found it and didn’t return it because they tried to buy books on my account (and not good ones at that). le sigh.
Last Book I Had to Replace:
The Clique by Lisi Harrison
Back in seventh grade I made the mistake of lending a book to a non-book person and they ruined my copy in front of my eyes, and then also never returned it. So, now only Tree and other trusted people are allowed to borrow books. (The destruction involved eating hot Cheetos while reading…)
Last Book I Argued Over:
The Lady of the Lake by Andrzej Sapkowski
I don’t think I really argue with people over books. I feel like I usually let them form their own opinions. But I guess the last book I clashed over would be the final book in The Witcher series, The Lady of the Lake. Quinn, my boyfriend, thought it was an acceptable and logical conclusion to a good series. I thought it was a confusing and vague end to a terribly convoluted mess of story telling. But that’s just me. I will say, I’m overly excited to see the events of this series translated into the TV show fronted by Henry Cavill’s Geralt.
Last Book I Couldn’t Find:
I don’t have a history of misplacing my books, not even when I’ve moved. And I’ve certainly lost more than a few possessions that way. (RIP my onesie and the warmest cardigan I’ve ever owned.)
I didn’t tag anyone, but feel free to do the tag if you want to!!
Thanks for reading!